During Michael Bloomberg’s tenure as Mayor of New York City, he became acutely aware of the ways in which city halls are continuously preoccupied with ongoing operations and emergency response, and in many cases lack the resources and time to dedicate to long-term strategic planning and the development of innovative programs to create real change in cities. As a result, Bloomberg Philanthropies launched the Innovation Teams in five US cities in 2011 for a three-year pilot which, once proven successful, was expanded to fourteen cities in the US and Israel in 2014, including Jerusalem, and to seven additional cities in 2017.

Innovation Teams work together with mayors and top officials in city halls and municipalities to effect real change through a data-driven and fully collaborative approach, and lean initiatives designed for fast impact and proof of concept. For more information, click here.

Do you have an innovative idea that could make Jerusalem a better place?