The Bavaria Israel Partnership Accelerator is a unique program that promotes open innovation via creation of tailored solutions for unique challenges arriving from real companies. Launched in 2015, there were five editions so far with over twenty company partners and over ninety participants.
Corporate Partners from Bavaria and Israel propose BIPA’s multicultural teams innovation challenges relevant to their business, in fields such as:
- Industry 4.0
- The Internet of Things
- Automotive / Smart Mobility
- Healthcare / MedTech
The sith edition will start with a workshop in Israel
How does it work?
Entrepreneurs and young professionals from Bavaria and Israel form international teams, and engage in a 2-month program composed of a kick-off workshop, a virtual acceleration phase, a final workshop presentations to the companies.
Teams are guided throughout the program by highly skilled mentors to create tailored solutions for the proposed challenges.
Part I. Workshop (October 7th to October 11th 2018)
An intensive training week in Beer Sheva, held by the Center for Digital Innovation and the high tech community Tech7, is devoted to guiding the newly formed teams in the process to open innovation while addressing specific challenges of the participating companies.
Part II. Virtual Acceleration Phase (8 weeks)
Development of a tailored solution for the proposed company challenge supported by virtual mentoring and online collaboration tools.
Part III. Workshop (December 2018)
Intensive 2 days workshop, held at the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship at the beginning of December 2018 in Munich, Germany, followed by final presentations of the results.