The Bavaria Israel Partnership Accelerator brings together established companies from Bavaria with students and young professionals from Bavaria, Israel and since 2021 also the United Arab Emirates. Through a co-creation framework, multinational teams solve technological and business challenges brought in by the companies. Launched in 2015, there have been eleven editions so far with over 50 company partners and over 270 participants.
Corporate partners from Bavaria and Israel present BIPA’s multicultural teams innovation with challenges relevant to their business, in fields such as:
- Industry 4.0
- The Internet of Things
- Automotive / Smart Mobility
- Healthcare / MedTech
In 2020 the universities of applied sciences in Deggendorf and Regensburg joined the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship and Tech7 and made that BIPA year the biggest and best so far. BIPA 2021 and 2022 were even more exciting: For the first time Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi became part of the BIPA family, making this a truly multinational experience for everyone.
How does it work?
Entrepreneurs and young professionals from Bavaria, Israel and the United Arab Emirates form international teams, and engage in a 2-month program composed of a kick-off workshop, an acceleration phase, and a concluding workshop and results presentation.
Teams are guided throughout the program by highly skilled mentors to create solutions for the proposed challenges.
Part I. Kick-Off Workshop Munich (October 16th to 20th 2023)
An intensive kick off devoted to guiding the newly formed teams in the process to open innovation while addressing specific challenges of the participating companies.
Part II. Acceleration Phase (October 24th to December 6th 2023)
Development of a tailored solution for the proposed company challenge supported by virtual mentoring and online collaboration tools.
Part III. Final Workshop & Results Presentation in Abu Dhabi & Israel (December 13th to 19th 2023)
All participants get together again, get to experience Abu Dhabi for a couple of days, fly from there to Israel and get the final work on their solutions done in the city of Beer Sheva. From their the teams present their developed solutions both to the company parters as well as to a bigger audience.