EIT Hub Israel: Connect & Experience 2022

Innovation ecosystem development training for European ecosystem leaders. A transformative journey and the chance to join an exclusive community of like-minded peers.

Training programme for European innovation ecosystem leaders

We invite you to apply to a one-of-a-kind, competitive programme and become part of an exclusive European-Israeli active innovation community. Connect & Experience is an interactive platform for peer-learning and collaboration, aimed at enhancing start-up growth and open innovation in your ecosystem.

What is Connect & experience?

INTENSIVE IN-PERSON PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN ISRAEL (12 – 17 NOVEMBER 2022)

FOLLOW UP CONFERENCE IN EUROPE - THE C&E PLAYGROUND (MARCH 2023)

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Why apply?

  • A leading ecosystem building programme with a high caliber of participants and expert facilitators.
  • Gain top tools to become a leader in your field by learning best practices of ecosystem management, including community building, tech tools, network leveraging and more;
  • Experience the start-up journey, and learn effective tools to support it, developed exclusively for the 2022 cohort;
  • Get immersed and build sustainable partnerships in one of the most innovative countries in the world;
  • Become a part of an exclusive community network of strategic players in ecosystem building, get ongoing support, access to events and matchmaking from the EIT Hub Israel.

Timeline

  • 5 July 2022 - APPLICATION OPENS
  • 12 September, 2022 (23.59, CET) - APPLICATION CLOSES
  • 19 September 2022 - SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT​
  • 24 October 2022, 10.00 CET - ONBOARDING WEBINAR (FOR ACCEPTED PARTICIPANTS)​
  • 12-17 November, 2022 - VISIT TO ISRAEL​
  • March 2023 - FOLLOW UP CONFERENCE - THE EUROPEAN "PLAYGROUND"
  • European experienced senior professionals at management level
  • Belongs to an organization boosting European start-up growth
  • Deals with innovation or business creation
  • Able to contribute knowledge, experience and network to the programme
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience from all sectors

For example: TTO’s, heads of: accelerators, innovation agencies, labs, incubators or other business creation activities from academia, industry

The programme is not suited for individual start-ups or consultants.

Assignment criteria

Each application will be reviewed and ranked by the following criteria: 

  • Impact of your organization and programme on the European Innovation ecosystem (i.e.- number of start-ups you meet weekly)
  • Professional role and seniority level 
  • Diversity. The cohort aims to represent the diversity of the ecosystem, the industry and the community. 
  • Motivation and added value to the programme
  • An individual online interview might be scheduled as an additional evaluation criteria. 
  • The selection will be competitive and based upon excellence and the above noted criteria.

The final selection will be made by the Israel Cross KIC Steering Committee (with members representing five KICs: EIT Health, EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Urban Mobility, EIT Manufacturing). 

Finance

The full cost of the programme is EUR 4000, however EIT Hub Israel can offer partial funding of the programmes and/or Travel & Accommodation reimbursement based on the following categories:

Participant Category
Eligible KIC’s
Eligibility for Programme Funding
Eligibility for Travel and Accommodation Reimbursement
5 KIC’s: EIT Health, EIT Climate KIC, EIT Urban Mobility, EIT Food and EIT Manufacturing.
Fully funded
Reimbursement up to EUR 1500 per participant
5 KIC’s: EIT Health, EIT Climate KIC, EIT Urban Mobility, EIT Food and EIT Manufacturing.
Fully funded
Financed by the KIC’s own resources
EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Digital and EIT RawMaterials
75% Funded; Price: EUR1000
Financed by participant’s own resources
Any individual professional can apply.
50% Funded; Price: EUR2000
Financed by participant’s own resources

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