Apply for the Czech-Israeli Partnership Accelerator

Apply for the Czech-Israeli Partnership Accelerator

The Czech-Israeli Partnership Accelerator (CIPA) is a unique program that promotes open innovation via creation of tailored solutions for unique challenges arriving from real companies. Launched in 2018, this is the pilot program starting in March 2019. It is a close collaboration between the Czech Technical University of Prague, Technion University of Israel, and the Embassy of Israel.

Corporate Partners from the Czech Republic and Israel propose CIPA’s multicultural teams innovation challenges relevant to their business, in fields such as:

  • Smart Cities
  • Industry 4.0
  • The Internet of Things
  • Automotive / Smart Mobility
  • Healthcare / MedTech
  •  IT-Security

How does it work?

Entrepreneurs and young professionals from Prague 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, and a trip to Israel. Teams are guided throughout the program by highly skilled mentors to create tailored solutions for the proposed challenges.

What do we need?

We need motivated, intelligent students who are team players to apply for this 2-month virtual accelerator. You will need to be available to commit to working 6-10 hours per week for the 2-month period. Being a team player who speaks English and has work experience is desired. You should want to gain project management experience, working experience, and learning how to work with Israeli students. If you have a passion for entrepreneurship and even have tried hackathons, then please apply by 14 January 2019 the latest for your spot in the March 2019 launch date of the Czech-Israeli partnership accelerator.

Part I. Workshop Prague (1 week)
An intensive training week in Prague, held by the Czech Technical University 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 Israel (2 days)
Intensive 2 days workshop, held in Israel, followed by final presentations of the results.

For further information on the programme and to apply, contact