EIT Hub Israel

EIT Hub Israel

Enhancing collaborations between the Israeli and European innovation ecosystem to tackle societal challenges

Building bridges: EU and Israel

Israel, also known as the ״Startup Nation״, is a world leader in tech innovation with ~7000 startups, translating into an impressive 1 innovative company for every 1,400 people. As an innovation hotspot, Israel became one of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s (EIT) global outreach locations.

EIT Hub Israel was established in 2019 with the mission to nurture and create synergies with the Israeli innovation ecosystem and support the growth of innovative EU and Israeli start ups. We do this through our innovative programmes and extensive global network that leverage both economies and empower entrepreneurs and corporates alike to make a societal impact. 

Whether you are an industry leader, a governmental body, an academic institution or an ecosystem player, EIT Hub Israel offers you the chance to gain access to the leading innovative opportunities and expand your global network.

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Israel, also known as the ״Startup Nation״, is a world leader in tech innovation with ~7000 startups, translating into an impressive 1 innovative company for every 1,400 people. As an innovation hotspot, Israel became one of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s (EIT) global outreach locations.

EIT Hub Israel was established in 2019 with the mission to nurture and create synergies with the Israeli innovation ecosystem and support the growth of innovative EU and Israeli start ups. We do this through our innovative programmes and extensive global network that leverage both economies and empower entrepreneurs and corporates alike to make a societal impact. 

Whether you are an industry leader, a governmental body, an academic institution or an ecosystem player, EIT Hub Israel offers you the chance to gain access to the leading innovative opportunities and expand your global network.

Programmes

EIT Hub Israel offers industry, academia, government and ecosystem players the chance to join or programmes and gain knowledge exchange, best practices and innovative opportunities.

An ecosystem and innovation bootcamp for European Diplomats based in Israel, designed to provide an immersive deep dive into the Israeli ecosystem and expand their network and develop their unique value proposition to propel their country’s economic and innovation efforts forward.
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European and Israeli matchmaking events for funding opportunities that require consortiums of organisations from both EU and associate countries.
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A tailor-made service of technology scouting offered to leading European corporations with disruptive Israeli technologies and open innovation know-how.
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A 3-months ‘scalerator’ and globalization bootcamp supporting market penetration for European and Israeli impact startups. Offering high level knowledge and practical skills for scaling up,and penetrating into the global markets.
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A full immersion and ecosystem training programme, specially designed for ecosystem leaders providing them with high level frameworks and practical tools as well as access to an exclusive community of European and Israeli like-minded peers that will boost ecosystem impact.
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A Lab-to-Market and commercialization programme tailored for research and PhD students.
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The Israel Tech Story – By Numbers

Active Startups

6,960

Unicorns

53

Active MNCs

399

Investments raised in 2021

26.5 B

TOTAL GDP in euros

341.66 B

OPEN OPPORTUNITIES

EIT Hub Israel is looking for a Hub Manager

The Hub Manager will act as the most senior point of contact in EIT hub Israel for European and Israeli stakeholders. You are expected to lead all related tasks and collaborate with internal and external partners on the projects, both in Israel and in various European locations.

Ecosystem Summit

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The Ultimate Arena for Startup Programme Leadership

Testimonials

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Jb Labrune

“I joined the programme because I want to collaborate with EIT and exchange insights with other diplomats. Even though we represent different countries, we have one goal and we can support each other. The first programme is the very first of this kind. It helps us work on the shared ground.”
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Dušan Vujović

Dušan Vujović

“Diplomats on-site need to wear a lot of hats. We’ve just opened our office in Jerusalem, with a focus on innovations. Thanks to this programme I can better understand the Israeli ecosystem and stakeholders’ perspectives.”
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Antonio Millan

Antonio Millan

“​​I joined the programme to lift the image of Spain and build bridges. The EIT Hub in Israel helps build unique connections.”
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Nika Levikov

“We floated in a beautiful, stimulating and motivated bubble across Israel and are now genuinely keen to apply what we have learned and follow through with talks of new collaborations. I say “we” because we really were able to make meaningful connections. I say “we” because I know the rest of the cohort feels the same way” (Connect & Experience IL 2021)
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KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION COMMUNITIES (KICS) INVOLVED

EIT Health

Giving EU citizens greater opportunities to enjoy a healthy life
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EIT FOOD

Leading a global revolution in food innovation and production
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EIT URBAN MOBILITY

Smart, green and integrated transport
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EIT CLIMATE-KIC​

Working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy
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EIT Manufacturing

Strengthening and increasing the competitiveness of Europe’s manufacturing industry
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EIT DIGITAL

For a strong digital Europe. Inclusive. Fair. Sustainable.
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Access to Healthcare

The Health not The Death is a fundamental human right. A healthy population is not to be seen as human and social capital, an input, or by-product, towards economic growth. Alongside a healthy and sustainable environment, a solidarity, a healthy population must be the ultimate goal especially nowadays in helping Ukrainian migrants with cancer and their families.

Solidarity in health is a cornerstone of EU health policy. There are wide disparities in many health outcomes across the region and those outcomes. The access rules dramatically affect healthcare systems which are at the forefront of the migrant way, the people who are searching for help and the way how we could enhance and support their healthier and wellbeing status.

In order to ensure their access to care and continued cure in need, the probability of receiving a timely diagnosis and of surviving differs greatly from country to country where they are now. There is lack of information, help and inequalities in access. People need help in navigating cancer knowledge, diagnostics, secondary monitoring and prevention, way of treatments, and care.

Shifting our mindset, supporting healthcare connectivity, removing inequalities overall across Europe is our mission and even more now in a time of crisis, helping the Ukrainian people dealing with cancer is a good place to begin this transformative revolution.

1) Whether we have a chance to foster more holistic and integrated approaches to receive information and care, by supporting coordination and maximising an enabling and health-enhancing effect of care across services from different countries?

2) Whether actions should address the social determinants of health, the countries where they are now, the health need which they have, the social and language barriers are the conditions which have to be taken into consideration in a coordinated manner?

How might we improve patients and /or people who seek healthcare support, access to healthcare services at an EU & the Member States Healthcare systems level? Especially in a time of crisis in Europe.

How might we support refugees fleeing from their countries by navigating them to medical centres to receive best available care?  

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Predictive Treatment

Precision medicine aims to personalise care for every individual. Nongenomic and genomic determinants, combined with information from patient symptoms, clinical history, and lifestyle (nutrition, physical activity, stress etc.), can facilitate personalised diagnosis and prognostics. Yet this goal requires access to massive amounts of data which may come from different structured and unstructured sources; these can be our medical records, laboratory testing, a range of medical devices as well as from the patient himself. AI & ML can combine input from these multiple sources, analyse them and identify biomarkers that can support health professionals make more informed decisions. The convergence of precision medicine with the advanced AI capabilities will improve the ability to personalise care – improve diagnosis, risk prediction as well as therapy planning.  

HCPs want to better predict treatment response, given uncertainty around which treatment to prescribe to which patient and when to prescribe. How do we risk assess the patients, match them with the right treatment (personalised). How can we transform the wealth of data and link it to the predictive nature of how the patient will respond?

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Patient Journey Navigation

Being diagnosed with cancer is overwhelming and comes as a blow. Patients may feel on a roller coaster of emotions—they are scared, lost & confused not knowing what to expect, who to refer to, what to do and how to tell their loved ones.  They directly refer to “Dr. Google” to look for information about their disease, possible treatments, QoL strategies with the aim to have better understanding of their disease and learn how to better cope with their disease & treatment, yet information is not always valid, accessible, nor personalised or tailored to the patient’s status and needs therefore left with huge amounts of non-relevant information. Coming to the doctor, the physician’s time is limited and mostly focusing on the physical aspects of the disease & treatment, not leaving much time to ask questions nor discuss more holistic aspects of the disease such as emotional, psychological, social aspects. The patient (& caregiver in many cases) leaves the room with unanswered questions, doesn’t remember much of what has been said, and feels he is not heard, nor seen as a whole.

The need for navigating this journey along the emotional psychological stress is overwhelming & patients and their caregivers look for support (case manager/companion/partner) to help manage their disease holistically – starting from having clarity around their disease and treatment by having access to reliable and personalised information during their journey as well as having an integrated holistic care system , supporting them and their loved ones to navigate through the different aspects of their disease – medical, emotional, logistical, psychological, social, rights.

How can we support patients to navigate through the complexity of their disease and treatment ensuring they have validated holistic information about their disease journey & treatment and be empowered to  effectively manage their care 

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Peer-to-Peer Medical Exchange

As medical events pivoted from conference centres and meeting rooms to the virtual settings, learning opportunities continue. Lectures and presentations are translated to the new digital world, yet the ability to connect and network is relatively lost. Peer interaction is essential not only for information exchange but to share practical insights, allows consultation & in-person experience cross country and across borders leading to better disease management.

This peer-based learning/ consultation is highly valued amongst practising clinicians and was generally achieved when HCPs and KOLs met their peers in national & Intl conferences, group debates, advisory boards and even during quick corridor conversations. Attempting to replicate these in-person experiences into the digital space creates challenges and are not effective nor impactful as face-to-face engagements. 

How might we improve HCP medical exchange enabling physicians to easily communicate, consult, exchange opinions leveraging individual experts & centres of excellence knowledge, experiences, and practices?

How can we leverage the technological expertise to allow HCPs to connect with leading experts across countries to get advice / counselling for their cases?

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