Welcome to the Israeli Ecosystem
Israeli ecosystem leaders will join the retreat with the aim of fostering connections and collaboration between the Israeli and European innovation ecosystems, by creating a platform for deepening relationships and forging meaningful partnerships. Through engaging panel discussions, interactive workshops, and networking sessions, you will have the opportunity to share insights, exchange ideas, and explore potential synergies.
It’s time to get your hands dirty. During this tailored workshop, participants will present and discuss their own ecosystem challenges and initiatives.
The participants will be exposed to a comprehensive ecosystem-management model and will implement it on their own use case; including mapping, leveraging strengths, combating challenges and more. The workshop will be facilitated by local Israeli experts who will share their own challenges and present frameworks and best practices to combat those challenges and boost start-up growth.
The Ecosystem Summit
One of the visit highlights will be an interactive conference for the local and global ecosystems.
The conference will follow the lifecycle of a start-up from ideation to commercialization, focusing on the role of the ecosystem leader at each stage. Together with over 250 highly experienced and influential Israeli players, journey through a start-up’s journey, facing challenges such as IP, scaling, funding, mindset and more.
The conference and networking opportunity draws in a community of entrepreneurs, accelerator managers, tech transfer offices and leading industry players.
Venture away from Israel’s well known center to Haifa, Israel’s third largest city. Known for drawing tech giants (including Amazon, Microsoft and Google) to set-up R&D centers utilizing Haifa’s unique university and IDF talent, it faces community growth and capital retention challenges. We will focus on Haifa as a great learning ground for ecosystem development and learn from the people that have managed to create a supportive and nurturing environment against all odds. We will meet key figures from organisations such as Road2 and the Technion University who will share how to build a sustainable, organic ecosystem by balancing MNCs, start-ups and talents.
After you were exposed to the Israeli Ecosystem, it’s time to reflect and think of what’s next. On the last day, we will focus on externalizing your ecosystem and understanding your ecosystem UVP based on Israel’s best practices in the ecosystem branding world.
We will also discuss how we can tailor the lessons and opportunities learned in Israel to your unique ecosystem characteristics.
We will expose the C&E community and share future plans and events.