From the creators of Connect & Experience:


December 5-8, 2022
Ever wished you could be part of the most exciting ecosystem in the world? Get plugged into the tech core of the US market – New York City. A unique opportunity for European and Israeli ecosystem leaders.

2022 Delegation Innovation Leaders

What is EIT goes to NYC?

Intensive 4 day in-person professional training in New York City (5-8 December 2022) for European and Israeli innovation ecosystem leaders

Full immersion programme to the NYC market.

The ecosystem leaders will receive a tangible toolkit, based on a thorough understanding of best practices, knowledge, trends, and models, as well as a unique networking opportunity within the US market and with industry leaders.

Full access to the Connect & Experience innovation community network

Interact with peers from Israel and Europe selected for the delegation, and network with over 70 ecosystem leaders that undergo the C&E training and are professional in their element.

Programme Highlight


how US trends are shaping startups ecosystems, including yours


with VCs and global industry leaders, gaining access to their expertise


your network, develop sustainable partnerships, and become part of the C&E network


your professional skills to become a leader in your field and stay ahead of the game

Programme outcomes

Organic EU-IL follow up activities, initiated by the participants themselves

Mindset shift and openness to new ideas

Strategic connections and collaborations with the US market

Start-ups scale into the US market

Active community engagement & network expansion

Why NYC?








$ 0 Billion

NYC’s leading domains: Infrastructure, Consumer Web, Health tech, and FinTech.

Home to Fireblocks, Axonius, Tiger Global Management, and more


Agenda outline for NYC visit

*The below agenda is subject to change

Meet the Team

Adi Barel

Director EIT Global Outreach


Innovation & Business Creation Manager

Matan Boni

Business Creation Manager
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Guy Franklin

Founder and General Partner, ‘Israeli Mapped in NY’ Ventures
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Yes, participation physically in New York is required, and it is the core EIT goes to NYC event that provides you with professional training and builds the community. You will have the chance to travel around the city, meet Israeli, European and American peers and learn from one of the world’s leading innovation ecosystems.

The cohort will be comprised of ecosystem leaders from all over Europe and from Israel that have decided to join the programme for the same reasons as you. In addition, you will meet peers and ecosystem leaders from the US, top speakers and lecturers on several different topics, executives from global companies that active in New York, and many more.

An ecosystem leader is an experienced senior professional, at management/decision making level in an organization boosting European or Israeli start-up growth, significantly impacting the ecosystem which it belongs. They should deal with innovation or business creation in any of the following sectors: industry, academia or government. For example, TTO’s, heads of: accelerators, innovation agencies, labs, incubators or other business creation activities from academia, industry and government.

The programme encompasses a wide variety of subjects, including an overview of the US ecosystem and meetings with leading figures from the industry. You will have the chance to get your hands ‘dirty’ and delve into an ecosystem building workshop, learn about the top trends and forecasts in the US market, visit leading corporates & VCs, and become inspired by the many opportunities that will expose themselves.

You can apply here by November 12th. The applicants will be ranked according to the criteria noted here and the final decision as to the participants will be made by EIT hub Israel and the programme team. Applicants will receive responses by November 17th.

One of our main goals is to allow you to put boots on the ground in New York in order to serve as an “entry ticket” to the US market, which will benefit the many start-ups you work with in Israel and throughout Europe. Moreover, We are determined to create long-term collaborations for you both with experts you will meet in New York and with your group members. You can expect to be left with a mindset shift that will allow you to approach your daily activities with a newfound sense of purpose, as well as a tangible toolkit to reinforce the best practices you’ve been exposed to. You will join the Connect & Experience community, an extremely active and professional group of people.

As the nation’s second largest venture capital-funded technology sector, New York City’s vast assets are intended to be leveraged to build new industrial clusters in high-tech sectors. In recent years, a lot of money has been invested in the resources of the city’s biomedical research institutions, universities At a global level, philanthropic foundations, financial institutions and global corporations, helping to maintain the city’s role as a global innovation center for developing industries.

About EIT Global Outreach

Your gateway Into global markets and leading ecosystems

The EIT Global Outreach programme acts as a bridge linking the EIT’s innovation ecosystem with those of outreach locations – Silicon Valley and Israel, forging synergies with global innovation leaders. The operator of the NYC programme, EIT Hub Israel, has been creating programmes that produce immersion between different ecosystems in the world and create commercial collaborations that lead to technological implementations and innovation outcomes for the past three years. Part of EIT Hub Israel’s portfolio includes programmes such as Connect & Experience – Innovation ecosystem development training, ChallengEIT – answer the challenge between a corporate and the European ecosystem, Calling2Scale – a startup support programme for scaling and entering new markets, Mind the Gap – Commercialization bootcamp for European researchers, and more.

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Full access to the community network

Connect & Experience offers more than training. The C&E community network is an active EU online and offline community offering easy access to opportunities, curated content, matchmaking, soft landing services, and support. The community provides a space for community builders from Europe and Horizon Europe associated countries to interact, share best practices, and collaborate to enhance your startup community.

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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?  


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?


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 


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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