who we are

Welcome to EIT Hub Israel. We are the bridge between the EU and Israel, making innovation happen and creating a societal and economical impact.


As a global outreach location of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), the EIT Hub Israel creates synergies between the EIT community and the Israeli innovation ecosystem, supporting the growth of innovative start ups and increasing EU-Israel collaborative projects.

The EIT Hub Israel aims to initiate and enhance ecosystem learning at startup and scaleup levels, drawing upon best practices from the Israeli ecosystem as a prime example of a well working ecosystem. Selecting and assisting in the introduction of Israeli advanced technologies in Europe allows for the welfare and benefit of European citizens and the European economy.

Our unique ability to bridge the EU and Israel, facilitate knowledge exchange and create scaling opportunities supported by the biggest innovation community in Europe, provides significant value and impact for industry, academia, government and ecosystem players in both ecosystems.


Bringing Europe and Israel even closer


To be the bridge between Europe and Israel, leveraging both economies and empowering entrepreneurs and corporates alike to make a societal impact. 

our mission

The EIT Hub Israel strives to create synergies between the EIT community and the Israeli innovation ecosystem to support the growth of innovative startups, facilitate knowledge exchange and connect leading tech players.

Meet our Team

Yoni Levenfeld

Senior Manager, Innovation & Business Creation

Adina Beer

Communications & Projects Manager


Business Creation Manager

Meet our Team

Adi Barel

Director EIT Global Outreach

Eden Dvir-Zano

Managing Director
Eden Zvir Zano


Innovation & Business Creation Manager

 Adi Horesh

Project Manager

Omer Mor

EIT Hub Intern
Omer Mor

Tal Caspi

Project Coordinator


Communications & Project Manager
Adina Beer

Zsofia Simon

Financial Business Partner
Zsofia Simon

what we do

EIT Hub Israel provides practical opportunities for the Israeli and European innovation community, through educational training, soft landing support, open innovation and professional matchmaking.

These services are offered to innovative industry, academia, governmental and ecosystem players through our high end portfolio of programmes, with each programme implementing Israel’s best practices and utilising our extensive network spanning across Europe.

Disrupt Me


Connect & Experience

Mind the Gap

Mission Innovation

Bridging the Horizon

Horizon Europe Eligibility for Associated Countries

Participation and funding eligibility in EIT Community activities for legal entities from third countries (associated or non-associated to Horizon Europe), is fully aligned with eligibility rules of Horizon Europe Regulation (articles 22 & 23)’

The following categories are identified as EIT Global Outreach countries:

i. Third countries that are Associated (AC) to the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

ii. Third countries, that are not Associated to the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

It should be noted that the Global Outreach activities of the EIT and its KICs aim to third countries that do not directly benefit by other KIC activities and are complementary to other outreach schemes of the EIT, such as the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS), since they aim to Associated Countries that are not covered by the EIT RIS.



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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