Scientific Entrepreneurship

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Scientific Entrepreneurship

 

Researchers willing to consider alternatives to a traditional scientific career path in academia or industry can find direct hands-on information regarding scientific entrepreneurship opportunities available in Israel, funding programmes, information on Visa permits, and specialised programmes to attract and retain talents and researchers interested in creating their own business in Israel.

In addition, Ph.D. candidates, Early-stage researchers, and Experienced Researchers interested in undertaking an entrepreneurial career are invited to explore this topic by browsing the Career development section in the European portal, in order to see a general overview of what scientific entrepreneurship is about, to be guided in the valorization of the research results, and to better understand “entrepreneurial” vocabulary. EURAXESS Centres aims to support researchers in deciding whether their research results or invention is ready or appropriate to go from the lab to the market.

 

  • The Junction

    Industry focus: No specific industry focus.

    Program Length: 6 months

    Application Requirements: looking for B2B or B2B2C Deep Technology startups. At least two full-time founders, with the CTO being one of them.

  • SigmaLabs Accelerator

    Industry focus: Open to companies in all verticals

    Cost: 0 Equity Policy (participants are given the opportunity to donate Equity back to the program).

    Program Length: A 3-month program that runs 3 times a year

    Application Requirements: Early-stage startups, with at least two co-founders, one being a CTO. All founders are fully committed to work full time.

  • Barclays Accelerator Powered By Techstars Tel Aviv

    Industry focus: Payments, Distributed Ledger Technology, Cyber Security, IoT, Cloud, ID and Biometrics, Capital Markets technologies, AI and Machine Learning, Voice and NLP, Open banking and APIs, Robotic Process Automation, RegTech, Risk Management and Customer Ecosystem.

    Cost: 6% Equity.

    Program Length: 13 Weeks

    Application Requirements: A strong and well-rounded team that can be ready to launch by the end of the program.

  • 8200 EISP

    Industry focus: No specific industry focus.

    Program Length: 5 Months

    Application Requirements: Entrepreneurs in their first early-stage startup.

  • 8200 Social Program Accelerator

    Industry focus: Open to startups that aim to solve significant and global problems through technology. 

    Cost: The accelerator is a non-profit program. The program does not take equity nor IP rights from the participating startups.

    Program Length: A 5-month program that includes 24 days of workshops and lectures, connections with over 60 mentors, free office hours with 30 different companies and various networking opportunities all around the world.

    Application Requirements: Early-stage startups, with at least a POC, that aim to solve significant and global problems through technology.

  • The Hive by Non-Profit Gvahim

    Industry focus: Focused on Startup’s Founded by Olim and Foreign Entrepreneurs.

    Cost: 0 Equity Policy.

    Program Length: 5 months

    Application Requirements: At least one Co-Founder must be able to commit full time.

  • Microsoft ScaleUp

    Industry focus: No specific industry focus but looking for cloud-based technologies.

    Cost: Zero equity policy.

    Founded: 2012

    Program Length: 4 Months

    Application Requirements: B2B startups in their Round A-phase, demonstrable traction, CEO/co-founder located in Israel. Application by referral only

  • Brainnovations

    Industry focus: BrainTech

    Cost: 3000 NIS per team

    Program Length: 4 Months

    Application Requirements: You must be an Entrepreneur, Scientist or Inventor with an early-stage startup in the BrainTech arena.

  • MindCET

    Industry focus: EdTech

    Program Length: 5 Months

    Application Requirements: You must have an early-stage EdTech

    Startup

  • Johnson Controls Open Innovation Program

    Industry focus; Innovations that better connect homes and businesses, smarter commercial environments and safer cities.

    Cost: 0

    Application Requirements: Post Seed Startups with strong Tech leadership

  • Zell Entrepreneurship Program at IDC

    Industry focus: No specific industry focus.

    Program Length: 1 Year.

    Application Requirements: Outstanding IDC Students in their final year of Undergrad in; Business, Law, Communications, Computer Science, Government, Sustainability, Psychology or Economics

  • NFX Guild

    Location: Herzliya

    Industry focus: No specific industry focus.

    Cost: 2%-7% Equity

    Program Length: 6 Months

    Application Requirements: By Invitation Only.

  • Momentum – IDC Entrepreneurs Club

    Location: IDC Campus Herzliya

    Cost: 0

    Program Length: 12 Weeks

    Application Requirements: At least one Founder must be a current IDC Student.

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*Disclaimer - This is a pilot activity involving 5 EURAXESS members countries (Italy, Spain, Greece, Hungary and Israel) that has been developed within a specific work package of EURAXESS TOP IV “Open EURAXESS – To strengthen the effectiveness and optimize the services of all partners in an innovative and open EURAXESS Network – EURAXESS TOPIV” (Grant Agreement no. 786133) aiming at supporting the EURAXESS community to have the necessary know-how and tools to develop new services oriented to a better connection between academia and industry.