Program Director: Mr. Javier Gelbwaser

InnovNation: Israel. Go Beyond Your Imagination

InnovNation offers executive and academic programs that seek to spark innovation worldwide by exposing students, professionals and entrepreneurs from all over the globe to Israel, a country world renowned as the Start-up nation. This is achieved through multiple lectures, meetings, and site visits, that combine theoretical know-how with the insights and first-hand experience of Israel’s top innovative companies and entrepreneurs.

InnovNation is organized in collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Economy, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Singularity University-Israel.

Meetings & Guest Speakers
Leading start-up founders and mentors
Executives from world renowned companies
Top angel and venture capital investors
Innovative R&D staff and technology experts
Prominent industry and academic figures
Site Visits
Disruptive start-up companies
Leading Israeli high tech firms
R&D centers of multinational corporations
Business accelerators & innovation hubs
Cutting-edge research institutes
Due to the busy and dynamic schedules of the companies and guest speakers that collaborate with this initiative, meetings and visits will be finalized at a later date. As a reference only, participants may refer to last year’s itinerary for the InnovNation program.

Summer Program June 29 – July 22, 2020

Registration & Dorm Check In: June 28, 2020
Final Day for Dorm Check Out: July 23, 2020
Academic Hours: 45 (1 course), 90 (2 courses) | Credits: 3 (1 course), 6 (2 courses)
Tuition: $1,875 (1 course), US$ 3,345 (2 courses) | Housing: $850

The summer program is made up of two complementary courses that can be taken together or separately:

Through the first-hand experience of top Israeli entrepreneurs, this program offers a unique opportunity to benchmark entrepreneurship and innovation best practices in Israel, world-renowned as the “Start-up Nation.” Participants will gain direct access to the insights and knowhow of serial startup founders, investors, industry specialists and innovative R&D centers of leading multinational corporations. In addition, they will learn practical models, tools and methodologies critical to the creation of startup companies and the development of innovative ventures of large organizations.

This course analyzes how disruptive technologies such as 3D printing, neuroscience, bionics, robotics, nano-tech, biomed, genetics, cyber-computing, artificial intelligence, clean-tech, and autonomous transportation may impact our lives, industries and society in the next decade. Participants will meet experts from different high-tech fields, gain exposure to some of the latest breakthroughs developed in Israel, and analyze the challenges and opportunities arising from the emergence of these exponentially growing technologies.

Winter Program January 2-13, 2020

An intensive 2 week session that focuses on highlights from the summer program.

Registration & Dorm Check In: January 2-13, 2020
Final Day for Dorm Check Out: January 14, 2020
Academic Hours: 45 | Credits: 3
Tuition: $1,910 | Housing: $415

Application Information

To enroll in the full InnovNation Summer Program (two courses – 6 credits) or in the Executive Program please select the program of your choice from the list of ‘Special Programs’ on the online application.

This program is open to students, professionals, and entrepreneurs who have completed at least one year of study in the areas of business, NPO management, economics, natural and applied sciences, engineering, and entrepreneurship.

Please note: the number of participants in this program is limited.

Take a look at the Overview of the Application Guidelines which conatins useful information on how to complete and submit your online application.