Solingen-Israel Growth Activator

The Solingen Israel Growth Activator is a special program that promotes open innovation via creation of tailored solutions for unique challenges arriving from real companies.

The Program

What is the Solingen Israel Growth Activator?

The Solingen Israel Growth Activator is a special program that promotes open innovation via creation of tailored solutions for unique challenges arriving from real companies. Corporate Partners from Solingen and Israel propose SIGA’s multicultural teams innovation challenges relevant to their business, in fields such as:

  • Industry 4.0
  • The Internet of Things
  • Automotive / Smart Mobility
  • Healthcare / MedTech
  • IT-Security
  • Other

How does it work?

Entrepreneurs and young professionals from Solingen and Israel form international teams, and engage in a 2-month program composed of a kick-off workshop, a virtual phase, and a final workshop presentations to the companies. Teams are guided throughout the program by highly skilled mentors to create tailored solutions for the proposed challenges.

Part I Workshop

An intensive training week in Solingen, held by the Gründer- und Technologiezentrum Solingen, is devoted to guiding the newly formed teams in the process to open innovation while addressing specific challenges of the participating companies.


Part II Virtual Phase (4 weeks)

Development of a tailored solution for the proposed company challenge supported by virtual mentoring and online collaboration tools.

Part III Workshop
Intensive 3 days workshop, held in Israel, including the final presentations of the results.

Companies

What Benefits do you get?

  • Outsource innovative tailor-made solutions
  • Examine business models and ideas by a team of multicultural young professionals and entrepreneurs
  • An opportunity for locating innovative and professional skilled employees
  • Reviews and feedback by highly experienced business mentors and startup specialists from Israel and Germany
     

Future Prospects

  • Incorporate the tailored solution to the company‘s product/service portfolio.
  • Partner with the team by e.g. becoming first customer for the solution or Seed-investing a potential startup. In either case the newly formed startup can also be incubated at the Gründer- und Technologiezentrum andreceive further support during its implementation and initial growth phases.

For more information on how to get involved as a corporate partner please feel free to contact us.


Participants

What Benefits do you get?

  • Obtain real experience in entrepreneurship while developing solutions with real business feasibility
  • A unique opportunity to acquire business experience working with innovative medium sized and large companies
  • Creating personal and business relationships
  • Challenging and interesting work with international teams
  • Possibility of receiving personal recommendations by appreciated mentors and company professionals

Program requirements

  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Team players
  • Availability during workshops and virtual phase
  • Fluency in English
  • Commitment to the program

Advantages

  • Project management skills
  • Team leaders
  • Professional experience
  • Experience with multicultural work
  • Working in big companies/corporate environment
  • Command of Hebrew / German

Registration/Question
Registration for participation or for questions please send an e-mail to info@remove-this.ibcsolingen.com