Program Details


GO BEYOND YOUR IMAGINATION in the Start-Up Nation while earning academic credit at a WORLD TOP 100 UNIVERSITY. InnovNation is a 3-6 credit entrepreneurship and innovation program.
Location:
Jerusalem, Israel
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:


SUMMER AND ONE-WEEK EXECUTIVE SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE

InnovNation is organized in collaboration with the Israeli Ministries of Economy and of Foreign Affairs, SingularityU Tel Aviv Chapter and the Jerusalem School of Business Administration. This program offers academic credit through the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

InnovNation's executive and study abroad programs seek to spark innovation by exposing students, professionals, and entrepreneurs from all over the globe to the high-tech and entrepreneurial scene in Israel - a country world renowned as the "Start-Up Nation."

- #1 in number of startups outside the Silicon Valley
- #1 in rate of R&D spending worldwide
- #1 in per capita VC investment
- 220 multinational R&D Centers in Israel
- Less than 7 decades since the State’s establishment
- Only 8M inhabitants

No previous coursework or knowledge needed. Option to earn undergraduate or graduate credits. Professionals who do not submit course assignments will receive a certificate of participation.


GO BEYOND YOUR IMAGINATION in the Start-Up Nation while earning academic credit at a WORLD TOP 100 UNIVERSITY. InnovNation is a 3-6 credit entrepreneurship and innovation program in which participants get behind-the-scenes access to Israel's high-tech industry and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through first-hand experience from top innovative companies and entrepreneurs, participants will gain insight into the best practices in Israeli innovation and take an up-close look at disruptive technologies that are shaping tomorrow's world.


1. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL VALUE
- 3-6 academic credits through the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ranked among the WORLD’S TOP 100 UNIVERSITIES.
- Participation certificate signed by the Israeli Ministries of Economy and Foreign Affairs

2. MEETINGS WITH ISRAEL’S TOP INNOVATORS
- Successful start-up founders and mentors
- Executives from leading companies
- Top angel and venture capital investors
- Pioneering R&D staff and technology experts
- Prominent industry and academic figures

3. ACCESS TO THE START-UP NATION’S ECOSYSTEM
- Disruptive start-up companies
- Leading high-tech firms
- R&D centers of multinational corporations
- Business accelerators and innovation hubs
- Cutting-edge research institutes

4. GLOBAL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY
To date, InnovNation has hosted undergraduate and graduate students, entrepreneurs, faculty members, business professionals and government officials from renowned institutions across 6 continents.

Setting Description:

Founded by visionaries such as Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud, and recipient of 5 Nobel Prizes awarded to faculty and alumni over the last decade, Hebrew University is 15th in the world in the number of patents registered. Its technology licenses generate over $2 billion in worldwide sales every year. More than 110 spin-off companies including Mobileye, Collplant, Briefcam, and Santern stared out at Hebrew U.
Cost:
$2545 (1 course) - $3945 (2 courses)
*prices include housing

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 17 Reviews

  • This program was perfect
    5.0
    12/15/16

    I have no words to describe this program. It was perfect. I met interesting people, not only the speakers, but also other participants. They were great, all of them were very important to me. They helped me to develop my skills, open my mind to new ideas

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The InnovNation program is the exact definition of innovation in the education sector
    5.0
    12/15/16

    The InnovNation program is the exact definition of innovation in the education sector as it is a new version of university courses including key lectures and amazing filed trips. Everything that I have learned from the lectures to the field trips is the

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • I would highly recommend the course
    5.0
    12/15/16

    I had the great privilege of participating in the course “Start-ups and Innovations: the Israeli Model.” I was very impressed by the wide variety of business exposure that I received during the course. I found the entire experience to be very informative

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • It was truly inspiring to see this much entrepreneurial spirit in such a small country
    5.0
    12/15/16

    Huge multinationals like Google and IBM were visited and we got a first-hand experience in the way their companies build, innovate and create amazing projects. The program also focused on startup businesses by looking at the assets that lead to success

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A once in a lifetime, life-changing milestone
    5.0
    12/15/16

    I am so very thankful for the opportunity to participate in the InnovNation Program. The highlight of this program centers around the field trips to such organizations as eBay, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Check Point, Stratasys, Bar-Ilan University, Sorek

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • InnovNation was a really amazing experience
    5.0
    12/15/16

    InnovNation was a really amazing experience. From excellent lecturers who are subject matter experts to many company visits with access to top-level management. For anyone who wants to learn more about entrepreneurship or what's happening in the world

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • I am leaving Israel inspired to create without fear of "what if it would not work"
    5.0
    12/15/16

    The program exceeded my expectations, since we were given access to prestigious companies, innovative start-ups, and prestigious individuals. Sitting in the classroom, listening to the lectures and learning by heart the theories and not knowing how to

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • InnovNation connects both people and experience
    5.0
    12/15/16

    Entrepreneurship is all about people and experience. InnovNation connects both by letting you dive deep into Israel's entrepreneurial ecosystem in a fun, comprehensive, and long-lasting way. It is great to see what great flair is taking over the minds

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience everything that makes Israel an amazing country
    5.0
    12/15/16

    The InnovNation program provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience everything that makes Israel an amazing country, and it also gives the student a real, inside perspective that is face to face with highly experienced entrepreneurs and those

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The InnovNation Program exceeded my expectations in every way
    5.0
    12/15/16

    The InnovNation Program exceeded my expectations in every way. This course was incredibly effective and extremely well organized. To have been accepted to and completed this summer program has been one of the greatest learning and cultural experiences

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • This program has led us to discover the best of Israel
    5.0
    12/15/16

    After having been the Director for the Region of Santiago of Corfo, the Unit that promotes innovation in Chile for three years, this is one of the best innovation programs that I have attended. The quality of teachers, lectures, academics and visited

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • I was consistently blown away
    5.0
    12/15/16

    I had the amazing opportunity of being part of InnovNation: Breakthrough technologies and I have to say that I could not have asked for a better program. I was consistently blown away by the speakers, the companies and of course the innovations. It was

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • I cannot say enough good things about the program
    5.0
    12/15/16

    InnovNation is a truly outstanding program that exceeded my expectations in every way. It was inspiring, engaging, and eye-opening, offering a unique portal into the world of entrepreneurship, innovation, and breakthrough technologies using Israel, the

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • One of the most unforgettable experiences in my life
    5.0
    12/15/16

    InnovNation is such an amazing program. For the whole month, I have immersed myself in the world of entrepreneurship and technologies. By visiting numerous companies and meeting with various Israeli experts, I have gained a broad view of how Israeli companies

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • I now look towards the future with optimism and the inspiration to act
    5.0
    12/15/16

    InnovNation was a phenomenal experience that resonated on so many different levels. The genius of this program was that the people I met made me believe in the dream that is Israel, the dream "Is Real". Israel is a bastion of creativity, innovation, and

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The concept of receiving education on the location where a specific technology is developed, is very inspiring.
    5.0
    12/15/16

    The course gave me deeper insights into emerging technologies and also new business opportunities for cooperation between Dutch and Israeli businesses. To my surprise I found it most interesting to discuss and to learn about the impact of technology on

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • a glimpse into the greatness being built in and done in Israel
    5.0
    12/15/16

    The course has allowed us a glimpse into the greatness being built in and done in Israel, a sneak peak of what is to come. It has opened my South African perspective on how to approach and do business. The can-do attitude of the Israeli nation and the

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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