On 6/07/2021, the call for proposals “Accelerate in Israel 3rd Edition” was published, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in collaboration with the ICE Agency.

As part of the activities envisaged in the Cooperation Agreement in the field of Research and Industrial, Scientific and Technological Development between Italy and Israel, a selection procedure has been launched to finance the mobility of Italian start-ups in Israel. The call, in fact, aims to promote the international growth of Italian startups interested in developing their business plan in the Israeli innovation ecosystem, through a period of acceleration in Israel.

The joint project will allow Italian innovative startups to be hosted, for a period of 10 weeks, at Israeli accelerators that will provide mentoring and growth opportunities, through their network of partnerships with venture capital, multinationals and local startups. In particular, the mobility will be facilitated by a lump sum funding of €12,000 per startup; the funding is intended as a non-refundable contribution for the services offered by the accelerator and for the expenses related to the period to be spent in Israel.

Compatibly with the Covid-19 restrictions in force, the programme will start in January 2022 on a date that will be communicated by the Italian Embassy in Israel to the selected start-ups.

Innovative start-ups are eligible to apply

  • registered in the special section of the Chambers of Commerce;
  • that have closed at least one first round of financing.

The funding will be disbursed as a lump sum in two instalments: an advance equal to 60% and a balance equal to 40% of the total.

The ICE Agency is offering all selected start-ups a free and optional orientation course, to be held in Italy, at venues and in ways that will be communicated in due course.

The call for proposals and all information on the programme are available at the following link: https://ambtelaviv.esteri.it/ambasciata_telaviv/it/ambasciata/news/dall-ambasciata/2021/07/accelerate-in-israel-3rd-edition.html 

Applications to participate in the selection process must be submitted exclusively by certified email to amb.telaviv.archivio@cert.esteri.it no later than 5 p.m. on 13 September 2021, using the appropriate application form and the Information Document – Start-up Information Sheet.

Any requests for clarification may be sent to the e-mail address telaviv.scienza@esteri.it .