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InnovNation Summer & Winter Program (48787 & 48788)

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Study Abroad Program in Israel - the Start Up Nation - Summer 2014


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Program Director: Mr. Javier Gelbwaser



Summer Program

July 3 - 27, 2017


Registration & Dorm Check In: July 3, 2017

Final Day for Dorm Check Out: July 27, 2017

Academic Hours: 90 | Credits: 6

Tuition: $3150 | Housing: $775


Winter  Program

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


Registration & Dorm Check In:

Final Day for Dorm Check Out:

Academic Hours: 45 | Credits: 3

Tuition: $1875 | Housing: $420


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 July 3 - July 27, 2017


Students enrolling in this 6-credit program will participate in the following two courses:

Start Ups and Innovation: The Israeli Model
Academic Hours: 45 | Credits: 3

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. Learn more...

Breakthrough Technologies: Shaping the Future
Academic Hours: 45 | Credits: 3


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. Learn more...



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 for students who have completed at least one year of study in the areas of Business, NPO Management, Economics, Natural & Applied Sciences, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship. Professionals and entrepreneurs are also welcome to apply.


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


Take a look at our Online Application Instruction Video and the Overview of the Application Guidelines with useful information on how to complete and submit your online application.


To apply for this program, please click on the following button:


***Please note: The Hebrew University reserves the right to cancel courses for which there is insufficient registration.***


  Syllabus Start Ups and Innovation: The Israeli Model
  Syllabus Breakthrough Technologies: Shaping the Future
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