Bavaria Isreal Partnership Accelerator

Bavaria Isreal Partnership Accelerator

What is the Bavaria Israel Partnership Accelerator?

The Bavaria Israel Partnership Accelerator brings together established companies from Bavaria with students and young professionals from Bavaria and Israel. Through a co-creation framework, multinational teams solve technological and business challenges brought in by the companies. Launched in 2015, there have been eight editions so far with over 30 company partners and over 130 participants.

Corporate partners from Bavaria and Israel present BIPA’s multicultural teams innovation with challenges relevant to their business, in fields such as:

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

BIPA 2020 will be different. The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship and Tech7 teamed up with the Deggendorf Institute of Technology and OTH Regensburg to make this BIPA year the biggest and best so far. In our all-virtual program, thirty participants from Germany and thirty from Israel will solve challenges for Bavarian companies, virtually!



How does it work?

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

  • Part I. Virtual Kick-Off (October 12th & 13th 2020)

An intensive kick off, held online by the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship, devoted to guiding the newly formed teams in the process to open innovation while addressing specific challenges of the participating companies.

  • Part II. Virtual Acceleration Phase (7 weeks)

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

  • Part III. Virtual Results Presentation (December 16th 2020)

Final presentations of the results and a virtual get together of everyone to celebrate a successful and fruitful BIPA 2020.

For further information view the website of BIPA:




What benefits do you get?

  • Obtain real experience in entrepreneurship while developing solutions with real business feasibility
  • Learn to solve problems in an innovative way
  • Practice co-creation with real companies
  • A unique opportunity to acquire business experience working with innovative medium sized and large companies
  • Even during the Corona pandemic, you can develop your personal and professional network
  • Challenging and interesting work with international teams
  • Possibility of receiving personal recommendations by appreciated mentors and company professionals



Program Requirements

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


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


View the FAQs for more information.

Your contact at the DIT Startup Campus: Prof. Dr. Thomas Geiß



The online application period for the programme has started. Applications are open to motivated Israeli and Bavarian students as well as graduates from technical and business degree programs.