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 who are interested in starting a business. Together, multinational teams develop technological and economic solutions for the issues of the entrepreneurial clients. Since its founding in 2015, there have so far been nine editions with over 40 corporate partners and over 190 participants.  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

Last year, the Universities of Applied Sciences in Deggendorf and Regensburg, together with the Strascheg Centre for Entrepreneurship and Tech7, made this BIPA year the biggest and best yet. BIPA 2021 will be even more exciting: For the first time, Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi is part of the BIPA family, making it a truly multinational experience for all. 


How does the programme work?

Students, entrepreneurs and young professionals from Bavaria and Israel form international teams, and engage in a 2-month programme composed of a virtual kick-off workshop, an acceleration phase, and final online event.
Teams are guided throughout the programme by highly qualified and experienced mentors to create tailor-made solutions for the proposed challenges.

  • Part I. Kick-Off Workshop (11-15 October 2021)

An intensive kick off is dedicated to guiding the newly formed teams into the process of innovation while addressing the specific challenges of the participating companies.

  • Part II. Virtual Acceleration Phase (8 weeks)

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

  • Part III. Final Workshop (13 December 2021)

The teams present their developed solutions both to the company partners as well as to a bigger audience.

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



Programme 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
  • Language knowledge 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.