The innovation ecosystems of Europe and Israel can grow together. Connect & Experience is a platform for learning and collaboration, to enhance start-up growth and open innovation in the ecosystems of Europe and Israel.


The first European-Israeli innovation community, Connect & Experience unites professionals working to boost European start-up growth. Organised by the EIT Hub in Israel, this activity allows participants to apply to a one-of-a-kind, interactive programme and become part of an exclusive European-Israeli active innovation community.

The programme offers professionals:

  • Deep immersion in the Israeli ecosystem
  • Strategic and practical tools for developing and managing your innovation community
  • An active network of European and Israeli professionals
Is it for me?

The programme reaches out to senior European professionals with a high impact on the European ecosystem. This includes technology transfer officers and leaders of: accelerators, innovation agencies, labs, incubators or other business creation activities from academia, industry and government.

Pictures from ESCL 2019

The programme

The programme encompasses three elements:

  1. An intensive five-day professional training in Israel, providing a full-stack immersion in the Israeli ecosystem that goes beyond the usual introductions, and drills down to the key drivers of ecosystem building.
  2. European “ESCL: Playground” follow up conference. This is the annual highlight of the ESCL community network, bringing together professionals from all across Europe and Israel
  3. Full access to the ESCL innovation community network, an active EU-IL online and offline community offering easy access to opportunities, curated content, matchmaking, soft landing services and support.

Applications are closed for 2020.