International Corporate Innovation Program

Students and alumni from Germany and Israel work on innovate solutions for real corporate problems. Application deadline for German students: Summer 2022

What is the Program about?

International Students create innovative Ideas for companies' Challenges

Make Change happen!

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
― Henry Ford

What includes the Program?

Students/Alumni from Germany and Israel form international teams to create new ideas for companies
  • International exchange
  • 12 week program – hybrid (virtual & on site)
  • Apply innovation methods on corporate projects
  • Innovation challenge
You will spend:
  • 1 week in Germany
  • 1 week in Israel

For Companies

Get new Ideas and become a part of our Program

Your Benefits

Talent
Scouting

Connect with young talents
early cooperation

Innovate
new perspectives

Create innovative solutions
with young international teams

International Access

to the start-up nation Israel
Network with experienced players in the start-up scene

Requirements for you as a Company

What you should bring:
    1. Exciting challenge or task in the field of innovation
    2. Time for information exchange and participation (approximately 3-4 hours per month)
    3. Interest in Open Innovation
    4. Introduce the challenge and listen to pitches in the end of the program
    5. Voluntary donation according to your estimation

 

Get Started and contact Jana Sauter
Jana Sauter

Jana Sauter

Program Manager

jana.sauter@hs-esslingen.de

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"Engagement in educational programs and student projects for us is always a chance to break with established mindsets and gain new sights and discuss fresh ideas. Mobility Pioneers Plus is special, as it combines innovative approaches to all kinds of aspects to human mobility with entrepreneurship in a very agile and internationally recognized startup environment." - BOSE, Corporate Partner

Previous Cooperations

Our cooperation partners from previous programs

Challenge Examples

Some examples from former programs

Former Challenge

How do young people travelling by public transport envision personal sound to enhance and augment their ride experience?

Former Challenge

How can the waiting time in the radiology department in a hospital could be improved in the future?

Former Challenge

How can operational costs be innovatively reduced for the stella scooter project?

For students

Join our program and build up your international network

International Student exchange

MOBILITY PIONEERS Plus is part of the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students –BWS plus, a programme of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.

Benefits for students

  • Meet international students and improve your soft skills
  • Trip to sunny Israel and one week in Germany
  • Networking with recommended companies
  • Possibility for further internships
  • Increase your knowledge and learn how to use state of the art techniques
  • Create ideas for real world challenges and apply your knowledge
You Will Spend:
  • 1 week in Germany
  • 1 week in Israel
Who can apply for?
  • Students
  • Alumni
From Germany and israel
What you should bring?
  • Availability during face-to-face workshops (2 weeks)
  • Time for online meetings in the afternoon (about every second week)
  • Teamwork
  • Fluent English
  • Commitment to the program
  • Costs for the trip to Israel/Germany: max. 800 Euro – the rest is covered by the scholarship

Gain an insight into our program

Meet Our Team

Prof. Dr. Michael Flad

Head of Program & Start-Up Coach

Michael.Flad@hs-esslingen.de

Jana Sauter

program Manager & Start-up Coach

jana.sauter@hs-esslingen.de

Omar Garcia Urdiales

Start-up Coach

Omar.Garcia-Urdiales@hs-esslingen.de

Dr. Merav Malcman

Program Manager & Start-up Coach

meravm@colman.ac.il

Prof. Dr. Tamar Almor

Professor

talmor@colman.ac.il

Our Project Partners

German-Israeli Chamber of Industry and Commerce

The COLMAN/NOVUS Center of Entrepreneurship​

City of Esslingen

Consulate General of the State of Israel

County of Esslingen​

Centre for Entrepreneurship

University of Applied Sciences Esslingen

What People say?

The program is not only interesting for the cultural exchange, but also very exciting and challenging because of the cross-faculty exchange.This is valuable for the future and especially for the business life.
Tim Benedikt
Student
Engagement in educational programs and student projects for us is always a chance to break with established mindsets and gain new sights and discuss fresh ideas. Mobility Pioneers Plus is special, as it combines innovative approaches to all kinds of aspects to human mobility with entrepreneurship in a very agile and internationally recognized startup environment.
BOSE
Corporate Partner
We enjoyed the time with the participants from both countries very much. The cultural differences and the input of the Mobility Pioneers Plus have enriched us a lot. We were supported and included very well in every respect by the GründES! and the COLMAN team. We can definitely recommend the program.
Metzger+Co.
Corporate Partner
We appreciate the Mobility Pioneers Plus concept very much and could identify good, new possibilities for us.
Alber
Corporate Partner
It was very exciting to see the commitment of the students and how they dealt with our task. Additionally it was great to learn more about the Israeli culture.
Stadtwerke Stuttgart GmbH
Corporate Partner