A unique international accelerator program

Designed to promote open innovation through the creation of tailored solutions for real industry challenges and by international students and young professionals

Deadline for student applications (Germany): October 3,2021

Disruption is not just a buzzword!
it is happening and the challenges are real


Innovative ideas & exploration of trends by young international teams


Faster, technically feasible and affordable mobility solutions through cooperation with one of the best technical universities


Effective overall socio-ecological solutions through an interdisciplinary perspective


Attracting young talents through close cooperation with high potentials


Access to the innovative Israeli start-up scene and experienced mentors through workshops in Israel and Germany

How does it work?

Students from Esslingen University of Applied Sciences (Germany)  and The COLMAN (Israel) as well as young professionals from the greater Stuttgart region form international teams to jointly study entrepreneurship and innovation in a 2-month program. The program is composed of a virtual ignition camp, a virtual customer research sprint, an ideation week in Israel, a virtual acceleration phase as well as a week of final validation and presentations to companies in Germany.

Are you a dedicated company that is interested in co-creation?

Use the MOBILITY PIONEERS Plus accelerator program to…

  • extend your R & D team by outsourcing your challenges to MOBILITY PIONEERS Plus
  • co-create solutions together with interdisciplinary and international teams and only limited resources from your side
  • scout for talent in a pool of highly innovative and multi-cultural students and professionals
  • get unique access to and insight into the Israelian start-up environment
  • receive feedback by highly experienced business mentors and start-up specialists from Israel and Germany
Exciting problems

that you would like to solve with us

Gripping questions

that are currently preoccupying you

Interesting areas

for which you are looking for new ideas and talents


MOBILITY PIONEERS Plus provides companies in the greater Stuttgart area with three unique opportunities at the same time. This is to solve challenges through co-creation, while at the same time getting insights into the Israeli start-up environment as well as being able to scout for relevant innovative talent”
– Prof. Dr. Michael Flad

What should you bring?

- Entrepreneurial mindset
- Be a team player
- Availability during face-to-face workshops and virtual phase
- Fluent English
- Commitment to the program

What are my benefits as a participant?

Make an impact

by the developing solutions for real world challenges

Experience innovation

which includes new interdisciplinary and multi-cultural work first hand

Apply state of the art techniques

especially in the field of customer research and business model design

Improve your soft skills

by interacting with people from other countries and disciplines

Expand your network

by working together with other talented students, young professionals and companies

Complement your decision making skills

by adding a social and an ethical perspective

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

You can apply for MOBILITY PIONEERS Plus if you are ...
  • Student in Germany or Israel
  • Esslingen University of Applied Sciences or The COLMAN Alumni
  • Young professional
  • Founder of or employee in a start-up

Gain an insight into our program

Meet Our Team

Prof. Dr. Michael Flad

Head of Program & Start-Up Coach


Jana Sauter

program Manager & Start-up Coach


Omar Garcia Urdiales

Start-up Coach


Ph.D. Avi Messica

Professor & Start-up Coach


Merav Malcman

Program Manager & Start-up Coach


Our Project Partners

Our Cooperation Partners

Our “Wall of Fame” for the companies who cooperated with us in the previous programs

Specialist for light and
user-friendly electric mobility

manufacturing company for audio equipment

Specialist for Healthcare

property developer and real estate agent

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
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.
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.
Corporate Partner
We appreciate the Mobility Pioneers Plus concept very much and could identify good, new possibilities for us.
Corporate Partner