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?

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 callenge
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
Jana Sauter

Jana Sauter

Program Manager

jana.sauter@hs-esslingen.de

To get started – contact Jana Sauter

"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, Coprporate Partner

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Previous Cooperations

Our cooperation partners from previous programs

Challenge Examples

Some examples from former programs

Former Challenge

What does personal sound could look like in the future for young people travelling by public transport?

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

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 Isael
Who can apply for?
  • Students
  • Alumni
From Germany and israel

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

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

Ph.D. Avi Messica

Professor & Start-up Coach

avi1m@colman.ac.il

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

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

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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

Campus-Stadtmitte-Hauptgebäude
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

"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, Coprporate Partner