The Hebrew University Center

for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Hebrew University

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

ASPER-HUJI Innovate - The Hebrew University’s center for innovation and entrepreneurship, leverages the University’s innovation potential to solve substantial problems through entrepreneurship. The center promotes the University as a supportive environment for entrepreneurship, cultivates an entrepreneurial mindset and skills among students, researchers and staff and serves as a catalyst for the development of startups and social enterprises.

At ASPER-HUJI Innovate Entrepreneurship is a mindset, it is the ability to identify challenges and create solutions. Driven by the belief that everyone is born with the capability to become entrepreneurs and innovators and can generate new ideas to drive impact. The Center operates in three parallel tracks - INSPIRE: which promotes entrepreneurial culture and community while creating experience opportunities such as hackathons and competitions; LEARN: which emphases training students for skills and entrepreneurial thinking through courses and academic programs; and BUILD: which accompanies entrepreneurs in the process of developing start-ups and social enterprises through a variety of acceleration programs. These activities create a nexus point between academia and the world of innovation and entrepreneurship while strengthening our internal ecosystem and building bridges to the city, the country and the world.

Our Activities

OPEN 2021

Proud to introduce the 2021 startups!

Click here to meet them

Falling Walls 2021

The JLM IMPACT Innovation Consortium is inviting you to represent Israel in the prestigious Falling Walls competition in Berlin, Germany.

Falling Walls is an international competition that promotes groundbreaking ideas and connects entrepreneurs, researchers and scientists in various fields worldwide.

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Our Past Activities

OPEN 2021

The OPEN Program is our flagship startup pre- acceleration program. During the program, founders work on market research, ideation, business planning and product development. The programs offer hands-on workshops, support from experienced mentors, industry connections and a shared workspace. The program culminates in a demo day event in which the founders pitch their startups to investors and other entrepreneurs.

Registration is closed, see you next year!

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Communicity - JLM IMPCAT Hackathon

We invited you on this Hackathon to solve significant problems – together!

The covid-19 pandemic hit Jerusalem as she did the rest of the world, to say the least. On the last few months we've been learning about the difficulties the city faces these days, from both the Jerusalem Municipality and other members of the city and students' eco-system.

We believe there is creative power in you, the students of Jerusalem. You can develop solutions for some of the greatest challenges we deal with today.

The Communicity Hackathon had invited you to to deal with these problems and offer your solutions and ways to improve our lives.

We were excited to see you particiapte and take a part in the journey of Jerusalem. Some amazing ideas came up and we can't wait to see what next years' brilliant minds will come up with.

Registartion is over, see you next year!

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From the Silicon Valey to ASPER-HUJI Innovate!

We're so excited to re-open our Start-Up Sunday program (in which we meet an interesting person from the entrepreneurship and innovation world every Sunday).

And this time we’re hosting Yasmin Lukatz, one of the most successful Israelies in the Silicon Valley. Yasmin is well-experienced in the innovation world, especially in High-Tech, and she’s coming to give her tips for those who are just starting their journey as entrepreneurs.

Register Here

Investors Course

We want you to think like an investor, and we know just how to do it!

We’re proud to announce that we’ve built a course with JLM Impact and Fresh Fund, a venture fund that will give you a glance to behind the scenes of their world. We’ll teach you all you need to know in order to think like an investor, raise money and take a part in the innovation and entrepreneurship world.

Sound interesting? Great. The course is open for students and non-students, all you need is fluent English, curiosity and ambition.

For more information and registration:

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Watch the OPEN 2020 Demo day:

The second cycle of OPEN venture creation programs came to an end.
In case you've missed our Demo-Day event, we invite you to watch the full event and get to know The Hebrew University's up&coming ventures and entrepreneurs: