Asper-HUJI Innovate, the Hebrew University’s award-winning innovation platform, encourages students, faculty and alumni to develop new solutions for real-world problems while fostering a vibrant ecosystem that helps accelerate the creation of new ventures.
From Idea to Venture
The student of the 21st century will need to navigate a more challenging workplace in his or her career. Asper-HUJI Innovate participants enjoy hands-on courses and workshops that help them identify their unique capabilities and creativity, and ultimately train them as innovators and entrepreneurs as they transition their ideas into ventures. Participants will benefit from working in cross-disciplinary teams, from learning how best to fit the needs of their potential clients, and from legal and tax advice on starting ventures. Asper-HUJI Innovate is also reaching out to collaborate with local government, businesses, schools, and the community overall.
Asper-HUJI Innovate, in partnership with the Bezalel Academy of Design and Azrieli College of Engineering, recently won a grant from the Israeli Council of Higher Education to establish an entrepreneurship center in downtown Jerusalem. In late 2021, the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers named ASPER-HUJI as an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center. These major accomplishments not only add to the Hebrew University’s already exceptional record of national leadership in technology commercialization and new company creation, but also help in further solidifying Jerusalem’s role as a leading global hub for technology and innovation.