The Hessian Israeli Partnership Accelerator for Cybersecurity HIPA is a new initiative to accelerate cybersecurity research collaboration between Germany and Israel and shape the world's cybersecurity landscape. HIPA is launched by Fraunhofer SIT and Hebrew University of Jerusalem HUJI.
HIPA brings together students of computer science and engineering with top cybersecurity talents from Israel and Germany. Participants will jointly work on cutting edge cybersecurity projects in areas such as network technologies, internet infrastructure and software security. This will speed up the development of new technological ideas in Cybersecurity and Privacy, while connecting young entrepreneurs and students with researchers, advisors, customers and influencers.
The program starts with one residential week in Jerusalem. In the following weeks, the participants form distributed teams, carrying out research and development in their respective countries. The program ends with another residential week in Darmstadt and a final event at the Permanent Representation Office of the State of Hesse in Berlin, where the first round of students will present their results in January 2018.
At the launch reception at the Hebrew University's Edmond J. Safra campus, German and Israeli thought leaders and industry experts joined with Boris Rhein, the Hessian State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts; Yigal Unna, Chief Executive Director, the Israeli National Cybersecurity Directorate; and Iddo Moed, Cybersecurity Coordinator, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.