HIPA - Hessian Israeli Partnership Accelerator

Connecting a leading research location with Israel‘s start-up scene

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 students present their results. A jury elects the best projects. 

The next round of HIPA will be April 1st until July 8th, 2019. Applications are welcome.

Final event of the first HIPA round in Berlin

The first round of the Hessian-Israeli Partnership Accelerator (HIPA) ended on January 9th with the presentation of new cybersecurity developments. At the final event at the Hessian State Representation in Berlin, the participating project teams presented new approaches to the quality control of cloud services, the security of Internet infrastructures, and the prevention of spam attacks and denial of service attacks on e-mail accounts.


Prof. Dr. Haya ShulmanAbteilungsleiter

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