Call for Startups: Applications Now Open for iHLS Security Accelerator!

Call for Startups: Applications Now Open for iHLS Security Accelerator!

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iHLS is inviting startups in this field to join the 8th cycle of its Security Accelerator, the world’s first accelerator in the HLS field. iHLS specializes in security technology with an emphasis on dual-use technology.

The 8th cycle opens in May 2021. Apply now!  

iHLS Accelerator focuses on the security sector, with its unique features. The 16-week program offers the startups aiming at this market recognition, international exposure, access to investors, and empowerment in fundraising.

iHLS is also the formal operator of the IMoD and DDR&D INNOFENSE Innovation Center.  

The company is an expert in building business connections between startups and leading defense industries in Israel and globally.


Application – until April 30, 2021.

Screening Committee – May 2021.

The 8th cycle program starts off in May 2021.

What we are looking for

We are looking for civilian technologies that can be used in the security sphere. We are inviting startups with disruptive technologies, as long as they offer a technological innovation and a security orientation, especially dual technologies from the civilian and security realms.

More than anything – we are looking for the entrepreneurs themselves! The entrepreneur is the key to the project’s success, this is our belief and we operate accordingly.

Among our main fields of interest

HLS, Cyber, Unmanned Systems and Robotics, Safe City/ Smart City, Border Security, AI, Big Data, IoT, Critical Installations Security, Video Analytics, First Responder Systems, and more.

What we offer

In iHLS, we believe that every startup has its own unique path. We know how to fit in and build a custom-made work plan for each startup in accordance with its stage and needs.

The unique iHLS Accelerator focuses on advancing technological projects, their development and empowerment, providing a one-time opportunity of exposure to the most influential actors in the field, in Israel and abroad. 

The program removes the entrance barriers to technology powerhouses, innovation leaders from IDF arms, Israel Ministry of Defense, security forces and police organizations, the leading defense industries in Israel and globally – including Raytheon, IAI, Elbit Systems, etc. – everything based on our ability to identify the technologies and direct them to the right market.

Startups accepted to the program will be granted participation in iHLS conferences and exhibitions, including the Unmanned Systems and robotics AUS&R event in July 2021, and the InnoTech cyber, HLS, and innovation expo in November 2021.

Each startup will be granted Israeli and international exposure to a targeted HLS audience through our media platforms. 

The accelerator is sponsored by IAI, Elbit Systems, Incubit – Elbit Systems’ Incubator, Raytheon, PwC, and APM Law Firm.

How to get accepted

Between 5 to 15 startups are accepted to each cycle after three stages of selection. Following application through our website, the relevant applicant companies will be invited to the primary internal selection committee. The companies that pass that stage will be screened by the technological representatives of the board members and defense systems.

For more details

Contact Yoav Brenner:  +972-52-4881113   [email protected]

Apply now!