The Defense And Homeland Security Industries Are Looking For New Technologies

The Defense And Homeland Security Industries Are Looking For New Technologies

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Call For Proposals For Startups In Defense and HLS Fields


iHLS, the global media leader in security technology, is inviting entrepreneurships in this field to join the second cycle of the world first accelerator at the homeland security sphere.

The accelerator will focus on a variety of technology fields, including:

  • video analytics
  • biometrics
  • big data for intelligence
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • cyber – cyber security, cyber for intelligence
  • situational intelligence
  • sensors and imaging, radar
  • electro-optics
  • command, control, communications systems
  • electronic warfare
  • virtual reality (VR)
  • augmented reality (AR)
  • reconnaissance and observation, early warning
  • target acquisition and fire control
  • unmanned systems and robots
  • civil defense
  • first responders
  • counter terror
  • perimeter security
  • wearable technology
  • future forces
  • Anti-missile defense technologies

In fact, we’re looking for a whole range of subjects relating to the various aspects of the security technology field, as long as they present technological innovation and security orientation.

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For Whom is this Program Intended?

The accelerator is designated for technological projects after a feasibility test, who are seeking professional, technological, business and marketing guidance. The accelerator is open to start-ups in all development stages.

What Are We Offering?

The accelerator is part of the innovative Lighthouse start-ups scalerator in Ra’anana.

The start-ups selected to participate in iHLS accelerator work within the program’s premises, and enjoy a variety of support and counselling services directed at the entrepreneural world. The sponsors are the program’s mentors, including the professional instructions at Lighthouse, thus the program includes specifc professional support on the security and technological aspects by the defense industries, alongside the professional technological, business and marketing oriented counselling by Lighthouse’s own mentors, aimed at accelerating the product’s development while simultaneously finding a substantial client.

The projects enjoy the supportive eco-system of the leading defense companies in Israel, and of course recieve international exposure during the events, conferences and exhibitions organized by iHLS.

The investment fund that i-HLS has been establishing, a unique fund for defense and homeland security technology, will examine the compatibility of start-ups and will consider whether to invest in start-ups accepted to the accelerator.

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What’s on the Program?

Between 5 to 15 selected start-ups will participate at the second cycle of the accelerator, a four-month cycle which will open in November 2016.

The program includes various contents from the law, business, finances and marketing spheres, as well as meet-ups with mentors, potential investors, defense industries and companies, and delegations from abroad.

The accelerator is managed by Tal Catran, one of the pioneers of the Israeli accelerator realm, with vast experience in guiding and accompanying entrepreneurs and start-ups, and an international speaker on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Dana Bensignor is the accelerator’s community manager.

The companies that sponsor the accelerator include, among others, the Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI), Raytheon, Verint, Incubit – Elbit Systems’ Incubator, Lighthouse, PwC and Herzog Fox Neeman Law Office.

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The first selection of applicants will be held on November 6th. The Start-ups that will pass the first stage will present to the stirring committee/board. The candidates will be selected by the professional stirring committee, which includes all the sponsoring companies.

The final date for application to the program is November 3rd, 2016.

Register now! Registration to the accelerator’s second cycle is now open.

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