INNOFENSE Call for startups – Dual Use Technologies


Following the immense success of the previous four cycles and their integration into the defense sector, iHLS invites you to join the fifth cycle of INNOFENSE. iHLS and the Ministry of Defense invite you to a one-of-a-kind journey into the deepest reaches of the defense sector, a remarkable opportunity to showcase your technology solutions and demonstrate your ability to face the complex and urgent challenges the state of Israel goes up against every day.

The Israel Ministry of Defense, the Engineering and Construction Branch,  MAF’AT (Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure), the IDF air and ground arms, the Digital Transformation Administration, Computer Service Directorate, Field Medicine and Manpower Administrations, Technological and Logistics Directorate, Department of Engineering and Construction, as well as the Intelligence Directorate, are invited to collaborate with iHLS in INNOFENSE – an innovation center for dual-use technological projects in the civilian and security sectors.

The program is designed to strengthen the links between the civilian and defense markets via the collaborative development of the technologies, thus advancing and improving their integration in both markets.

Why join us? 

iHLS’ business capabilities, knowledge, and experience in the security innovation ecosystem, in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense and MAFA’T, will bring about the creation of a promising and unique innovation center that will yield far-reaching achievements for Israeli innovation.

iHLS will support the startups in business development, penetration to defense and civil markets, networking, and investments. Every startup will receive significant support and advising from the best leading mentors in MAF’AT, in addition to guidance and involvement of the defense arms in the project.

The startups selected by the committee, which will be comprised of seniors from the Ministry of Defense, MAF’AT and various branches of the IDF, will be recruited to a four to six months pilot program, each receiving a grant of 200,000. Pilots deemed successful will advance to integrating themselves in the system while they keep their own ip.

Registration for the fifth cycle, submit by July 18th:

INNOFENSE Startup Profile

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