Application timeline: Applications* are open from July, 1-25th, 2022.


*The application process includes filling in the official Innosuisse form, which will be sent to you after signing up. Please make sure to fill in the form before the end of July to be considered.


The Swiss-Israel Lean Launchpad is an intensive 10-week startup exchange programme. These ten weeks include an online programme with weekly or bi-weekly meetings, an in-person meeting in Switzerland and a one-week visit to Israel.

The hybrid programme includes meetings with Israeli industry leaders. You meet Israeli medical institutions and university representatives. You learn from Israeli entrepreneurs, about Israeli culture, about the Israeli venture capital landscape, and the Israeli way of presenting your business and pitching. The group sessions are about the subjects of marketing, storytelling, business model design and pivoting etc. The programme includes personal mentoring sessions for your startup. During the time together in Israel our team aims at giving you a taste of what else there is to see in Israel, including a visit to Jerusalem and exploring the great local food scene.

We care about our participants and want them to take away the most that they can. This is why our programme is tailor-made for the startups, that partake. Hence, the subjects of the group-sessions vary, depending on the needs and requests of the participating startups. Overall, we ask for an average time investment of three hours per week. Further details about the programme schedule will be shared during the interview following your application.

If you are questioning your startups’ fit for the programme, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at the Swiss Embassy in Israel. Schedule a zoom talk and let’s get to know each other. The team adapts the programme to create the best possible fit for all participating startups.

Who can apply? Early stage startups operating in the life science and digital health sectors with an active Innosuisse coaching voucher.
Where? The programme is part online, part in-person in Switzerland and part in-person in Israel.
When? The programme starts online in October 2022 with two in-person parts: a 2 day workshop in November and a week-long visit to Israel in early December 2022.
How to apply? Apply through the google forms and fill in the official Innosuisse form, which we send to you after signing up. Please make sure to fill in the Innosuisse form before the end of July to be considered.

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Our Contributors

  • Yanki Margalit

    Yanki Margalit

    Social entrepreneur, investor, Futurist

  • Lital Kiperman Vaknin

    Lital Kiperman Vaknin

    Head Of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation

  • Dov Moran

    Dov Moran

    Managing Partner, Grove Ventures

  • Guy Spigelman

    Guy Spigelman

    EMEA Lead Healthcare and Life Sciences Startups, Amazon

  • Udi Remer

    Udi Remer

    Senior Director of Global Business Development, Mobileye

  • Eyal Zimlichman

    Eyal Zimlichman

    Deputy Director, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheba Medical Center

  • Anat Bar-Gera

    Anat Bar-Gera

    Tech Investor, Board Member, Serial Entrepreneur

  • Daniel Roditi

    Daniel Roditi

    Managing Partner, Meron Capital

  • Yonatan Adiri

    Yonatan Adiri

    Founder & CEO,

  • Lior Shoham

    Lior Shoham

    Founder & CEO, Lior Shoham LTD

Our Advisory Board

  • Olivia Zollinger

    Olivia Zollinger

    CEO, Swiss Healthcare Startups

  • Shai Tejman-Yarden

    Shai Tejman-Yarden

    Pediatric Cardiologist, Director of the EMR Lab and of the Medical Device Hab, ARC Sheba Innovation Center

  • Roy Wiesner

    Roy Wiesner

    Managing Director at aMoon Fund