Disruptive innovation in the security domain for schools and campuses

Goal of the incentive program

The Disruptive Innovation Program offers individual technology companies or groups of companies the opportunity to develop, validate, test and demonstrate disruptive technologies within a globally unique regulatory sandbox

Among the main objectives of the program are:

  1. Providing a complete solution for the entire value chain by enabling the realization of global market opportunities that are difficult to implement due to regulatory barriers, lack of regulation, or inability to integrate different companies and technologies;
  2. Contributing to the development of an Israeli technological ecosystem;
  3. Provide participating companies with a competitive advantage for accelerating their entry into global markets after the program;
  4. Increase the number of early-stage investments in sectors where there are not enough specialists or sector VCs.

Who is the incentive program for?

  • Israeli companies and startups – developing disruptive and multi-purpose innovative products and technologies to face the challenges and pains of their relevant market domains.
  • Enterprise, corporates, government entity or educational institute – institute that are interested to implement innovative solutions in their respective domain of operation and want to provide a platform for developing, testing, and demonstrating disruptive solutions, can share their contact information in this link.
  • Targeted Participants in this program domain

    Israeli companies and start-ups developing disruptive and multi-purpose innovative products and technologies to face the challenges and pains of security of schools and campuses domain. Including:

    • Technology Integration – Explore the integration of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, facial recognition, or biometric systems to enhance security measures within school
    • Threat Detection Systems – Develop or partner with companies that specialize in developing advanced threat detection systems capable of identifying potential threats like weapons or suspicious behaviors
    • Communication and Emergency Response – Focus on improving communication and emergency response systems within schools. This can include mobile apps, panic buttons, or streamlined communication, robotic system channels to quickly alert authorities in case of emergencies
    • Access Control Solutions – Create innovative access control solutions that improve the monitoring and control of who enters and exits school premises. This can involve smart locks, ID card systems, or biometric access control methods
    • ​ Surveillance and Monitoring – Enhance surveillance systems by incorporating high-quality cameras, video analytics, and remote monitoring capabilities. Consider intelligent systems that can detect unusual activities and send alerts in real-time
    • Student Safety Apps – Develop mobile applications specifically designed to enhance student safety. These apps can provide features like emergency alerts, virtual escorts, or anonymous reporting of potential threats

What do you get?

  • Financial Support: Receive financing ranging from 20% to 50% of the approved program’s budget. The funding is subject to the guidelines of benefit track #2, its procedures, and aligns with the investment policy of the Growth Division.
  • Access to Demonstration Sites: Gain access to dedicated sites for showcasing and demonstrating innovative technologies and products. This provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your solutions to a relevant audience.
  • Collaboration Opportunities: Collaborate with Israeli startups that are developing disruptive and versatile technologies or products. This offers a chance to collaborate with like-minded innovators and explore potential synergies.
  • Design Partnerships: Possibility to establish design partnerships with leading third-party logistics providers (3PLs), shippers, retailers, and couriers. This opens doors to valuable partnerships with industry leaders and enhances market exposure.
  • Regulatory Sandbox: Test new business models within a supportive regulatory environment, known as a “regulatory sandbox”. Benefit from continuous support and direct access to regulatory bodies in Israel, enabling you to navigate regulations more effectively.
  • De-risking: Reduce risks associated with R&D costs, demonstration, integration, and regulation. The program aims to mitigate potential obstacles and provide a favorable environment for innovation.
  • Thorough Technology Assessment: Receive an in-depth assessment of your proposed technology or solution by the Innovation Authority. This evaluation helps validate your innovation and provides valuable insights for further development.

Israeli Companies

Israeli companies seeking further information on the requirements and application process to this program, should refer to the Israel Innovation Authority’s Hebrew site