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Axis Innovation creates and leads Israel Innovation tours for VIP, management, and corporate teams. Combining our deep understanding of the Israeli startup ecosystem with our familiarity of the challenges faced by corporate innovation teams, we carefully curate visits that form an integral part of our client’s innovation practice and connection to Israel.

Our role begins long before the trip to work together with the client to scout for startups and partners, and identify the most relevant companies and people to meet with. On a typical 2-4 day visit, Axis arranges meetings with all relevant players including startups, investors, other corporations, academia, and more. In addition, our visits include meetings and experiences outside of the office, such as custom events like thought leaders dinners, startup pitching sessions, as well as wine tasting and sightseeing trips.

Axis Innovation has created innovation tours for corporations from around the world, ranging from 3 to over 100 people.

Axis innovation was selected by EDP Innovation to organize a virtual Immersion Program to Israel given their rich knowledge and local contact base in the startup and innovation ecosystem. The team was well organized and were able to curate and moderate sessions with energy specific players. Our interaction with Axis was a successful pilot and we certainly look forward to working with them again for an in person expedition in the near future.

Christina Lock

Director People & Communications

@ EDP Innovation

Who: CEO’s and C-level executives from a global business association (AICEP)  in Portuguese-speaking countries for Media, Telecom and Postal companies.

Who: An innovation tour in Israel for AICEP members seeking to engage with and gain insight into the Israeli ecosystem, with a focus on media technologies and cybersecurity. Axis Innovation worked with the organizers to create a unique 4-day program combining business meetings, cultural visits, and startup pitches.

Key Accomplishments

  • 20+ meetings with thought leaders, companies in media, telecom & cyber fields.

  • 10+ startup offices visits with pitches and presentations given by industry and academic leaders.

  • Visits to 4 Israeli accelerators & innovation hubs visits.

  • Tel Aviv Cyber Week event attendance

  • 5 follow up meetings. 

Who: The Innovation team at Energias de Portugal (EDP), a leading European Energy company with operations in 20+ countries.

Who: EDP was looking for a way to engage with the Israeli startup ecosystem as part of their Immersion & Learning Programs. They needed a trusted partner on the ground in Israel who was well connected in the ecosystem, knowledgeable about the energy industry, and experienced in hosting senior level executives. After considering several companies, Axis Innovation was selected as the most relevant partner to organize a scouting and innovation tour for 30 participants from 13 global business units.

Key Accomplishments

  • Axis screened 30+ startups focusing on Renewable Energy, Hydrogen, Sustainability and Smart Cities, screening over 30 startups.

  • Secured meetings with industry leaders for keynote presentations. 

  • Organized parallel investment scouting meetings with EDP CVC with strong deal pipeline.

  • EDP KPI’s achieved: Follow up meetings and POC with multiple presenting startups

  • Extremely successful 3 day innovation tour, with high participant satisfaction- many expressed a desire to return for another visit.

Who: The Global Sales & Marketing team of Mercedes-Benz, including future CEO Ola Kallenius

Who: Mercedes-Benz, in collaboration with consultancy Roland Berger, selected Axis Innovation as their partner in Israel to organize a first class innovation tour. Our task was to connect them with the most relevant startups and implementable technologies, explore current trends in the mobility sector, and understand why leading international corporations have established R&D operations in Israel.

Key Accomplishments

  • Custom 2 day innovation tour including all meetings, meals, and transportation.

  • Identified over 100 relevant startups, selected 12 for meetings.

  • Mercedes-Benz partnered with one of the startups they met, and within 4 months had a commercial deal in place. 

  • Mercedes-Benz began considering ways to be more involved and active in the Israeli ecosystem. 2 years later, they opened an R&D center in Tel Aviv- Ola Kallenius personally expressed that our Inspiration Tour was a key factor in this decision.


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