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HaifaTeenTech – An international initiative for 10-12 grade students; for developing innovators and researchers as the next generation of High-Tech industries.

Dates: December 12-24, 2017                                                                    

This initiative is aimed to expose young technological entrepreneurs to the advantages of the state of Israel and of the city of Haifa as a scientific and technological world center. Young, willing, highly motivated boys and girls that have “what it takes” to confront face to face with cutting edge digital technology may take part in this endeavor. The journey to Israel and the participation in the competition will be the beginning of an ongoing, intellectual and emotional bond. Those who will chose to participate will be exposed to the very best of minds in Israel, the ones that made it what is known today as the start-up nation.

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Technion – Israel Institute of Technology invites high school students in grades 10-12 to be innovators! This international program develops innovators and researchers as the next generation of High-Tech industries. Come tour Israel, participate in a Hackathon competition, and explore the Start-Up Nation’s greatest High-Tech companies!

HaifaTeenTech nurtures the new innovator who aspires to put an idea into practice and a plan into action. We are seeking the following attributes in the young innovator: rudimentary knowledge of logic-based subjects – math, biology, physics and computers as well as technological subjects such as: robotics, mechanics and a good knowledge of English.

Participants of the HaifaTeenTech will receive a signed certificate by Nobel Laureate and Technion Professor, Prof. Avram Hershko.

Come join in the experience of a lifetime and become an innovator in Israel’s most prestigous university!

Tuition: $1,250
Includes tuition, trips, activities, meals, accommodation, transportation, and sightseeing. *Does not include Airfare


The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017. All applicants will be interviewed via Skype.

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Schools from around the world chose their candidates. A committee, headed by Nobel Laureate Prof. Avraham Hershko, and comprising top researchers and academic representatives, will choose candidates based on technological achievement, social activity awareness, academic recommendation and community endorsement.

60 young adults between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age will take part in Teen Tech 2017 half of whom will be International participants. Over the course of 10 days, teams will get to know one another, experience life in Israel and Haifa, meet scientists, researchers and representatives of Technion and Rambam Hospital, as well as Hi-tech start-up companies.

International participants will be hosted by Israeli participants and their families. Participants will be divided into mixed work groups. Each group will be assigned a mentor, and given a mission to generate and promote innovative solutions to medical and healthcare issues. The competition will be refereed by a
professional committee of the highest scientific level.

All participants will be invited to continue the innovative activity in a virtual technological incubator designated exclusively for alumni of this program. This “exclusive club of young entrepreneurs” aims to encourage ongoing relationships between participants and mentors after the completion ends. Selected participants will meet Prof. Hershko for a Q & A session.

HaifaTeenTech Program


  • December 12: Candidates arrive to Israel  and are transferred from airport to Haifa.
  • December 13-14: International students tour Israel (touristic sites). Sleep in Jerusalem
  • December 15-16: Weekend in Jerusalem. Visit to Knesset, meeting science minister, members of the Knesset and candles  lighting ceremony with the President of the state of  Israel.
  • December 17-18: Activities, meetings and workshops at major High tech companies including CEOs of major VC and Start-up companies, meeting with Nobel Laureate, head of the program Prof. Avraham Hershko, meeting with President of Technion. Tour of cites in Haifa and surroundings .
  • December 19-21: Hackathon. Participants work with mentors in mixed groups. Each team has an “everyday problem” they have to try and solve technologically. These problems will be given to the group a month in advance. General theme “Healthy Living”
  • December 21: Closing Ceremony. Awards ceremony, Prices and diplomas. Launching of the Virtual community open only for Teen Tech participants and exclusive mentors.
  • December 21-23: Fun Weekend in Haifa- optional.

All content in the program is built, reviewed and approved by content committee that consists of: Technion and Haifa University representatives, Head of education department of Haifa municipality, science teachers and members of high tech industry (Intel, Phillips, IBM and more)

 President of the program is Nobel laureate Prof. Avraham Hersko.