November 5, 2017 | Germany and Israel have launched a first-of-its-kind accelerator to collaborate on cybersecurity innovation and technology. The Hessian Israeli Partnership Accelerator for Cybersecurity (HIPA), launched on Thursday at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, “will bring together top talents in cybersecurity from Israel and Germany to jointly work on cybersecurity projects in areas such as network technologies, internet infrastructure and software security,” the university said in a statement. The accelerator will connect participants with entrepreneurs, researchers, mentors, customers and influencers. The program launched with a week of entrepreneurship training and technology lectures in Jerusalem, and will be followed by two months of “targeted development” for students of computer science and engineering. The results are set to be presented at an upcoming cybersecurity conference in Berlin, in front of industry leaders and government representatives.