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The iAccelerate Innovation Network is a group of curated partners looking to enhance international collaboration with the aim to promote and support global businesses with local impact.

Berlin International University of Applied Sciences (BI) is a state-recognized and non-profit German university of applied sciences located in the centre of Berlin. BI offers challenging, innovative and practice-oriented education that advances the academic, cultural and linguistic potential of its diverse student base. 

The reciprocal program referral arrangement between BI and iAccelerate will include warm introductions to help entrepreneurs access new markets, expertise, and capital. Along with the opportunity for the exploration of further collaboration opportunities. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Berlin International University of Applied Sciences into the expanding iAccelerate Innovation Network. Together we look forward to providing meaningful pathways to boost global connectivity to all entrepreneurs in our network”, said Omar Khalifa, CEO iAccelerate. 

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“The current climate has solidified how important networks; particularly global collaborations are for the success of entrepreneurs” he added.  

Collaboration between partners in the network includes bi-monthly calls from around the world to share case studies, best practices, and overcome challenges. Partners can choose to engage in further collaboration with each other at their discretion. 

Innovation and creativity are essential for entrepreneurship, especially when you have an amazing network of motivated partners throughout the worldOur community in Berlin is very happy to be part of iAccelerate. Our Business and Design & Architecture faculties will surely contribute to this amazing growing community” said Professor Erick Behar-Villegas, Dean of the Business Faculty at Berlin International. 

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This expansion of the iAccelerate Innovation Network builds on the national and global partnerships iAccelerate has established over the past twelve months. 

Berlin International marks the ninth international member to join the iAccelerate Innovation Network, after Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) at Lingnan University in Hong KongMIT Enterprise Forum CEE in WarsawGlobal Venture Alliance in Moscow and San FranciscoStartup Lisboa in PortugalDa Nang Entrepreneurship Support in VietnamHatch in Sri Lanka, the National Science and Technology Park in Pakistan, and the University of East London’s Knowledge Dock Business Centre in the UK 

Alongside Australian members: Bega Valley Innovation Hub in Bega, Collab Highlands / The Mill in Bowral, Upstairs in BathurstGrounded Space in Parramatta, and Desert Knowledge Australia in Alice Springs.   

Media contacts
Note to media:  Please contact us for any interview opportunities. iAccelerate’s address is iAccelerate Centre (Building 239), Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong NSW 2500 Australia.
Media contact: Chris Petersilge, [email protected] 


About the iAccelerate Innovation Network

At iAccelerate, we’re on a mission to amplify the innovation ecosystem way beyond our own walls. Through the newly created iAccelerate Innovation Network, we’re bringing together entrepreneurship networks right around Australia to forge powerful long-term collaboration opportunities. By sharing resources – education materials, industry expertise, speakers, mentors, investors, and more – we’ll collectively drive national and international innovation to bold new heights. 

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Applications for our next intake are now open. This is your opportunity to join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs based in Illawarra. Find out more about joining the first intake of 2021.

About Berlin International University of Applied Sciences

Berlin International University of Applied Sciences is a state-recognized and non-profit German university of applied sciences located in the centre of Berlin. We are determined to offer a challenging, innovative, and practice-oriented education that advances the academic, cultural, and linguistic potential of our students and prepares them for international careers in a globalized world. With our diverse student body and academic staff from more than 20 countries and 5 continents, our university embodies internationality and offers an open-minded, intercultural, and inspiring study atmosphere. 

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