The Y.I.L Fellowship is strategically structured with three dynamic tracks: the innovation leadership, innovation ecosystem research, and startup founder’s tracks. This comprehensive and immersive four-month program presents a challenging yet immensely rewarding experience, providing intensive training in leadership, innovation management, research methodologies, and entrepreneurship. As participants navigate through these tracks, they not only gain valuable skills but also forge meaningful connections within a vibrant community of like-minded innovators and industry experts.

The Innovation Leadership Track

Empowering Visionary Innovators

Within this track, participants acquire essential skills to effectively utilize innovation tools, guiding them from the initial identification of problems to the creation of solutions applicable to industry, community development, or entrepreneurial ventures. They develop the capacity to systematically address complex societal challenges. Ultimately, participants engineer solutions designed for scalable innovation concepts, poised to make meaningful impacts in diverse spheres of influence.

Innovation Ecosystem Research Track

Exploring Frontiers of Innovation

Embark on a journey into the intricate fabric of innovation ecosystems across diverse regions. Uncover pivotal elements that propel or hinder startup growth and innovation. Evaluate the influence of governmental policies, access to capital, talent acquisition, and infrastructural support in fostering robust innovation ecosystems. Explore key focal points including innovation policy analysis, future industry trends, and in-depth case studies on successful innovations, illuminating pathways towards sustainable innovation and growth.

The Startup Founder's Track

Igniting Entrepreneurial Journeys

In this track, participants are aspiring entrepreneurs with startup ideas poised for launch, particularly focusing on ventures requiring less than 10,000 euros to achieve cash flow positivity. Here, we prioritize startups with lean business models. Participants receive the essential tools to validate their hypotheses, attain product-market fit, and scale their ventures effectively. Moreover, participants stand a high chance of securing investment following the program, leveraging the skills and insights gained throughout the track.