Launched in 2016, the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) of the U.S. Department of State, and is supported in its implementation by The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).
YTILI empowers young European entrepreneurs and innovators with the tools, networks, and resources they need to grow their enterprises and contribute more fully to economic development and job creation, security, and good governance in the region. YTILI is also a vehicle for building a transatlantic network of innovators that can contribute to an ongoing policy dialogue that strengthens the transatlantic relationship.
In 2017, the YTILI Fellowship will engage up to 100 young European leaders separated into two cohorts in a series of professional development and leadership activities that are designed to support the growth and development of commercial and social business ventures in their home communities. The first cohort will be arriving in Washington DC on May 31, 2017 for their fellowship orientation. Following the Washington, DC program, fellows will be sent to selected U.S. cities with established or emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems for a two week (10 business days) placement with a host organization. In the spring of 2018, YTILI Fellows will convene in Europe for a concluding summit that will include additional professional development, networking, and peer to peer learning.
Please see our YTILI Fellowship Page for additional information (YTILI Fellowship Page in hyperlink)