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The Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative
Fellowship Program

The Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) is the U.S. Department of State's flagship program for emerging entrepreneurs from Europe.

The 2022 YTILI Fellowship Application will be open February 1 – March 15, 2022.

Please note that if safe travel is not possible at the time of the YTILI Fellowship, this program will be conducted virtually.

YTILI Fellowship Program

Meet the new YTILI Fellows 2021!

The YTILI Fellowship Program will empower a new cohort of young European business and social entrepreneurs to grow their ventures, foster global partnerships, and positively impact the economic development of their communities.

YTILI Fellowship: Empowering European Entrepreneurs

Since its launch in 2016, approximately 300 alumni from across Europe have bolstered their business skills and transatlantic partnerships through the YTILI Fellowship Program. YTILI uses entrepreneurship as a tool for economic empowerment to promote mutual understanding, enhance business and leadership skills, and build lasting partnerships between business leaders from Europe and the United States. YTILI will empower a new cohort of young European business and social entrepreneurs to grow their ventures, foster global partnerships, and positively impact the economic development of their communities. 

Two YTILI Fellows having a Dialogue at a YTILI event.

YTILI Fellows Group Photo in Washington D.C.

The YTILI Fellows Program is a two-way exchange program designed to strengthen the transatlantic relationship, develop sustainable partnerships between U.S. and European entrepreneurs and innovators, promote regional integration and cooperation in Europe, and encourage European businesses, governments and civil society to develop their innovation ecosystems. The program includes a customized virtual YTILI entrepreneurial curriculum; a fellowship with a business or organization in one of nine U.S. cities; opening and closing conferences; and alumni engagement opportunities. The 2022 YTILI Fellowship Program will begin with the virtual curriculum in July 2022 with the U.S. fellowship scheduled for October 10 – November 3, 2022. 

Please note that if safe travel is not possible at the time of the YTILI Fellowship, this program will be conducted virtually or postponed.

Please see our About and Apply pages for more program and application details.

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