Canada – Israel 2020-21 Collaborative Industrial Research and Development Call for Proposals

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Israel Innovation Authority and NRC IRAP International invite Israeli and Canadian companies to submit joint proposals for industrial research and development projects under the current Call for Proposals (CFP) Through the Eureka Program

Relevant Technologies

Health, bio-convergence, cyber security, smart cities, smart mobility, AgTech, Food Tech, cleantech

Participating Agencies

Israel Innovation Authority
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program's (NRC IRAP)

Program Description

Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in over 45 countries. It is a decentralised intergovernmental organisation aiming to boost the productivity and competitiveness of industries by funding and supporting international collaborative market-driven R&D projects.

All parties will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phase. In addition, all parties will facilitate EUREKA application process and acquisition of the EUREKA label for accepted proposals.

The Israel Innovation Authority and NRC IRAP will provide access to public funds for jointly labelled projects. Support shall be granted to each partner by its own Authorities, in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations and national procedures.
The purpose of the Industrial R&D Program is to support greater collaboration among Canadian and Israeli companies and researchers.


For Israeli companies, the Israel Innovation Authority provides grants of up to 50% of the company’s project budget.

For Canadian companies, NRC IRAP provides grants of up to CAD $600,000 of the company’s project budget as detailed here.


Although this call invites proposals related to any technological or market area, special attention is being given to the following sectors:

  • Health and bio-convergence, including healthy ageing, mental health, biomedicine and biomedical engineering.
  • Digital technologies, including cyber security, smart cities and smart mobility.
  • Agricultural technologies and agri-food technologies.
  • Clean technologies and low carbon economy technologies, including materials for clean fuels, clean transportation/mobility, climate resilient building/infrastructure, renewable energy, water and waste water management.

For Israeli companies, the preconditions and criteria for evaluation of by the Israel Innovation Authority are detailed in the incentive program for Bilateral R&D in Hebrew and English.

For information regarding the criteria for companies in Canada, please visit the NRC IRAP call webpage

Application Process

The deadline for EOI submission is ‏27/01/21. Please download the EOI form and send it to for approval. Please note, it is highly to complete the EOI phase as early as possible, in order to receive our confirmation to a potentially eligible project for funding before submitting a proposal. Qualifying applicants will be invited to submit the more detailed on line proposal with the IIA and with EUREKA Network.

The deadline for Proposal submission is ‏15/03/21 at 12:00 (Israel time). 

For Israeli companies, the application process is detailed in  the incentive program for Bilateral R&D in the Hebrew website.
In addition, the Eureka form should be attached to the proposal. All partners must complete the EUREKA project application form online which is available in the call webpage.

For information regarding the application for companies in Canada, please visit the NRC IRAP web page

*Applications that would not be submitted to both countries and to Eureka Network could not be approved.

For additional information, please contact:

Name: Program Manager, Nort America Department
Position: Program Manager, Nort America Department
Organization: Israel Innovation Authority
Name: Mr. Wei Ning
Position: Program Manager
Organization: NRC IRAP


Expression of Interest (EOI) form downloadable file