International R&D and Pilots Collaboration – H2- 2023 Call for Proposals
The incentive program provides support to Israeli companies working with foreign companies on commercialization-directed programs to develop new technological products or to significantly upgrade an existing technology.
The program provides financial incentive funded by the Innovation Authority parallel to funding provided by foreign entities such as states, countries, provinces, and cities worldwide. The incentive program offers a financial grant that enables to share the risk in funding the project and assistance with finding foreign technology partners.
Moreover, there is also the option to support Israeli companies’ technological pilot programs in different fields, that will be conducted at selected foreign entities’ Beta sites or that will be based on their capabilities, data, or information. Products submitted as part of this incentive program must be ready for testing (after proof of feasibility and development of most of the product) and without additional significant R&D content.
The Goal of this program is to encourage international collaborations between Israeli companies and international companies, and to accelerate the availability of innovative products in the global markets.
Israeli companies can collaborate with the following international entities:
- PeachTree Corners – Curiosity Lab – Pilots in Smart cities, smart mobility and smart building
Companies that are interested in piloting their technologies with Curiosity Lab @ Peachtree Corners, should submit a preliminary request by July 11, 2023, to receive a “green light” to the full submission phase. The “green light” will be provided by July 25, 2023 (estimated).
- Austria in all technological fields
- Czech Republic in all technological fields
- Lithuania in all technological fields
- UK in all technological fields
- Eureka – European Innovation Network – on all technological fields in clusters:
- Australia – Victoria (VISTECH) in all technological fields especially quantum, health- and climate-technology, artificial intelligence, and technologies such as digital and synthetic biology.
- Beijing in all technological fields
- Guangdong in all technological fields
- Hong Kong in all technological fields
- Shenzhen in all technological fields
- Taiwan in all technological fields
- Thailand in all technological fields
- Zhejiang in all technological fields
The Israel Innovation Authority will provide support of 20% to 50% of the approved R&D budget of the Israeli companies, for a period of 12 months, according to the funding regulations.
The deadline for submission is September 11th, 2023 at 12:00 noon (IST)
- This announcement invites Israeli Companies to submit joint applications for R&D and/or Pilot projects no later than September 11th, 2023 at 12:00 noon (IST).
- Applicants are required to follow the local requirements and use the provided application format and instructions. Applications that are not in the approved format will not be accepted.
- In addition to the local application, a Letter of Intent (LOI) and a Bilateral Application Form (BAF) must be submitted by each project partner to their respective funding organizations.
- In addition to the Israeli companies’ application to the Israel Innovation Authority, their foreign partners must apply to the funding authority in their country. Applications that would not be submitted to both countries will not be approved.
- Results will be sent after the committees on both sides make their decisions (if necessary).
Interested in this collaboration program but do not have a partner? Fill the Partner Search format at this link, and we will do our best to help you find the right partner match.
Note: The Israeli Innovation Authority accepts applications only from Israeli Companies that follow the local requirements and use the provided application format and instructions. Applications that are not in the approved format will not be accepted!