Sichuan (China) – Israel 2nd Call for Proposals – Joint Industrial R&D Projects

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The Israel Innovation Authority, and the Sichuan Science and Technology Department (SSTD), on behalf of the government of Sichuan province, operate a cooperation agreement targeting industrial R&D projects between Israeli companies and Chinese companies from Sichuan province. This bilateral program is an outcome of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the State of Israel and China’s Sichuan province in 2016.

Relevant Technologies

All Technologies

Participating Agencies

Sichuan Science and Technology Department

Program Description


  1. Read completely the attached CFP Guidelines Document.
  2. Fill out a  Bilateral Cooperation Form (Phase I Application) together with your partner, and prepare the Letter of Intent re: IP plan. The submitted form should be identical and filled either in English or both English and Chinese .
  3. Apply (1st phase)! Both companies (from Israel and Sichuan) should submit their Bilateral Cooperation Form+Letter of Intent (LOI) via email to the Israeli and Sichuan Program Managers according to the mentioned deadline.

Both Israel Innovation Authority and Sichuan S&T Department representative will notify the companies weather they can proceed to 2nd phase submission.
2nd phase submission is done separately according to the forms, rules and regulations of Israel and Sichuan.


In Israel – The program financial support will not exceed 50% of the eligible and approved R&D costs, in the form of a conditional grant and in accordance with Israel Innovation Authority national laws and regulations.




  1. At least two science and technology companies from the respective countries should express a desire to cooperate in the research and development of a new product or a new process.
  2. The project may involve more than one company from each side; Please note: academic/research entities are eligible to join only as sub-contractors.
  3. The product should be highly innovative with significant commercial potential. The joint industrial R&D project should aim at the development of products/processes leading to commercialization in the global market.
  4. The project partners should agree in advance on the IP rights and on the commercialization strategy of the product or process. Please note: For the submission phase, only an LOI (Letter of Intent), a preliminary agreement or draft MoU is required (the final agreement has to be presented to the funding authorities).
  5. The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries.
  6. The project must be balanced between participants and significant to both partners.

Application Process

Online submission through the Israel Innovation Authority’s as 2nd phase application via Hebrew application platform – Submission deadline: 14.7.2019 at 14:00

For Sichuan-Israel 2nd Call for Proposals in Chinese: please click here



Launch of new Call for Proposals 26.02.2019
Deadline for submission of
Bilateral Cooperation Form + Letter of Intent
Notification to Companies – BCF Approval 20.6.2019
Full Local Funding Application to IIA and SSTD 07.2019
For Sichuan companiesJuly, 2019 – Specific date to be updated For the Israeli companies –14.7.2019 at 14:00
Evaluation Period in Israel & Sichuan in parallel July- October
Joint Committee and announcements to applicants End of October– Beginning of November 2019

For additional information, please contact:

Name: Merav tapiero
Position: Manager, Asia Pacific, International Collaborations Division
Organization: Israel Innovation Authority
Name: Racheli Ben-Onn
Position: Program Manager, Asia Pacific
Organization: Israel Innovation Authority


Sichuan-Israel R&D Cooperation Program downloadable file
Bilateral Cooperation Form downloadable file
Example how to fill Bilateral Form downloadable file
Cooperation Program - In Hebrew downloadable file