Water Technologies Pilots in collaboration with IDB

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Israel Innovation Authority and the Foreign Trade Administration are inviting Israeli companies to submit applications for a call for proposals for Israeli water companies to participate in a joint pilot’s with Latin American Water Utilities, in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).https://innovationisrael.org.il/files-en/2020-12/2-NRW%20Pilot%20%2C%20Guyana%20.pdf

Relevant Technologies

Water Technologies

Participating Agencies

Israeli Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Finance and Industry
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Program Description

This call for proposals is part of ongoing collaboration with the IDB, aimed to support the design and implementation of innovative water pilots, as well as knowledge dissemination, technical and policy exchanges, and training in LAC. The TC focuses on 4 thematic areas- Desalination, Reuse, Smart Water Infrastructure and policy strengthening.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has identified several water corporations interested in piloting with Israeli companies. The pilots include the following partners:

  • Bogota-Columbia Water and Sewage Services Company (EAAB-ESPL)
  • Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI)
  • Joinville – Brazil Water and Sewage Corporation (Companhia Águas de Joinville)
  • Bahia-Brazil Water Services and Sanitation Corporation (EMBASA)
  • water and Sewage Utility (A.S.S.A) Santa Fe- Argentina


Project costs will be funded by IDB, together with the Latin America water corporation.
Selected applicants can receive:
Up to a maximum of $100,000 from IDB/ Latin America water corporation to support ALL project costs.


Israeli companies are asked to submit project proposals for the validation testing of products, processes, services, and/or technologies.
Projects may include:

  1. Technological adaptation of the proposed solution to the corporate challenge / requirement
  2. Applicability and technological feasibility of the proposed solution
  3. Quality solution offered in relation to competitors in the market
  4. The company’s proven management, financial and technological capabilities to execute the project
  5. Product maturity
  6. Company’s ability to realize the project
  7. Previous experience of similar collaborations such as projects in emerging markets – an advantage
  8. Future commercial potential and ability to pursue larger projects

Application Process

Application Submission is due by January 24rd, 2021 12:00 IST.
Please submit an online application in Hebrew only to the Israel Innovation Authority under IDB program (Bilateral Funds)

  1. Please attach:
    • EOI (expression of interest) form
    • Budget Excel in USD
    • Tofes Hitagdut (Certificate of being a registered Israeli company)
    • IDB requirements see note attached
  2. After submitting the funding application, please email emerging markets desk the file number you receive, or your company number. For questions and assistance regarding the application submission, please contact emerging markets desk EM@innovationisrael.org.il

For additional information, please contact:

Name: Ms. Hila Cohen Mizrav
Position: Innovation Water Resources Consultant
Organization: IDB
Name: Emerging Markets Desk
Position: Emerging Markets Desk
Organization: Israel Innovation Authority


Bogota_Colombia Form downloadable file
Guyana NRW Form downloadable file
Joinville_Brazil Form downloadable file
Vitoria De Conquista_Brazil Form downloadable file
Santa Fe_Argentina Form downloadable file
Expression of Interest Form downloadable file
IDB Requirements Form downloadable file