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Israel and Australia's economic relations spans several decades and dates back to the 1950's. These days there are 3 different agreements for bilateral cooperation in research and development and technological innovation and 2 active bilateral funding programs. These agreements aim to encourage industrial R&D cooperation and increased business ties between private sector firms from Australia and Israel.

The relations around innovation and R&D joint projects have started at 2005 with the agreement between the Israel and the state of Victoria. In 2016 second agreement was signed between the Government of the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) and the State of Israel in the presence of the Premier of New South Wales (NSW). These agreements serve as a basis for the R&D Cooperation programs. Under the programs, Israeli and Australian companies from Victoria and NSW have access to government funding for collaborative R&D projects as well as assistance in locating R&D and business partners.

In 2017, during the visit of the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, in Australia the third agreement was signed in the federal level. Under this agreement will be established new bilateral funding program in order to enable cooperation between Israeli companies and Australian Companies from all over Australia.
Companies of all sizes from Australia and Israel are invited to partner up and – during the program’s open “calls for proposals” - apply for funding for joint R&D projects aimed at the development of innovative new technologies or processes leading to commercialization in the global market. 

Calls for Proposals

For the first time, Israel Innovation Authority together with SIIRD and FTA will lead a delegation of Israeli Fintech companies to a uniqe roadshow in Singapore and Australia. The delegation will take place from November 11 to November 17…

Events

Success Stories

Smart Agriculture Korea-Israel Joint Workshop: An Initiative of the Korea-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (KORIL-RDF)
The bilateral programs for parallel support of industrial R&D constitute a platform for promotion of technological innovation among industrial…
Connecting foreign multinational corporations (MNCs) and innovative Israeli companies.

Local Contacts for Collaboration

Ms. Racheli Ben On
Israel Innovation Authority
Shai Zarivatch
Counselor- Head of Trade and Economic Mission
Foreign Trade Agency

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