Asia Pacific - Japan

Supporting partner matching and access to funding for Japanese and Israeli companies engaged in collaborative R&D projects

In July 2014, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Israeli Ministry of Economy (MOE) signed a landmark agreement (MOC) to support industrial R&D cooperation between Japan and Israel. The Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) aims at encouraging industrial R&D cooperation and increased business ties between private sector firms from Japan and Israel.

Together with a complimentary agreement signed between the ministries’ implementation bodies – the Israel Innovation Authority, and NEDO, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization in Japan – this agreement serves as a basis for the Japan-Israel R&D Cooperation program. Under the program, Israeli and Japanese companies have access to government funding for collaborative R&D projects as well as assistance in locating R&D and business partners.

Companies of all sizes from Japan 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.

Partner Matching Support:    
The Israel Innovation Authority and NEDO are available to conduct dedicated partner searches for both Israeli and Japanese companies based on their individual needs and requirements. Just contact an Authority or NEDO representative to start the process.

Are you a Japanese Company looking for an Israeli Partner?
Are you an Israeli company interested in doing business with Japan?
Check out the Israeli and Japanese Company Catalogs to find your partner!

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Local Contacts for Collaboration

Ms. Ella Heller
Program Manager Asia Pacific
Israel Innovation Authority
Noa Asher
Minister – Trade and Economic Affairs, Head of Economic and Trade Mission
Foreign Trade Agency
Mr. Dai Mizuguchi
Deputy Director of the International Affairs Department

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