International R&D and Pilots Collaboration – 2023 Call for Proposals


Growth, International Collabration, Startup, technological infrastructure

תיאור הקול הקורא

Participating Agencies

Israel Innovation Authority
Accio – Catalonia Trade and Industry
Adani – India
MOST – China
Hong Kong Industrial and Technology Commission
Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
JSTD – Jiangsu, China, Science and Technology Department
Department of Science and Technology of Shandong Province, China
Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI)
NIA – Thailand


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.

Relevant Technologies

Technology sector as specified per each partner

Program Description

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:

North America:

  • Canada (via Eureka) in all technological fields



MNC program:

Second year International Programs:

  • Applications for a second year within an international program that was approved for a first year before 2023 and that has ended in 2022 or is scheduled to end by September2023. 


The preconditions and criteria for evaluation are detailed in Israel Innovation Authority’s International Rules & Regulations and the R&D Fund Incentive program


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.

Application Process

The deadline for submission is June 21th, 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 June 21th, 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). 

Partner Search

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.

arrowNote: 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!


Thailand - Guidelines downloadable file
Adani - Guidelines downloadable file
Anand - Guidelineds downloadable file
Catalonia - Guidelines downloadable file
China - MOST - Guidelines downloadable file
Henkel - Guidelines downloadable file
Honk-Kong - Guidelines downloadable file
Italy - Guidelines downloadable file
Jiangsu - Guidelines downloadable file
Shanghai - Guidelines downloadable file
Shangdong - Guidelines downloadable file
Shenzhen - Guidelines downloadable file
Taiwan - Guidelines downloadable file