Japan-Israel R&D Cooperation Program – 7th Call for Proposals

תאריך אחרון להגשה 

20/08/2019

תיאור הקול הקורא

Participating Agencies

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Japan
Israel Innovation Authority

Summary

Israeli and Japanese companies engaged in collaborative R&D projects are invited to apply for financial support through the Japan-Israel R&D Cooperation Program

Relevant Technologies

Energy, Smart community, Environment, Robotics, AI, ICT, Nano, Water treatment

Program Description

Israel Innovation Authority, formerly known as the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in Israel, and NEDO, on behalf of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Japan, invite Israeli and Japanese companies to submit joint proposals for industrial research and development projects under the current Call for Proposals (CFP).

Companies and projects from almost all technology fields can apply, with preference for projects in the fields of new energy, energy conservation, smart community, environment and resource conservation, robot technology, machinery systems technology, AI, electronics, Information and Telecommunications, materials and nanotechnology and water treatment. Projects from the Life Science, Biotech and Medical fields would be able to submit, if they are related to other fields that are under NEDO’s responsibility (which is mentioned above and can be seen in this link.
Full Application Deadline (Bilateral Application Form (BAF) + Letter of Intent (LOI) + National Project Proposal (NPP)) should be submitted by   – August 20, 2019. Send all forms via email to the Israeli and Japanese Program Managers.

Timeline:

  • CFP Launch – May 27, 2019
  • Deadline for Full Application (BAF + LOI + NPP): August 20, 2019
  • Evaluation Period: August 20 – by or around December, 2019 
  • Joint Committee December 2019 
     

Criteria

In order to apply to the current CFP, joint projects must meet the following criteria: 

  • At least one science and technology company from each of the respective countries should express a desire to cooperate in the research and development of a new product or a new process. 
  • The project may involve more than one company from each side; academic/research entities are eligible to join as sub-contractors only. 
  • 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. 
  • Companies and projects from the technology fields including new energy, energy conservation, smart community, environment and resource conservation, robot technology, machinery systems technology, AI, electronics, Information and Telecommunications, materials and nanotechnology and water treatment are eligible to apply. Projects from the Life Science, Biotech and Medical fields would be able to submit, if they are related to other fields that are under NEDO’s responsibility 
  • The project partners should agree in advance on the IP rights and on the commercialization strategy of the product or process 
  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries 
  • The project must be balanced between participants and significant to both partners. 
  • The maximum project period is two years. 

Relevant Technologies:

  • New energy,
  • Energy conservation,
  • Smart community,
  • Environment and resource conservation,
  • Robot technology,
  • Machinery systems technology,
  • AI,
  • Electronics,
  • Information and Telecommunications (ICT),
  • Materials and nanotechnology
  • Water treatment. P

In addition, projects from the following fields if they are related to other fields under NEDO’s responsibility:

  • Life Science,
  • Biotech
  • Medical fields 
     

Funding

Funding support will be provided to each partner through its own implementing & funding organisation (either NEDO in Japan or the Innovation Authority in Israel) in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.

In Israel:

The total funding from the Israel Innovation Authority will not exceed 50% of the eligible and approved costs of the R&D for a one-year period, in accordance with the national laws and regulations of the R&D Fund. Israeli applicants are encouraged to reapply for funding for year two project supports in line with the duration agreed between Japanese and Israeli applicants.

In Japan: 

The total funding from NEDO will not exceed 50% (66.6% for a small or medium size company) of the eligible and approved costs of the R&D. For more information on funding conditions, applicants should visit NEDO website in Japanese.

For further details, including criteria and the application process, please review the documents attached, and contact
Ms. Ella Heller: Ella.Heller@innovationisrael.org.il, or Mr. Dai Mizuguchi: international@ml.nedo.go.jp to express interest in the call.
For full details on the Call for Proposals , including terms of funding an d eligibility requirements, please read the attached Guidelines document. Details in Japanese are available on the NEDO website.