China-Israel 6th Call for Proposals for Joint Industrial R&D projects

Open Date

Deadline for Submission

Phase I

Phase II

Time Zone

Israel

Participating Agencies

MOST – China Ministry of Science and Technology

Summary

China - Israel Cooperation Program for Industrial R&D - A bilateral framework providing financial support for collaborative industrial R&D ventures between Israeli & Chinese companies
The government of The People's Republic of China (PRC) and the government of the State of Israel signed a bilateral agreement in 2010 to form the China – Israel Cooperation Program for Industrial R&D, with the primary aim of supporting joint industrial R&D projects aimed at the development of products or processes leading to commercialization in the global market.   

Within the context of the bilateral framework, funding mechanisms have been created, through which industry may seek support for joint bilateral industrial research and development (R&D) projects and product adaptation projects, involving at least one Chinese company and one Israeli company.
The bi-lateral framework is jointly implemented by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on behalf of the Chinese government and by the Israel Innovation Authority in Israel.

Relevant Technologies

All Technology Sectors

Program Description

This call is open to joint projects in all technological sectors, based on merit that include science and technology (S&T) development leading to commercial success, social good and benefit to both countries.
This Call for Proposals is providing support for "product customization" projects focused on developing new products based on the modification / customization of existing products or technologies, which are targeted at the Chinese market.

Please note – since it is a joint program with the Chinese National Ministry of Science & Technology, the total procedure is longer. Please check the full agenda in the guideline, which is available for downloading below. 
All companies who are interested in the Chinese market or companies that already have operation in China. 
This program is open for partnerships from all over China and does not limited to specific province/city. 

Criteria

Eligibility in China 

  • Eligible applicants will be R&D performing Chinese registered companies operating in the People's Republic of China (PRC). 
  • A company cannot apply for funding simultaneously for the same project to this bi-lateral program and to other bi-lateral program Israel has with other Chinese Province/City 

For more information on eligibility and registration in China - click here

Eligibility in Israel 

Eligible applicants will be R&D performing Israeli registered companies operating in Israel. 

The criteria to be followed in order to apply to the program call are:

  1.  At least two science and technology companies from the respective countries should express a desire to cooperate in the research and development of a new product or a new process, or in the adaptation of an existing product/process to the foreign market. 
  2. The project may involve more than one company from each side; academic /research entities are eligible to join as sub-contractors only.
  3. R&D under the joint project should focus on either:
    • Developing Products that are 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; 

      OR 
       
    • Adapting / customizing existing product/process, belonging to the Israeli Company partner, to the needs and conditions of the Chinese market  
  4. The project partners should agree in advance on the IP rights and on the commercialization strategy of the product or process.
  5. The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries
  6. The project must be balanced between participants and strategically significant to both partners. 

Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can apply to the present Call for Proposal in accordance with the national Laws, Rules, Regulations and Procedures in effect.

Funding

  1. Funding support will be given to each partner by its own Implementing Organization; Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology Department (MOST), the People's Republic of China (PRC), and the Israel Innovation Authority in Israel) in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect. 
  2. The total grant from the Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC), via the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) under the financial support of the China-Israel R&D Program, will not exceed 2 Million RMB(around 330,000$) per project, in accordance with the national laws and regulations.  
  3. The total funding from the Government of Israel via the Israel Innovation Authority, under the financial support of the China-Israel R&D program, will not exceed 50% of the eligible and approved costs of the R&D, in accordance with the national laws and regulations. 
  4. The total number of projects supported by MOST is around 10 projects.

Application Process

The application submitted in 2 phases:

Phase 1:

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2019

  • Fill out the application Form (Phase I Application) together with your partner and prepare the Letter of Intent re: IP plan. 
  • Apply (1st phase) – The Israeli company should submit their Application Form+Letter of Intent (LOI) via email to the Israeli Program Managers.
  • Note: For the submission phase, only a Letter of Intent (LOI), a preliminary agreement or draft MoU is required, however the final agreement has to be presented to the funding authorities only after the project is jointly approved. 

Phase 2:

Deadline for submission: April 30, 2020

  • Following the Phase I application submission, project applications will be reviewed and eligible applicants will be notified of Phase II procedures, which require both applicants to submit separate national applications for funding.
  • The Israeli partner is required to submit an Israel Innovation Authority National Application form in accordance with the Authority's regulations, through an online system. A signed copy of the Bilateral Application Form and the LOI are required to be uploaded as well.

For the full information and conditions for Bilateral Program for Parallel Support - click here.
For the China-Israel R&D Cooperation Program Guideline -click here
For downloading the 1st phase Application Form - click here.

For additional information, please contact:

Name

Ms. Sapir Shimoni

Position

Program Manager, Asia Pacific

Organization

Israel Innovation Authority

Name

Mr. Liu Yi

Organization

MOST, China

Attachments

Program Guidelines
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Application Form
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Search Partner
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