Shenzhen-Israel R&D Program - 11th Call for Proposals


Open Date

Deadline for Submission

Phase I

Phase II

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Participating Agencies

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Israel Innovation Authority

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Science, Technology & Innovation Commission, Shenzhen Municipality (SZSTI)


11th Call for Proposal is now open for applications for the Israel-Shenzhen joint R&D program!
Israel Innovation Authority in Israel and Shenzhen municipality's Science, Technology & Innovation Commission, invite companies from Israel and the City of Shenzhen to submit joint proposals for industrial research and development projects under the Shenzhen-Israel R&D Cooperation Program.

For full details on the Call for Proposals, including terms of funding and eligibility requirements, please read the attached Guidelines document.

Relevant Technologies

All technology sectors


  • It 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. 
  • The project may involve more than one company from each side; 
    Please note: academic/research entities are eligible to join only as sub-contractors. 
  • 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. 
  • The project partners should agree in advance on the IP rights and on the commercialization strategy of the product or process. 
    Please note: For the submission phase, only an LOI (Letter of Intent), a preliminary agreement or draft MoU is required (the final agreement has to be presented to the funding authorities). 
  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries. 
  • The project must be balanced between participants and significant to both partners.


In Israel

The program financial support will not exceed 50% of the eligible and approved R&D costs, in the form of a conditional grant and in accordance with Israel Innovation Authority national laws and regulations.

In Shenzhen

The support for Shenzhen-Israel projects is in the form of grant without repayment, in accordance with the Shenzhen Science, Technology & Innovation Commission (SZSTI) laws and regulations. The total funding will not exceed 2 million RMB per project, for up to 50% of approved R&D expenses.

Application Process

The application submitted in 2 phases:

1st phase

Deadline for submission: March 30th, 2020

  • Fill out a Bilateral Cooperation Form (Phase I Application) together with your partner and prepare the Letter of Intent re: IP plan. The submitted form should be identical and filled either in English or both English and Chinese. 
  • Apply (1st phase) - Both companies (from Israel and Shenzhen) should submit their Bilateral Cooperation Form+Letter of Intent (LOI) via email to the Israeli and Shenzhen Program Managers.

2nd phase

Deadline for submission: May 19th, 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's National Application form in accordance with the Authority'sregulations, 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 -
For the Shenzhen (China)-Israel R&D Cooperation Program Guideline 

Click here to download the Bilateral Form for the 1st Phase 


For additional information, please contact:


Ms. Nofar Hamrany


Program Manager, Asia Pacific


Israel Innovation Authority


Ms. Zhang Chunfeng


SZSTI - Shenzhen


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