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Open Date

Deadline for Submission

Time Zone

Israel

Participating Agencies

IIA

Israel Innovation Authority

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Singapore-Israel R&D Foundation (SIIRD)

Summary

The Singapore Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (SIIRD) is a co-operation between the Singapore Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and the Israel Innovation Authority to promote, facilitate and support joint industrial R&D collaboration between Singapore-based companies or research and development entities, and Israel-based companies across different industries.

Relevant Technologies

Agritech, Foodtech and Healthtech

Program Description

This program is operated under the Authority’s incentive program for Bilateral Funds and the Israel-Singapore Fund (SIIRD). Please read the full details on the Fund’s website  
 

Criteria

  1. The application must be jointly submitted by a Singapore-registered company or research entity and an Israel-registered company. 
  2. Either company must not have more than 20% shareholding in the partnering company.
    The joint project must be undertaken in Singapore and Israel.
  3. At least 30% of the actual R&D work must be done in Singapore as well as in Israel. 
  4. Technology and product developed must have potential for commercialization.
  5. Companies must have the ability to fund the supplementary portion of their project budget after a grant.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Technical Capabilities
  • Financial Capability
  • Commercialization/Marketing Capability
  • Synergy Between Companies
  • Complementarity
  • Level of Innovation/Novelty
  • Potential for Commercialization Success

Funding

SIIRD provides research and development (R&D) funding up to US$1.5M for joint R&D projects between companies based in Singapore and Israel. Interested companies are welcome to apply for this funding by following the instructions in the Proposal Submission page in SIIRD website
Grant disbursements to Singapore and Israeli companies would be in local currency i.e., Singapore Dollars and Israeli Shekels respectively.
The SIIRD funding covers the R&D portion of the companies’ total development cost in the joint projects. Part of the funding is also extended towards joint commercialization activities in the project.

Application Process

  1. Discuss and Decide to Collaborate
    If there is interest to submit a project co-funding application to SIIRD, after their discussion on joint R&D collaboration, Companies are advised to contact the SIIRD Managers in the respective countries to understand more about the SIIRD Program and to share with the SIIRD Managers the proposed project in mind.
    It is recommended to submit an Executive Summary according to the forms on SIIRD’s website for initial feedback. Executive summaries shall be accepted for feedback up to 3 weeks before the deadline of the call for proposal. 
  2. Submit Full Proposal to SIIRD
    Both Companies shall work on the Full Proposal using SIIRD’s Guidelines and Templates. Both Companies can use the following checklist to double-check on the documents required for the official submission:
    • Full R&D Proposal with Project Gantt Chart, Project Members' Resumes, Revenue Forecast Table and Audited Financial Reports of Each Company
    • Project Budget of Each Company
    • Other Supporting Documents, if any

      The finalised set of documents are to be submitted to SIIRD via Email and through IIA’s online application system.
  3. Project Evaluation
    Following the Full Proposal Submission, Evaluation Meetings will be conducted in Singapore and Israel at the Companies’ premises respectively. Independent Reviewers and the SIIRD team will visit the Companies and presentation on the Project will be required from both Companies during the Meetings.
  4. SIIRD Board Approval
    After the Project Evaluation, the Project Proposal will be presented to the SIIRD Board for approval. The SIIRD Board Meeting is convened twice a year. Approval's decision of the SIIRD Board will be conveyed in writing to both Companies.


The deadline for submission is ‏02/08/21 at 12:00 (ILT)

The applications need to be submitted by the Israeli companies and their foreign partners in collaboration.

For additional information, please contact:

Name

Adi Maller

Position

SIIRD Manager, Israel

Organization

Israel Innovation Authority