This program, that supports R&D and pilots in the field of environmental protection, is operated jointly by the Innovation Authority and the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The products submitted as part of this program must be ready for trial and without significant R&D content.

The program’s goal is to develop and apply innovative technologies in the fields of environmental protection (cleantech) that will lead to a reduction in the use of natural resources and/or of greenhouse emissions, and to examine their feasibility on an industrial scale and among relevant customers. The program also encourages the creation and growth of whole sustainable companies in the fields of environmental protection in Israel via advancing innovative technological solutions.

This program is intended for Israeli technology companies in the fields of environmental protection that will receive financial support of between 20%-50% of the approved R&D expenditure. Special support of 75% of approved R&D expenditure will be given for programs with potential for exceptional impact on the environment. Regulatory assistance may also be provided by the Ministry of Environmental Protection for conducting a pilot program and receiving a unique regulatory framework.