Deadline for Submission: July 30, 2012
Thematic Focus: Open to all technological fields
India and Israel are announcing a new Call for Proposals for joint R&D projects in all technological fields.
The Call is jointly administered by MATIMOP – The Israeli Industry Center for R&D, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of the Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor in Israel, and GITA, the Global Innovation and Technology Alliance, on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, in the framework of the India-Israel Initiative for Industrial R&D (i4RD).
Joint Indian-Israeli R&D projects can be presented in any area of mutual interest.
Applicants are expected to develop ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or methods which have strong market potential for India and Israel
Companies can receive assistance in partner-matching from MATIMOP and GITA in the framework of the program
This call is open to all projects based on merit that include science and technology (S&T) development leading to commercial success, social good and benefit to both countries. There is however a specific emphasis on the following technology areas:
Nanoscience / Nanotechnology
Non-Conventional Energy Resources (particularly solar)
Space Science and technology
Eligible Indian Applicants include: researchers and managers representing Indian companies (minimum 51% of Indian ownership), which operate and are headquartered and operate in India (see attached Call Document for more information).
Eligible Israeli Applicants will be R&D performing Israeli registered companies operating in Israel
Funding support will be given to each partner by its own Implementing Organisation (GITA in India and MATIMOP in Israel) in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.
In India: Funding will be limited to 50% of the eligible national cost with a limit of US$ 250,000/INR 125 Lakhs (approx) per project on the Indian Side. Industry may receive up to 50% of the eligible national cost of way of soft loan repayable upon successful completion of the project
In Israel: The total funding from the Government of Israel via the OCS, under the i4RD financial support, will not exceed 50% of the eligible and approved costs of the R&D, in accordance with the national laws and regulations.
In Order to Apply:
Review the “Call for Proposals” document attached to check your eligibility for the program. Learn more about the general Call for Proposals process here. Review the “Guidelines for Israeli Companies” document to learn even more.
If you don’t have a partner, fill out a partner search form. Send it to the program manager (email@example.com)
Have a partner, think you are eligible, and want to apply? Contact the program manager to express interest in applying for the program
Review the Guidelines for Israeli Companies and fill out the Bilateral Cooperation Form. Submit by July 30, 2012.
Once your Bilateral Cooperation Form is approved, you will receive further application instructions.
For further assistance, please contact:
Ms. Hadas Kroitoru
Program Manager – India-Israel Cooperation Program
Tel: +972 3 5118117
In India:Mr. Samrat Ghatak
Programme Coordinator – Israel
Global Innovation & Technology Alliance
Tel: 91-11- 45772005Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; India-Israel@gita.org.in ; email@example.com
Partner Search Form - i4RD
Application Guidelines - i4RD - April 2012
Bilateral Cooperation Form - i4RD
Call for Proposals - i4RD - April 2012