Deadline: 25 August 2016
MATIMOP, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in Israel, and NEDO, on behalf of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Japan, invites Israeli and Japanese companies to submit joint proposals for industrial research and development projects.
The program provides Israeli and Japanese companies access to government funding for collaborative research and development (R&D) projects aimed at the development of products or processes leading to commercialization in the global market.
- At least one science and technology company from each of the respective countries, fulfilling the company, 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; academic/research entities are eligible to join as sub-contractors only.
- 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.
- Companies and projects from the technology fields including new energy, energy conservation, smart community, environment and resource conservation, robot technology, machinery systems technology, electronics, Information and Telecommunications, materials and nanotechnology, biotechnology, agricultural machinery, medical devices and water treatment and so on.
- The project partners should agree in advance on the IP rights and on the commercialization strategy of the product or process
- For Japanese Applicants: Eligible applicants will be Japanese companies which, in principle, have their own R&D facilities in Japan.
- For Israeli Applicants: Eligible applicants will be R&D performing Israeli registered companies operating in Israel.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit a Bilateral Cooperation Form via given website.
Eligible Countries: Israel and Japan
For more information, please visit Japan-Israel R&D Program.