Israeli and Indian companies engaged in collaborative R&D projects are invited to apply for financial support through the India-Israel Initiative for Industrial R&D (i4RD)

Deadline: October 15, 2013

MATIMOP, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in Israel, and the Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA) in India, invite Indian and Israeli companies to submit joint proposals for industrial Research and Development projects under the current i4RD Request for Proposals (RFP), launched on June 15, 2013. The India-Israel Initiative for Industrial R&D (i4RD) provides partner matching assistance and access to funding for Israeli companies and companies based anywhere in India. Joint Applications for funding under the current RFP are due no later than October 15, 2013.

IMPORTANT RFP DATES :

–  Announcement Date of Request for Proposal: June 15, 2013
–  Submission Date of i4RD Joint Application Form: October 15, 2013
–  Submission Date of Phase II Application (for Israeli Companies only): TBA
–   Release of Request for Proposal Results: April 15, 2014 (tentative)

TECHNOLOGY FOCUS AREAS:

This Request for Proposal (RFP) 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 focus on the following technology areas:

– Renewable Energy (Off–Grid Micro Solar Systems, Large Scale Solar Systems, Biomass Based Power, Smart Grids)

– Water Management (Water Treatment technologies: Water Reuse & Recycling, Desalination; Water Supply & Distribution: Water Leak Detection, Loss Reduction)

– Affordable Healthcare [Non–Invasive Diagnostic Devices, particularly for Women & Children Health (Anemia, Nutrition) & Diabetes; ICT Applications for Medicine/Healthcare]

FUNDING SUPPORT:

In Israel:

The total funding from the Government of Israel via the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) will be provided in the form of a soft loan and will not exceed 50% of the eligible and approved costs of the R&D, in accordance with the national laws and regulations.

In India:

GITA will fund the Indian Project Partners once recommended. All successful projects will have at least 50% industry R&D component. The active participation of industry will be assessed from the project budget and the R&D performed by the company.

  • Funding will be limited to 50% of the total eligible national cost of the project with a limit of USD 250,000/ INR 125 Lakhs (approx) per project
  • Industry may receive up to 50% of its part of eligible national cost by way of returnable soft loan repayable upon successful completion of the project

For attachments refer:

i4RD Information and Guidelines for Israeli Applicants – RFP June 2013
i4RD Instructions for Israel Applicants – RFP June 2013
i4RD Joint Application Form – RFP June 2013
i4RD Partner Search Form

Source: MATIMOP