Dear Sir/Madam,

With a view to foster bilateral industrial research and development (R&D) between India and Israel, the Governments of the two countries have created a US$40 million fund (over 5 years) – India–Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F) –  to seed finance innovative industrial R&D projects between the two countries. The Fund was launched jointly by the Prime Ministers of India and Israel in January 2018.  Applicants need to be industries having projects in the focus areas of the call.

The second call for proposals under the I4F is now open with a deadline for receiving applications of 24th November 2018 in the focus areas of Agriculture, Energy, Healthcare and Information & communication Technology (ICT).

Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) (www.gita.org.in) is the implementing agency on behalf of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India for the I4F. The Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) is the implementing agency in Israel.

A broad outline of the call is given below. GITA can also support in finding a suitable partner in Israel.

Should your organization be interested in taking this forward, please do get in touch with Ms Deepanwita Mukherjee at GITA (Tel : 011-42888012; E: deepanwita.mukherjee@gita.org.in)

Posted By – Chandreyee Ghatak – chandreyee.bagchi@israeltrade.gov.il