What do Israel, a BIRD, water, technology, cleantech, & Massachusetts have in common? Summer call for proposals!

This summer, two organizations working to bridge the technology communities of the United States and Israel have announced calls for joint proposals.  They are from the BIRD Foundation and the New England Israel Business Council.


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BIRD Foundation:

The Next Opportunity to Submit U.S.- Israel Joint Proposals

To be considered, a project proposal should include:

  • R&D cooperation between two, unrelated companies, one registered in the U.S. and  the other in Israel. The companies should jointly apply for BIRD support;
  • Research and development topics within the scope of this call include but are not limited to: Life Sciences, Cleantech and gas, Communications, Electronics, Software, Cyber Security, etc.

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The jointly developed technology or product(s) must have considerable innovation and significant commercial potential.

The maximum conditional grant per project is up to $1 million per project
(up to 50% of the R&D costs associated with the joint project).

Timetable and deadlines:

  • Executive Summaries (using BIRD’s template) due by September 10, 2013
  • Full Proposals (following BIRD’s detailed instructions) due by October 17, 2013
  • Decisions –   December 11, 2013

Please refer to BIRD’s website for submission details –
For further inquiries please contact:


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NEIBC/  Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership (MIIP)

Water and Clean Energy Track – Request for Proposals

Release Date: March 4, 2013; Joint Submissions Due: Oct. 31, 2013

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Israel are announcing a new Call for Proposals for joint R&D projects in the field of Clean Technologies, highlighting specifically water related technologies and solutions.

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 the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MCEC) on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the framework of the Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership Program.

For complete details on this Request for Proposals please click here

Program Overview:

  • Joint MA-Israeli R&D projects can be presented in the field of clean technologies, highlighting specifically water related technologies and solutions.
  • Applicants are expected to develop ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or methods which have strong market potential for Massachusetts and Israel
  • MCEC and MATIMOP can help companies identify potential partners. In addition, we expect companies will be seeking their own partners independently.


Eligible U.S. (MA) Applicants include: Massachusetts for-profit corporation, limited liability company, sole proprietorship or partnership domiciled in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Additional MCEC applicable rules and procedures apply.

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 Organization (MCEC in Massachusetts and MATIMOP in Israel) in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. James Bowen
Director of Business Development
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Tel: +1 (617) 416-2923

Ms. Tal Fishman,
Ms. Liron Eldar, Program Manager North American Desk MATIMOP
Tel: +972-3-5118155