SCRA and Israel’s Chief Scientist extend S.C.-Israel R&D application deadline


Project applications accepted until April 1

Summerville, SC – SCRA and the Israeli Industry Center for R&D (MATIMOP) have jointly released a formal extension to the deadline for submitting applications for projects to be funded under the South Carolina – Israel Industry R&D program in 2016. In order to allow for the largest number of potential applicants to have their project proposals evaluated during the current proposal cycle, we are extending the deadline for submitting the required “Bilateral Cooperation Form” until April 1, 2016.

The application is the first step in the process under the Request for Proposals (RFP) in support of the collaborative industrial research and development program established in an agreement between the Government of the State of South Carolina and the Government of the State of Israel and managed by SCRA. The industry R&D program is designed to promote collaboration opportunities for South Carolina and Israeli partners. SCRA and MATIMOP will review proposals approximately twice per year.  The full text of the call for proposals is available on the SCRA website at

Consistent with the initial call for proposals, the focus of this call will be on the following technology domains:

  1. Biomedical/ Life Sciences;
  2. Advanced materials;
  3. Sustainable energy/ Water/ Agriculture systems;
  4. Transportation (Aerospace/ Automotive);
  5. Defense/ Homeland security;
  6. Insurance/ Health IT.

Any South Carolina-based company that is interested in identifying one or more potential partners in Israel for a collaborative R&D project is encouraged to complete a short company profile on the SCRA website and email it to Russ Keller at


The South Carolina – Israel Industrial R&D Program seeks to stimulate generation and development of new or significantly improved products or processes for commercialization in global markets. The program is being managed by SCRA on behalf of the state of South Carolina under a contract with the State Department of Commerce, and by MATIMOP on behalf of the state of Israel. To date, the Program has funded two projects in the fall of 2014 and a third project in the fall of 2015.

Israel Trade & Economic Office