06/08/2020

Funding opportunity under the India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F) for joint Industrial R&D Projects


The India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F) is a cooperation platform between the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), Government of Israel, to promote facilitate and support joint Industrial R&D projects between companies from India and Israel, which would lead to successful commercialization and benefit for both countries. CFP-6 is open to the applied R&D projects in all areas but will prioritize the areas of:

  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Water

If any technical difficulties arise or if you identify any errors in your submission, we will not be able to grant an extension to the above deadlines.

It is your responsibility to ensure you follow the competition guidance rules and in doing so allow sufficient time to complete all of the competition requirements described in this document.

About the Program:

I4F is cooperation between the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and the National Technological Innovation Authority in Israel (Innovation Authority) to promote, facilitate and support joint Industrial R&D projects, between companies from India and Israel.

DST and Innovation Authority have jointly created a $40 Mn USD I4F fund with equal contribution from both sides over the period of five years. I4F is aimed to promote, facilitate and support joint Industrial R&D between India & Israel which would lead to co-development and commercialization of innovative technologies benefiting both the countries.

The objective of this programme is to respond to the global issues concerning science & technology while developing technologies that can be commercialized and localized within 2 years through Joint cooperation between India and Israel.

In India, on behalf of DST, funding and other services will be provided through Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) and in Israel, funding and other services will be provided through Israel Innovation Authority.

Applicants are required to review the complete application guidelines before developing and submitting a complete proposal.

Please note that the proposal preparation guidelines should be seen as suggestions which will be helpful to applicants in preparing a proposal that addresses the issues on which the evaluation will be based. Applicants can choose to address the suggestions that they believe will strengthen their proposal.

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