(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

Advanced Manufacturing Division

The Advanced Manufacturing Division focuses on promoting the implementation of R&D and innovation processes in companies in the manufacturing sector, in order to strengthen their competitiveness in the global arena and improve productivity across a variety of industrial sectors. The incentive programs offered by this division boost manufacturing-oriented industries and encourage the owners of mainly small and medium-sized factories and plants to develop innovative products, technologies and manufacturing processes to realize these goals.

Target audiences:

  • Israeli industrial enterprises whose main activity is in its essence manufacturing, and that operate in the low- and medium-low-technology sectors.
  • Israeli industrial enterprises that have at least one active production line, as well as distinctive characteristics of a manufacturing-oriented industrial company – high rate of production operations, low rate of R&D activity, low level of R&D infrastructure, lack of significant intellectual property, etc.