(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

Israel-Massachusetts 2nd Call for Proposals in the Field of Clean Energy; Focus on Water Solutions

Call for Proposals: Now Open for Partner Matching 

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and MATIMOP – The Israeli Industry Center for R&D, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, are pleased to offer a joint funding opportunity in the field of Clean Energy, with a focus on Water Solutions, for companies from Israel and Massachusetts. Potential applicants are invited to express interest in the program and initiate the partner matching process. 

 Eligible Participants: Industrial R&D Projects involving at least one Israeli R&D company and one Massachusetts based SME. Participation of research institutions/universities is welcome as subcontractors according to each jurisdiction’s funding regulations.

Request for Proposals - Structure: The submission and the approval process consist of two phases:

1) Phase 1: Joint Submission of a Bilateral Cooperation Form
Companies are required to submit a Phase I application titled “Bilateral Cooperation Form” specific to the Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership. The Phase I application should include a brief description of the proposed cooperative R&D project, expected outcomes, and the respective roles of each party. Prior consultation with the respective organizations (MATIMOP in Israel and MassCEC in Massachusetts) is strongly advised.

2) Phase 2: Submission of National Funding Application
MATIMOP/OCS and MassCEC will screen the Bilateral Forms and jointly
decide which will be invited to submit a Full Proposal that includes the funding application.

 Scope of Funding in Massachusetts:

MassCEC intends to provide grants under the terms presented below:

· Project Duration: Up to two years

· Maximum grant provided by MassCEC over a life of project: US$250,000

· Grant provided by MassCEC: MA company will contribute an equal or greater amount of funding for approved R&D expenditures to the project

 Scope of Funding in Israel: 

OCS intends to provide conditional grants under the terms presented below.

· Project Duration: Up to two years

· Maximum grant provided by OCS over a life of a project: 50% of eligible R&D costs + top ups, if relevant

· Minimum grant provided by OCS: 20% of eligible R&D costs + top ups, if relevant

 For further details, please contact the Program Manager: 

Ms. Liron Eldar
Manager, North American Desk
Tel: +972-3-511-8155; Email: liron@matimop.org.il