(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

NSW-Israel Science & Technology Research & Development Program -2nd Call for Proposals

First stage application deadline: August 9, 2018

Second stage application deadline (full application): September 6, 2018

Bilateral program providing financial support for collaborative industrial R&D projects between Israeli companies and Australian companies from the state of New South Wales.


The NSW-Israel Science and Technology Research and Development Program provides funding support for market-oriented collaborative research and development (R&D) projects by NSW (Australia) and Israeli companies, consistent with the Cooperation Agreement in place between NSW and Israel since 2016.

The NSW-Israel Science & Technology Research & Development program is implemented by the State Government of NSW through the Department of industry, and in Israel is implemented by the Israel Innovation Authority. Successful Israeli applicants enter into a funding agreement with the Israel Innovation Authority.


The NSW program supports collaborative R&D projects aimed at achieving commercialization of new or improved products, processes or services that can potentially contribute to the economic development of NSW and Israel. Support for partner-matching is also available.

NSW based partner applicants can apply for a one-off grant of up to $250,000AUD and are required to make a matching co-contribution towards. NSW entities must use at least 50% of the grant for R&D expenses. The remainder can be used for growth related expenses that support R&D, such as employee and skills development expenses .

The Israel Innovation Authority conditional grant provided to the Israel based company is repayable when a project results in sales of the technology. There is no cap on the total funding for this conditional grant provided but is up to 50% of the eligible and approved costs of the R&D, in accordance with Israel’s national laws and regulations.


NSW and Israeli companies that meet the program’s eligibility criteria are invited to apply for funding support for collaborative R&D projects from the 19th of March 2018 until 7th of June 2018 .



1.       Read completely the NSW Program Guidelines

2.       Fill out the Phase I Application (Bilateral Application Form) together with your partner, and prepare a Letter of Intent (LOI) regarding the IP rights.

3.       Submit your joint Bilateral Application Form and LOI to the program managers in NSW and Israel –

·         Israeli applicants are required to fill the bilateral form attached below (different than the Australian form) and to send directly to Ms. Racheli Ben-Onn at the Israel Innovation Authority - details below.

4.       Following the Phase I application submission, project applications will be reviewed and eligible applicants will be notified of Phase II procedures, which require both applicants to submit separate national applications for funding.




Calls for Proposals open

19 March 2018

1st Phase Application Due (Joint forms)

August 9, 2018

2nd Phase Application Due

September 6, 2018  

Evaluation period complete

Early-November 2018

Joint Committee

Late-November 2018

Announce successful applications




Interested in applying but don't have a partner? Fill out a partner search form and we will do our best to assist you in finding the right partner for you .

In addition to access to funding schemes, the program offers Israeli and NSW companies get assistance in identifying potential partners for R&D projects. This service is offered on an on-going basis. Companies interested in this service are invited to fill out a program's Partner Search Form.

For more information - Contact Us

In Israel:

In NSW (Australia):

Ms. Racheli Ben-Onn

Program Manager

Asia Pacific Department

Israel Innovation Authority


Tel: +972-3-5118117

Mr. Matthew Jessop | Manager

NSW Department of Industry | NSW Trade & Investment