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Call for Proposals with NTT

Call for Proposals with NTT



A call for proposals is being launched in the framework of the Global Enterprise R&D Collaboration Agreement between the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of the Ministry of Economy and NTT. NTT is a Japanese telecommunications company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and the largest telecommunications company in the world in terms of revenue . The agreement aims to encourage cooperation between Israeli companies and NTT in the areas of research and development for Internet of Things (IoT) security.


Telecommunication traffic is still growing rapidly with the expanding use of traffic intensive mobile terminals such as smartphones and with the appearance of super high-definition (4K/8K) video transmission services. On the other hand, steady progress can be seen in the area of IoT, a scenario whereby everything will be connected to the Internet. Like telecommunication network, IoT will also become a social infrastructure. In that case, the IoT security would be an important social issue to protect our lives and assets. In addition, The Olympic and Paralympic games will be held in Tokyo 2020. NTT believes that a lot of M2M (Machine to Machine) devices will be shipped and used for athletes and audiences and their security will be a critical issue to succeed the event.

This Call for Proposals is issued by the Secure Platform Laboratories at NTT. These Labs are working on the R&D for enhancing cyber security capabilities such as cryptography, malware analysis, cyber threat detection and CSIRT. Their responsibility is to develop cutting-edge cyber security technologies and intelligences for NTT-Group operating companies.


NTT invites Israeli companies to submit proposals on joint R&D projects in the following fields:


·          Internet of Things security technologies and/or solutions to prevent cyber threats compromising on IT systems and IT devices (excluding SCADA related things).

·          Machine to Machine (M2M) system/device security technologies and/or solutions which can detect and/or prevent cyber-attacks on M2M systems and/or devices (excluding SCADA related things).


Companies that are interested in applying should send a summary proposal to  ntt-sclab-contact-ocs@lab.ntt.co.jp with a copy to  Noam.BarGal@ocs.economy.gov.il  (telephone number: 03-5118116).


The proposals will be evaluated, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist and NTT. Companies, whose proposals are found suitable, will be invited to submit requests for support within the Chief Scientist's Framework for R&D Cooperation with Multinational Companies. More information on the Chief Scientist Framework for R&D Collaboration with Multinational Companies is available in Hebrew here and in English here .   


Approved applications will receive the following assistance: 

·         A Chief Scientist Grant of up to 50% of the project's approved budget

·         Additional assistance from NTT of the same budget amount in-kind, for support in the technological, regulatory and marketing areas; use of laboratory equipment for R&D; sub-contractors and professional consultants; etc.