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Volume 3 Issue 1| January 2014
The R&D Insider
Bringing you the latest updates on international cooperation in industrial R&D
Welcome to The R&D Insider, the electronic newsletter of MATIMOP – The Israeli Industry Center for R&D. The R&D Insider brings you the latest R&D and innovation highlights from Israel and MATIMOP’s partner organizations around the world, including open calls for proposals for industrial R&D cooperation, upcoming events, success stories, partner search resources, and more.
Visit www.matimop.org.il for the full set of MATIMOP services.
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Bio-San Diego 2014: Call for Participation
Israeli life science companies are invited to apply to participate in
the Israeli Delegation to the Bio International Convention in San Diego, June 23-26, 2014.
The Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy, MATIMOP, and Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI) invite Israeli life science companies to participate in the Israeli Pavilion at the International Bio Convention in San Diego, being held June 23-26, 2014. Twenty companies meeting the delegation criteria will be selected to showcase their technologies in the Israeli National Pavilion for a subsidized rate, and three companies will receive free admission to the conference.
To read more, click here .
Conference
Israel Innovation Conference (MIXiii 2014)
Israeli hi-tech, biomed and R&D innovation will converge in one international event on May 20-22, 2014 in Tel Aviv.
It is with great pleasure and pride that we invite our old and new friends to attend the Israel Innovation conference, which will be the first in the world where Biomed and High-tech will join hands in a unique and exciting new international conference format. The conference will take place at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds May 20-22, 2014. This new format led by IATI will also bring the government perspective through the involvement of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of the Israeli Ministry of Economy. We believe that this new format will highlight both the opportunities and the challenges "beyond the start-up nation".
To read more, click here .
India
The India-Israel R&D Frontier
“India is an important partner to Israel, and we plan to announce 2014 as ‘The Year of India’,” says Michel Hivert - Managing Director at MATIMOP.
The bilateral agreement signed between India and Israel in May 2005, jointly implemented by the Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA ) and MATIMOP, is geared at developing collaboration with India based counterparts at the federal level through the India-Israel Initiative for Industrial R&D (i4RD). MATIMOP seeks to maximize the potential of the agreement by signing additional state level agreements with states that exhibit enhanced business potential.
To read more, click here .
Calls
Open Calls for Proposals
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Inviting you to apply for funding for a joint R&D project featuring at least one Israeli company and one foreign company. Funding is provided by the OCS through bilateral and multinational cooperation agreements.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

THEMATIC FOCUS

DEADLINE

Jiangsu (China)-Israel

All technological fields

January 15, 2014

Korea-Israel (KORIL-RDF)

All technological fields

February 10, 2014

Lithuania-Israel

All technological fields

February 24, 2014

Florida-Israel

Aerospace and related research projects

February 28, 2014

Shenzhen-Israel

All technological fields

March 2 , 2014

South Carolina – Israel

All technological fields

March 10, 2014

Guangdong (China)- Israel

All technological fields

March 14, 2014

Ontario (Canada)-Israel

Bio-economy & clean tech, Advanced health tech, Pharmaceuticals,

Digital media & ICT

March 31, 2014

Canada-Israel Energy (CIESTF)

Unconventional Oil & Gas, Clean-tech

April 7, 2014

Shandong (China)- Israel

All technological fields

April 10, 2014

Singapore –Israel (SIIRD)

All technological fields

April 2014

New York (USA)-Israel

Nanotechnology

Open

POSCO-Israel

New Materials, Renewable Energies, Chemical & Plant Engineering

Open

Joint R&D with Dupont

Industrial Biotech, Materials, Food

Open

Joint R&D with Arkema

Chemicals, Polymers and Engineering

Open

Joint R&D with Bombardier

Transport

Open

B. Braun-Israel

Healthcare, Medical Equip, Pharma

Open

Canada-Israel (CIIP)

All sectors, focus on energy, water & brain research

Open

Argentina-Israel

All technological fields

Open

Uruguay-Israel

All technological fields

Open

Brazil-Israel

All technological fields

To be announced

INTERESTED IN APPLYING BUT NEED AN INTERNATIONAL PARTNER? 
Whether you are an Israeli company looking for a foreign partner, or a foreign company searching for an Israeli company, MATIMOP can help. MATIMOP assists Israeli companies and international companies find suitable partners in Israel and around the world in order to team up and pursue collaborative R&D projects in all technological fields. MATIMOP utilizes its extensive database and range of contacts to ensure that companies from Israel and abroad can find appropriate technology development partners.
To learn more about MATIMOP’s partner matching services, click here.
News
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Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Launched New Company Database
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), the largest business network in Europe, has launched its new comprehensive company database. The database includes over 28,000 companies looking to internationalize and find partners for commercial, technological or research collaboration. Companies come from over 50 countries working in all sectors. The database is freely accessible and we are ready to help you find partners as well as post your own company profile in the database free of charge
Begin your search today!  To read more, click here.
Enterprise New Opportunities for US-Israel Industrial R&D Cooperation
The Enterprise Europe In 2013, the Americas desk at MATIMOP ushered in new funding platforms for high quality innovation partnerships in a wide range of industries with government and private stakeholders. MATIMOP assists Israeli and US companies to find industrial R&D partners and access funding platforms for high quality innovation partnerships in a wide range of industries.
To read more, click here.
Enterprise Victoria-Israel Feasibility and Proof of Concept (VISFPC) Grants
The Enterprise Europe During the visit of Israeli Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett to Australia in December 2013, State of Victoria Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Businesses, Louise Asher, announced the launch of the Victoria Israel Feasibility and Proof of Concept (VISFPC) fund, a program providing $50,000 grants to Victorian-based companies with partners in Israel to pursue feasibility studies for new technologies.
To read more, click here.
Enterprise Israel Set to Participate in the Horizon 2020 Program
The Enterprise Europe Following discussions between Israeli Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni and High Representative Catherine Ashton, the European Union and Israel reached an agreement in November 2013 on outstanding issues related to Israel's participation in EU Horizon 2020 Program.
To read more, click here.
Enterprise SCRA (South Carolina) & MATIMOP Announce New Request for Proposals
The Enterprise Europe SCRA and MATIMOP in November 2013 jointly released the initial Request for Proposals (RFP) in support of a collaborative industrial research and development program established in an agreement between the Government of the State of South Carolina and the Government of the State of Israel, which was signed October 2013 by Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and Opher Aviran, Consul General of Israel to the Southeast United States.
To read more, click here.
Israeli Business Delegation to the GITA Platform 2013, India
The Enterprise Europe A delegation of 7 Israeli companies attended the Global Innovation and Technology Alliance Platform Conference and Partnering event in Delhi, India in November 2013.
To read more, click here.
Chinese representatives attend WATEC 2013
A large number of delegations from China attended the seventh Water Technology and Environment Control Exhibition and Conference (WATEC) held in Tel Aviv in Israel during October 22-24.
To read more, click here.
High-level delegation from Uruguay attends meetings at MATIMOP
A Uruguayan delegation of hi-tech companies and high-level officials, headed by the Vice President of Uruguay, made its way to Israel during October 2013.
To read more, click here.
New Listing of US and Israeli Companies Seeking Partners
The Americas Desk at MATIMOP has introduced a new listing of Israeli and US companies actively seeking partners for joint ventures and R&D partnerships. Partners can apply for funding support under the relevant US-Israel Cooperation Programs.
To read more, click here.
MEDOLICO - Mediterranean Cooperation in the Treatment and Valorisation of Olive Mill Wastewater
Read the 2nd 2013 Newsletter of MEDOLICO to learn more about the activities of the MEDOLICO Project, a multinational cooperation program aimed at informing olive millers of the environmental risk their activity generates and providing them with innovative solutions to valorize OMW.
To read more, click here.
New York-Israel Cooperation in Nanoscale Tech: Joint Statement Released
Joint Statement from MATIMOP, the Israeli Industry Center for Research & Development acting on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Economy, and the State University of New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY CNSE).
To read more, click here.
U.S.-Israel Innovation Leadership Program for HLS/Cyber Executives - Merage Institute
The Merage Institute for U.S.-Israel Innovation Bridge Leadership Program for HLS/Cyber Executives is now open for registration. The two-week, partially subsidized program takes place in Irvine, California from March 24th to April 4th 2014. The Leadership Program for HLS/Cyber Executives focuses on enhancing your and your company’s ability to operate in the United States and to succeed in the global marketplace.
To read more, click here.
The Role of R&D in Economic Development in the Arab Community
Michel Hivert, Managing Director of MATIMOP, participated in a conference on “The Role of R&D in Economic Development in the Arab Community” on November 16, 2012 in Kfar Qara. The conference was organized by the Triangle Research & Development Center (TRDC), a non-profit and non-governmental center which aims to address topics related to the Arab Palestinian community living in Israel.
To read more, click here.
Second Round Success: Massachusetts and Israel continue to support R&D collaborations in the life sciences
MATIMOP, the Israeli implementation agency, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in the Ministry of Economy, and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced at the Biomed-IL conference in Tel Aviv the second round of grants awarded under the Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership (MIIP).
To read more, click here.
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Upcoming Events
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DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

January 12, 2014

Information Session on Israel-Canada Energy Related R&D

Industry House, 29 HaMered St, Tel Aviv, Israel

January 23, 2014

Business Seminar: Case Studies of Israeli SMEs Successful in India

Hotel Herods, Tel Aviv, Israel

January 23, 2014

FailCon Conference

Cinematech Tel-Aviv, Israel

January 29, 2014

Innovex 2014

Avenue Convention Center, Airport City, Israel

January 29-30, 2014

Ilan Ramon Space Conference

IAF Center, Herzliya

February 3, 2014

Horizon 2020 National Launch Conference

The Open University, Raanana, Israel

February 18-19, 2014

CleanTech 2014 

Avenue Convention Center, Airport City, Israel

March 24-25, 2014

NanoIsrael 2014

David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel

March 24- April 4, 2014

Merage Institute US-Israel Innovation Leadership Program for HLS/Cyber Executives

Irvine, CA, USA

May 20-22, 2014

Israel Innovation Conference (MIXiii)

Tel Aviv Fairgrounds,  Israel

June 2014

Bio San Diego 2014

San Diego, CA, USA

 

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