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Shanghai (China)- Israel- 5th Call for Proposals

Opening Date: March 15, 2017
Deadline for Submission: 15.6.2017
Open to all technological fields
The 5th Call for Proposals under the Shanghai (China) -Israel Cooperation Program is now open.
Applications in all technological sectors will be accepted until June 15
, 2017

The government of the Shanghai Municipality, The People's Republic of China, and the government of the State of Israel signed a bilateral agreement in 2011 to form the Shanghai–Israel program for Industrial R&D, with the primary aim of supporting joint industrial R&D projects aimed at the development of products or processes leading to commercialization in the global market.

This call is open to joint projects based on merit that include science and technology (S&T) development leading to commercial success, social good and benefits to both countries.

Common Requirements:

The criteria to be followed in order to apply to the program call are:

a) At least two science and technology companies from the respective countries should express a desire to cooperate in the research and development of a new product or a new process.

b) The project may involve more than one company from each side; academic/research entities are eligible to join as sub-contractors only.

c) The product should be highly innovative with significant commercial potential. The joint industrial R&D project should aim at development of products/processes leading to commercialization in the global market

d) The project partners should agree in advance on the IP rights and on the commercialization strategy of the product or process.

Note: For the submission phase, only a Letter of Intent (LOI), a preliminary agreement or draft MoU is required, however the final agreement has to be presented to the funding authorities.

e) The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries

f) The project must be balanced between participants and significant to both partners.

Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforementioned criteria can apply to the current Call for Proposals in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.
For further details, including criteria and application process, please review the "Call for Proposals" document below.
For the Chinese version, click here
The current call for proposals is open to companies that already have identified partners and have a mature project plan. Hoewever, the Israeli Innovation Authority can assist in idetifying potential partners for R&D partners for future activity. Please fill out a Partner search Form to recieve a dedicated assistance.
Contact Person :
Ms. Merav Tapiero
Program Manager 
Asia Pacific Programs
Israel Innovation Authority
Tel: (+972 3) 5118169
Email: merav.tapiero@innovationisrael.org.il