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Sichuan (China)-Israel Industrial R&D Program – 1st Call for Proposals

Deadline for 1st phase submission: 26.5.2018

Deadline for 2nd phase submission: 26.6.2018

Sichuan Province (China) and Israel are announcing the 1st Call for Proposals for joint industrial R&D projects .

The Call is jointly administered by Israel Innovation Authority on behalf of the State of Israel, and the Sichuan Science and Technology Department (SSTD) on behalf of the Government of the Sichuan province, The People's Republic of China.

This Call for Proposals is also providing support for product customization projects focused on developing new products based on the modification / customization of existing products or technologies, which are targeted at the Chinese market .

Open to all technological sectors with the emphasis on:

Energy, Environmental Technologies, Water Technologies

ICT & Electronics, Smart communities, Smart manufacturing

Biotechnology, Medical devices

Materials, nanotechnology, Agriculture machinery


Common Requirements & Criteria

In order to apply to the current call for proposals, companies and projects must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least two science and technology companies from the respective countries, fulfilling the company eligibility criteria mentioned below, should express a desire to cooperate in the research and development of a new product or a new process.
  2. The project may involve more than one company from each side; academic/research entities are eligible to join as sub-contractors only.
  3. The product should be highly innovative with significant commercial potential. The joint Technological Innovation project should aim at the development of products/processes leading to commercialization in the global market.
  4. Companies and projects from the technology fields including new energy, energy conservation, smart community, environment and resource conservation, robot technology, machinery systems technology, electronics,   Information and Telecommunications, materials and nanotechnology, biotechnology, agricultural machinery, medical devices and water treatment.
  5. 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 an LOI (Letter of Intent), a preliminary agreement or draft MoU is required, however the final agreement has to be presented to the funding authorities.
  6. The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries
  7. The project must be balanced between participants and significant to both partners.
  8. The maximum project period is 3 years.

Funding Support

Funding support will be provided to each partner through its own implementing & funding organization (both Sichuan Science and Technology Department in Sichuan, China, or IIA in Israel) in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.

In Sichuan, China

The total funding to a project from Sichuan Science and Technology Department shall not exceed the total approved R&D expenses of a project.

In Israel

  1. Funding will be provided in the form of a conditional grant to the projects selected under the Call for Proposals.
  2. The total funding from the Government of Israel via the IIA will not exceed 50% of the eligible and approved costs of the R&D, in accordance with the national laws and regulations.


For further details, including criteria and the application process, please review the " Call for Proposals " document attached, and contact Ms. Merav Tapiero Merav.Tapiero@innovationisrael.org.il to express interest in the call.

For the Chinese version, click here

***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.