(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

The Argentina – Israel program for Industrial Research and Development Program announces 8th Call for Proposals


MINCyT, The Ministry of Science Technology and Productive Innovation in Argentina and MATIMOP, the Israeli Industry Center for Research and Development, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in Israel are pleased to announce:


The Argentina – Israel program for Industrial Research and Development Program: 8th Call for Proposals

Now Open For Submission

Deadline: September 8th,2015

           Open to Companies from ALL Sectors
            Free Partner Matching Services
            Access to multiple funding tracks, including “product adaptation”              
            Access to Market in Latin America  
                    Access to MATIMOP’s new Americas-Israel Innovation Networker

The Argentina -Israel program for Industrial Research and Development is a bilateral framework operated by both governments to provide active support and funding for collaborative R&D ventures between Argentinean and Israeli companies.

This Call aims to invite Israeli and Argentinean companies in all industry sectors to draw up a proposal for cooperation in R&D that results in the development of new and technologically innovative products, processes or services of industrial application leading to commercialization in the domestic and/or global markets.

For more information including how to submit, please contact:



Mr. Federico M. Georgiadis

National Directorate of International Relations

Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation- MINCyT

Tel: +54-11-4899-5000 int: 4098
Email :

Ilana Gross

Program Manager. Latin American Desk

Tel: (+972) 3 5118184
Fax: (+972) 3 5177655

Guidelines for Applicants:

The Argentina-Israel program for Industrial research and Development Joint Funding Program

Eligible Participants : Registered Companies engaging in Industrial R&D Projects in both Israel and Argentina in ALL sectors.

The joint R&D project should aim at the development of products/processes leading to commercialization in the global market. Additionally, the proposals must demonstrate all of the following requirements:

a) The partners in Israel and in Argentina must agree in advance on an IP rights agreement and on a commercialization strategy for the product or process.

b) The partners in Israel and in Argentina must be capable of implementing the project and funding their respective share.

c) The project should demonstrate the scientific and technological contribution of the participants from both countries.

d) The project must demonstrate adequate balance among the participants and significance to both partners

e) The projects shall not be focused on the acquisition of turnkey state-of-the- art technology .


· Funding support will be given to each partner by its own Implementing Organizations (MINCyT in Argentina and MATIMOP/OCS in Israel) in accordance with the National Laws, Rules, Regulations and procedures in effect.

· The total grant from the Government of Argentina under the Argentina -Israel R&D program is up to 70% of the approved R&D expenditures and up to $ 2.500.000 pesos (290.000 USD) in the case of software and informatics services projects, and $ 1.700.000 (190.000 USD) for the rest of industrial areas.

· The total funding from the Government of Israel via the OCS, under the Argentina-Israel R&D program financial support, will not exceed 50% of the eligible and approved costs of the R&D, in accordance with the national laws and regulations.