(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

1st Call for Proposals - NSW-Israel Science & Technology Research & Development Program

First stage application deadline: December 18, 2017

Second stage application deadline (full application): February 15, 2018 

Bilateral program providing financial support for collaborative industrial R&D projects between Israeli and Australian companies from the state of New South Wales.  
The NSW-Israel Science and Technology Research and Development Program provides funding support for market-oriented collaborative research and development (R&D) projects by NSW (Australia) and Israeli companies, consistent with the Cooperation Agreement in place between NSW and Israel since 2016.

The NSW-Israel Science & Technology Research & Development program is implemented by the State Government of NSW through the Department of industry, and in Israel is implemented by the Israel Innovation Authority. Successful Israeli applicants enter into a funding agreement with the Israel Innovation Authority.


The NSW program supports collaborative R&D projects aimed at achieving commercialisation of new or improved products, processes or services that can potentially contribute to the economic development of NSW and Israel. Support for partner-matching is also available .

NSW based partner applicants can apply for a one-off grant of up to $250,000AUD and are required to make a matching co-contribution towards. NSW entities must use at least 50% of the grant for R&D expenses. The remainder can be used for growth related expenses that support R&D, such as employee and skills development expenses .

The Israel Innovation Authority conditional grant provided to the Israel based company is repayable when a project results in sales of the technology. There is no cap on the total funding for this conditional grant provided but is up to 50% of the eligible and approved costs of the R&D, in accordance with Israel’s national laws and regulations.

NSW and Israeli companies that meet the program’s eligibility criteria are invited to apply for funding support for collaborative R&D projects at from the 14th of August 2017 until 18th of December 2017 .

Interested applicants are requested to :

1.Read completely the NSW Program Guidelines

2.Fill out the Phase I Application (Bilateral Application Form)together with your partner, and prepare a Letter of Intent (LOI) regarding the IP rights.

3.Submit your joint Bilateral Application Form and LOI to the program managers in NSW and Israel –  Israeli applicants are required to fill the bilateral form attached below (different than the Australian form, thus required to send directly to Ms. Ella Heller at the Israel Innovation Authority - details below)..

4.Following the Phase I application submission, project applications will be reviewed and eligible applicants will be notified of Phase II procedures, which require both applicants to submit separate national applications for funding.


In addition to access to funding schemes, the program offers Israeli and NSW companies get assistance in identifying potential partners for R&D projects. This service is offered on an on-going basis. Companies interested in this service are invited to fill out a program's Partner Search Form .

 Contact Us

In Israel:

In NSW (Australia):

Ms. Racheli Ben-Onn

Program Manager

Asia Pacific Department

Israel Innovation Authority


Tel: +972-3-5118117 

Matthew Jessop | Manager

NSW Department of Industry | NSW Trade & Investment