(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

Zhejiang (China)-Israel Industrial R&D Program - 4th Call for Proposals

Deadline for 1st phase submission: June 15, 2018

Deadline for 2nd phase submission: July 15, 2018    
Open to all technological sectors

Zhejiang Province (China) and Israel are announcing the 4th 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 Zhejiang Science and Technology Department (ZSTD) on behalf of the Government of the Zhejiang province, The People's Republic of China.


a. 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.

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 the development of products/processes leading to commercialization in the global market.

d. Companies and projects from all technological sectors are invited to submit proposals

e. 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.

f. The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries

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

Projects in the frame of this Call will be financed by the respective national and/or regional authorities in Zhejiang (P.R.C) & Israel, in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations & procedures in effect.

Israel - The program financial support will not exceed 50% of the eligible and approved costs of the R&D, in accordance with the R&D laws and regulations.

Zhejiang - The total funding to a project from ZSTD shall not exceed 25% of the total approved R&D expenses of a project up to 5 million yuan.

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 finding the right partner for you.