(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

4th Call for Proposals Uruguay-Israel R&D Cooperation Program

Deadline: July 31, 2014
Open to all technology fields


MATIMOP and the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of Israel along with ANII, the National Research and Innovation Agency of Uruguay are pleased to announce a new call for proposals within the framework of the bilateral Industrial R&D agreement between Uruguay and Israel. The objective of this program is to provide support for collaborative Research and Development ventures between Uruguayan and Israeli companies.


1.        At least one technology- based registered company from each one of the respective countries shall have to state the basis of cooperation in the research and development of an innovative product, process or service.  The project may involve more than one company from each country;  

2.        Academic and research institutions are eligible in order to participate only as collaborators in the Project.  

3.        The product/ process/ service have to be considered as highly innovative in the local market of both countries with significant commercial potential in the global market.  

4.         The issues related to IP rights and the commercialization strategy of the product/ process or service shall have to be agreed upon in advance.

5.         The project shall have to prove the contribution of the participants from both countries (business as well as research groups, if any).

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


Funding support by the Uruguayan government for Uruguayan companies shall be given through the ANII.  The maximum funding amount for the project shall be up to 50% of R+D activities or activities related thereof, with a maximum of U$S 400.000 (U.S. dollars).

The total funding from the Government of Israel via the OCS, under the Uruguay-Israel Industrial 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.

See attachments for more details

Partner Matching:

MATIMOP provides assistance and partner-matching services between Israeli companies and foreign companies. Our goal is synergistic and strategic collaborations.

MATIMOP has an extensive list of international contacts through our public online database.  Please complete the partner interest form and send it to  ilana@matimop.org.il  in order to find the most suitable partner for your company, companies are also expected to find partners according to their own.

Submission Structure:

Phase 1: Due 31/07/2014 at 12:00

A Letter of Intent, Preliminary Agreement, or draft MOU between the participants from both countries is required. If the proposal is approved the final agreement has to be presented to the funding authorities. MATIMOP and ANII will pre-screen the applications and recommend which of the applicants will be invited to submit funding application.

Phase 2: 31/08/2014

Proposals meeting all eligibility criteria for which the Phase 1 pre-screening resulted with a positive recommendation will be invited to submit the complete funding application using the procedures, and according to the rules, applied by ANNI in Uruguay and by OCS in 30 days.

Submission of Profiles:

Prior to the submission of a project the companies shall have to deliver a profile where the idea of the project, its main actors and the justification of the request in the framework of the objectives of the cooperation program are submitted.  

Submission of final projects:

Once the profile has been approved, the company shall be able to submit the final project. Once the approval of the profile has been notified to the company, it shall have to submit the project within 30 calendar days.

Projects will then be evaluated, formalized and monitored. Please see more information in the attachment below.


Uruguay Office

Mrs. María Laura Fernández

Head of International Cooperation

ANII, Uruguay

Tel: (+598) 2 916 69 16

Fax: (+598) 2 916 91 15

Email: mlfernandez@anii.org.uy


Israel Office

Mrs. Ilana Gross

Program Manager

Latin America Desk


Tel: (+972 3) 5118198

Fax: (+972 3) 5177655

Email: ilana@matimop.org.il