(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

South Carolina – Israel R&D Program 2nd Request for Proposals

Deadline for Submission: March, 2015
Focus on: Life Sciences, Materials, Energy/Water/Agro, Transportation, Defense, Insurance/Health IT
MATIMOP, the Israeli Industry Center for R&D, and SCRA have jointly released the initial Request for Proposals in support of a collaborative industry research and development program established in the Agreement between the Government of the State of Israel and the Government of the State of South Carolina, which was signed on 15 October 2013. 


The main objective for this RFP is to stimulate generation and development of new or significantly improved products or processes for commercialization in global markets.  


Technology domains:

  • Biomedical/Life Sciences
  • Advanced Materials
  • Sustainable Energy/Water/Agriculture Systems
  • Transportation (Aerospace/Automotive)
  • Defense/Homeland Security 
  • Insurance/Health Information Technology 


Application Deadline: March 2015



This is the first RFP issued under this new bi-national collaboration initiative, which seeks to facilitate and promote bilateral and multilateral industrial R&D activities, and in particular joint industrial R&D projects, between entities from South Carolina and from Israel.

Industrial R&D projects must involve at least one South Carolina based company and one Israeli R&D company.  Although SCRA and MATIMOP expect companies will seek collaboration partners independently, they can help companies in one state identify potential partners in the other state.

The RFP offers a parallel funding track for collaborations:  companies from South Carolina and Israel will be funded for their activities in the joint R&D project by SCRA and MATIMOP, respectively.    


SCRA and MATIMOP envision making multiple awards under this RFP, depending on the merit of the project proposals, the budgets associated with those proposals, and the overall availability of funds.    



Israeli companies must be R&D performing companies registered and operating in Israel.  


For Further assistance, please contact:


South Carolina

Mr. Russ Keller

Vice President

SCRA Applied R&D

Tel: +1 843-760-4358




Mr. Jonathan Cohen

Program Manager – North American Desk

MATIMOP – Israeli Industry Center for R&D

Tel: +972-3-5118155