(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)



The Israel Innovation Authority (OCS) Americas Operations was established in 2013 in order to initiate and develop partnerships with Canadian counterparts at the provincial and federal level, as well as with stakeholders in the private sector. Our activity aims to compliment the offering of the Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF). We provide partner matching services as well as access to joint funding mechanisms dedicated to the development of business-driven partnerships of Israeli and Canadian-based companies through joint innovation projects. These programs reduce the risks taken in international R&D ventures, while creating new business opportunities.

Our Partnerships in Canada

Quebec – Israel Collaboration 


Quebec and Israeli recently signed a collaboration agreement for R&D projects.
Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation du  Québec (MESI) and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) have now launched a call for proposals in multiple sectors. 
For details please click Here

Ontario – Israel Cybersecurity-Fintech Collaboration with Canadian Banks

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) have launched a new program. This initiative supports industry-led collaboration, including partnerships comprised of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large firms, and academic institutions to jointly develop innovative technologies.

Projects will focus on Cybersecurity-Fintech companies and each application must include at least one SME from Ontario, one SME from Israel, and for the current call, one partnering Financial Institution (FI) from Ontario.

Implementation by OCE in Canada and the Innovation Authority in Israel.

For call for proposals please click  Here

Baycrest-Israel Brain Health and Senior Care Products Program

he Israel Innovation Authority and CC-ABHI invite interested companies to submit applications to refine and validate their brain health and seniors care products. Our program is designed to help commercial organizations derive scientific evidence that their solution significantly impacts a top challenge in seniors care (see listing below). The Israel Innovation Authority and CC-ABHI are seeking to help Israeli firms get the evidence they need to enter and be successful in the seniors’ care and brain health marketplace.

For details please click Here

Canada-Israel Innovation Initiative Partnerships (CIIP)

Initiated by Canada and Israel’s Prime Ministers in 2010, this innovation partnership focus primarilyon the following technological and industrial fields:

· Energy

· Medical Devices

· E-health

This collaboration is open to all technological fields with special focus on the fields mentioned above.

Implementation by the Industrial Research Assistance Program(IRAP) in Canada and the Innovation Authority in Israel.

Call for proposals is now closed

For more information please contact the North America program directors:

Mr. Les AbelsonTelephone: +972-3-5118139Email: Les.Abelson@innovationisrael.org.il  

Mr. Jonathan CohenTelephone: +972-3-5118155Email: Jonathan.Cohen@innovationisrael.org.il 

Israel - CABHI 3rd Call for Proposals

   Deadline February 23, 2018

Israel - CABHI 3rd Call for Proposals