Call for Proposals with Dupont
A call for proposals is being launched in the
framework of the Global Enterprise R&D Collaboration Agreement between the
Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of the Ministry of Economy and DuPont. The
agreement aims to encourage cooperation between Israeli companies and DuPont in
the areas of research, development and marketing. DuPont
is an US headquartered
Science Multinational Company which has a strong corporate culture of
supporting R&D, and is active principally in Agriculture, Nutrition,
Bio-based Industrial products and Advanced Materials.
This offer is directed to companies that develop technologies and
products in the following fields:
Traits and enabling
technologies to analyze, promote and protect yield in maize, soybeans, canola,
sunflower, wheat and rice
technologies for bioinformatics and for big data analytics
microbes/fungi) and synthetic active ingredients that can be applied as foliar
treatments to enhance plant health
products or synthetic active ingredients that can be applied as seed treatments
for insecticidal, fungicidal or nematicidal control or to enhance plant health
formulation for encapsulation and stabilization, and application technologies
for live microbes and synthetic active ingredients for seed treatments
ingredients such as hydrocolloids and emulsifiers with new functionality,
active ingredients for food safety and shelf life
New ways for
encapsulation and coating of food ingredients
Health and wellness ingredients
including proteins, probiotics, prebiotics, fibres and extracts
Enzymes or enzyme
systems for cellulosic and hemicellulosic biomass conversion.
thermostable enzymes (Tm>90°C) with applications in feed: phytases,
xylanases, proteases, others.
New bioactives for
animal nutritional applications in poultry and swine: feed efficiency, growth,
muscle deposition, carcass yield, gut health, appetite.
New feed additive technologies with potential for
ruminants (feed efficiency, growth, feed cost, milk yield, acidosis) and warm
water fish or shrimp (feed cost, fish meal replacement, water quality, livability).
Low cost granulation of
enzymes with increased thermostability.
Campylobacter control pre-harvest in poultry
Materials to increase
the energy density inside a battery, such as a lithium ion battery, while
increasing the safety performance of the overall battery
Post processing of thermoplastic resins to achieve thermoset end use
properties, e.g solid phase polymerization or crosslinking
Efficient solid phase
polymerization of very sticky polymer
more information on
DuPont’s activities, please visit the corporate website at:
Companies that are interested in applying should send
a summary proposal to the following email address:
Noam.BarGal@ocs.economy.gov.il, telephone number: 03-5118116. More
information on the Chief Scientist's Framework for R&D Collaboration with
Multinational Companies is available in Hebrew
here and in English here.
proposals will be evaluated by the Office of the Chief Scientist and DuPont.Companies, whose proposals are found suitable, will be invited to submit
requests for support within the Chief Scientist's Framework for R&D
Cooperation with Multinational Companies. Approved applications will receive
the following assistance:
A Chief Scientist Grant of up to 50% of the project's approved budget;
Additional assistance from DuPont of the same budget amount in-kind,
for support in the technological and regulatory areas; use of laboratory
equipment for R&D; sub-contractors and professional consultants; etc.