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Supporting partner matching and access to funding for Japanese and Israeli companies engaged in collaborative R&D projects

In July 2014, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Israeli Ministry of Economy (MOE) signed a landmark agreement (MOC) to support industrial R&D cooperation between Japan and Israel. The Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) aims at encouraging industrial R&D cooperation and increased business ties between private sector firms from Japan and Israel.

Together with a complimentary agreement signed between the ministries’ implementation bodies – MATIMOP, the Israeli Industry Center for R&D in Israel, and NEDO, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization in Japan – this agreement serves as a basis for the new Japan-Israel R&D Cooperation program. Under the program, Israeli and Japanese companies will have access to government funding for collaborative R&D projects as well as assistance in locating R&D and business partners.

Companies of all sizes from Japan and Israel are invited to partner up and – during the program’s “calls for proposals” - apply for funding for joint R&D projects aimed at the development of innovative new technologies or processes leading to commercialization in the global market. 


MATIMOP and NEDO are available to conduct dedicated partner searches for both Israeli and Japanese companies based on their individual needs and requirements. Just contact a MATIMOP or NEDO representative to start the process.


In Israel:

Ms. Hadas Kroitoru
Program Manager – Japan-Israel Cooperation Program  
MATIMOP – The Israeli Industry Center for R&D
Phone: 972-3-511-8117 

In Japan:
Satoshi Nakajima
Deputy Director of the International Affairs Department
NEDO – The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
Office: +81-44-520-5190

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