(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)



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 – the Israel Innovation Authority (Formerly OCS and MATIMOP), and NEDO, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization in Japan – this agreement serves as a basis for the Japan-Israel R&D Cooperation program. Under the program, Israeli and Japanese companies 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 open “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. 

Calls for Proposals:

Companies and projects from almost all technology fields can apply, with preference for projects in the fields of new energy, energy conservation, smart community, environment and resource conservation, robot technology, machinery systems technology, AI, electronics, Information and Telecommunications, materials and nanotechnology and water treatment. Projects from the Life Science, Biotech and Medical fields would be able to submit, if they are related to other fields that are under NEDO's responsibility (which is mentioned above and can be seen in the following link: http://www.nedo.go.jp/english/introducing_tdf1.html).

For full details on the Call for Proposal , including terms of funding and eligibility requirements, please see the attached Guidelines document.    
Partner Matching Support:

The Israel Innovation Authority and NEDO are available to conduct dedicated partner searches for both Israeli and Japanese companies based on their individual needs and requirements. Just contact an Authority or NEDO representative to start the process, and/or review our catalogs and listing of Japanese companies seeking Israeli partners


In Israel:

Ms. Ella Heller
Manager, Japan-Israel Cooperation Program  
Israel Innovation Authority 
Mail: Ella.heller@innovationisrael.org.il 

Phone: 972-3-511-8143     

In Japan: 

Mr. Dai Mizuguchi
Deputy Director of the International Affairs Department
NEDO – The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
Email: international@ml.nedo.go.jp 

Office: +81-44-520-5190

Japan-Israel Partner Search Form
Company Catalogs for Japan-Israel Partnerships
Company Catalogs for Japan-Israel Partnerships
5th Call for Proposals: Japan-Israel R&D Cooperation Program
Launch Date: 07.02.2018
Deadline for Expression of Interest submission: 12.04.2018
Deadline for Full Application submission: 23.04.2018 
5th Call for Proposals: Japan-Israel R&D Cooperation Program