Supporting partner matching and access to funding for
Japanese and Israeli companies engaged in collaborative R&D projects
2014, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the
Israeli Ministry of Economy (MOE)
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.
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.
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
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.
Ms. Ella Heller
Manager, Japan-Israel Cooperation Program
Israel Innovation Authority
Mr. Dai Mizuguchi
Deputy Director of the International Affairs Department
NEDO – The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization