(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 + 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:
The 4th Call for Proposals will be launched on April 6, 2017. Preferred tech field s include : 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, electronics, Information and Telecommunications, materials and nanotechnology, water treatment and biotech. Please inquire with the program manager to make sure the technology field of your project is eligible.  
For full details on the 4th Call for Proposals , 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. Talia Goshen-Zur
Program Manager – Japan-Israel Cooperation Program  
Israel Innovation Authority 
Mail: Talia.Goshen@innovationisrael.org.il 

Phone: 972-3-511-8166 

In Japan:
Shin Uesaka
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

4th Call for Proposals: Japan-Israel R&D Cooperation Program
Deadline for Expression of Interest submission: 1.06.2017
Deadline for Full Application submission: 15.06.2017
Open to almost all technological sectors -  Please see  Guidelines
4th Call for Proposals: Japan-Israel R&D Cooperation Program
Company Catalogs for Japan-Israel Partnerships
Company Catalogs for Japan-Israel Partnerships

  Japanese Companies Seeking Israeli Technology & Partners