(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 3, 2017. Preferred tech fields include: 

New Energy, Energy Conservation, Smart Community, Environment, Robot, Machinery Systems, ICT, AI & IoT, Materials, Nanotechnology 

Full details will be available in April, but companies are invited to express interest in applying and request more info by contacting the program manager.  
For more information, please review the Full Program Guidelines    
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. Hadas Kroitoru
Program Manager – Japan-Israel Cooperation Program  
Israel Innovation Authority 
Mail: hadas.kroitoru@innovationisrael.org.il 

Phone: 972-3-511-8117 

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

Company Catalogs for Japan-Israel Partnerships
Company Catalogs for Japan-Israel Partnerships

  Japanese Companies Seeking Israeli Technology & Partners