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Karnataka (India)-Israel 2nd Call for Proposals - Extended Deadline!

Extended Deadline: December 31, 2014
Open to all technological fields - Joint R&D and Product Adaptation projects

Karnataka (India)-Israel 2nd Call for Proposals
Deadline: December 31, 2014

Israeli and Karnataka-based companies engaged in collaborative R&D projects are invited to apply for financial support through the Karnataka-Israel Industrial R&D Program (KIRD)

MATIMOP, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in Israel, together with the Karnataka Science and Technology Promotion Society (KSTePS) and the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), autonomous organizations under the   Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, in India, invite Israeli companies and Karnataka-based companies to submit joint proposals for industrial R&D or product adaptation projects under the 1st KIRD Call for Proposals, launched on August 15, 2014.

The Karnataka-Israel Industrial R&D Program (KIRD) provides partner matching assistance and access to funding of up to 50% of R&D expenses in the form of a soft loan/conditional grant for Israeli companies and Indian companies based in Karnataka. Phase I Applications – the Bilateral Cooperation Form (BAF) - are due no later than December 31, 2014.


In addition to access to funding, KIRD is offering Israeli and Karnataka-based companies assistance in identifying potential partners for R&D projects under the current call for proposals. To receive this support, please fill out a Partner Search Form and submit it to


1 . Read completely the attached Info Sheet & Guidelines, as well as the Instructions for Israeli Companies.

2. Contact the program manager to express interest and begin the application process

3. Fill out a Bilateral Cooperation Form together with your partner

3. Israeli companies - if you have not already done so, create a company profile on the MATIMOP website to get a username and password to access to the online application system .

4. Apply! Submit your Bilateral Cooperation Form (BAF) online . Applications are due December 31, 2014.





Launch of 2nd Call for Proposal

August 15, 2014  

Companies are invited to submit applications (BAFs) and partner search forms

BAF Deadline & Close of 2nd Call for Proposal

December 31, 2014

Deadline for Submitting BAF

Notification to Companies – BAF Approval

January 15, 2014

Companies are notified of approval of BAF and requested to prepare FPP (on or before this date)

KIRD Full Project Proposal (FPP) Deadline

February 15, 2015

Deadline for Submitting FPP

Evaluation Period

February 15, 2015 to March 30, 2015


KIRD Joint Committee

April 2015

**Estimated Date, subject to change 

Notification to Companies – FPP Approval

April/May 2015

**Estimated Date, subject to change  




In Israel

Ms. Hadas Kroitoru
Program Manager
India-Israel Industrial R&D Cooperation Programs
MATIMOP - Israeli Industry Center for R&D
Phone: 03-511-8117


In Karnataka

Dr. M. Prithviraj
Executive Secretary

Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST)

Indian Institute of Science campus, Bangalore- 560 012

Phone: 91-80- 23341652/ 23348848

Fax: 91-80-23348840

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