(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

Karnataka (India)-Israel 3rd Call for Proposals

Deadline: November 17, 2017
Open to all technological fields - Joint R&D and Product Adaptation projects

Karnataka (India)-Israel 3rd Call for Proposals
Deadline: November 17, 2017
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)

The Israel Innovation Authority, 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 3rd KIRD Call for Proposals, launched on August 2017.

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 November 17, 2017.


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 dor.tal@innovationisrael.org.il


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 Application Form together with your partner

4. Apply! Submit your Bilateral Cooperation Form (BAF) online . Applications are due Novermber 17, 2017.





Launch of 3rd Call for Proposal

August 3, 2017

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

BAF Deadline & Close of 3rd Call for Proposal

November 17, 2017

Deadline for Submitting BAF

Notification to Companies – BAF Approval

December 17, 2017

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

KIRD Full Project Proposal (FPP) Deadline

January 17, 2018

Deadline for Submitting FPP

Evaluation Period

January 17, 2018
to April 17, 2018

KIRD Joint Committee

April/May 2018

**Estimated Date, subject to change

Notification to Companies – FPP Approval

April/May 2018

**Estimated Date, subject to change


In Israel
Mr. Dor Tal
Program Manager
India-Israel Industrial R&D Cooperation Programs
Israel Innovation Authority
Phone: 03-511-8117

E-mail: Dor.Tal@innovationisrael.org.il

In Karnataka

Executive Secriteriate

Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST)

Indian Institute of Science campus, Bangalore- 560 012

Phone: 91-80- 23341652/ 23348848

\Website : www.kscst.org.in/kird.html; www.kscst.iisc.ernet.in
Email : kird@kscst.iisc.ernet.in