(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

New Americas Division at MATIMOP

The Americas region offers abundant opportunities for industrial R&D cooperation to Israeli companies. Through R&D alliances, Israeli companies not only benefit from the unique strengths and skills of their partner company, but can also make the most of market opportunities unique to this vast region. Hence, the OCS has initiated the construction of a new Americas Division in Matimop, consisting of both North American and Latin American desks. Israel Shamay heads the Americas operations, Liron Eldar is managing the North American desk and Stephanie Levy the Latin American Desk (see contact details below).

Together with its partners in North and Latin America, MATIMOP implements bilateral cooperation funding schemes aiming to facilitate industrial cooperation projects. Programs partners currently include United States (Federal and States), Canada (National and Provinces), Brazil (Federal and States), Argentina and Uruguay. In addition, MATIMOP facilitates a large number of programs with partners around the world, which are open to trilateral projects with companies and research entities in the Americas region.

For additional information, please contact us:

The Americas Department



Contact Info

Israel Shamay
Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, Head of the Americas Operations



Liron Eldar
Program Manager, North America Desk   

North America - Massachusetts, Colorado, Maryland, New York, Wisconsin,  Virginia, Ontario


Stephanie Levy
Program Manager, Latin America Desk  

Latin America - Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, New Indigo Partnership Program (India, Israel, Europe)




Americas Region Highlights

Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership (MIIP) program to announce winners at Bio Boston, June 2012

We are happy to announce that winners of joint R&D projects between Israeli companies and companies from the Massachusetts region, will be announced at the Bio Convention in Boston, MA in June, 2012.

The Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership (MIIP), which was launched a year ago, promotes joint industrial R&D collaboration between companies in Israel and in the Massachusetts region in the fields of Life Sciences, Clean Tech and Information Communication Technology.

A new call for proposal will soon be announced.


Spotlight on Success: First approved project with Uruguay

The Office of the Chief Scientist in Israel (OCS) and the National Research and Innovation Agency in Uruguay (ANII) have jointly approved the funding of a project conducted by an Israeli and a Uruguayan consortium, in the field of mobile health, further to the launching of the first bi-lateral Call for Proposals in 2011.