This Issue’s Topics

Ø HLS Innovation Contest Winners

Ø New Agreement with San Paulo

Ø Cooperation Agreement with Italian Banking Group

Ø Open Calls for Proposals

Ø News & Events

Ø Success Stories


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Partner Search

Ø Partners in Europe

Ø Partners in Asia Pacific

Ø Partners in the Americas

Ø Partners in Israel





Volume 1 Issue 8

November 19, 2012

The R&D Insider

Bringing you the latest updates on international cooperation in industrial R&D


Welcome to the eighth issue of The R&D Insider, the electronic newsletter of MATIMOP – The Israeli Industry Center for R&D. The R&D Insider brings you the latest R&D and innovation highlights from Israel and MATIMOP’s partner organizations around the world, including open calls for proposals for industrial R&D cooperation, R&D news items, events, success stories, partner search resources, and more.


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Winners of the HLS and Cyber-Tech Innovation Competition Announced


Video synopsis solutions developer BriefCam Ltd. and cyber-security technology developer Biocatch won top honors in the HLS and Cyber-Tech Innovation Competition at the 2nd International Conference for Homeland Security in Tel Aviv on November 13, 2012.  The competition was sponsored by the Israel Export Institute, The Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, and MATIMOP – the Israeli Industry Center for R&D.  First prize winner in the HLS category, BriefCam, has developed technology that enables hours of surveillance video to be viewed in minutes.


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New Agreement between San Paulo & Israel Advances R&D Cooperation


San Paulo, Brazil – November 6, 2012 – Representatives from FAPESP, the São Paulo Research Foundation, and MATIMOP, the Israeli Industry Center for R&D, signed an agreement on Nov. 6, 2012 to promote bilateral R&D and innovation activities between entities from the State of São Paulo, The Federative Republic of Brazil, and from the State of Israel. "With the collaboration between companies supported and monitored by FAPESP and MATIMOP, we hope to develop excellent innovations and also hook up the innovation in Israel with that in São Paulo, from an industrial perspective," said Michel Hivert, MATIMOP's Managing Director.  The agreement includes calling for two proposals per year and project financing tailored to the norms of the programs - Innovative Research in Small Enterprises (PIPE) and Support for Research in Partnership for Technological Innovation (PITE), of FAPESP.


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Italian Banking Group Intesa Sanpaolo Signs Cooperation Agreement with MATIMOP

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A (ISP), a leading Italian banking group, signed a cooperation agreement with MATIMOP this past October to promote joint industrial R&D activities and events that provide Israeli, Italian and European start-ups with access to corporate and institutional investors. The agreement was signed by Mr. Michel Hivert, MATIMOP’s Managing Director, and Mr. Walter Ambrogi, ISP’s Head of International, Corporate & Investment Banking, at a satellite event on “Italian Innovation in the Start-Up Nation” at the Tel Aviv DLD conference on October 24, 2012.


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Inviting you to apply for funding for a joint R&D project featuring at least one Israeli company and one foreign company.  Funding is provided by the OCS through bilateral and multinational cooperation agreements.







Czech-Israel NEW!

All technological fields

December 2, 2012


Bio-Chicago Competition NEW!

Life Sciences

December 3, 2012


Massachusetts-Israel NEW!

Life Sciences

December 7, 2012


Canada-Israel  EXTENDED

Brain Research, Water, Energy

December 14, 2012


Lithuania-Israel NEW!

All technological fields

December 17, 2012


Jiangsu (China)-Israel NEW!

All technological fields

January 10, 2013


Poland-Israel NEW!

All technological fields

January 15, 2013


Trento (Italy)-Israel NEW!

All technological fields

January 30, 2013



All technological fields



Joint R&D with Coca Cola Company  

Agriculture and Packaging



Joint R&D with Bombardier




US-Israel (Roadshow)  EXTENDED





HLS, ICT, Life Sciences

Coming Soon!



All technological fields

Coming Soon!





Whether you are an Israeli company looking for a foreign partner, or a foreign company searching for an Israeli company, MATIMOP can help. MATIMOP assists Israeli companies and international companies find suitable partners in Israel and around the world in order to team up and pursue collaborative R&D projects in all technological fields. MATIMOP utilizes its extensive database and range of contacts to ensure that companies from Israel and abroad can find appropriate technology development partners.


To learn more about MATIMOP’s partner matching services, click here.


NEWS & EVENTS                                                          

New Service from MATIMOP Now Available: Company Account Access NEW!

Companies are invited to create personal accounts through the MATIMOP website. Account users can access and submit application forms and partner search request forms, as well as track already submitted applications. To create an account, fill out a company profile form and you will receive a username and password.


Brazil and Israel Renew R&D Cooperation Ties with New Call for Proposals NEW!
Representatives from the Innovation Agencies of Brazil and Israel announced their commitment to renewing industrial R&D cooperation between the two countries with the launch of a new call for proposals in the fields of life sciences, ICT, and HLS.


Join the Israeli Delegation to Bio-Chicago, April 2013  NEW!

Israeli life sciences companies are invited to submit their proposals to join the official Israeli industry delegation and present at the Israeli convention pavilion/booth at the Bio International Conference, April 22-25, 2013 in Chicago. Application Deadline: Dec. 3, 2012


New Opportunities for Business Cooperation with India & China  NEW!

Learn more about two new opportunities for Israeli companies: an Israeli Delegation visit to India from Dec. 2-8, 2012 & Grants for establishing Marketing Offices in India and China.


Socialize12 Business Summit – Dec. 4, 2012  NEW!

You are invited to attend the Socialize12 Business Summit on Dec. 4, 2012 in Ramat Gan, a meeting place of global leaders in Social Business. 


US-Israel Bio-Energy Roadshow – March 2013

Israeli biofuels companies and academics are invited to visit the U.S. to explore business cooperation opportunities and form a collaborative effort on bioenergy between the U.S. and Israel.




Evogene and Biogemma: Collaborating to Improve Corn’s Resistance to Drought


The genetic enhancement of plants has become one of the most advanced industries in the world. Israeli company Evogene Ltd. is involved in this fascinating industry. Evogene's expertise lies in the location and characterization of plant genomes with the assistance of bio-technological measures to improve their traits. In short, this refers to the genetic enhancement of plants. Evogene possesses technology based on computerized data-processing and as part of its activities, collaborates with other companies in order to develop plant seed with improved traits. Evogene approached MATIMOP to leverage its capabilities and locate potential partners for the development and marketing of new products in Europe, under the banner of the EUREKA program for collaboration in research and development.


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