This Issue’s Topics

Ø Life Science Contest Winners

Ø 2nd Round of Mass-Israel Program Tackles Water Tech

Ø New Program with Shenzhen, China launched

Ø Israeli Tech Day at ABB

Ø New Call with Brazil in Bio, ICT, HLS

Ø Open Calls for Proposals

Ø News & Events

Ø Success Stories


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Volume 1 Issue 9

December 27, 2012

The R&D Insider

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


Welcome to the ninth 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 Israeli Life Sciences Competition Announced


We are pleased to announce the results of the recent contest for Israeli Life Science companies, sponsored by MATIMOP with the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, and the IATI – Israel Advanced Technology Industries. The winners will join the Israeli delegation to Bio Convention 2013, which will take place this year in Chicago from April 22-25, 2013. Twenty companies were selected this year to present in the Israeli National Pavilion at Bio Exhibition 2013. The Pavilion represents Israel’s innovations in the life sciences industry and positions Israel as a world leader in the life sciences sector. Three companies have been granted a free pass to the conference and to the partnering forum. Ten companies have been granted free access to the partnering forum at the Israeli Pavilion. All 20 companies will participate in the Israeli pavilion exhibition.


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Second Round of Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership to Tackle Water and Clean Energy Challenges


December 20, 2012 - Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton McDevitt and Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist of Israel, today announced the second round of the Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership (MIIP) to fund collaborative research projects focused on innovative water technologies. This program is jointly managed by MassCEC on the US side and by MATIMOP – Israeli Industry Center for R&D on the Israeli side.  "Finding reliable and clean sources of energy and water are two of the most important environmental challenges facing the world today and forging international partnerships will help create solutions," said Barton McDevitt. "We're thrilled to help unite Massachusetts and Israeli companies around innovations designed to tap into sustainable supplies of both resources."


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MATIMOP Launches New Program with Shenzhen, China


The Israeli-Chinese framework for industrial R&D cooperation launched a new program with the city of Shenzhen in the Guangdong province of China on December 15, 2012. The program is jointly administered by MATIMOP on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of the Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor in Israel, and the Shenzhen Science, Technology & Innovation Commission (SZSTI) in the Shenzhen municipality. The first call for joint proposals in all technological sectors is open until March 15, 2013.


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Israeli Technology Day at ABB in Switzerland


Twenty-five Israeli companies from the fields of water technology, renewable energy, industrial automation, and cyber and homeland security participated in an "Israeli Technology Day" held last month (November 21-22) at the headquarters of multinational power and automation technology corporation ABB in Zurich, Switzerland. The aim of the Technology Day was to introduce ABB to innovative Israeli companies active in these fields for potential joint cooperation or investment opportunities, as part of the Office of the Chief Scientist's Global Enterprise Collaboration Program. The Technology Day was jointly organized by ABB Corporate Management, its Regional Office Management and the Israeli subsidiary of ABB-Israel; with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor and its sub-units, the Foreign Trade Administration, the Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA) and the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP.


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New Call for Proposals with Brazil Announced in Life Sciences, ICT and HLS


A new call for proposals for Brazilian-Israeli industrial R&D cooperation projects in the fields of life sciences, ICT, and homeland security (defense) is now open until April 22, 2013. The call was launched following an announcement last month of plans to renew R&D cooperation ties between the Secretariat of Innovation in the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade of Brazil (MDIC) and MATIMOP on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist. The collaboration between Israel and Brazil is the result of a Memorandum of Understanding signed on February 27, 2007, to support joint industrial research and development (R&D) between their private sectors, aimed at the development of new products and processes for commercialization in the domestic and/or global markets. This program sets a parallel scheme through which each government has pledged to provide support to its companies for engaging in such collaborative R&D in projects that will be mutually approved by both sides.


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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.







Jiangsu (China)-Israel

All technological fields

January 10, 2013



All technological fields

January 15, 2013


Lithuania-Israel  EXTENDED

All technological fields

January 24, 2013


Trento (Italy)-Israel  EXTENDED

All technological fields

February 28, 2013


Shenzhen (China)-Israel  NEW!

All technological fields

March 15, 2013


Singapore-Israel (SIIRD) NEW!

All technological fields

March 29, 2013


Brazil-Israel  NEW!

HLS, ICT, Life Sciences

April 22, 2013


Massachusetts-Israel NEW!

Water Solutions



Canada-Israel  EXTENDED

Brain Research, Water, Energy



Joint R&D with Bombardier




US-Israel (Roadshow)  





All technological fields

Coming Soon!



All technological fields

Coming Soon!



All technological fields

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.


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NEWS & EVENTS                                                          


The Role of R&D in Economic Development in the Arab Community

Michel Hivert, Managing Director of MATIMOP, participated in a conference on “The Role of R&D in Economic Development in the Arab Community” on November 16, 2012 in Kfar Qara. The conference was organized by the Triangle Research & Development Center (TRDC), a non-profit center which aims to address topics related to the Arab Palestinian community living in Israel.

Summit Highlights Mass-Israel Collaboration
The active and growing collaboration between Massachusetts and Israeli life sciences companies was the main focus at a 2012 Life Sciences Summit, held November 5-6 at the Westin Waltham Boston.

Info Day on R&D Financing and EU Cooperation in Nano-Electronics – January 8, 2013

Israel has recently joined the European program ENIAC, a research program aimed at enhancing the further integration and miniaturization of devices and increasing their functionalities. ISERD has organized an info day about this and related opportunities on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013.


New York-Israel R&D and Commercialization Partnership in Nanoscale Technologies

MATIMOP, The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany, New York, and Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI) jointly announce the launch of a new research and development (R&D) and commercialization partnership in nanoscale technologies.

New Service from MATIMOP Now Available: Company Account Access

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.


US-Israel Bio-Energy Roadshow – April 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.



Dr. Sobhi Basheer of TransBioDiesel Featured in European Commission “Secret of Success” Booklet


Dr. Sobhi Basheer, CEO of Israeli biofuel company TransBioDiesel, was one of 37 international businessmen selected to be profiled in the European Commission’s Secret of Success brochure 2012-2013. The brochure features success stories of international champions from throughout Europe and was published on the occasion of the European SME Week 2012, held from October 15-21 in Brussels, Belgium. TransBioDiesel has participated in a number of international cooperation programs via MATIMOP and the Office of the Chief Scientist.


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