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New Call For Proposals between Israel and Uruguay-Now Open for Submission

The joint R&D project should aim at the development of products/processes leading to commercialization in the global market.

 
 
   ANII , the National Research and Innovation Agency of Uruguay and MATIMOP, the Israeli Industry Center for Research and Development, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in Israel are pleased to announce:
 
 
The Uruguay – Israel program for Industrial Research and Development Joint Funding Program
Now Open For Submission
Deadline: September 8 th ,2015

The Uruguay – Israel program for Industrial Research and Development is a funding instrument included in a framework of governmental bilateral cooperation. The objective of this program is to provide support for collaborative Research and Development ventures between Uruguayan and Israeli companies. T he objective of the call is to improve business competitiveness on the basis of the exchange of knowledge regarding production of Uruguayan and Israeli companies from all the sectors of the economy. Projects preparing proposals to promote Research and Development cooperation aimed at the development of new and innovative products, processes or services used in production and leading to the commercialization in the global market are sought.

Guidelines for Applicants:
The Uruguay-Israel program for Industrial research and Development Joint Funding Program
 
Eligible Participants : Registered Companies engaging in Industrial R&D Projects in both Israel and Uruguay in ALL sectors.
The joint R&D project should aim at the development of products/processes leading to commercialization in the global market. Additionally, the proposals must demonstrate all of the following requirements:
a) The partners in Israel and in Uruguay must agree in advance on an IP rights agreement and on a commercialization strategy for the product or process.
b) The partners in Israel and in Uruguay must be capable of implementing the project and funding their respective share.
c) The project should demonstrate the scientific and technological contribution of the participants from both countries.
d) The project must demonstrate adequate balance among the participants and significance to both partners
e) The projects shall not be focused on the acquisition of turnkey state-of-the- art technology .
 
Funding

Israel

Uruguay

In Israel, funding by the OCS will be transferred to R&D performing companies only in accordance with the National Laws, Rules, Regulations and procedures in effect.

The total funding from the Government of Israel via the OCS, under this framework, will not exceed 50% of the eligible and approved costs of the R&D, in accordance with the national laws and regulations. In addition, developing zones top-ups will apply.
 
Research institutes may participate and be funded as subcontractors.

ANII shall be able to approve a total amount and a disbursement plan in accordance with the compliance with the milestones set forth in the development plan.

The maximum funding amount to be granted to each project shall be of 400.000 U.S. dollars in the form of a loan.

Funding conditions, regarding grace period, interest rate to be applied and percentage of turnover for the payment shall be agreed upon with ANII as of the evaluation of the project, prior to the signature of the corresponding agreement. 
 
 
 
For more information including how to submit, please contact:  
 
ANII Contact                                                                                                                 MATIMOP Contact
 

Mrs. María Laura Fernández                                                               Ilana Gross

Head of International Cooperation                                                       Program Manager-Latin American Desk                                                                                                      

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