(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

United States


The Israel Innovation Authority (formerly the OCS) Americas Operations was established in 2013 in order to initiate and develop partnerships with U.S. counterparts at the state and federal level, as well as with stakeholders in the private sector. Our activity aims to compliment the offering of the BIRD Foundation . We provide partner matching services as well as access to joint funding mechanisms dedicated to the development of business-driven partnerships of Israeli and U.S.-based companies through joint innovation projects. These programs reduce the risks taken in international R&D ventures, while creating new business opportunities.
Our Partnerships in the U.S  
Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium- Israel Innovation Authority Cooperation
The Israel Innovation Authority has joined the US Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), a biomedical technology consortium operating under a 10-year renewable Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the U.S Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). Through its membership in MTEC, IIA invites Israeli companies to submit medical R&D project proposals in this new cooperation framework.

For further details and guidelines, please click Here.


Open Call for Proposals

This call is open to companies from all sectors who wish to collaborate with a U.S company in a R&D project. Matchmaking and funding is available on a yearly basis. The U.S Company must have presence in one of the following states: California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin

For further details and guidelines, please click Here.

Nevada – Israel Innovation Authority Industrial R&D Collaboration                                                                                        

An MOU was signed in November 2016 between the WaterStart Nevada and Israel Innovation authority, in order to create a practical mechanism for accelerating development and deployment of water tech solutions.                                       
Implementation of this program will be by Waterstart in Nevada and IIA in Israel.
For phase II submissions please click Here .       

South Carolina – Israel Innovation Authority Industrial R&D Collaboration                                                                         Agreement signed 15 October 2013 to facilitate and promote bilateral and multilateral industrial R&D activities, and in particular joint industrial R&D projects, between entities from South Carolina and from Israel in Life Sciences;: Advanced Materials; Sustainable Energy; Transportation; Defense/Homeland Security and Health Information Technology . Implementation of this program will be by ATI in South Carolina and IIA in Israel. 
Call for proposals is now closed
Israel Colorado Innovation (ICI)  Fund- Israel Innovation Authority collaboration

The Water/Energy/Transportation (WET) Industries Israel – Colorado industrial R&D Collaboration Program was created as a result of the MOU signed between the states in 2015.  Israeli companies from the relevant sectors are eligible to receive R&D funding from the Israel Innovation Authority in addition to ICI funding.

Call for proposals is now closed
Space Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership
Agreement signed October 2013 to encourage industrial research and development collaboration in aerospace; life science and other technologies. As a result a program to fund joint research projects by Florida and Israeli was implemented in a number of research areas related to aerospace. The bilateral framework is jointly implemented by the Space Florida and the Innovation Authority
Call for proposals is now closed

Colorado – Israel joint R&D Program                                                                                                                               Agreement signed between the State of Colorado and the state of Israel in 2010.                                                                Proposals supported in Life Science; Advanced Manufacturing; Advanced Materials; Aerospace;; Electronics and Infrastructure Engineering.                                                                                                                                                                      Implementation by OEDIT, the Office of Economic Development & International Trade,and IIA.  

New York – Israel Innovation Authority Industrial R&D Collaboration                                                                            
Agreement signed between the State of New York and the IIA nearly decade ago.                                                                      
We have numerous avenues for collaboration with entities in the state.

For more information please contact the North America program directors:

Mr. Les Abelson                                                                                                                                                                    Telephone: +972-3-5118139                                                                                                                                                        Email: Les.Abelson@innovationisrael.org.il

Mr. Jonathan Cohen                                                                                                                                                            
Telephone: +972-3-5118155                                                                                                                                                        Email: Jonathan.Cohen@innovationisrael.org.il