(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

Partnerships in the U.S.



Our Partnerships in the U.S.



The OCS, through MATIMOP, has new exciting collaboration programs with top level partners in the U.S. These programs reduce the risks taken in international R&D ventures, while creating new business opportunities. We provide partner matching services as well as access to funding for the joint projects. At the State level, MATIMOP also implements bilateral cooperation agreements with various US states.




For US Companies seeking Israeli Partners, please contact The US Program Manager,  Jonathan Cohen  at jonathan@matimop.org.il or 972-3-511-8155


Our Partners & Programs


 US Contact

Department of Homeland

Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T), Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP)
Other Transaction Solicitation (OTS)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T), Silicon Valley Office (SVO)
Jonathan Cohen

Department of Homeland Security

Enhancements to the GTAS

Jonathan Cohen

US National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Agro-food technologies

Charlie Cleland

US National Cyber-security Center of Excellence (NCCoE) (Maryland, USA)

Cybersecurity business needs: Health IT, Energy and Financial Services.

Nate Lesser

Massachusetts Clean Energy CenterMassachusetts, USA

Clean technologies: Water

Michael Murphy

Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT), Colorado. USA  

Bioscience/Life Science, Advanced Manufacturing/Advanced Materials, Energy - including Natural Resources, Cleantech, Water & Agricultural Systems, Aerospace - including defense, Technology & Information, Electronics, Infrastructure Engineering


Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Diagnostics and Bioinformatics.


South Carolina – Israel Collaboration (SCRA)

 All fields

Russ Keller

Space Florida

Aerospace and related research projects  


The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

 Energy R&D   
Micah Kotch

The Center for Nano-Scale Science and Engineering (CSNE) (New York, USA)

Nanoscale technologies

Paul Ferrar (Industrial)

Michael Liehr (Academic)

Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) - New York, USA


Advanced Energy and Wireless and Information Solutions






Maryland-Israel Industrial R&D Cooperation

All technological fields

Thomas S. Dann

California-Israel Cooperation Program

All fields

Gili Ovadia

Michigan-Israel Cooperation Program

All fields

MEDC-MITCP Program Manager

Colarado-Israel R&D Agreement

All fieldsJonathan Cohen

Wisconsin-Israel R&D Agreement
All fieldsJonathan Cohen 

Virginia-Israel R&D Agreement

All fieldsJonathan Cohen

Oregon-Israel R&DAgreement

All fields

Jonathan Cohen

Ohio-Israel R&D                    All Fields                                                                    Jonathan Cohen


U.S.-Israel Bilateral Foundations: