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Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation: R&D proposals

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BIRD Foundation Call for Proposals

To be considered, a project proposal should include:

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  • R&D cooperation between two, unrelated companies, one registered in the U.S. and the other in Israel. The companies should jointly apply for BIRD support
  • Research and development topics that include but are not limited to: Advanced Manufacturing, Agrotechnology, Cleantech and Environment, Communications, Construction Tech, Electronics, FinTech, Gas, Homeland Security and Cyber Security, Life Sciences, Software, etc.
  • A jointly developed technology or product(s) that shows considerable innovation
  • A proposed project that demonstrates significant commercial potential

BIRD funds up to 50% of the R&D costs associated with the joint project.

The maximum conditional grant per project is up to $1 million.

Timetable and Deadlines:

Executive Summaries (using BIRD’s template) I September 5, 2019

Executive Summaries deadline extension I September 9.2019

Full Proposals (following BIRD’s detailed instructions) I October 10, 2019

Decisions I December 17, 2019

For further inquiries please contact:

In Israel: Ms. Chava Doukhan –, Tel: 972-3-698-8300

In the U.S.:

East Coast/Midwest: Ms. Andrea Yonah – – Tel: 609-356-0305

West Coast: Ms. Maya Vardi Shoshani – – Tel: 650-752-6485


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