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NSERC and CIIRDF launch new call for Canada-Israel R&D projects

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canada-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (CIIRDF) are pleased to host a new Call for Proposals (CFP) for bilateral R&D projects. Leveraging support from the Governments of Canada and Israel, this CFP aims to stimulate R&D collaboration between firms in Canada and Israel with a focus on the commercialization of new technologies.

Eligibility: This Call invites private sector companies from Canada and Israel to propose joint research, R&D and technology development projects for the creation of innovative products or processes with a non-defense application. Preference will be given to small and medium sized enterprises (firms with fewer than 500 employees). The maximum length for projects funded under this Call is 24 months.

  • Canadian firms can leverage academic expertise on their R&D project and engage students jointly with NSERC.
  • Public sector organizations, such as universities and research institutions, are eligible to participate in R&D projects as project subcontractors or consultants (not applicants)

Funding: Following a rigorous evaluation process, CIIRDF selects and awards Canada-Israel R&D teams with financial contributions up to 50% of the eligible project costs to a maximum of CDN$ 800,000 per project.

Areas of special consideration: Special consideration will be given to projects in the following areas:

  • Information and Communication Technologies (including cyber, fintech)
  • Life Sciences
  • Aerospace
  • Clean tech and sustainable tech (including water, renewables), plus limited energy (oil and gas)
  • Agriculture and agrifood (including agri-tech)

Summary proposal submission deadline: May 31, 2018
Full proposal submission deadline: June 29, 2018
Notification of approved projects: October 2018

Seeking an R&D partner?  CIIRDF offers a matchmaking service for companies in both countries.

Apply Now:  Visit the This link will take you to another Web site CIIRDF website for This link will take you to another Web site application guidelines, This link will take you to another Web site templates and proposal evaluation details

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