R&D Funding

Call for Ontario-Israel R&D Projects
Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program (OICP)

Summary Proposal Deadline: June 23, 2017
Full Proposal Deadline: July 24, 2017
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This Ontario-Israel Call invites applicants – at least one industrial partner from Ontario and at least one industrial partner from Israel – to propose shared research projects for the development of innovative products or processes. The maximum duration of a project is 24 months. Special consideration will be given to projects in the following three areas:

  • Clean technologies
  • Life sciences and medical devices
  • Cyber security and other information and communication technologies 

Funding: successful Ontario applicants are eligible to receive up to $300,000 CAD or up to 50% of the R&D costs of technology-based products and processes (whichever is less) from the Government of Ontario through CIIRDF to fund the Ontario portion of each project.
Successful Israeli applicants are eligible to receive funding from the Israel Innovation Authority, to support the Israel portion of the project under the OICP. The level of funding will be determined by the R&D Review Committee of the Innovation Authority. 

Joint CIIRDF-NSERC Funding Opportunity for Ontario Participants
CIIRDF and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) joined forces and signed an agreement aligning their respective collaborative R&D programs. Ontario-based university and college researchers participating in the CIIRDF projects may apply for an NSERC Collaborative R&D (CRD) and Applied R&D (ARD) grant as part of the funding application to CIIRDF. For more information on this funding opportunity, please contact Tomoko Nishino at tomoko@ciirdf.ca. 

How to Apply 

Step 1: Ontario and Israel applicants
The first step of the application process is to complete a Proposal Summary and submit to the CIIRDF office for pre-proposal evaluation. 

Step 2: Ontario and Israel applicants
Proposals for the OICP should be prepared jointly following the guidelines in this section, signed by representatives of both Ontario and Israel companies and submitted to Tomoko Nishino at tomoko@ciirdf.ca and Avner Montemayor at amontemayor@ciirdf.ca.

If the Ontario lead applicant company is jointly requesting funding from NSERC Industry Driven Program for their Canadian researchers from postsecondary institutions, please refer to the NSERC-CIIRDF Joint Funding Application Guidelines, pages 16-18.

Step 3: Israel applicants only
To ensure eligibility, the lead Israeli partner of each project must apply directly to the Israel Innovation Authority, following the guidelines published online: http://www.economy.gov.il/RnD/Programs/Pages/Mop_Fund.aspx

**Please note: this information is available in Hebrew only.

Review and Evaluation
External panels in Ontario and Israel will independently review applications. Based on these evaluations, CIIRDF in consultation with the Government of Ontario and the Israel Innovation Authority will make joint decisions on successful projects to receive funding.

Proposal Submission and Questions:
Canada: Tomoko Nishino
Email: tomoko@ciirdf.ca
Tel: 613-724-1284, ext. 227
Mobile: 613-697-5714

Israel: Avner Montemayor
Email: amontemayor@ciirdf.ca
Tel: (Israel) +972-3-715-7986
Mobile: (Israel) +972-58-598-4683