Collaborative R&D Funding
CIIRDF fosters and supports the development of industry-led R&D partnerships between Canadian and Israeli companies. The foundation invests in two types of bilateral R&D initiatives undertaken by Canadian and Israeli partners. These include:
- Feasibility studies up to six months in duration: CIIRDF contributes up to 50 percent of the joint study costs up to a maximum of CDN $20,000
- Collaborative R&D projectsup to three years in duration: CIIRDF contributes up to 50 percent of joint project costs up to a maximum of CDN $800,000. As technology commercialization is a key goal of CIIRDF, the jointly developed product should be near ‘market-ready’ by the conclusion of the project.
CIIRDF-funded feasibility studies and R&D projects cross many scientific disciplines, technologies and industrial sectors, including biotechnology, agriculture, information and communications technologies, automotive, natural resource management, public safety and aerospace.
CIIRDF does not retain equity or intellectual property rights as a result of its contribution to a bilateral R&D project.