Technology Matchmaking

Technology Matchmaking

Matchmaking is the process of connecting two or more companies (within one country or from several countries) with complementary R&D, technology or business strengths that aim to explore opportunities for mutually beneficial R&D collaboration or business partnerships. Technology or business matchmaking events, activities and related initiatives provide innovators with the opportunity to gather and exchange information; network with and source potential partners, customers or prospective employees; promote their research, organization or innovation interests; and discuss collaborative R&D or business projects.

Through its matchmaking services, CIIRDF has developed a platform that enables companies to access:

  • Relevant technological and market information to stimulate growth and innovation; and
  • Technology partners with complementary strengths that help firms to address key R&D challenges and new market opportunities

Over the past few years, CIIRDF has delivered matchmaking services to over 400 firms. The Foundation has recently enhanced its technological matchmaking services to help Canadian companies to develop linkages with suitable Israeli companies and establish R&D collaborations. CIIRDF is leveraging its partnerships with key regional and national organizations to help facilitate the matchmaking process in priority sectors and research areas. This includes brain research and neurotechnology development; water technologies; bio-economy and clean technologies; advanced health technologies; pharmaceutical research and manufacturing; digital media and information and communication technologies; and agri-innovation. CIIRDF often promotes collaboration with key Israeli and Canadian firms to help stimulate R&D cooperation in strategic areas and open-up new market opportunities for participants. CIIRDF also continues to build a comprehensive database of Israeli and Canadian companies and related intelligence to support matchmaking activities.

Searching for a Canadian or Israeli R&D Partner?

Leveraging its extensive networks and database, CIIRDF facilitates the identification of potential technology partners for Canadian and Israeli companies. If you are an Israeli company looking for a Canadian partner or a Canadian Company seeking an Israeli partner, please take a moment to download, complete and submit the following Partner Search Form to Tomoko Nishino (Canada) at or Avner Montemayor (Israel) at

Following a review of your requirements, CIIRDF will provide a list of prospective partner companies for your consideration. If desired, CIIRDF is also pleased to make initial contact on your behalf or facilitate an introduction to companies of interest.

Partnership Objectives

CIIRDF seeks to promote partnerships where a joint R&D project builds on the capabilities of both partners to develop new products or processes, or make significant enhancements to existing products that help open-up new market opportunity. Please note: Partnerships are not intended to primarily serve as supplier-distributor relationships.