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German - Israeli Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects

Grant to Israel, German, and International Companies
for Collaborative Research and Development Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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ISERD and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Deadline Date:

11/28/19 5:00 PM (Israel Time Zone)


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Grants to Israel, Germany, and International companies for collaborative research and development projects that focus on the development of innovative applications and commercial products. Applicants are required to contact staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support ready-to-market solutions for products and technology-based services and methods that have a strong market potential for Europe, Israel, and Germany.

ISERD and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) will provide access to public funding for joint projects provided by The Innovation Authority and by BMWi’s ZIM program (Central Innovation Program for SMEs), respectively. Grants will be awarded for R&D projects in all technological and application areas. Partners apply for their R&D project for a EUREKA label, a pan European network for market-oriented R&D. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162830

Estimated Size of Grant:

- For German projects: Support is rendered in the form of a conditional grant amounting up to 55% of the project costs, which are restricted to 380,000 € per industrial partner.
- For Israel projects: The support is in the form of a conditional grant amounting generally up to 50% (and regional incentives for companies located in "development zone ") of the eligible R&D budget.

Term of Contract:

German projects: It is possible to begin a research project at the applicant’s own risk after receiving a confirmation of the receipt of the funding application from AiF Projekt GmbH.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum requirement concerning the project consortium is the participation of at least one company of each of the participating countries.

The project proposals have to comply with the following guidelines:

- The partners should include at least one Israeli and one German commercial company (though participation of research institutes/universities is welcome as additional participants or subcontractors according to each country’s funding regulations).
- Companies and/or academia from other countries may also participate. These partners’ participation follows EUREKA participation and financing rules and procedures and the funding regulations of these partners’ countries of origin.
- The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, new fields of application, etc.).
- The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries.

Any partner whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the aforesaid criteria can apply to the present announcement in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.

Germany: All German SMEs with up to 499 employees (or consortia of such enterprises) which perform R&D to develop an innovative product, process or technological service – also in cooperation with a research institution/university – have the right to apply. German research institutes/universities are accepted as additional partners according to the rules available on the ZIM website. There are no restrictions to specific technologies or branches. More detailed criteria can be found on the ZIM website ( - in German). The application has to be in line with the ZIM regulation, e.g. it has to be in the German language.

Israel: An Israeli R&D performing company which initiates a single or multi-year program that will provide know-how, processes or methods for the manufacture of a new product, application, technology-based service or process is eligible to apply. The product must have a sizeable potential for export sales. Research institutes or other participants may apply as a subcontractor to a company.

Pre-Application Information:

Submission to the Innovation Authority: 28th November 2019 no later than 5:00 PM (Israel Time Zone).

Submission and approval procedures:

- The completed EUREKA application form (in English - see below) should be submitted to ISERD in Israel and to the EUREKA-Office in Germany simultaneously by November 28th, 2019. The forms have to be legally signed by all participating companies. The signatures must be scanned and sent electronically together with the EUREKA application form. The final EUREKA status is only granted if the funding of all project partners has been secured.
- The EUREKA project application will be screened and evaluated by ISERD in Israel and the German EUREKA Office.
- Simultaneously all partners have to submit in addition their funding applications according to national procedures. Companies should contact the national funding organizations before submission. Israeli partners will be invited to submit in addition and at the same time as the short project outline their funding applications to the Innovation Authority by the deadline date and time. A provisional consortium agreement among project partners is needed at the moment of proposal submission in this phase.
- For German projects: The final approval is made by the ZIM project agency. Eureka recommends contacting AiF Projekt GmbH before the application to clarify open questions and to hand in a project sketch up until 6 weeks before deadline.

Each country will fund its eligible participants within the EUREKA framework. Funding conditions and eligibility criteria vary between participating countries.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Uzi Bar-Sadeh
Bilateral Programs Manager – Europe
ISERD, Israel Innovation Authority
tel: +972 3-5118 185

Israel Innovation Authority
Technology Park, Derech Agudat Sport
Ha’poel 2 Jerusalem 9695102

German Aerospace Center
Project Management Agency
Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
53227 Bonn
tel. +49 228 3821 1335

ZIM Funding Program
Project Management Agency
AiF Projekt GmbH
Project Management Agency
Tschaikowskistraße 49
13156 Berlin
Georg Nagel
tel. +49-30-48163-526

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