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Grants to Israel and Singapore Companies for
Industrial Research and Development Collaboration

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Singapore Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (SIIRD)

Deadline Date:

08/17/20

Description:

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Grants to Israel and Singapore companies for joint industrial research and development collaboration. Some applicants must submit an executive summary in advance of submitting a full application. Funding may be used for feasibility studies as well as commercialization activities for products and technologies that demonstrate the potential for commercialization.

SIIRD provides funding for joint R&D projects between companies based in Singapore and Israel. The SIIRD funding covers the R&D portion of the companies’ total development cost in the joint projects. Part of the funding is also extended towards joint commercialization activities in the project. Examples of joint commercialization activities are joint participation in trade exhibitions and development of joint marketing collaterals.

Program options include:

  • Full Scale R&D & Commercialization Project Grant: For project cost above US$400,000 with commercializable product or technology
  • Mini R&D & Commercialization Project Grant: For project cost below US$400,000 with commercializable product or technology 
  • Feasibility Study Project Grant: For investigation project to determine the technical feasibility and market acceptability of a new product or process concept.
The qualifying cost items include direct R&D manpower, expendable materials & supplies, consultancy services, subcontractors, travel expenses between Singapore and Israel, and the depreciation or leasing costs of capital equipment essential to the project. Other qualifying costs include the engagement of consultants for the development of a marketing/commercialization plan and joint commercialization activities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164613

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Full-scale R&D Project: Fund between US$200,000 and US$1M or 40% to 50% of the total qualified project cost, whichever is lower. Fund up to US$30,000 for commercialization activities.

- Mini R&D Project: US$200,000 or 50% of the total qualified project cost, whichever is lower. Fund up to US$30, 000 for commercialization activities.

- Feasibility study: Fund up to US$30,000 or 50% of the total qualified project cost, whichever is lower.

Term of Contract:

- Full-scale R&D Project: Up to 2 years.
- Mini R&D Project: Up to 1 year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum Application Criteria
1. The application must be jointly submitted by a Singapore-registered company and an Israel-registered company.
2. Either company must not have more than 20% shareholding in the partnering company.
3. The joint project must be undertaken in Singapore and Israel, with at least 30% of the actual R&D work done in Singapore and Israel respectively.
4. Technology and product developed must have potential for commercialization.

The application is open to any registered Singapore and Israel Companies including start-ups, SMEs and MNCs.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposal Submission Deadline: 17 Aug 2020

Applying for SIIRD Funding:
1. If there is interest to submit a project co-funding application to SIIRD, after their discussion on joint R&D collaboration, Companies are advised to contact the SIIRD Managers in the respective countries to understand more about the SIIRD Program and to share with the SIIRD Managers the proposed project in mind.
2. If SIIRD is receptive to the proposal, both Companies shall jointly prepare an Executive Summary.
3. After the submission of the Executive Summary, both Companies shall work on the Full Proposal.
4. Following the Full Proposal Submission, Evaluation Meetings will be conducted in Singapore and Israel at the Companies’ premises respectively. Independent Reviewers and the SIIRD team will visit the Companies and presentation on the Project will be required from both Companies during the Meetings.
5. After the Project Evaluation, the Project Proposal will be presented to the SIIRD Board for approval. The SIIRD Board Meeting is convened twice a year. The decision of the SIIRD Board will be conveyed in writing to both Companies.

Funding is on a reimbursement basis.

Guideline Templates:
https://www.siird.com/guidelines-templates/

FAQs:
https://www.siird.com/faq/

Timeline:
https://www.siird.com/upcoming-proposal-submission-period/

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications via email, and submit hard copies to the Singapore Office.

Direct questions to:
Singapore Office
Address: 230 Victoria Street #10-00
Bugis Junction Office Tower
Singapore 188024
Tel: +65 6898 1800
Email: siird@enterprisesg.gov.sg

Israel Office
Address: Technology Park,
Derech Agudat Sport Ha’poel 2,
17th Floor Jerusalem 9695102
Tel: +972 3 5118166
Email: SIIRD@innovationisrael.org.il

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