Foundation / Corporation
Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation, and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and Israel Innovation Authority
Grants to USA and Israel companies for collaborative research and development projects involving energy efficiency and renewable energy. An Executive Summary is required prior to submission of the full proposal. Funding is intended to support innovative projects in all areas of energy technology, such as wind and solar power, alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technology, and water-energy nexus.
BIRD Energy supports cooperation between the U.S. and Israel to develop innovation in a range of clean energy technologies, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, natural gas, and energy-water technologies. To be considered, a BIRD Energy project proposal should include:
- R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel).
- Innovation in all areas of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, such as Solar and Wind Power, Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Alternative Fuels, Smart Grid, Storage, Water-Energy Nexus, Advanced Manufacturing, etc..
- Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should lead to commercialization.
The jointly developed product must have significant technological innovation. One or both companies should possess intellectual property rights to the technology being developed and to the finished product. The Product should target an attractive and growing market that is not necessarily geographic specific, but is familiar to and serviced by at least one of the two partnering companies. BIRD will consider products employing any area of technology and targeted for any market segment or application, but encourages and preferentially supports projects employing breakthrough or state-of-the-art technologies which are receiving global attention and address market segments where Israel has a relative technology or business long-term advantage. The only exception to the above is BIRD's restriction to support products targeted for military applications.
The Project is defined as the scope and duration of the development program undertaken jointly by both companies, at the end of which the Product should be market-ready. All activities required for subsequent commercial manufacturing, specification, and market introduction, should be detailed in the Project, including beta-site testing, regulatory approvals, and test marketing. Manufacturing may be conducted by either or both partners or by subcontractors. Institutions or non- manufacturing companies may act as subcontractors in the R&D or testing phases of the project.
GrantWatch ID#: 170929
The maximum conditional grant is $1M per project.
A Full-Scale Project is defined as one in which the total development cost to the two companies (up to the point of commercial readiness) is at least $400,000. BIRD's cost-share is up to 50% of the total cost of such projects.
The budget of a BIRD mini-project is limited to $400,000. Grants are a maximum of $200,000, or 50% of actual project costs, whichever is less.
Project effective date (start date) may be as early as the 1st day of the month in which the final Project proposal is submitted jointly by the companies, and Project duration may be as long as 3-4 years, if deemed necessary for reaching commercial readiness.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To access BIRD's Upload System: https://upload.birdf.com/login?ReturnUrl=%2f
For further inquiries please contact:
1. In Israel:
Ms. Limor Nakar-Vincent, Deputy Executive Director of Business Development & BIRD Energy
2. In the US:
Ms. Andrea Yonah
Ms. Maya Vardi Shoshani
For questions, BIRD may also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case of a technical problem, please contact Ms. Maha Wakileh at +972-3-6988303, email@example.com.
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