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B-Lever Program

Grants to Israel Agricultural Researchers for
Collaborative Research of New Marketable Technologies

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Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) and Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)

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Grants to Israel industrial companies, academic research groups, and think tanks for research and development of new marketable agricultural technologies. Funding is intended for cooperative research between teams in Israel and the USA, and eventual collaboration with a business in either country to market and sell the developed product.

At the end of the second year of a BARD-supported project, U.S. and Israeli joint research teams under BARD may link to a commercial entity from either country. BARD-supported scientists can collaborate with the U.S. and/or Israeli business, so the results of the combined research will enhance the development of a marketable technology, product, or service.

U.S. team members in the BARD-supported project can participate with a small business applying for funding under the USDA SBIR program.

1. Israeli industrial companies seeking to incorporate new technologies developed in the academia and striving to develop a new product or to improve an existing product based on recent studies, relevant to their field of activity.
2. Academic research groups from Israeli research institutes and think tanks approved by the Technological Infrastructure Division, seeking to carry out innovative and original applied research in collaboration with a leading company interested in the relevant technology. The research should be focused on technological feasibility for the industry, and the applying research institute should be the sole owner of knowledge in the project.

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GrantWatch ID#: 185049

Estimated Size of Grant:

Magneton grants from the Israel Innovation Authority are for up to $1,000,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are for two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Israeli industrial companies, academic research groups from Israeli research institutes, and think tanks approved by the Technological Infrastructure Division are eligible to apply through Magneton.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications may be submitted either through BARD or directly to the IAA. The deadlines for each are as below:

Deadline for submission through BARD: March 15, 2019

Deadline for submission through the IAA: April 15, 2019

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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.

Register and Apply Online through the IAA (Hebrew):

BARD contact:

IAA contact:
Mr. Les Abelson
North America Programs Director, Israel Innovation Authority

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