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R&D Plans of Projects in the Early (Ideation) Stages - to Help with the Challenges of the Coronavirus

Grants to Israel Tech Companies to Develop
Projects that Address the Coronavirus Crisis

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Israel Innovation Authority, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Equality - Headquarters for the National Digital Israel Initiative

Deadline Date:

04/04/20 2:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Israel technology companies for the research and development of early-stage projects that address issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. Projects may involve a wide range of innovative solutions to problems that Israel faces during this crisis. Funding may be used to support drafted implementations and/or technological ideas in the early (ideation) stages.

There is no restriction on the project field for this CFP and it may include, among others, one of the following:

  • Streamlining and improvement of the diagnostic process, including: diagnostics, streamlining and improvement of testing and diagnostic process and solutions that will enable efficient and massed testing for the coronavirus to be carried out in Israel in the near future.
  • Tools for contagion reduction and prevention.
  • Expansion of remote healthcare services, including a significant expansion of the quantity and types of services that areprovided digitally, or which can be provided without a need to physically visit the health organization. All this including, but not limited to, treatment, prevention, diagnostics, monitoring, process streamlining, interfaces and systems, for the individual and/or the general public.
  • Development and re-purposing of antiviral products for treatment of the disease, or other products that may serve as a supporting therapy, or for diagnostics and prevention.
  • Solutions for patients in home confinement or hospital quarantine.
  • Digital solutions for controlling, monitoring, and forecasting the spread of the virus.
  • Solutions for smart management of public assistance centers, and for the effective communication with the public in times of pandemic outbreak
  • Solutions to expand the capacity of respiratory intensive care units and that assist in the monitoring and simultaneous treatment of multiple people hospitalized with acute respiratory disease.
  • Solutions that assist with the physical activity and the well-being of senior citizens staying at home.
  • Solutions that help support special needs population, due to their home stay outside their routine special-ed system.

All this in order to encourage:

  • Development and implementation of innovative technologies in treating and coping with the coronavirus.
  • Advancing the healthcare system and public health in Israel and abroad.
  • The creation and growth of complete and sustainable companies by promoting innovative technological solutions.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188535

Estimated Size of Grant:

• Financial support of 20% – 50% of approved R&D expenses.
• Exceptional financial support of 60% – 75% of approved R&D for a project with an outstanding potential to contribute to the advancement the healthcare system and the public health in Israel and abroad.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Israeli technology companies (that are not one of Israel's health organizations) may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications may be submitted up to April 7th, 2020 at 14:00 (technical support will also be provided up to 14:00).

Responses are expected within ten days of the deadline.

Submission will be through Track 2 (see Appendix A - on Hebrew website): https://innovationisrael.org.il/rules/3761

Application instructions (in Hebrew): https://innovationisrael.org.il/growth/pilot/digitalhealth#field-name-field-application-instructions

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://my.innovationisrael.org.il/messages

Email: growth@innovationisrael.org.il
Phone: 03-7157900

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Geographic Focus:

Israel

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