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Grants to Israel and Singapore Companies to Research and Develop
Technology and Products for Commercialization

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Singapore Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (SIIRD)

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Grants to Israel and Singapore companies for joint industrial research and development collaboration. 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 of up to US$1M 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 areas include:

- Feasibility Study Project Grant
- Mini R&D & Commercialization Project Grant
- Full Scale R&D & Commercialization Project Grant

Benefits of Utilizing SIIRD Funding:

- SIIRD shares companies' risk from R&D projects
- SIIRD does not take equity in the funded companies
- SIIRD does not share Intellectual Property Rights of developed products/technologies
- SIIRD does not require collateral from the funded companies

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.

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GrantWatch ID#: 164613

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Full-scale R&D Project: Up to $1,000,000 per project; Up to $30,000 for commercialization activities
-Mini R&D Project: Up to $200,000 per project; Up to $30,000 for commercialization activities
-Feasibility study: Up to $30,000 per study

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The grant application must be jointly submitted by both Singapore-registered and Israel-registered companies. Either company must not have more than 20% shareholding in the partnering company. T The joint project must be undertaken in Singapore and Israel. At least 30% of the actual R&D work must be done in Singapore as well as in Israel.

The SIIRD team is open to discussions with non-government and non-profit organizations which possess R&D capabilities and are keen to participate in the SIIRD programme. The SIIRD team is also open to discussions with interested companies whose proposal ideas may not initially fit SIIRD's funding framework.

The application is open to any registered Singapore and Israel Companies including start-ups, SMEs and MNCs as long as the main eligibility criteria, as stated above, are met.

SIIRD is open to project applications from any industry except for defense-related projects. Interested applicants can refer to the list of SIIRD funded projects to have an idea of the types of project that SIIRD has already co-funded. Note that the list gives a general idea on the types of projects SIIRD co-funds, but it does not necessarily limit the project applications to the listed technological areas.

Pre-Application Information:

The submission period for grant proposals is:

- Call for Proposals: 3rd June 2019
- Proposal Submission Period: 23rd Aug 2019

For projects approved after May 2017, the grant disbursements to Singapore and Israeli companies would be in local currency i.e. Singapore Dollars and Israeli Shekels respectively.

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Shirley Refuah
Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation
Technology Park, Derech Agudat Sport
Ha’poel 2, 17th floor
Jerusalem 9695102
Tel: (972) 3-5118170
Fax: (972) 3-5177655

Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation
Industry House, 29 Hamered Street
P.O.B 50364
Tel-Aviv 61500, Israel

Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation
1 Fusionopolis Walk
#01-02, South Tower, Solaris
Singapore 138628
Tel: +65 6279 3926

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