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Shanghai (China) - Israel program for Industrial R&D

Grants to Israel and Shanghai, China Companies for
Collaborative Technology Development Projects

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Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (STCSM), and Shanghai Science and Technology Exchange center (SSTEC)

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Grants to Israel and Shanghai, China companies for joint industrial research and development projects aimed at the development of processes or projects leading to commercialization on a global level. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended for joint projects based on merit that include science and technology development leading to commercial success, social good, and benefits to both countries.

The criteria to be followed in order to apply to the program call are:
a) At least two science and technology companies from the respective countries should express a desire to cooperate in the research and development of a new product or a new process.
b) The project may involve more than one company from each side; academic/research entities are eligible to join as sub-contractors only.
c) The product should be highly innovative with significant commercial potential. The joint industrial R&D project should aim at development of products/processes leading to commercialization in the global market
d) The project partners should agree in advance on the IP rights and on the commercialization strategy of the product or process.
e) The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries
f) The project must be balanced between participants and significant to both partners.

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GrantWatch ID#: 167766

Estimated Size of Grant:

In Israel: The program financial support will not exceed 50% of the eligible and approved R&D costs.

In Shanghai: Between 1M-2M RMB per project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In Shanghai:
1. Eligible applicants will be R&D-performing Shanghai-registered companies operating in Shanghai.
2. The applying company should have a sales agreement or acquisitions, technical transformation or cooperative research with foreign partner/s. A photocopy of the agreement / deal should be provided
3. The proportion of the self – financing and applied grants will be at least 2:1
4. Project results should be industrialized in China and show significant benefit/significant new economy effectiveness.
5. Project can achieve a number of intellectual property rights ( patent inventions)

In Israel:
- Eligible applicants will be R&D-performing Israeli-registered companies operating in Israel.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline Summary:
- Launching: April 12, 2019
- 1st phase applications – bi-lateral application form: June 12, 2019
- Deadline of Screening of the proposal’s qualification in Shanghai: June 20, 2019
- Full Project Proposal (FPP) Deadline in Israel: July 13, 2019
- Evaluation period in Israel and in Shanghai: July 2019 – October 2019
- Joint Committee: October 30, 2019
- Notification to Companies: Beginning of November

The present Call is launched on April 12, 2019 and invites applications in Bilateral Application Form until June 12, 2019. The eligibility of each application will be analyzed by both the Shanghai Science and Technology Exchange center and Israel Innovation Authority.

Partners meeting all eligibility criteria will be invited to submit the National funding application based on national procedures and according to the national rules that apply to the STCSM and to the Israel Innovation Authority in Israel.

The Israeli and Chinese partners whose projects have been selected will be informed of the result and the amount of funding for the successful projects by their respective implementing organization possibly by November 2019.

Funding support will be given to each partner by its own Implementing Organization (STCSM in Shanghai and Israel Innovation Authority in Israel) in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect.

The total support from the Government of the Shanghai Municipality is between 1M-2M RMB per project. The government gives the support to subsidize the R&D expenditure of the project and will decide the amount of support for each project, taking into consideration the total number of approved projects and the available funding for the program each year.

The total funding from the Government of Israel via the Israel Innovation Authority, under the Shanghai-Israel R&D program financial support, will not exceed 50% of the eligible and approved costs of the R&D, in accordance with the national laws and regulations.

Further information and application instructions for Israeli applicants (Hebrew):

Contact Information:

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

Israeli applicants:

Shanghai applicants:

Israel contact:

Ms. Racheli Ben-Onn, Program Manager

Shanghai contacts:

Mr. Tang Dengwei

Mr. Chenhao Li

STCSM - Shanghai Municipal Science & Technology Commission
No. 200, People’s Ave.
Shanghai 200003

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.