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R&D Fund – Support of Competitive Research and Development

This is the main incentive program designed for industrial R&D support for the development of competitive products and innovative processes. 

The R&D Fund, which offers the greatest financial incentives for R&D activities from the Israeli government, provides commercial companies in all areas with support for the development processes of new products or for the upgrade of existing technology. The support is offered to all businesses in Israel and all their branches, at all stages of R&D.

Goal of the incentive program:
The R&D Fund encourages technological innovation in order to strengthen and promote the Israeli economy.

What do you get?

  • A conditional grant of 20% to 50% of the approved R&D expenditures.
  • Companies operating in development zones (periphery areas) are eligible for additional support of 10%.

Why should you apply for this incentive program?
Attractive financing model:
The R&D Fund provides financial benefits of significant scale; it participates in the risks involved in the development process of the company. The companies that receive financing undertake to repay the received funding to the Authority via royalty payments from sales, but only if the project succeeds in reaching the commercialization stage (conditional grant).

Long-term R&D: The R&D Fund enables long-term R&D operation for the development of future products and innovative technologies that provide the company with a competitive advantage and the ability to penetrate new markets.

Quality mark support: Support from the Authority is provided following a comprehensive professional assessment of the project, which serves as a mark of quality for companies in the industry and makes it easier for them to raise private capital in the long-term.

How to apply?

  1. Prior to application, please carefully read the instructions specific for each dedicated incentive program, as well as the complete list of conditions, which specifies the rights and obligations of the applying company, as detailed on the Authority’s website.
  2. Fill out the online documents and forms, available on the website, in accordance with the company size. In addition, print and sign the declaration and authorization form (also available on the website) and send it by mail.

For additional information, please contact:
Growth Division

Email: GR@innovationisrael.org.il
Further information on the Israel Innovation Authority website: R&D Fund

 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

The Israeli government has set national goals to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To this end, a plan was set forth to support investments in projects in these fields totaling NIS 300 million in 2016-2019. 

The incentive program is operated by the Israel Innovation Authority, in collaboration with the Investment Center and the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Goal of the incentive program:
To encourage demand for innovative Israeli clean-tech technologies, as well as to develop the Israeli hi-tech industry in the fields of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

Who is the incentive program for?
Entities implementing new Israeli technologies in the fields of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

What do you get?
A conditional grant of 40% of the installation cost.

Why should you apply for this incentive program?
Significantly greater support and potential applications:
The dedicated incentive program offers the opportunity to implement innovative technologies with potential, to create economic and environmental value, and to receive financial As part of this plan, a dedicated incentive program was created in order to provide support beyond the standard programs, aimed at projects dealing with first commercial installations of new Israeli technologies. support of 40% of the installation cost, compared to financial support of 20% of the installation cost as part of the standard incentive program.

How to apply?
The application forms for assistance are available on the websites of the authorities involved in the incentive program – the Israel Innovation Authority, the Investment Center and the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

For additional information, please contact:
Growth Division

Email: GR@innovationisrael.org.il
Further information on the Israel Innovation Authority website: Incentive Program Dedicated to the Increase of Energy Efficiency and Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

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