R&D Fund – Support of R&D and Encouragement of Technological Innovation
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 on behalf of 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 in all sectors, at all stages of R&D.
Goal of the incentive program:
The R&D Fund encourages technological innovation in a wide variety of fields such as: hardware, software, communications, complex systems, life sciences, medical devices, cyber, IOT, fintech, cleantech, and others.
Who is the incentive program for?
Israeli companies from all industrial sectors interested in enhancing manufacturing processes, or in developing or upgrading existing products, or those in advanced stages of development that require technological and engineering adaptations and alterations in a product developed by the submitting company, in accordance with standards and needs of the target countries’ markets.
What do you get?
- A conditional grant of 20% to 50% of the approved R&D expenditures.
- Companies operating in Area ‘A’ Development Regions are eligible for additional support of 10%. Companies operating in the area around the Gaza Strip are eligible for an additional grant of 25%
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.
Innovative High Risk 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.
For further details: R&D Fund