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Generic R&D Arrangement for Large Companies

This incentive program allows large companies to focus on long-term creation of new knowledge and technological infrastructure, used for the development or production of future innovative products.

Goal of the incentive program:
To encourage and support long-term R&D of large companies, which invest in the development of infrastructural knowledge that can be implemented in a series of products over a long time frame. The R&D plans under the arrangement are exempt from royalties (full grants). R&D projects submitted to this incentive program should include a long-term R&D plan or collaboration with another Israeli company.

Who is the incentive program for?
Large Israeli companies with revenues of more than USD 100 million, with total R&D expenditures that are more than USD 20 million, or alternatively, Israeli companies that employ at least 200 employees directly in R&D.

What do you get?

  • A grant of up to 50% of the approved R&D expenditures for long-term R&D plans or for an R&D project executed in cooperation with another Israeli company.
  • The company receiving the support will not be obliged to pay royalties to the Authority (full grant).

Why should you apply for this incentive program?
Financial grant:
The incentive program offers a grant used for the R&D process of a new product or the upgrade of an existing product.

Long-term R&D: The incentive program enables long-term R&D operations for the development of future products and innovative technologies that provide the company with a competitive advantage and the ability to penetrate new markets, as well as strengthen overall growth in the Israeli economy.

Attractive financing model: The incentive program offers participation in the risks involved in the development process, but not in the revenues or future achievements.

How to apply?

  1. Prior to application, please carefully read 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 forms, available on the website, in accordance with the company size and concentration of resources. In addition to the submission of the online application, please fill out the application forms available on the website, print and send by mail.

 

For additional information, please contact:
Growth Division

Email: GR@innovationisrael.org.il
Further information on the Israel Innovation Authority website: Generic R&D Arrangement for Large Companies

 

Business R&D in Agriculture

This incentive program, operated by the Innovation Authority, is designed to encourage the development of agricultural products intended for sale and export. The joint professional committee of the Authority and the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development approves the R&D plans submitted for participation in this incentive program.

Goal of the incentive program:
To encourage and support R&D of products intended for sale and export in the field of agriculture, in order to strengthen and promote the agricultural sector in Israel.

Who is the incentive program for?

  • Israeli business entities engaged in the field of agriculture, including agricultural companies.
  • Various agricultural institutions, engaged in fields such as species enhancement, seeds, livestock improvement and more.

What do you get?

  • Conditional grant of 20% to 50% of the approved R&D expenditures for the development of agricultural equipment or innovative business agricultural technology.
  • Companies operating in development zones (periphery areas) are eligible for additional support of 10%.
  • To apply, the project must meet the following criteria:
    • The project must be engaged in the development of agricultural products – end flora and fauna products, agricultural inputs, and products that are inputs to local industry that exports the final products.
    • The applying companies may provide supplemental funding for 100% of the approved budget.
    • The applying institution or company must report to the Authority any change in the research, the company's structure or ownership of intellectual property.
    • Preservation of knowledge and intellectual property of the project in Israel – if the project owners plan to transfer their intellectual property abroad, they must receive prior approval from the Authority and pay the State a pro rata share of the proceeds, in accordance with the provisions of the R&D Law.

Why should you apply for this incentive program?
Financial grant:
The incentive program offers a conditional grant used for the R&D process of an innovative agricultural technology, a new product, or the upgrade of an existing product.

Long-term R&D: The incentive program enables long-term R&D operations for the development of future products and innovative technologies that will provide the company with a competitive advantage and the ability to penetrate new markets, as well as strengthen the overall growth in the Israeli economy.

Attractive financing model: The incentive program offers participation in the risks involved in the development process. A company that receives financing undertakes 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).

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

How to apply?

  1. Prior to applying, please carefully read 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 relevant forms, available on the website, in accordance with the company size and the requested budget; attach them to the online application form and send via email.
  3. In addition to the submission of the online application, please fill out the application forms available on the website, print and send by mail.

 

For additional information please contact:
Growth Division

Email: GR@innovationisrael.org.il
Further information on the Israel Innovation Authority website: Business Research and Development in Agriculture

 

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