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Industrial Research Institutes

This incentive program assists and supports research institutes conducting applied research promoting industry in Israel. 

The support is provided via two incentive programs: the financial support program for R&D processes in cooperation with an industrial company, and the assistance program for the purchase of laboratory and scientific equipment. Interested parties may apply to both programs simultaneously.

Goal of the incentive program:
To provide assistance and support to research institutes that conduct applied research whose goal is the further development of Israeli industry.

Who is the incentive program for?

  • Research institutes operating as independent legal entities engaged in applied R&D and providing counseling and testing services for Israeli industrial corporations. The complete list of conditions and criteria is detailed on the Authority’s website.
  • Commercial companies interested in collaboration with research institutes.

What do you get?

  • Grant funds are to be used for the financing of the R&D incentive program and/or the equipment purchase incentive program. The benefit will be provided for a period of one year, with the possibility to apply for support for an additional year.
  • The research institutes committee can approve a grant request for a third year for the incentive program relevant to the industry sectors declared as prioritized.

Why should you apply for this incentive program?
Participation in risks only:
The incentive program offers research institutes participation in the risks involved in the R&D processes, but not in the future revenues from the research results.

No royalties: The beneficiary research institute will be exempt from repayment of royalties.

How to apply?

  1. Fill out the online application forms available on the website, according to company size and terms set out therein.
  2. In addition to the submission of the online application, a declaration and authorization form should be printed out, signed and sent by mail.

For additional information, please contact:
Technological Infrastructure Division

Email: TI@innovationisrael.org.il
Further information on the Israel Innovation Authority website: Industrial Research Institutes

KAMIN Promoting Applied Research in Academia

The KAMIN incentive program serves as a bridge between basic and applied research and is focused on the stage of transformation and realization of basic research achievements into technologies with commercial application.

Goal of the incentive program:
To encourage applied research in academia that can attract the investment interests of business entities willing to cooperate with the research institution towards a commercialization agreement.

Who is the incentive program for?
Research groups from Israeli universities, colleges, research institutes and medical centers that seek to conduct applied research, building upon the basic research. The research must be innovative and original in terms of industrial application; its results should be applicable to industries in Israel and potentially have high added value for the entire economy.

What do you get?

  • Conditional grant of 85%-90% of the approved budget, up to a maximum amount of NIS 400,000.
  • The support is provided for a period of one or two years, with the possibility to extend this period in exceptional cases with a reduced grant of 66% of the approved budget.
  • The grant recipients are exempt from repayment of royalties.

Why should you apply for this incentive program?
Financial and professional support:
The incentive program offers financial and professional support of the research processes, thus increasing the chance of success of the applied research.

Product development following research achievements: The incentive program increases the chances of bringing the research to the phase of commercial feasibility, and promotes cooperation between the research institute and an industrial company in order to commercialize the achievements of the R&D of a product.

Rights to research knowledge: The rights to the knowledge gained during the research belong exclusively to the research institute applying for the grant.

How to apply?

  1. Prior to application, please carefully read the complete list of conditions, which specify the rights and obligations of the research institution, as detailed on the Authority’s website.
    1. The application should be submitted by the entity representing the research institution and signed by the authorized signatories on its behalf.
    2. The application forms are available on the Authority’s website, and they should be submitted as a single unit that includes all the relevant projects at once, with the addition of all the required accompanying documents.
    3. The incentive program offers two fixed annual deadlines: September 22 and March 22.

For additional information, please contact:
Technological Infrastructure Division

Email: TI@innovationisrael.org.il
Further information on the Israel Innovation Authority website: KAMIN Incentive Program

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