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MEIMAD – Leveraging Military, Defense and Commercial R&D for Dual Use Technologies

Operating since 2012, MEIMAD is a joint venture of the Authority, Ministry of Finance and the Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure of the Ministry of Defense. This incentive program supports the development of creative solutions for military and commercial markets.

Goal of the incentive program:
To promote military/defense and commercial R&D of dual use technologies, which on the one hand constitute a contribution to national security, and on the other hand possess financial potential.

Who is the incentive program for?

  • Israeli small and medium companies (up to USD 50 million in sales per year)
  • University research institutes and research centers

What do you get?
A grant of 50-90% in accordance with the type and nature of the activity.

Why should you apply for this incentive program?
Leveraging of capabilities:
The R&D activities in this incentive program provide an opportunity to transfer military capabilities to the civilian market and vice versa.

How to apply?

  1. Please submit the forms specific to the MEIMAD incentive program.
  2. The incentive program offers two fixed annual deadlines: October 20 and April 20.

For additional information, please contact:
Technological Infrastructure Division


Additional Initiatives and Tracks

Israel's Membership in CERN

CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is the largest particle accelerator in the world. In 2012, Israel was upgraded from associate member to full member in CERN, with an annual membership fee of 15 million Swiss francs, 17% of which is contributed by the Authority. Full membership entitles Israeli companies to participate in procurement tenders through the project.


NIBN – National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev

The establishment of the National Institute of Biotechnology at Ben Gurion University is another step in promoting biotechnological research in Israel. This institute focuses on the development of technological and research infrastructure in the Negev region, in order to create and establish a vast technological base to serve Israeli industry in the long run.

In 2009, an official association agreement was signed between Ben Gurion University and the Government of Israel, which jointly established and funded the Institute. NIBN scientists are engaged in diverse research topics in the field of biotechnology.