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Support in R&D of Assistive Technology for the Disabled

This incentive program encourages R&D of unique technological solutions for people with special needs, in order to improve their quality of life and better integrate them into society, the community, and the labor market. These developments benefit people with special needs, making them net contributors to society and the state.

Goal of the incentive program:
To support the development of technological solutions designed to ease the lives of people with special needs and to help them integrate into society and the labor market.

Who is the incentive program for?
Israeli companies and nonprofit organizations interested in developing technologies that serve groups with physical, mental or cognitive disabilities, who collectively represent 0.25% -5% of the population.

What do you get?

  • Nonprofits receive support of 85% of the approved expenses for R&D, with no repayment of royalties.
  • Commercial companies receive support of 65% of the approved budget as a conditional grant.
  • The conditional grant is provided for a period of up to two years, up to a total of NIS 600,000 a year.

Why should you apply for this incentive program?
Support at a higher rate than usual:
R&D projects in this incentive program are supported by the Authority at a higher rate than usual.

Exemption from royalty repayment for NGOs: Nonprofit organizations are exempt from paying royalties to the Authority, as usually set in most of the incentive programs it offers.

How to apply?

  1. Prior to application for support, please carefully read the complete list of conditions, as detailed on the Authority’s website.
  2. Fill out the online forms available on the website and submit them together with the required documents.
  3. In addition, print and sign the declaration and authorization form and send by mail.

For additional information, please contact:
Societal Challenges Division

Email: SC@innovationisrael.org.il
Further information on the Israel Innovation Authority website: Support in Research and Development of Assistive Technology for the Disabled

 

GCI – Grand Challenges Israel Incentive Program

The Grand Challenges Israel incentive program operates as part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health international initiative. The incentive program is also partnered by Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) and the National Economic Council of the Prime Minister's Office. 

The program supports R&D focused on the humanitarian health challenges that exist in developing countries, with products that also have commercial potential in developed countries. The participation in this incentive program combines charitable acts and services with new business opportunities and the chance to solve global challenges.

Goal of the incentive program:
The emphasis in this incentive program is on the support of projects that are characterized by technological innovation in the global health field. Due to the complexity of conducting business in developing countries, the Authority and MASHAV will assist the entrepreneurs interested in identifying suitable partners to develop and commercialize their project in the target countries.

Who is the incentive program for?
The incentive program is suitable for companies and entrepreneurs in the areas of health, security, and food, as well as entrepreneurs targeting markets in developing countries.

What do you get?
Support of 90% of the approved budget, up to NIS 500,000.

Why should you apply for this incentive program?
Attractive conditions:
Financing of up to 90% of the budget gives the project an initial push. In addition, the incentive program offers an exemption from the repayment of royalties on the revenues received.

Exposure to new markets and potential partners: This incentive program creates bridges between entrepreneurs and potential partners in target markets, in part thanks to the global partners of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative: the aid agencies of the United States and Britain, philanthropic foundations, research institutes, and others.

How to apply?

  1. Prior to application, please carefully read the complete list of conditions, as detailed on the Authority’s and the program’s websites.
  2. For further questions and potential participation, submit a request by email.

For additional information, please contact:
Societal Challenges Division

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

 

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