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Digital Innovation for Public Sector Challenges

This incentive program was launched by the Authority as part of the Ministry for Social Equality’s “Digital Israel” project.

Goal of the incentive program:

Encouragement and assistance for entrepreneurs seeking to meet the challenges and needs of the public sector with innovative technological solutions. The fruits of the incentive program will enable:

  • Improved public-government service for the citizens
  • Streamlining and enhancement of public sector and public services sector
  • Improved public accessibility of information
  • Protection of public sector data systems.

Who is the incentive program for?

Private Israeli companies or Israeli entrepreneurs seeking to develop, manufacture, and commercialize products, services, and processes that will support the goals of this incentive program. and that will provide a technological innovation criteria and the response to the needs defined as prioritized by the Digital Israel Fund.

What do you get?

  • Funding of up to NIS 300,000: Financial support of 80% of the approved budget for a period of up to 12 months.
  • Financial Support Funding of NIS 300,000-4,000,000: Financial support of 50% of the approved budget for a period of up to 12 months.

Why should you apply for this incentive program?

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

No royalties: Sales to the state, government companies, and public corporations in Israel are exempt from paying royalties.

First significant customer: The government may allow a “field trial” on a large scale and based on national infrastructure. Success in proving the feasibility and selling to a government customer provides a springboard to other markets in Israel and the world.

For further details: Digital Innovation for Public Sector Challenges


Coding Bootcamps Program

This program supports courses that offer extra-academic computer coding training.

Goal of the incentive program:

The Coding Bootcamp Program aims to increase the number of graduates acquiring relevant practical training who are placed in development roles at high-tech companies with a salary of at least NIS 14,000 (15 months after finishing the course).

Who is the program for?

Professional training companies, non-profit associations, high-tech companies and academic institutions interested in establishing or expanding an extra-academic coding training program.

What do you get?

Conditional Funding: NIS 7,500 per graduate in an existing course and NIS 12,000 per graduate in a new course. The conditional funding will become a grant when the course attains at least 50% of the declared growth objective.

Placement Grant: Awarded for placement of graduates in development positions in the high-tech industry with a salary of at least NIS 14,000 (15 months after finishing the course) for at least 9 months. The sum of the grant increases according to the graduate’s salary. A higher grant will be awarded for graduates belonging to one of the sectors of the population currently under-represented in the high- tech industry.

For further details: Coding Bootcamps Program


Back to Tech Program

The Israel Back to Tech Program has undergone a makeover and is today focused on bringing skilled personnel back to the Israeli high-tech industry. The program seeks to increase the number of skilled workers in the Israeli high-tech industry via Israeli technology professionals living abroad who have accumulated knowledge and experience in the global high-tech industry. The program is for Israelis seeking to integrate into the industry in Israel, while maintaining a continuous dialogue with employers interested in employing high-quality and experienced personnel.

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