Bilateral Cooperation Program Germany-Israel


Call opens: 04 September 2017| call closes: 04 December 2017, (24.00 Jerusalem Time).

Call information page : ISERD Site

The funding of German-Israeli industrial cooperation projects constitutes the latest pillar of German-Israeli scientific and technical cooperation.
The basis is the "Agreed Minutes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labour (MOITAL)" signed in June 2000. Both ministries agreed to fund joint industrial research and development (R&D) projects in selected fields. These projects revolve primarily around the following fields:
  • Biotechnology
  • Water and Environmental Technologies
  • Security and Safety Technologies

The fields may vary and therefore, it is recommended to check applicability prior to submission. In other fields there are different platforms (e.g. EUREKA and Eurostars).

The target groups are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular, but large companies are also eligible to submit proposals. Research institutions can be included in the project, where appropriate, according to national laws and procedures.
The projects are financed for the German applicants via the appropriate programs and support measures of the BMBF and for the Israeli enterprises through the "Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS)" funding schemes.
The operational tasks for the preparation of cooperation and the support to applicants in Germany: International Bureau of the BMBF

novative products and applications in all technological areas can be conducted through EUREKA:

Applicants are expected to develop ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-base service or methods which have strong market potential in Germany, Israel and Europe. The program is managed in cooperation and in line with the procedures of the EUREKA innovation platform; partners apply for a EUREKA label for their R&D project, a pan-European network for market-oriented R&D (

ISERD and the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) will provide access to public funding for joint projects provided by OCS (Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry & Trade and Labor, Israel) and by the BMWi’s ZIM program (Central Innovation program for SMEs), respectively.

ISERD and BMWi (supported by the EUREKA/COST Bureau and the AiF-Projekt GmbH,Berlin) will provide all necessary assistance to project partners during project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phase. In addition, both ISERD and the EUREKA/COST Bureau will facilitate the EUREKA application process and acquisition of the EUREKA label for accepted proposals and will accompany the progress of the respective EUREKA projects.


In Israel

Uzi Bar-Sadeh
Program Manager
Tel: (+972 3) 5118185
Fax: (+972 3) 5177655



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