KARNATAKA (INDIA) - ISRAEL PROGRAM
FOR INDUSTRIAL R&D (KIRD)

A Bilateral Framework providing financial support for collaborative
industrial R&D ventures between Karnataka and Israeli companies

 

Funding Department

Karnataka Funding Agency

Karnataka Implementation Agency

Israeli Funding and Implementation Agency

Department of
Science & Technology
Government of Karnataka

Karnataka Science and Technology Promotion Society (KSTePS)

Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST)

Israel Innovation
Authority

 

1. PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Government of Karnataka and Ministry of Economy, Government of Israel have signed an MOU to promote R&D in the Industrial sector, with the goal of supporting joint industrial R&D projects between Israeli and Karnataka-based companies. The aim is to encourage Innovation in Industrial R&D and develop products mutually suitable for application in India and Israel. This will boost Karnataka entrepreneurs to take up collaborative projects in sectors as specified in the following section.

2. ORGANISATION

A Tripartite agreement was signed between the Israeli Industry Centre for R&D, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) and Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) in Israel and the Karnataka Science and Technology Promotion Society (KSTePS) and the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, in India. Under this MOU, a program was established, referred to hereinafter as the Karnataka - Israel Program for Industrial R&D (KIRD), to create mechanisms through which small/medium scale industries located in Karnataka, may seek funding support for joint bilateral research and development (R&D) projects, involving at least one company from Israel.

This bilateral framework is jointly funded and promoted by KSTePS & KSCST, under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, in Karnataka, India; and the Israeli Innovation Authority (formerly known as MATIMOP), under the Office of the Chief Scientist , the Ministry of Economy, Government of Israel. This program is specific to Karnataka and Israel only for projects submitted under the 3rd Call for Proposals (CFP) jointly by Industries of Karnataka and Israel.

3. BROAD SECTORS OF COLLABORTION

This call is open to projects, based on merit, that include Science and Technology (S&T) development and product adaptation leading to commercial success, social good and benefit to both countries, in all technology fields. The following sectors have been identified for joint collaboration under the 3rd Call for Proposal.

  • Mobile applications

  • Bio-Informatics

  • Green Technologies

  • Nanotechnology

  • Product Adaptation of existing Israeli products of value to Karnataka

4. WHO CAN APPLY

  • Companies/firms that qualify as "Small / Medium" as per the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Act 2006 and have their own R&D Centre.

  • Under the said Act a 'small' enterprise means a company having an investment in plant and machinery between Rs. 25.00 Lakhs and Rs. 5.00 Crore and a "medium" enterprise is one which has investment more than Rs. 5.00 Crore but not exceeding Rs. 10.00 Crore are eligible.

  • Companies to qualify under this scheme must have their own R&D Centre/must show inclination to set up dedicated R&D centre within the first year of the project - specifically with people and activities to support the project.

5. PARTNER MATCHING SERVICE

The Karnataka - Israel Program for Industrial R&D (KIRD) would offer partner matching service for companies who seek project partners for joint submission. Interested parties will have to submit a "Partner Search Form" to the Program Manager. The partner search form can be obtained from our website.
 

Invitation for Proposals - 3rd Call

Click on the above link for details

CONTACTS

ISRAEL

 

Ms. Merav Tapiero

Sr. Programme Manager

Asia Pacific Department

Israel Innovation Authority

1, Arava St. Airport City, Israel

Email : merav.tapiero@innovationisrael.org.il

Tel: +972-52-380-7693

 

Mr. Dor Tal

Programme Manager, Asia Pacific Department

Israel Innovation Authority

1, Arava St. Airport City, Israel

Email : dor.tal@innovationisrael.org.il

Tel: +972-3-511-8117

 

KARNATAKA

 

Dr. S. G. Sreekanteswara Swamy

Executive Secretary

Karnataka State Council for
Science and Technology (KSCST)

Indian Institute of Science Campus

Bangalore- 560 012

Phone: 91-80- 23341652 / 23348848

Fax: 91-80-23348840

Website: www.kscst.iisc.ernet.in/kird.html

www.kscst.org.in/kird.html

 

Email: kird@kscst.iisc.ernet.in 

 

 

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