Call for Proposals for the Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program (OICP)

This Ontario-Israel Call invites applicants – at least one industrial partner from Ontario and at least one industrial partner from Israel – to propose shared research projects for the development of innovative products or processes. The maximum duration of a project is 24 months. Special consideration will be given to projects in the following four areas:

  • Clean technologies
  • Life sciences and medical devices
  • Cyber security and other information and communication technologies


  • Successful Ontario applicants are eligible to receive up to $300,000 CAD or up to 50% of the R&D costs of technology-based products and processes (whichever is less) from the Government of Ontario through CIIRDF to fund the Ontario portion of each project.
  • Successful Israeli applicants are eligible to receive funding from the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS), Ministry of Economy, Israel, to support the Israel portion of the project under the OICP. The level of funding will be determined by the R&D Review Committee of the OCS.

How to Apply
CIIRDF and the OCS will conduct parallel application processes. Ontario-based companies apply directly to CIIRDF, while Israel-based companies apply directly to the OCS.

Ontario and Israel applicants:
The first step of the application process is to complete a Summary Outline using the CIIRDF template and submit it to CIIRDF for pre-proposal evaluation. This form is available on the CIIRDF website listed above.

Deadline for Complete Applications: Monday, August 31, 2015, 12 midnight Eastern Time

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