Foundation / Corporation
Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD)
Grants to USA and Israel companies to collaborate on the research and development, manufacturing, and selling of innovative products with significant commercial potential. Applicants are required to contact the funding source prior to applying and submit a brief initial application in advance of the full proposal. Please note that these grants are subject to repayment upon product commercialization.
BIRD supports qualified projects and shares the risk with two partnering companies meeting the following basic criteria:
Research and development topics include but are not limited to: Advanced Manufacturing, Agrotechnology, Cleantech and Environment, Communications, Construction Tech, Electronics, FinTech, Gas, Homeland Security and Cyber Security, Life Sciences, Software, etc.
Projects are BIRD's main business. As detailed below, there are two types: full-scale and mini-projects, depending on the total cost (budget) of the proposed project.
GrantWatch ID#: 174416
A Full-Scale Project is defined as one in which the total development cost to the two companies (up to the point of commercial readiness) is at least $400,000. BIRD's cost-share is up to 50% of the total cost of such projects.
The maximum conditional grant per project is up to $1 million.
The budget of a BIRD mini-project is limited to $400,000. Grants are a maximum of $200,000, or 50% of actual project costs, whichever is less.
Project effective date (start date) may be as early as the 1st day of the month in which the final Project proposal is submitted jointly by the companies, and Project duration may be as long as 3-4 years, if deemed necessary for reaching commercial readiness.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications online through the Upload System:
For further inquiries, please contact:
Ms. Limor Nakar-Vincent
In the US:
Ms. Andrea Yonah
Ms. Maya Vardi Shoshani
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