Call for Ontario-Israel R&D Projects

Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program (OICP) 

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Eligible Applicants

This 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 Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) 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), the 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 and Israel companies are required to submit a joint application directly to CIIRDF. Israeli applicants are further required to apply directly to the OCS.

Details and Application Forms

Ontario and Israel applicants:

The first step of the application process is to complete a Summary Outline and submit it to CIIRDF for pre-proposal evaluation.  

For Guidelines for project submission, reporting and agreements, please download the Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program Handbook and Budget Template.

Additional information for Israel applicants:Please click here

**To ensure eligibility, the lead Israeli partner of each project must apply directly to the OCS, following the guidelines published online. Please note: this information is available in Hebrew only.  

Review and Evaluation

External panels in Ontario and Israel will independently review applications. Based on these evaluations, CIIRDF in consultation with the Government of Ontario and the OCS will make joint decisions on successful projects to receive funding.

For Additional Information

Israel:  Les Abelson 
Tel: (Israel) 972-9-749-4043  
Mobile: (Israel) 972-50-216-3144   

Canada: Tomoko Nishino 
Tel: 613-724-1284, ext. 227
Mobile: 613-697-5714

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