BIRD Newsletter - February 2011
Year 2010 is just behind us. It was a year in which we saw a slow recovery of the world economy, and realized that the ripples of the great economic crisis are still going to accompany us for a while. For many established firms and young companies, 2010 was still a time of struggle and recovery.For 33 years BIRD has been active in promoting and supporting U.S.-Israel collaboration in industrial R&D. Each year brings its own developments and surprises, adding to the continuous accumulation of experiences and know-how. At the climax of the crisis, about two years ago, we were wondering how the rough economic situation will affect start-ups and young companies and how large companies will react in the area of external innovation search. We thought then that for both Israeli and American companies it was strategically important to continue seeking partnerships. Supporting both Israeli and U.S. companies by introducing them to one another and facilitating their partnerships - “matchmaking” - is the core of BIRD’s activities.
The following are the upcoming deadlines for submission:Monday, March 14, 2011 – Executive Summary of the Proposal
Thursday, April 14, 2011 – Final Proposal
Board of Governors: June 2011
"BIRD Energy” is a program for U.S.- Israeljoint renewable energy developments funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Israel Ministry of National Infrastructures and the BIRD Foundation.
"BIRD Energy” follows the same rules and procedures as BIRD.
The following are the upcoming deadlines for BIRD Energy:
Thursday, May 05, 2011 – Executive Summary of the Proposal
Thursday, June 30, 2011 – Final Proposal
Decisions: September 2011
Click here for the Call for Proposals
McGraw-Hill Education Acquires Tegrity while teaming to develop advanced learning system with the support of BIRD Foundation.
On December 2007, the BIRD Board of Governors approved the project between the Israeli company BioCancell and the Virginia Business Development Center (VBDC) to carry out PHASE I SAFETY AND DOSING TRIAL FOR PANCREATIC CANCER THERAPY. The following is a recent report by BioCancell on the project success.
BioCancell Announces Success in Phase I/IIa Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trial
February 10, 2011 – IBM, Petach Tikva
February 22-24, 2011 - The Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition
March 1, 2011 – Alternative & Funding Innovative Projects: BIRD Foundation
A delegation of Israeli high-tech companies focusing on the Financial IT industry, will visit the Bay Area with the objective of meeting and establishing initial business relationships with local companies. Click here for further information