Call for Proposals


Call for Proposals


NextGen First Responder Technologies


Under the agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the State of Israel on Cooperation in Science and Technology for Homeland Security Matters, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Israel Ministry of Public Security (MOPS) established a cooperative activity to foster and support U.S-Israel joint development of advanced technologies for First Responders. This Program is managed by the BIRD Foundation.


“NextGen First Responder Technologies” follows the BIRD Foundation's rules and procedures. 
Please refer to BIRD’s website for submission details -

To be considered, a project proposal should include:

·      R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel).

·      Innovation in areas such as: Command, Control and Coordination, Communications, Data Analysis, Explosive & Hazards Detection, Protective Clothing, Sensors, Simulation & Training, Situational Awareness, Wearable Technologies and others

·      Significant commercial potential.

·      A detailed list of U.S- Israel First Responders Capability Gaps can be found on BIRD’s website: First Responders Capability Gaps

The maximum conditional grant is $1M per project, and no more than 50% of the joint R&D budget



For further inquiries please contact:

In Israel: Ms. Limor Nakar-Vincent,, Tel: 972-3-698-8300

In the U.S.: Ms. Andrea Yonah,, Tel: 609-356-0305


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