BIRD Energy

What is BIRD Energy?


BIRD Energy is the implementation of a cooperation agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Israel Ministry of Energy jointly with the Israel Innovation Authority, and the BIRD Foundation.
This cooperation is based on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which includes cooperation between the U.S. and Israel on renewable energy and energy efficiency industrial research and development.

BIRD Energy adheres to the same rules and procedures as BIRD.

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 all areas of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, such as Solar and Wind Power, Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Alternative Fuels, Smart Grid, Storage, Water-Energy Nexus, Advanced Manufacturing, etc.
  • Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should lead to commercialization

The maximum conditional grant is $1M per project.

For further inquiries please contact:
Ms. Limor Nakar-Vincent,
Deputy Executive Director of Business Development & BIRD Energy, Tel: 972-3-6988315