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January 2018

Israeli-CT Partnerships Create Local Economic Opportunities

January 12, 2018   |  

Interview held with Dr. Eitan Yudilevich and Ms. Andrea Yonah


Posted by Ben Darnell
From: Pulse of the Region

November 2017

Israel-U.S. NextGen First Responders & HLS Technologies Summit

November 15, 2017   |  

Organized with the Economic Mission to the Midwest, approximately 100 relevant stakeholders attended including US and Israeli companies, VCs, DHS, First Responder agencies, Israel Homefront Command and Illinois and Indiana National Guards. Three BIRD FR projects presented. Objective: To bring exposure to BIRD FR for upcoming cycle.
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October 2017

BIRD Energy Reception – October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm   |  



You are cordially invited to a dinner reception hosted by the
Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research & Development (BIRD) Foundation.

The reception will be held to mark the selection of new innovative energy collaborations between U.S.
and Israeli companies approved by BIRD Energy’s Executive Committee.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 |  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C.

Agenda includes

Introductory Remarks
Dr. Eitan YudilevichExecutive DirectorBIRD Foundation

Welcome Remarks
Ambassador Reuven AzarDeputy Head of Mission, The Embassy of Israel to the United States

Mr. Wells Griffith, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of International Affairs,
U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Bracha Halaf, Chief Scientist (Acting), Israel Ministry of Energy

Mr. Israel Shamay, Executive Director Americas, Israel Innovation Authority

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Mark A. Aubart, Corporate Research & Development, ARKEMA

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Andrea Yonah, andreay@birdf.com, Tel: 609-356-0305
Ms. Chava Doukhan, chava@birdf.com, Tel: 972-3-698-8307

Attire: Business causal
Due to space and security issues, only registered guests will be admitted
You are asked to bring a picture ID – for security check
Kindly refrain from bringing large cases or handbags
Dietary laws will be observed




June 2017

The BIRD Foundation is celebrating 40 years

June 14, 2017, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm   |  

The BIRD Foundation is celebrating 40 years of commitment to U.S.- Israel collaboration in innovation

BIRD is celebrating 40 years of U.S.-Israel collaboration and innovation on June 14 in Washington DC at the National Museum of American History.
The reception will be held at the museum’s special wing dedicated to innovation.

In addition to welcoming remarks to be given by both U.S. and Israeli dignitaries, a panel comprised of five successful BIRD grantees will discuss  how their joint collaborations contributed to the success of their companies. Read more…

January 2018

Seminar: Advancing Innovations for First Responders

January 25, 2018, 2020 | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm   |  

This seminar, “Advancing Innovations for First Responders,” organized by the Ministry of Public Security and the BIRD Foundation, will address the needs and requirements of First Responder organizations in Israel and will also share the experiences of Israeli companies who are active in the First Responders market. Click here for the event website

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February 2018

Strengthening Ties Between Israel and Connecticut

February 21, 2018, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am   |  

State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave , Hartford, CT 06106
Contact: Michael Bloom-  mbloom@jfact.org

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March 2018

Israel Machine Vision Conference (IMVC) 2018

March 6, 2018   |  


The 9th Israel Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition on Computer Vision and Machine Learning (IMVC) will take place on March 6, 2018
IMVC is a unique opportunity for companies from diverse industrial fields to meet with research groups of academic institutions heading machine vision research in Israel.

The aim of the conference is to showcase and reveal professional and innovative knowledge that will provide added value to developers in the vision field. It will serve as a base and lever for a dynamic cross-fertilization of ideas and joint ventures between academia and the various industrial companies involved in these diverse technological fields. Read more…

US Federal Funding Opportunities

March 8, 2018, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |  



Click here to register



May 2018

קול קורא להגשת מועמדות להשתתפות במשלחת חברות הזנק מבני המיעוטים לארה”ב

May 10, 2018   |  

Call for Participation in a Hi-Tech Delegation to the U.S. for Minorities

Call for Participation document in Hebrew and in Arabic:
קול קורא משלחת עברית

קול קורא משלחת לארצות הברית בערבית


Jonathan Cohen – Jonathan.Cohen@innovationisrael.org.il
Sami Lehiani – samil@mse.gov.il

Winners of BIRD Funding

May 17, 2018, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm   |  

The NEIBC community is cordially invited to meet and listen to three amazing stories by

The Winners of BIRD Funding:

  • Jonathan (Yoni) Aharon, CFO, Formlabs Inc.
  • Dr. Rachel Legmann, Senior Manager, Cell Culture SUT-Process Development lab, Pall Life Sciences Inc.
  • Dr. Udi Meirav, Co-Founder & CEO, enVerid System Inc.

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April 2018

Biotech Venture Funding from Foundations

April 25, 2018, 2020 | 5:00 pm   |  

Featuring Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, BIRD Foundation,
Michael J Fox Foundation and National Multiple Sclerosis Society


Location: CCIT, 675 US Highway One, North Brunswick, New Jersey 08902

Hosted in partnership with:

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June 2018

Data Driven Healthcare & Cyber Security in Healthcare

June 19, 2018, 2020 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm   |  

CiMED 2018

Meet the Innovative Israeli related startups that are shaping the future of health


Click here to view the Event Website

333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA
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September 2018

Funding Opportunities for Joint Ventures with Israeli Innovators

September 12, 2018, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   |  

Join us to learn more about exciting opportunities for
U.S. and Israeli companies to partner on innovative joint technology ventures 


The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (PICC) is promoting opportunities for
joint ventures with Israeli innovators with the goal of producing more advanced technologies that will lead to

The U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation and the Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) between Israel and Pennsylvania, signed last November, provide resources to support
such joint ventures. The BIRD Foundation annually approves funding of up to $1 million per project for
approximately 25 projects.






RSVP TO:  debbie.blough@bblumberg.org or 215-589-6300



November 2018

Why enter the US Market? Armando Viteri & Limor Nakar-Vincent

November 15, 2018, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm   |  


“Entering the US Market: The Highs and the Lows”


Why enter the US Market? What are the opportunities and where are the pitfalls?
The talk will focus on opportunities for companies entering the US market and ways to avoid the pitfalls.


Click here to register


Dizzy Frishdon Bar – Dizengoff 121 · Tel Aviv-Yafo

***The lecture will be held in English***


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December 2018

Eilat-Eilot 8th International Summit

December 2, 2018 - December 4, 2018   |  



Click here for the program

January 2019

Funding R&D Partnerships with U.S. Companies

January 14, 2019, 2020 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am   |  

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Funding R&D Partnerships with U.S. Companies

Monday, January 14, 2019  |  09:00 – 11:00
OpenValley, Halamish 14, Caesarea
In the current global economy, both young and established companies must launch international collaborations in order to implement innovations and bring them to market. This breakfast seminar, organized by the BIRD Foundation and OpenValley, will focus on ways and methods to create U.S.- Israel partnerships through the BIRD Foundation and share the experiences of Israeli companies.
09:00 – 09:30 Registration and light breakfast
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome & Greetings
Mr. Yossi Ackerman, Co-Founder, OpenValley
09:40 – 10:00 The BIRD Foundation Model
Ms. Limor Nakar-Vincent, Deputy Executive Director,
U.S. Business Development & BIRD Energy, BIRD Foundation
10:00 – 11:00 Presentation of BIRD’s Grantees
Moderator: Mr. Tal Kelem, Director of Business Development,
BIRD Foundation
Mr. Shai Belzer, CFO, ColorChip
Mr. Gilad Horn, CEO, AgRobics
Mr. Alon Kapel, Sales Director, Cnoga Medical
Ms. Emily Speiser, Product & Marketing Director, NortecView
11:00 Adjournment and one-on-one meetings with
the BIRD Foundation Staff
The seminar will be conducted in Hebrew.  Registration is free, but space is limited
For further information, please contact: Oshrat@birdf.com Tel: 03-6988300| 
BIRD Foundation | www.birdf.com | https://www.facebook.com/BIRDFoundation | Israel | 972-3-6988301

February 2019

US – Israel Funding Opportunities

February 11, 2019, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm   |  



The NEIBC community is invited to meet with Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director, BIRD Foundation.
Dr. Yudilevich will discuss the BIRD Foundation funding opportunities and the process to apply. 


Newton Innovation Center (NIC),124 Vernon St, Newton, MA 02458
Monday, February 11th 2019, 12:00 – 2:00 pm


Click here to RSVP

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U.S. – Israel Energy Center Roundtable

February 12, 2019, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am   |  


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s
U.S.- Israel Business Initiative

invites you to join a

U.S.- Israel Energy Center Roundtable


Eitan Yudilevich
Executive Director
Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD)

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April 2019

Innovations in EdTech from Israel

April 12, 2019, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:30 pm   |  



Friday, April 12, 2019  | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Parker Poe  –   1180 Peachtree Street NE – Suite 2610 Atlanta, GA 30309


Join Conexx, BIRD Foundation, and the Israeli Consulate to learn about innovations in EdTech from Israel. Expert panelists will discuss work force development and corporate work force preparedness in relation to HR, training, and end user engagement 

Speakers include:

Dr. Jacob (Yaki ) Dayan, Founder & CEO, EdTech Israel

Harel Ashman, Head of Learning and Talent Development , Amdocs

Margot Stern, CEO & Co-Founder, StellarNova

Limor Nakar, Deputy Executive Director of BD, BIRD Foundation

Jordan Fladell, CEO, mLevel

Sean Sprague, Director, AT&T




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May 2019

DOE Cyber Conference

May 7, 2019 - May 16, 2019   |  

DOE Cyber Conference, May 13-16, 2019 Denver Colorado

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U.S. – Israel Energy Center Information Webinar

May 28, 2019   |  


The BIRD Foundation, which manages the U.S. – Israel Energy Center program, will be hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the program guidelines and requirements.
The Energy Center will cover 4 topics: Fossil Energy, Energy Storage, Cyber and Physical Security for Infrastructure and Energy-Water Nexus.


Webinar: May 28th, 2019 2pm EST / 11am PST 9pm Israel. Click for further information



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November 2019

Israel-Virginia Cyber & HLS Partnering and Funding Event

November 13, 2019, 2020 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm   |  

Participating companies (pdf)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST
Double Tree Hotel Tysons, Fairfax County
You are invited to join an event featuring U.S. and Israeli Cyber and Homeland Security companies in Tysons Corner, VA for a full day event including B2B meetings, company pitches and panels with experts from federal and state agencies.  

The BIRD Foundation will present its programs offering up to $1M for joint projects between U.S. and Israeli companies.
Program Highlights
  • Securing Critical Infrastructure
  • Optimizing Cyber-Breach Incident Management
  • Next Generation Technology For First Responders
  • Industry and Government Speakers

For more information please contact:

Asher Kotz, Fairfax County: akotz@fceda.org
Andrea Yonah, The BIRD Foundation: andreay@birdf.com


December 2019

Israel/Rhode Island Funding Opportunity – December 3

December 3, 2019, 2020 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm   |  


The event is free but registration is required.

To register, click here

This event is being offered by the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and Innovate Newport in partnership with the Rhode Island Israel Collaborative. This free event offers an opportunity to learn about funding provided by the BIRD (Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development) Foundation.

Workshop will be held with Ms. Andrea Yonah, East Coast Representative of the BIRD Foundation.
Welcoming remarks will be made by Ms. Erin Donovan-Boyle, Executive Director, Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and Ms. Tuni Schartner, Director, Innovate Newport.
Ms. Sara Smolley, Co-Founder of Voiceitt, who is developing assisted technology for the speech impaired, will share the story of their BIRD-funded collaboration.

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Israel/Rhode Island Funding Opportunity – December 4

December 4, 2019, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   |  

 December 4, 2019  | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST

Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship Brown University
1 Euclid Avenue, Providence, RI 02906


Join the U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation and the Rhode Island Israel Collaborative for a discussion on BIRD’s funding opportunities (up to $1,000,000) for innovative products based on industrial R&D.

Attendees will hear from Avi Nevel, CEO of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC), learn about BIRD’s funding opportunities from Andrea Yonah, Director of Business Development, East Coast/Midwest, U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation and hear from Sara Smolley, Co-Founder of Voiceitt, who is developing assisted technology for the speech impaired, and will share the story of their BIRD-funded collaboration.

The event will be moderated by Ella Hood, Board Member of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC).



April 2020

Funding Opportunity: Learn about the BIRD Grant

April 22, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm   |  

Free Online Webinar  – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT


Join the U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation and DESCA (Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance) for a discussion on BIRD’s funding opportunities (up to $1,000,000) for innovative products and technologies based on industrial R&D.

Attendees will learn about BIRD’s funding opportunities from Andrea Yonah, Director of Business Development, East Coast/Midwest, and Vered Nohi, Representative in PA, DE and southern NJ, U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation and hear from Bryan Tracy, White Dog Labs, who will share the story of their BIRD-funded collaboration.


Click here to Register


Erica Crell
Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance



BIRD Energy Webinar

April 27, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm   |  

Click here for the recorded webinar

Join us for a live WEBINAR to learn about
BIRD ENERGY Opportunities for Funding

April 27, 2020  |   
Noon EST |   9 AM PST   |  7 PM  Israel
 Duration: 50 min 


Noon (EST) Noon – 12:05 PM: Introductory Remarks
Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director, BIRD Foundation

12:05 – 12:25 PM:Overview of the BIRD Energy Program
Ms. Limor Nakar Vincent, Deputy Executive Director of Business Development & BIRD Energy, BIRD Foundation

12:25 – 12:35 PM: Overview of a collaboration funded by BIRD Energy
Mr. Emek Sadot, CEO, FSIGHT

12:35 – 12:50 PM: Q&A



BIRD Energy announced its next funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on Renewable Energy and Efficiency and Natural Gas Technologies. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Israel Ministry of Energy jointly with the Israel Innovation Authority.
Conditional Grants up to 50% of the R&D costs associated with the joint project, and up to a maximum of $1 million per project.


For further information:

In Israel:  Ms. Limor Nakar-Vincent limorn@birdf.comTel: 972-3-698-8300
In the U.S.:  East Coast/Midwest: Ms. Andrea Yonah andreay@birdf.com, Tel: 609-356-0305

            West Coast: Ms. Maya Vardi Shoshani mayav@birdf.comTel: 650-752-6485


May 2020

Webinar: Leveraging U.S.-Israel Funding for Homeland Security Partnerships

May 6, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm   |  


MAY 6, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT


Recorded webinar below:


Slides from the webinar (pdf)


Interested in learning how to partner with Israeli security companies and explore future grant opportunities?

This webinar aims to educate interested members seeking to expand global operations into Israel by providing an overview of the U.S. Israel Binational Industrial Research & Development Homeland Security (BIRD HLS) grant program.

BIRD HLS is a joint initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Israeli Ministry of Public Security for the purpose of identifying the U.S. and Israeli security companies seeking to cooperate on R&D projects focused on security solutions.


The program includes a wide range of homeland security topics including but not limited to the following areas for potential funding:

Advanced first responder technologies
Border protection, including maritime security
Law enforcement-supporting technologies to combat cybercrime
Technologies and methods to secure critical infrastructure and public facilities
Safe and secure cities
Unmanned aerial systems


Hear from decision makers and grant recipients who will provide an overview of BIRD HLS, funding amounts, and eligibility criteria for consideration.

Discussion Leaders:
Joe Hoellerer, Moderator

Andrea Yonah, Director of Business Development, BIRD Foundation
Megan Mahle, Director of Industry Partnerships, U.S. Department of Homeland Security,
Science & Technology Directorate

Steve Lindsey, CTO/CIO, LiveView Technologies & BIRD HLS grant recipient


Leveraging U.S.-Israel Funding for Homeland Security Partnerships with Israeli Companies | Security Industry Association

June 2020

The Road to U.S.-Israel Collaboration: Non-Dilutive Funding in the Energy Sector

June 4   |  

Click here to view the recorded webinar

* What is BIRD Foundation?
* Introduction to BIRD Energy
* Upcoming grant information
* Past & Present success stories
* Lesson learned

Jun 4, 2020 10:00 AM –   Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Ignite the Spark – E-Summit

June 16   |  

Online Event Featuring the Leading Figures of the Israeli Energy Tech Sector Sharing their Insights About the Disruption and Future


Ignite the Spark – E-Summit Presentations:
Israel Innovation Authority- Ignite the Spark
Ministry of Energy- Ignite the Spark
BIRD Energy- Ignite the Spark


June 16, 2020 – 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM IDT

It’s Time For Energy Technology Innovation
Following the post-pandemic economic downturn, countries around the world, including Israel, are reexamining their energy goals and policies. Over the past year, there have been new developments in the Israeli energy tech sector, and stakeholders are ready to make Israel a global leader in this industry.

You are invited to join the first Ignite the Spark E-Summit, titled Bring Up the Energy – Discussion about the Future of Energy Tech. 
The E-Summit will give you the opportunity to hear an overview of the state of energy tech in Israel, and then further dive into specific challenges via online roundtable discussions with industry leaders.

Click here to Register

Join Ms. Limor Nakar Vincent on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 2:30-4:00pm (Israel), at the Ignite the Spark E-SUMMIT 2020 to discuss the future of energy technology innovation in Israel.
She will be hosting an online roundtable on “Non-Dilutive Grants & Investments” along with Dr. Gideon Friedman from the Israel Ministry of Energy and Shomrat Shurtz, Senior Director of Business Development at Israel Innovation Authority.

The BIRD Energy program is currently accepting proposals for up to $1 million in non-dilutive funding for collaborative U.S. and Israeli R&D in the energy sector. Find out more at the upcoming e-summit.

*The event will be conducted in English*

Click here for the agenda

July 2020

US- IL Homeland Security Funding Opportunity Webinar

July 1   |  

The BIRD Foundation together with The California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) and the Israeli Consulate General to the Pacific Northwest are organizing a webinar to promote the 2020
BIRD Homeland Security Call for Proposals

Click here to view the recorded webinar


The webinar will take place on July 1,2020 at 10am PST (1pm EST, 20:00 IST)
Click here to register

♦   Megan Mahle, Director Industry Partnerships, Department of Homeland Security
   Maya Vardi Shoshani, Director, West Coast, BIRD Foundation
   Sharon Vanek, Executive Director, CICC
♦   Jeremy Parsons, CEO, Mantaro (BIRD HLS Grantee)
♦   Amotz Koskas, CEO, SayVu (BIRD HLS Grantee)


The BIRD Homeland Security program is accepting proposals for  non dilutive funding of up to $1M per project for innovative technologies in the Homeland Security sector in areas which include:

  Technologies to combat Cyber Crime
♦  Securing critical infrastructure & public facilities
♦  Technologies for Safe and Secure Cities
  Border protection & Maritime Security
  Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  Advanced First Responder technologies

Click here to view the HLS Call for Proposals



February 2019

Accelerating Homeland Security Partnerships

February 28, 2019, 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   |  

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Click here to view the presentation by Ronnen Avny


This breakfast workshop, organized by the Ministry of Public Security and the BIRD Foundation at the Israel Export Institute office, will address the needs and the requirements of Homeland Security organizations in Israel and will elaborate on the BIRD HLS program, which funds joint R&D of HLS projects by Israeli and U.S. companies. The workshop will also include presentations regarding ways of searching and identifying strategic partners.


Israel Export Institute
Hamered 29, Tel-Aviv | Israel Hall, 5th Floor


Click here to register

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June 2020

BIRD Foundation Funding for Food Manufacturing/Supply Chain Industry

June 11, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm   |  



  • Welcoming Remarks:
    Vered Nohi, Executive Director, Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Representative in PA, Southern NJ and DE, BIRD Foundation
    Inon Elroy, Israeli Economic Minister to North America, Israel Economic Mission in NY
  • BIRD Foundation Funding Opportunities:
    Andrea Yonah, US East Coast and Mid West Director, BIRD Foundation
  • BIRD Recipient about their Experience:
    Fabian Schvartzman, Strategic Research and Technology Development Lead, AeroFarms, NJ
  • Q&A

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From farm-to-fork, the food supply chain  is reinventing itself to stay competitive in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. BIRD Foundation; Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (PICC), which represents BIRD in Southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware; Israel Economic Mission in New York; New Jersey-Israel Commission; The New Jersey Food Manufacturing Association; Choose New Jersey, and Rutgers Food Innovation Centers invite you to a webinar on an opportunity to win a grant of up to $1 million for your next innovative development project.

The U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation annually awards 25-30 grants of up to $1 million to U.S.-Israeli product development, including for sustainable food supply chain innovation. Projects include ag-tech, alternative ingredients and proteins, substitutes for sugar and salt, manufacturing/automation, data mining and forecasting, water-tech, communications, inventory management, quality control, supply chain logistics, sustainable packaging materials and more. The BIRD Foundation assists companies by introducing them to potential Israeli partners and coaching them on how to submit a successful grant request.



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Tel: 972-3-6988300, Fax: 972-3-6988327