Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program (OICP) 2015 *updated deadlines


Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF)/Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation


Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program

For More Information

Please visit the Canada-Israel Industrial Research Development Foundation website for:


The Government of Ontario and the Government of the State of Israel have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on industrial and technological development cooperation. Under this agreement, the two governments have committed to strengthen and promote industrial partnerships and project collaborations that are of mutual interest and benefit to Ontario and Israeli companies.  The CIIRDF is the implementing agency for the MOU.

This Call invites applicants – one or more industrial partner from Ontario and one or more industrial partner from Israel – to propose shared research projects for the development of innovative products or processes. Universities may participate in the program as sub-contractors or consultants, but the industrial partner(s) are the applicants.

Priority Fields

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

Funding Availability

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. 

Indirect Costs

40% of sub-award/contractor amount to University of Guelph.

Project Duration

The maximum duration of a project is 24 months.

Special Notes

The first step of the application process is to complete a Summary Outline and submit it to CIIRDF for pre-proposal evaluation and feedback. The Summary Outline is non-binding and not mandatory; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit one in order to receive feedback prior to submitting a full proposal.

Proposals for full-scale project funding should be prepared jointly by both the Ontario-based company and the Israel-based company and submitted together.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

to Office of Research Services: Please submit a copy of your industrial partner’s application/proposal, along with an OR-5 Form, to research.services@uoguelph.ca.  

External Deadline
For Questions, please contact

Tomoko Nishino 
Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF)
Tel: 613-724-1284, ext. 227 
Mobile: 613-697-5714

Office of Research

Carolyn Osborn, Director, Grants & Contracts
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52935

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