Finland-Israel Technology Program (FIT)
The program supports joint R&D projects between Israeli companies and Finnish entities in all technological fields.
BASIS FOR COLLABORATION
An Agreement on bilateral industrial research and development cooperation was signed between the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in the Israeli Ministry of Economy and TEKES, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.
Preferred Technologies & Sectors
The program supports joint commercially-focused industrial R&D projects between Israeli and Finnish companies in all technological fields.
Expected project results will have to contribute to the development of commercial products, applications and or services. The proposals should comply with the following guidelines:
The submission and the approval procedures will be of two phases:
1. A short project outline should be submitted to ISERD and TEKES. The outline will be screened and evaluated by a joint appraisal committee. Companies will be notified of the results.
2. Partners which passed the first screening will be invited to submit their full funding applications to the OCS and to TEKES. ISERD and TEKES will provide the submission guidelines and timetable to the project partners.
CALLS FOR PROPOSALS:
There last call for proposals with Finland was closed on November 1, 2013.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Ms. Kirsi Vähä-Pietilä
Tel: +358 1060 55730