Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA) is a “not–for–profit” Public Private Partnership (PPP) company promoted jointly by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Technology Development Board under the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. GITA encourages industrial investments in innovative technology solutions by Connecting Industrial and Institutional partners for synergistic matchmaking under its Bilateral Programme with various countries.
With a view to foster bilateral industrial research and development (R&D) between India and Israel, the Governments of the two countries have created a US$40 million fund (over 5 years) - India–Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F) - to seed finance innovative industrial R&D projects between the two countries. The Fund was launched jointly by the Prime Ministers of India and Israel in January 2018. Applicants need to be industries having projects in the focus areas of the call.
The ninth call for proposals under the I4F fund is open with a deadline for receiving applications till 16 June, 2022.
The key elements of the programme are as follows:
- Grant/Funding Available:
DST/GITA will support a minimum of INR 1.5 crores to a maximum of INR 8 crores per project or 50% of the Indian Project Cost whichever is lower. A similar quantum of funding support will be provided to the Israeli Industry by their Government.
- Focus Areas:
Call for Proposal is open to the applied R&D projects in all areas but will priorities the areas of:
- Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)
- Important Dates:
Launch Date: 22 February, 2022
Closing Date: 16 June, 2022
Important Note: Funding for innovative products or technological solutions addressing the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic are also invited to submit the application under the I4F fund.
Link for India – Israel I4F page : https://www.gita.org.in/OnlineRfp/ProgramInfo.aspx?GITA=kZdo4yRVS4gRExygXA1Gyq9SZnneO25N65fp3J3SeI8=
You may please contact either of the project personnel for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org