The Israel Innovation Authority, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Industry and the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel are hereby inviting manufacturing plants making industrial products intended for the prevention and treatment of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), to submit applications for assistance with R&D and technological innovation plans as part of Track 36 – Encouraging Technological Innovation in the Manufacturing Industry.
R&D plans submission may include the development of products, raw materials, innovative technologies and manufacturing processes, practical demonstrations, development of prototypes in the final stages of R&D or developing a scaling process for the transition from experimental production to mass-production.
Call for Proposals
Development for which grant request is applicable may include, among others:
- Development of innovative products, e.g.:
Protective equipment (face and head masks and body suits).
Products for sanitizing persons and surfaces to prevent contagion.
Medical equipment for hospital treatment or home treatment.
Equipment to monitor and control contagious individuals for local use (home or workplace) use.
Advanced therapeutic preparations for relief or treatment of disease symptoms.
Sheeting or temporary structures for quarantine and separation of factory departments to ensure work continuity.
- Use of innovative materials or production processes, e.g.
Innovation in raw materials and development of new industrial raw materials, e.g. chemicals for use in sanitizer products.
Developing innovative production processes or methods to improve quality or availability of existing products.
Adapting existing products to prevent, treat, or cope with COVID 19 outbreaks.
- Developing new technological capabilities of the production plant, e.g.
Technological developments for production line automation or for improvement of the production line’s productivity and output that may increase inventory availability for products needed to deal with outbreaks of the virus.
Who can attend?
Companies in the manufacturing industry in a variety of fields: manufacturers of medical equipment and treatment equipment, prophylactic equipment, remote medicine, measurement and control equipment, textile, chemical manufacture, polymers and plastics industries, etc.
Tal Hibner Peretz