About Us

Israel-Europe Research & Innovation Directorate

Promoting participation of Israeli entities in European R&I activity. Israel's National contact point for participation in the European Framework programmes

ISERD - Your Gateway to European R&I initiative 

ISERD is Israel's National contact point for participation in the European Framework programme and is also responsible for promoting the participation of Israeli entities in the European Framework Programmes and in bilateral and multilateral research and innovation activities with European countries. 
ISERD – The Israel-Europe R&D Directorate is an inter-ministerial directorate, established by the Israeli Ministry of Economy, the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
ISERD is operated through the Israel Innovation Authority and is Israel's official contact point (NCP) with the EU, for all the activities of the Framework Programme.

Our Goal:

To increase Israel’s scientific and industrial collaboration with the European research and innovation ecosystem.  

ISERD operates through various programs:

  • The EU Framework Program for R&D (HORIZON EUROPE)
  • Programs co-funded by National and EU funds
  • Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) for SMEs


  • Provides information on various funding and collaboration opportunities in the European landscape (please sign to our newsletter)  
  • Assists in Partner Searches
  • Assists throughout proposals submissions process
  • Organizes seminars, learning and exposure meetings as well as matchmaking events for joint collaboration opportunities

Excellence in Science

  • European Research Council
    The fundamental activity of the ERC is to provide attractive, long-term funding to support excellent investigators and their research teams to pursue ground-breaking, high-gain/high-risk research.
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions contribute to excellent research, boosting jobs, growth, and investment by equipping researchers with new knowledge and skills and providing them with international as well as inter-sectoral and inter-disciplinary exposure (including through academia-business collaboration and mobility), to fill the top positions of tomorrow.
  • Research Infrastructures
    Research Infrastructures (RIs), including the European Open Science Cloud, and Technology Infrastructures (TIs)1 are crucial enablers of research and innovation. Europe needs an effective and integrated landscape of RIs and TIs that helps covering the continuum of needs from fundamental knowledge creation to technology deployment.

Social Sciences & Humanities, Widening & ERA

  • Culture, creativity and inclusive society
    Aims to meet EU goals and priorities on enhancing democratic governance and citizens participation, on the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage, and to respond to and shape multifaceted social, economic, technological and cultural transformations. It mobilises multidisciplinary expertise of European social sciences and humanities for understanding fundamental contemporary transformations of society, economy, politics and culture and providing evidence-based policy options for a socially just and inclusive European green and digital recovery.
  • Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area
    Two programmes for the implementation of concrete measures in the following areas: Widening the participation of low R&I performing countries ("Widening") by underpinning geographical spread, building the necessary capacity to allow successful participation in the R&I process, and promoting networking and access to excellence; and Strengthening the European Research Area ("ERA") by planning new policies and strategies.


  • Staying healthy in a rapidly changing society
    Citizens stay healthy in a rapidly changing society thanks to healthier lifestyles and behaviours, healthier environments, improved evidence-based health policies, and more effective solutions for health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Living and working in a health-promoting environment
    Living and working environments are health-promoting and sustainable thanks to better understanding of environmental, occupational, social and economic determinants of health.
  • Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden
    Health care providers are able to tackle diseases (infectious diseases, including poverty-related and neglected diseases, non-communicable and rare diseases) and reduce the disease burden on patients effectively thanks to better understanding of diseases, using more effective and innovative health technologies and better ability and preparedness to manage epidemic outbreaks.
  • Ensuring access to innovative, sustainable and high-quality health care
    Health care systems provide equal access to innovative, sustainable and high-quality health care thanks to the development and uptake of safe, cost-effective and people-centred solutions, with a focus on population health, health systems resilience, as well as improved evidence-based health policies.
  • Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions
    Health technologies, new tools and digital solutions are applied effectively thanks to their inclusive, secure and ethical development, delivery, integration and deployment in health policies and health and care systems.
  • Maintaining an innovative, sustainable and globally competitive health industry
    EU health industry is more innovative, sustainable and globally competitive thanks to improved up-take of breakthrough technologies and innovations, which makes the EU with its Member States more resilient and less dependent from imports with regard to the access to and supply of critical health technologies.

Climate, Energy and Mobility

Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment

Innovative Europe

E-learning and Support