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The Israel Innovation Authority (formerly the OCS) Americas Operations was established in 2013 in order to initiate and develop partnerships with U.S. counterparts at the state and federal level, as well as with stakeholders in the private sector. Our activity aims to compliment the offering of the BIRD Foundation . We provide partner matching services as well as access to joint funding mechanisms dedicated to the development of business-driven partnerships of Israeli and U.S.-based companies through joint innovation projects. These programs reduce the risks taken in international R&D ventures, while creating new business opportunities.

Calls for Proposals

The Israel Innovation Authority and Space Florida are announcing the 7th call for proposals in Aerospace, aeronautics and related areas. This call is part of the Florida – Israel innovation partnership, funded by the Israel Innovation…

Success Stories

Yotpo: Innovation in User Generated Content (UGC)
Connecting foreign multinational corporations (MNCs) and innovative Israeli companies.
The bilateral programs for parallel support of industrial R&D constitute a platform for promotion of technological innovation among industrial…
The Innovation Visas Pilot program enables foreign entrepreneurs to stay in Israel up to 24 months, during this time they are eligible to receive…
The Israel Back to Tech Program has undergone a makeover and is today focused on bringing skilled personnel back to the Israeli high-tech industry.


Interested companies are invited to submit applications to co-develop and/or validate their healthcare related technology solutions
To improve healthcare-related technology solutions around the world, Thomas Jefferson University has partnered on an international project where four Israeli companies will receive a total of $1 million toward research and development from the Israel Innovation Authority.
Israel Innovation Authority Joins PULSE@MassChallenge to Connect Israeli Startups with Massachusetts Digital Health Champions


BIRD is an acronym for Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development. The BIRD Foundation’s mission is to stimulate, promote and support industrial R&D of mutual benefit to the U.S. and Israel.

Local Contacts for Collaboration

Mr. Israel Shamay
Senior Director, Americas Operations
Israel Innovation Authority
Mr. Les Abelson
Manager, North America
Israel Innovation Authority
Mr. Jonathan Cohen
Manager, North America
Israel Innovation Authority
Anat Katz
Counselor- Head of Trade and Economic Mission
Foreign Trade Agency
Moran Zilbershtein
Consul- Head of Trade and Economic Mission to California 
Foreign Trade Agency
Guy Cohen
Consul- Head of Trade and Economic Mission to Midwest
Foreign Trade Agency
Inon Elroy
Minister- Head of Trade and Economic Mission to North America
Foreign Trade Agency
Shay Luvshis
Consulate General of Israel
Foreign Trade Agency

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