Singapore–Israel Industrial RD Programme

About this programme

SIIRD is a co-operation between EnterpriseSG and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) to promote, facilitate and support joint R&D collaboration between Singapore and Israel companies across different industries. These joint projects should involve the development of new or enhanced products and technology with strong market potential.

Singapore companies keen to collaborate on an R&D or pilot project with Israel companies can now receive support by participating in SIIRD's funding schemes.

About IIA

The Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), responsible for the country’s innovation policy, is an independent and impartial statutory public entity that operates for the benefit of the Israeli innovation ecosystem and Israeli economy. Its mission is to invest in innovation in order to promote sustainable and inclusive growth.

IIA functions as an enabler with all things related to the Israeli innovation ecosystem. It provides conditional grants to support disruptive technological innovations as well as engaged in creating the groundwork and infrastructure to prepare for future technologies in order to maintain technological and economical leadership as well as improve productivity and global competitiveness of the Israeli economy.

IIA provides a variety of practical tools and funding platforms aimed at addressing the dynamic and changing needs of the local and international innovation ecosystems.

Key features

  • Up to US$50,000 of co-funding support for Feasibility Studies
  • Up to 50% of total qualified project costs or US$1.5 million of co-funding support for R&D projects
  • Up to 50% of total qualified project costs or US$1 million of co-funding support for pilot projects
  • Up to 66% of total qualified project costs or US$3 million of co-funding support for projects approved under the Strategic Sector Programme
  • Open to projects from any industry sector


All Singapore companies must meet all of the following eligibility criteria in order to apply:

  • The application must be jointly submitted by a Singapore-registered company and an Israel-registered company
    Either company must not have more than 20% shareholding in the partnering company.
  • The joint project must be undertaken in Singapore and Israel, with at least 30% of the actual Research & Development work done in Singapore and Israel respectively
  • Technology and product developed must have potential for commercialisation
  • Be a business entity registered and operating in Singapore
  • Have at least 30% local equity held directly or indirectly by Singaporean(s) and/or Singapore PR(s), determined by the ultimate individual ownership
  • Be financially ready to start and complete the project
  • Companies must cooperate on a joint innovation project that will focus on developing innovative products and applications within civillian purposes

How to apply

Applications for the Singapore–Israel Industrial R&D Programme are now closed. Interested applicants can register your interest here to be notified of upcoming programmes.


Still thinking of what programme to participate in?
Submit your interest and EnterpriseSG will reach out to you when an opportunity arises for the relevant Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) programmes.