BIRD Energy Call for Proposals



The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Israel Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources jointly with the Israel Innovation Authority, and the BIRD Foundation have established “BIRD Energy”: a program for U.S. - Israel joint renewable energy and energy efficiency developments


“BIRD Energy” follows the same rules and procedures as BIRD.
 Please refer to BIRD’s website for submission details -

To be considered, a project proposal should include:


·   R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel).

·     Innovation in all areas of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency,  such as Solar and Wind Power, Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Alternative Fuels, Smart Grid, Water-Energy Nexus, Advanced Manufacturing, etc.

·     Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should lead to commercialization.

The maximum conditional grant is $1M per project.

Previous Timetable and deadlines:

Executive SummaryJuly 6, 2017

Final Proposal - August 21, 2017

Decisions -  October 25, 2017



For further inquiries please contact:
In Israel: Ms. Limor Nakar-Vincent,, Tel: 972-3-698-8315
In the U.S.: East Coast/Midwest: Ms. Andrea Yonah,, Tel: 609-356-0305
                   West Coast: Ms. Maya Vardi Shoshani,, Tel: 650-752-6485


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