Opportunities for Funding U.S.-Israel Cooperation for Renewable Energy and Efficiency

New Call for Proposals issued by BIRD Energy, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Israel Ministry of Energy and Water Resources

Apr 18, 2016, 09:05 ET from BIRD Energy

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The current call for proposals announced by BIRD Energy is in its seventh funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint Project Proposals with a focus on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.

To be considered, a project proposal must 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). The proposal should have significant commercial potential and the project outcome should lead to commercialization.

The following areas of research and development themes are within the scope of this call: Solar Power, Alternative Fuels, Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Smart Grid, Water-Energy Nexus, Wind Energy or any other Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency technology.

The conditional grant per project is up to 50% of the R&D costs associated with the joint project, and up to a maximum of $1 million per project.

The application process is web-based and requires prior discussion with the BIRD Foundation. Initial concept submissions are due by June 29, 2016, and full proposals are due by August 11, 2016. Decisions on projects selected for funding will be made on October 24, 2016. Please refer to BIRD's website for submission details - http://www.birdf.com.

BIRD Energy was established following an agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy/EERE and the Israel Ministry of Energy and Water Resources to promote and support joint research and collaborations in the field of Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency. BIRD Energy is administered by the BIRD Foundation which has been promoting cooperation between U.S. and Israeli companies in various technology areas since 1977.

For more information please contact in Israel: Ms. Limor Nakar-Vincent, Director, U.S. Business Development & BIRD Energy, Tel: +972-3-698-8315, limorn@birdf.com or in the U.S.: Ms. Andrea Yonah, East Coast/Midwest Representative, Tel: +1-609-356-0305, andreay@birdf.com or Ms. Maya Vardi Shoshani, Tel: +650-752-6485, mayav@birdf.com. http://www.birdf.com