New Grants

The Victoria-Israel Science and Technology R&D Fund (VISTECH) was established in 2005 to promote, facilitate and support jointly approved science and technology research and development (R&D) projects.

The sixth round of funding opens 7th July 2009 and runs until 17th September 2009.

With a sophisticated research base to draw on in each state, Australian companies based in the state of Victoria and Israeli companies are well suited to form productive partnerships in areas such as Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Water, Environment, Synchrotron and Information Communications & Technology (ICT).

VISTECH is involved in four broad complementary activities:

  • promoting and marketing the benefits of joint market oriented Victorian-Israeli R&D collaboration
  • matching companies in one state seeking a partner in the other
  • facilitating the identification of specific projects or collaborations between Victorian and Israeli companies that could lead to R&D cooperation
  • supporting projects by contributing up to 50% of the joint eligible R&D costs – up to a maximum of US$500,000.
  • Who should apply?
    VISTECH funding will be of interest to Victorian and Israeli technology companies, and their research or development partners, which are active in the following sectors –

    Biotechnology and broader life science companies including human, animal, agricultural and industrial biotechnology
    Medical Device companies
    Environmental and Water technology companies
    Nanotechnology and Microtechnology companies
    Information and Computer Technology (ICT) companies
    Advanced Manufacturing companies

    Applicants must be companies located in Victoria and Israel with the R&D project work located in these states. Company applicants may sub-contract elements of the R&D project to academic and research institutions.

    Companies large and small, including start-ups, are welcome to apply.

    Contact Treadstone to see how we can help you with Grant applications.

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