US-Israel Relationship

Israel, U.S. issue $40m. call for energy collaborations

The Energy Ministry, Israel Innovation Authority and US Department of Energy have issued a $40 million call for proposals for the newly-established US-Israel Center of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology.

The joint energy center, managed by the BIRD Foundation, aims to promote the energy security and economic development of Israel and the United States by collaborating on the research and development of innovative technologies by companies, research institutions and universities from the two countries.

To be considered for funding companies, research institutions and universities from the US and Israel who wish to collaborate must establish a consortium of at least two entities from each country.

Fields of development under the remit of the new center are fossil fuels, cyber security for energy infrastructure, energy-water nexus and energy storage. One consortium will be selected in each topic area.

“It is an honor to announce the publication of the call for proposals for the US-Israel Energy Center, thereby expanding the successful research and development cooperation between the US Department of Energy and the Israeli Ministry of Energy,” said Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz.

“I am certain that the energy center will be a source of creative partnerships.”

Read More: The Jerusalem Post