Korea Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (KORIL-RDF) opt to support a leading R&D project in the field of Strategic Sector reflecting the industrial trend and future vision of both governments.

The objective of Lighthouse Program is to combine forces Industry and Academia in joint R&D to achieve a significant breakthrough in the field of Strategic Sector, in the sub- segments in which both countries possess complementary skills & R&D demands.

Criteria of the program

  • Must be in one of the following subjects in Strategic Sector
  • Must have at least one research institute and one industrial company from each side. a Max. of 3 entities from each side
  • Total project duration is up to 3 years
  • Research institutes/Academia a sub-contractor. Max of 30% of the company's budget.
  • At least 30% of the total budget must be spent in Israel/Korea
  • The relevant TRL stages for the project are from 3/4 to 7/8

Lighthouse program

Method Top-down + Bottom-up
Sector Strategic Sector in chosen sub-segments
Eligibility Industry-academia consortium (2 or 3) x (2 or 3)
No more than 6 entities in total (Academy as a partner in the consortium up to 30% of the budget)
Period of project up to 3 years
Grant size 30~50% of total budget
Max. 5M USD
Proposal Evaluation On-site interview by local evaluator(s) final decision by Board
Reports Extended Interim/Final reports In 4 periods
TRL TRL 3/4-7/8