KORIL R&D Program

Call for KORIL R&D & Pilot Program 2023 (45th BOD)

  • Date06/16/2023
  • Deadline31/08/2023
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KORIL R&D & Pilot Program

2nd  Call for Proposal 2023

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) and Korea Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (KORIL-RDF) invite you to submit joint proposals for industrial R&D and pilot projects.


These program aims to

1. Improvement of quality and quantity of the joint R&D projects

2. Reflection of technology-development policy of both countries responding to the change of industry and technology  

3. Expansion of commercialization opportunity of technology cooperation

Important Dates

& Deadlines

Opening date:  June  16th , 2023

Closing date:  August  31st , 2023 (12:00 pm IST / 18:00 KST)

Anticipated announcement date of Call for Proposal results:  Dec 2023 (Tentative)



R&D cooperation between two, unrelated companies, one registered in Korea and the other in Israel.

The companies should jointly apply for KORIL support.


Either company must not have more than 20% shareholding in the partnering company.


(The participation of Research institutes/universities is welcome according to the KORIL funding guidelines – as a subcontractor up to 20% of the total project budget.


Eligibility Criteria for

Project proposal

All technology Sectors (except defence) 

·        A jointly developed technology or product(s) that shows considerable innovation

·        The project should generate an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between companies in Korea and Israel.

(New technologies, standardisation, prototyping, new or improves products, access to R&D infrastructure, etc.)

·        At least 30% of the actual R&D work must be done in Korea as well as in Israel.

·        Companies must have the ability to fund the supplementary portion of their project budget

after a grant.


Project funding support

Funding for R&D Project :


1. KORIL R&D Program

·        For project costs above USD 100,000 with commercializable product/ technology

·        Project duration up to 2 years (Max).

·        Fund up to US$ 3,000,000 per project or 30% to 50% of the total qualified project cost, whichever is lower.

·        Fund up to 30,000 USD for joint commercialization activities.


Funding for Pilot Project:


1. KORIL Pilot Program

·        For project to pilot or testbed near-market technologies (e.g. TRL 6-8) with a beta site for the purpose of commercialisation and project duration not more than 1 year.

·        Fund up to US$ 1,000,000 per project or 30% to 50% of the total qualified project cost, whichever is lower.


Types of projects to be supported

Two types of projects will be considered for program funding:


1.      R&D Project, focused on development of new products, processes or technologies

*TRL 4-6


2.      Pilot Project  

supporting the piloting and commercialization of near-market technologies (e.g. TRL 6-8) by 2 or more companies through joint piloting/ testing of the product with specific customers or global market.




- Hight Level of Innovation/Novelty

-Potential for Commercialization Success

- Technical and Financial Capabilities

- Commercialization/Marketing Capability

-Complementarity to each country/Company

- Synergy Between Companies, relevant background

- Reliability of the work and budget plan


Proposal Guidelines and forms are available here:


Korean companies need to submit EOI & Final proposal on KORIL’s website.

Please contact Daniel Nam (Industry Analyst,, if you have any difficulties with uploading documents on KORIL’s website.


Israeli companies need to submit EOI & Full-proposal according to the Israel Innovation Authority website’s online system, complying with the Israel Innovation Authority regulations.

Please consult with Israel Manager to get the Guideline of “How to submit a proposal in the IIA (Israel Innovation Authority) system” before submission.


All project proposals should be jointly written in English and submitted to KORIL offices

simultaneously by Korean and Israeli companies together and to the Israel Innovation Authority online

system by 12:00 IST (by the Israeli partner)  18:00KST.


*For the uploading procedure in the Israel Innovation Authority online system kindly see attachment below.


(Important note) 

Please do not leave your submission to the last minute.

If any technical difficulties arise or if you identify any errors in your submission, we will not be able to grant an extension to the above deadlines.



Please feel free to contact us to discuss your proposal.

KORIL-RDF, The Principal Office: 

Sooah Lee, Industry Analyst

- Tel: +82-2-2166-0814

- E-mail:


KORIL-RDF, Israel Office:

Hadar Zax-  Iinternational programs Manager Japan & Australia KORIL Fund Manager

- Tel: +972-3-5118143

- E-mail:


>> Looking for partners?


If you are already having a project idea, and are looking for partners, or you are interested in participating in a project proposal, given your expertise in the field, but haven’t yet formed a project idea or proposal, then please visit KORIL-RDF Webpage: Should you require our assistance in making an introduction with your potential partner, please fill in the ‘Contact Us Form’.


>>Do you have an idea to test? Join to KORIL Feasibility program (Feasibility study, pre-R&D)

·        For project cost up to USD 100,000

·        Fund up to US$ 50,000 per project or 50% of the total qualified project cost, whichever is lower.

·        The project term is up to 6 months.


How to submit a proposal in the IIA (Israel Innovation Authority) System:


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