EXPLORATION PARK, FL (March 2, 2017) – Space Florida, and the Israel Innovation Authority (formerly known as the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy and MATIMOP), recently announced a record response to the Fourth Joint Call for research and development projects, tied to the Space Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership Program.
In the recent Fourth Call Joint Call for Projects, an astounding 24 joint responses were received in both Florida and Israel, which is twice the number of applications received in the Third Joint Call in February 2016.
In October 2013, Florida and Israel created a $2 million recurring joint fund to support research, development and commercialization of aerospace and technology projects that benefit both Israel and Florida.
“This record response from commercial companies in Florida and Israel has made the Space Florida–Israel Innovation Partnership program a model for a flourishing and ever-growing research community,” “Further, it is a testament to the rapidly expanding research base in Florida’s Innovation Ecosystem” said Frank DiBello, President of Space Florida. “We look forward to the announcement of the winners of this latest round.”
With continuing funding support from the State of Florida, Space Florida intends to be in a position to announce the Fifth Joint Call for Projects in September 2017. To learn more, visit www.spaceflorida.gov//israelpartnership.
About Space Florida
Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive – and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed. www.spaceflorida.gov
About the Israel Innovation Authority
The Israel Innovation Authority, formerly known as the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy (& MATIMOP), is an independent and impartial public entity that operates for the benefit of the Israeli innovation ecosystem and Israeli economy as a whole. Its role is to nurture and develop Israeli innovation resources, while creating and strengthening the infrastructure and framework needed to support the entire knowledge industry. http://www.matimop.org.il/#sthash.UUSrluhB.dpuf