ISERD - Israel



ISERD - The Israel-Europe R&D Directorate for the European Research Area (ERA)


ISERD is an inter-ministerial directorate, established by the Israeli Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

ISERD is operated through the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy, and is Israel's official contact point (NCP) with the EU, for all the activities of the FP.

ISERD Promotes the participation of Israeli entities in R&D ventures within the European Research Area.



  • ISERD promotes cooperation between Israel and Europe in thematic and/or Bi-National Programs. 
    Its representatives participate in the EU FP's management committees
  • ISERD acts in the institutions of the various R&D programs in Europe and has an extensive network of contacts with similar agencies in Europe.
  • ISERD assists in Partner Searches and throughout the proposals submissions process. 

ISERD operates through various programs:

  • -   The EU Framework Program for R&D (HORIZON 2020)
  • -   Programs co-funded by National and EU funds
  • -   EUREKA for industrial R&D Cooperation
  • -   Bi-National programs for industrial R&D Cooperation
  • -   Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) for SMEs



500 M $ a year






Nili Shalev
ISERD Managing director - National Coordinator

Tel: 972-3-5118124