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This project has received funding from the European Unionís Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652637.

The Israel-Europe R&D Directorate

ISERD – The Israel-Europe R&D Directorate - operated through the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy, is Israel’s official body responsible for the integration of Israel into the European Research Area (ERA). It promotes industrial and academic R&D cooperation between Israel and Europe through a variety of multilateral and binational platforms, including the EU Framework Programs: Horizon 2020 (2014-2020); programs co-funded by national and EU funds; Eureka; binational programs; and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

As Israel's official government interface vis-à-vis the European Commission, for all R&D-related matters, ISERD coordinates the activities of Israel's delegates to the program committees and the National Contact Points (NCPs).

ISERD records, conducts follow-up efforts and reports on the Israeli participation in the EU programs to Israel's policy-making bodies and government institutions. ISERD plays a vital role in future policy and collaborative efforts concerning RTD programs between the EU and Israel.

NCPs involved:

Foto Dr. Hagit Schwimmer

Dr. Hagit Schwimmer

Tel.: +972-3-5118119


Foto Guy Cohen

Guy Cohen

Tel.: +972-3-5118190


Institution legal name
Israel-Europe R&D Directorate

Institution short name


29 Hamered St., Tel Aviv, 4th Floor
Tel. +972-3-5118122
Fax +972-3-5170020