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“BIRD Energy” is the implementation of a cooperation agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Israel Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources (MIEW) and the BIRD Foundation.  This cooperation is based on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which includes cooperation between the U.S. and Israel on renewable energy and energy efficiency industrial research and development.

“BIRD Energy” adheres to the same rules and procedures as BIRD.

To be considered, a project proposal should include:

  • R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel).
  • Innovation in areas such as: Solar Power, Alternative Fuels, Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Smart Grid, Water-Energy Nexus, Wind Energy or any other Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency technology.
  • Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should lead to commercialization.

The maximum conditional grant is $1M per project.

For further information, please visit BIRD website:


IEA (International Energy Agency)

The IEA works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. IEA’s mission is guided by four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.

The Ministry of Energy has implementation agreements with the IEA such as:

  1. The Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA)
  2. Advanced Motor Fuels (AMF)
  3. Advanced Fuel Cells (AFC)

For further information please see:

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