GRANTS & FUNDING

Grants, and investors for COVID-19 related innovation are categorized and shown below.

 

CoronaTech ecosystem monthly investment

Investments in the Israeli tech sector in the first 8 months of 2020 reached a record high with almost $6B raised. The 34% year over year increase is a clear outlier in the world: US 

was up just 5%, and Asia was down -12%.

 

However, Israel experienced a 21% decline in the number of deals, comparable to 24% decline in the US, which indicates that the growth was concentrated in large rounds, with far fewer amounts targeted at the seed and pre-seed rounds. This creates problems for young company formation and growth. 

 

To paraphrase Mark Twain, it would be premature to announce the death of this crisis. We cannot be complacent in the face of the possible third wave of the pandemic, creating an even stronger impact on the economy and the continuing restrictions on travel. This could lead to investment reduction and difficulties in raising new funds. Moreover, many governments invest heavily in their firms, preparing them for the post-corona competition. We have been luckier than most ecosystems, but we may face serious challenges going forward. We must stay vigilant, making sure that Israeli tech comes out of this crisis in a stronger competitive position than before.  

CoronaTech Ecosystem_ monthly investment

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GRANTS

Grants from governmental and non-governmental, private entities, including corporates, foundations, and research institutes to solve Covid-19 related challenges.

Publishing Organization

Grant Title

Description

Max. Amount

Currency

Submission Due Date

Organization Type

Country

Link to Grant

ISERD - Horizon 2020

Fast Track to Innovation

This program helps fund breakthrough innovation projects, in small industrial consortiums, 3-5 participants, which are close-to-market.
The consortia can include a variety of entities, such as SMEs, academia, governmental authorities, end-users, corporates etc. At least three participants from different EU Member States or associated countries.
Projects are encouraged to be interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral and consist of diverse stakeholders. There is an emphasis on co-creation and market take up (up to 2-3 years). See the work program here.

3,000,000

Euro

Public

European Union

ISERD - Horizon 2020

The EIC Accelerator Pilot (SME Instrument)

This program is intended for SMEs with a groundbreaking product \ service \ process \ business model, who are conducting close-to-market R&D. See the work program here.

From the EU's perspective, SMEs will lead the economy of the future and therefore they merit this support. Thus, The focus is not only on the project for which you ask funding, but on the empowerment of the company and EU impact.

2,500,000

Euro

Public

European Union

European Commission - Horizon 2020

EIC Horizon Prize for 'Early Warning for Epidemics'

The challenge is to develop a scalable, reliable and cost-effective early warning system prototype to forecast and monitor vector-borne diseases in order to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks mitigating their impact on local, regional and global scales and providing support to existing elimination efforts.

5,000,000

Euro

Public

European Union

Israel Innovation Authority

Grand Challenges - Emerging Markets

IIA has published this years Challenge to help develop technologies to solve the pressing challenges in health, water and food in emerging markets, challenges that have gotten to an extreme due to COVID19.

500,000

NIS

Public

Israel

Office of Global Partnerships, US State Department

COVID-19 Private SEctor Engagement & Partnership Fund

The Fund has been established to strengthen the efforts of the private sector and bolster ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

1,000,000

USD

May 30, 2021

Government

United States

 

INVESTORS

Investors who have chosen to be proactive during the Covid-19 crisis and offer funding to related solutions.

Investor 

Name

Investor Type

Sector

InvestmentStage

Min. Amount

Max. Amount

Currency

Country

Investor Website

Maor Investments

VC

Artificial-intelligence, Industry-4.0, Digital-media, Digital-healthcare, Fintech, Cyber-Secrity, Enterprise-Solutions

B, C, Late Stage

3,000,000

5,000,000

USD

Israel

SIBF VC

VC

Agtech, Medical-devices, Artificial-intelligence, New-media, Enterprise-software

Seed, A

1,000,000

5,000,000

USD

Israel

ZORA Ventures

VC

Digital-healthcare, Impact, Education, Climate-change, Environmental-quality

Seed, A

1,000,000

3,000,000

USD

Israel

TLV Partners

VC

IoT, Marketing, Analytics, Mobile-Applications

Seed, A

Israel

Canaan Partners Israel

VC

Digital-media, Enterprise-Solutions, Saas, Cloud

Pre-Seed, Seed, A

United States

CoronaTech
Israel

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