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BIRD Foundation Funding for Food Manufacturing/Supply Chain Industry

June 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Admission Free


From farm-to-fork, the food supply chain  is reinventing itself to stay competitive in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. BIRD Foundation; Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (PICC), which represents BIRD in Southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware; Israel Economic Mission in New York; New Jersey-Israel Commission; The New Jersey Food Processors Association; Choose New Jersey, and Rutgers Food Innovation Centers invite you to a webinar on an opportunity to win a grant of up to $1 million for your next innovative development project.

The U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation annually awards 25-30 grants of up to $1 million to U.S.-Israeli product development, including for sustainable food supply chain innovation. Projects include ag-tech, alternative ingredients and proteins, substitutes for sugar and salt, manufacturing/automation, data mining and forecasting, water-tech, communications, inventory management, quality control, supply chain logistics, sustainable packaging materials and more. The BIRD Foundation assists companies by introducing them to potential Israeli partners and coaching them on how to submit a successful grant request.

Event: BIRD Foundation Funding for Food Manufacturing/Supply Chain Industry

Date: June 11, 12PM EST

Tickets: Admission free, click to register!


  • Welcoming Remarks:
    Vered Nohi, Executive Director of Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Representative of the BIRD Foundation in PA, DE and Southern NJ.
  • New Jersey and Greater Philadelphia Food Manufacturing Ecosystem:
    Mark Macellaro, President, New Jersey Food Processors Association
  • New Jersey-Israel Relations:
    Andrew Gross, Executive Director, New Jersey Israel Commission
  • Why Innovate with Israel:
    Inon Elroy, Economic Minister to North America, Israel Economic Mission in NYC
  • BIRD Foundation Funding Opportunities:
    Andrea Yonah, East Coast and Mid-West Director, BIRD Foundation
  • AeroFarms’ BIRD Foundation Project, a Successful New Jersey Case Study:
    Fabian Schvartzman, Strategic Research and Technology Development Lead, AeroFarms, NJ
  • Q&A

Event Partners:


Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce
U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation


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