The PICC is the U.S.-Israel Binational Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation’s representative for Pennsylvania and Delaware. Established in 1977, the BIRD Foundation is a joint initiative between the U.S. and Israeli governments. Operating from its main offices in Tel Aviv, with representatives throughout the U.S., the BIRD Foundation aims to stimulate, promote and support joint industrial R&D of mutual benefit to Israel and the United States. BIRD annually funds more than 20 joint development projects between US and Israeli companies. In the past three decades, BIRD has approved more than 942 project and the cumulative sales of products developed through BIRD projects have exceeded $10 billion.
BIRD’s scope extends to Agriculture, Communications, Construction Technologies, Electronics, Electro-optics, Life Sciences, Software, Homeland Security, Renewable and Alternative Energy and other technology sectors. In 2018, Bird approved projects in our region for fields including Healthcare IT, Agrotechnology, and Homeland Security.
As BIRD’s representative in Pennsylvania and Delaware, PICC helps U.S. companies to find strategic partners and supports the grant application and management process. Additional information about the BIRD Foundation is available at www.birdf.com. Please click to contact the PICC if your company is interested in exploring the feasibility of a BIRD project.
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