The PICC is the U.S.-Israel Binational Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation’s representative for Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey. Established in 1977, the BIRD Foundation is a joint initiative between the U.S. and Israeli governments to accelerate innovation, create R&D jobs and mutual economic impact. BIRD annually funds about 25 joint development projects between US and Israeli companies at up to $1 million each. Between 2011 and 2021, BIRD funded 16 projects in our region.
BIRD’s scope extends to advanced manufacturing, ag-tech, clean-tech and energy renewables, communications, construction tech, fintech, electronics, life sciences, software, homeland and cyber security, and other technology sectors. PICC helps regional companies to find strategic partners and supports the grant application process. For more info on the grant, and contact PICC for assistance.
Below is a BIRD Foundation Seminar PICC hosted featuring Christiana Care Gene Editing Institute’s BIRD Project:
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