The first round of grants, totaling at least $1.3 million, under the Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership was awarded Tuesday at the BIO International Convention in Boston.
MIIP is a collaboration between Israel and Massachusetts to encourage and support innovation and entrepreneurship in life sciences, clean energy, and technology. Governor Deval Patrick and Israeli Chief Scientist Avi Hasson jointly named the grant recipients.
The program was unveiled at last year’s Biotechnology Industry Organization convention in Washington, D.C., and the first joint solicitation for proposals was launched in September by Israel, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
The funding agencies approved four research and development collaborations. At least $1.3 million is being awarded to four research and development collaborations between Massachusetts and Israeli companies that have been jointly approved by the funding agencies on both sides. .
The four winning projects are:
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