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February 10, 2019 12:30 pm

Israel Launching Environmental Sustainability Lab

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Environmentally-friendly solar panels are an increasingly common sight on roofs in Israel. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

CTech – Government investment arm the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection, and the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry are establishing a tech innovation lab that will specialize in the fields of environmental protection and sustainability, the three entities announced Thursday. The overall investment in the lab stands at NIS 14 million ($3.84 million).

Companies selected to participate in the lab will be eligible for financial support of up to 85 percent of the approved project’s budget, up to a maximum of NIS 1 million ($274,000).

Companies that win the tender to operate the labs for a three-year period will receive financial support of 33 percent of the cost of setting up the technological infrastructure, or 50 percent if the lab will be established in non-central areas, with a maximum grant of NIS 4 million ($1.1 million).

The establishing companies will also receive financial support for 50 percent of the costs of ongoing lab operations, with a maximum of NIS 500,000 ($137,000) per year.

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