The BIRD Foundation
The PICC is the regional representative of the BIRD Foundation which awards $1 million grants to projects developed jointly between American and Israeli collaborators.
The PICC has helped numerous companies consider and apply to BIRD, and this has resulted in about $10 million of awards to regional companies, at least one successful spin out from academic research, and significant follow-on investment in projects.
The PICC does not charge for this service, and although membership in the PICC is always encouraged, it is not required in order to receive our full support in matching collaborators and application support.
We are happy to discuss this non-dilutive bilateral funding source with both members and non-members from our region. You can contact us to discuss whether BIRD is right for your company.