The Ontario-Israel Research Network Program – MAGNET (OIRNP-MAGNET) program supports bilateral collaboration projects between Ontario and Israeli SMEs to jointly develop technologies that meet industry needs and strengthen technological expertise and competitiveness in both jurisdictions. Projects must include at least one SME from Ontario, one SME from Israel, and one partnering multinational enterprise (MNE) in Ontario acting as an Anchor Company (AC). Ontario applicants are also encouraged to collaborate with researchers from publicly-funded post-secondary institutions.
The 2018 (OIRNP-MAGNET) call for proposals focuses on smart mobility technologies. Applicant SMEs will jointly develop technologies that address the smart mobility needs of a participating Anchor Company in Ontario. The ACs provide guidance and resources over the term of the project to achieve a successful outcome.