MATIMOP, the executive agency of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS), of the Ministry of Economy of Israel is the official National Agency for industrial R&D cooperation in Israel, charged with promoting highly supportive policies to build Israel's industrial infrastructure, and nurturing industrial innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

MATIMOP is the government agency that generates and implements international cooperative industrial R&D programs between Israeli and foreign enterprises.

 

In recognition of its distance from global markets, the State of Israel enters into international agreements and has charged MATIMOP to aggressively expand opportunities for Israel’s industry to engage in mutually beneficial international collaboration. The development of innovative new commercial technologies, products and services is a high risk expensive proposition, often exceeding the capacity and capabilities of individual firms and even countries, therefore necessitating the OCS’s intervention and support.