Technion Research & Development Israel Institute of Metals

Collaboration with the IIM

Understanding the importance of technical collaboration, the Technion’s Israel Institute of Metals (IIM) is working with industries and research groups from around the world in order to supply its clients with innovative technological solutions and advancements.


Industrial Bi-lateral R&D programs :

The IIM acts as a gate-way for establishing joint R&D programs when approaching bi-lateral calls with Israeli partners. For this the IIM can locate and assist with defining the right Israeli partner to complete bi-lateral consortiums and supply the Israeli partner with strong metallurgical expertise in the development process.


Industrial – Academic collaboration:

The IIM is taking part in both Israeli MAGNETON and MAGNET programs in which the IIM. Under these projects the IIM is collaborating with one of the Technion’s faculties staff members to provide academic excellency to the Industrial-Academic  team. 


European Commission collaboration:

As a part of the Technion’s elite R&D environment, the IIM is allocating efforts into promoting partnerships in R&D collaboration projects such as preformed in the Horizon2020 framework. This is due to understanding the gravity of the international R&D community and aspiring to take part in it. When approaching such funds the IIM is seeking academic guidance from one of the Technion’s faculties staff members in order to assure excellence in both Research and Developments aspects of the project.


National projects:

In order to support the metal industry the IIM is actively supporting the formulation of Industrial R&D project applications for governmental support of R&D activities. Typically the IIM will follow-up on  submission with being sub-contracted to accompany the industrial development and provide complementary expertise.


Direct funding and institutional developments:

One of the main activities of the IIM includes the development of highly potential metal technologies from the position of a proven concept to pre-industrialized technology. While for Israeli industries there is a special program to support such highly innovative technologies, for the overseas clients the usual equivalent is direct funding for an experimental feasibility study followed by scale-ability study for specific topics of interest. 


For further information:


Shai Essel,

Head of the International & Industrial affairs,

Israel Institute of Metals,

Technion Research and Development Foundation,