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Loans and guarantee

Bpifrance offers a range of other financing products (debt) as needed (increase your cash flow, grow your business and finance your growth, guarantee your bank loans, innovate):

  • soft loans (repayable advance, zero yield loan),
  • investment loan to support your fundraising (1 euro loan for 2 euros raised),
  • loan for Innovation (if your company has more than 3 years).

As part of France's international collaborations on innovation projects, Bpifrance is cooperating in Israel with ISERD (on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy). In 2014, Bpifrance & ISERD renewed a framework agreement to promote joint R&D or technological cooperation projects.

Bpifrance is funding FIRAD and Eurostars programs.

About ISERD:

Contact Bpifrance in Israel: Aurélie Guthmann:


The France-Israel Industrial R&D Cooperation Framework 's mission is to foster collaborative R&D links between French and Israeli science and technology organizations and to assist in the establishment of long term French-Israeli alliances based on technological cooperation. The objectives are to develop and commercialize new, innovative, market driven products, processes or services. Joint R&D or technological cooperation projects can benefit from access to public funding, provided by Bpifrance and the the ISERD agency, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of the Israeli Ministry of Economy. 

The 5th call for projects, for 2016, will be announced soon... 

In 2014: 49 joint projects have been submitted,11 were selected for public funding.

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For Bpifrance: 

Ms. Aurélie Guthmann - Representative of Bpifrance in Israel:

Ms. Odile Henin - Program Manager - International innovation


Mr. Ran Arad - Program Manager - Western & Northern Europe: 

Eurostars / Eureka programs

Israel is a member of the European R&D programs. 

EUREKA is a pan-European network for encouraging market-oriented, collaborative research and development (R&D) projects, which lead to the development of innovative products, processes or services. 

Eurostars’ Program is a European funding and support program to be specifically dedicated to SMEs. It is co-funded by EUREKA member countries and the European Union Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. Eurostars stimulate SMEs to lead international collaborative research and innovation projects by easing access to support and funding. A Eurostars project is a European research and development project. It can address any technological area, but must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service. A Eurostars’ program must involve at least two participants from France and from Israel.

Eurostars applies a decentralised funding procedure; all funding to participants in approved projects is managed by Bpifrance which offers grants to the selected SMEs.

The next cut-off deadlines for 2016 are the 18th February 2016 and the 15th September 2016.

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  • Develop your commercial or technological potential with Israel

Business France Israel helps French companies make the best of the many potential opportunities available in Israel, by organizing targeted B2B meetings with Israeli key-players and by providing the keys to connect with Israel's very special ecosystem and market.

Besides, Business France Israel's Team of sectorial experts can provide tailor made services, such as conferences, product/technology presentation, private roadshows, Press conferences and communication campaigns, etc.

  • Establish a branch of your business in Israel

Business France Israel provides expertise to French start-up that are willing to discover and set foot on the Israeli market.

With the support of a network of local and French experts - such as lawyers, accountants, tax lawyers -, Business France provides the best support to make decisions with full peace of mind. This assistance ranges from Market analysis, to the search for partners, legal and tax advice, administrative formalities, guidance in choosing a market or investment location, etc.

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The VIE International Internship Program

The VIE enables businesses to give 18- to 28-year-old candidates a temporary assignment of between six and 24 months in a foreign country. The assignment can be renewed once, but may not exceed two years in total. The scheme is open to candidates of all qualification levels not only from France, but also from any other country in the European Economic Area.

Benefits for businesses :

  • No administrative formalities  to complete for personnel sent to work abroad ;
  • Financial incentives

French Tech Israel Job board

Find or post a job on the job board of the French Tech community based in Israel. Free service powered by Les Pépites Tech.


Job board by the AMI association

You are an employer ? You are a candidate ?

The Consulate General of France in Tel Aviv have created in partnership with the AMI association a job board dedicated to the French people looking for a job in Israel and for employers willing to find French workers.

You can take a look at the job offers or post your ad here:

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