Avner Montemayor is working for the CIIRDF (Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation) dependant from the Canadian desk of the Israel Innovation Authority. He details the goal of his desk to promote and export Innovation out of the Israeli border and let talented entrepreneurs coming in!
Israel and Canada have institutionalized their relationship through several academic programs. Academic partnership leads to R&D research for company partly financed by both part. One of them is the CIIRDF (Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation) which is regularly launching calls for proposal.
Avner Montemayor, Operation Manager, CIIRDF
The Israel Innovation Authority’s singularity is that the institution is partly lead by the Israeli Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Finance and the Israel ministry of Foreign Affairs which is closely working with embassies all over the world. On top of that entrepreneurs have the opportunity to be addressed to the relevant authority of the country as the Canadian Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, or the Ministry of Finance.
Since 2016, Aharon Aharon is leading the Israel Innovation Authority. Previously he seved as the CEO of Apple Israel since 2011. The CIIRDF is managed by Avner Montemayor who is located half in Canada hald in Tel Aviv Israel.
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