This policy research report on R&D international cooperation continues the previous research concerning The Israeli Incubation Program
. While the previous report argued that the Incubation Program is a significant player in encouraging entrepreneurs who wish to build a new technology-based firm (start-up), the current study indicates that international R&D collaboration projects serves as a crucial element for supporting the realization of these new technology-based ventures into viable SMEs. The study concludes that collaborative projects are critically important at the early stages of the firms both as a financial resource for further technological development and as a channel of networking and business development.
This research was conducted as part of the JIIS participation in the EEN