Grants up to $1 million are available from the US-Israel Bi-national R&D (BIRD) Foundation to support new product development R&D, conducted as a joint project between American and Israeli companies. The grants are only to be repaid if the resulting technology successfully achieves sales in the market. BIRD's wide-ranging scope extends to Agriculture, Communications, Life Sciences, Electronics, Software, Homeland Security, Renewable and Alternative Energy and more. The Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) coordinates the BIRD program for our state.