SGI is frequently consulted for assistance in sourcing investment funds from institutions, venture capital and angel investment groups and individuals.


We also provide assistance for companies seeking all manner of support including but not limited to:


- Co-locations

- Re-locations

- Joint venture structures

- Research and Development

- Qualified staff

- Financial support

- Academic and institutional cooperation

- More appropriate premises

- Local Government  support

- Technology Transfer


US Israel Binational Industrial Research & Development Foundation


SGI is the official Ohio representative for the Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD) which can bring funding of up to $1,000,000 for joint US-Israel projects. BIRD neither takes an equity stake or management role in the project and grants are only repaid if the project is successful. There is no further liability to the company.


Since its establishment in 1977, BIRD has funded over 800 projects with sales exceeding $8 billion.Areas of interest to BIRD include Water and Advanced Energy, Biotechnology and  Pharmaceuticals, Agriculture, IT, Homeland Security, Sensors, Neuroscience. There are three programs BIRD funds: 

-BIRD Traditional

-BIRD Energy/Water


Funding takes place twice a year.


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