Nine exciting tech projects, some offering security tech and biometrics, will be selected to receive a cash injection worth a total of $8.4 million from the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D Foundation.

The projects offered the funding will be evaluated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Israel Innovation Authority and receive additional private sector funding.

The BIRD Foundation promotes collaborations between U.S. and Israeli companies in various technological sectors for joint product development. In addition to providing conditional grants of up to $1.5 million per project, the Foundation assists by working with companies to identify potential strategic partners and facilitate introductions.