We are committed to developing innovative products and impactful solutions to meet all life stages and transforming the world for a healthier and sustainable future.

We are committed to developing innovative products and impactful solutions to meet all life stages and transforming the world for a healthier and sustainable future.

750 Granted Patents

40+ Open Projects

ICL’s innovation ecosystem is fully resourced with our knowledge, experience, global presence, and dedication to transform new ideas and technologies into tomorrow’s solutions.

Our Innovation ecosystem
Core Innovation
Industry 4.0
Open Innovation

Utilizing our technology, industrial know-how, and advanced R&D capabilities to develop new products, and add value for our customers in agriculture, food, and industrial products worldwide.

Leveraging innovative solutions and implementing them across plants and supply chains in all of our R&D centers around the world.

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Embracing an open innovation approach, ICL seeks to expand its innovation initiatives by harnessing the power of collaboration with strategic partners from the academic world, scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups.

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Innovation domains

Our main
innovation domains

1 Food tech solutions
2 Next generation fertilizers
3 eMobility innovations and sustainability
4 Novel materials
5 Digital agriculture
ICL creates a positive impact in the world by addressing increasingly evolving needs in the food industry such as growing population, healthier, more sustainable, and cost-effective food products. We develop and provide a variety of value-added, innovative products that are being incorporated into the latest food-tech solutions around the world.

Food specialties: Texture improvement, sodium reduction, natural ingredients such as chelators, preservatives, and leavening agents, plant-based functional ingredients, white biotechnology, shelf-life extension, meatless and alternative protein products.

We focus on setting world trends for the next generation of fertilizers integrating nutrient use efficiency, biostimulants, and nitrogen fixation to grow agricultural crops that are stronger, healthier, and with a low environmental footprint. We offer fertilizers that are innovative, soluble, easily-absorbed, more nutritional, cost-effective, highly versatile, and crop safe.

Crop nutrition technologies: Organic fertilizers, nutrient use efficiency, biostimulants, micronutrients, nitrogen fixation, biodegradable coating for controlled release fertilizers, and cost-effective slow-release fertilizer granules.

ICL is continuously exploring new technologies and solutions for safer and longer duration energy storage and innovative approaches to using minerals as well as to transform a wide range of safer and sustainable applications.

Initiatives: Safer batteries, high purity magnesium products, longer duration energy storage, new energy storage solutions, AI platform for application discovery.

ICL’s novel materials, big data, and electrification are being integrated into innovative products in many industrial fields to provide added cost-effective benefits and viable sustainable solutions.

Novel materials initiatives: CareMag®, nanomaterials, magnesium alloys, natural signaling molecules, magnesium hydride powered fuel cells.

We are leveraging the intersection between big data and agriculture megatrends by providing farmers with AI-powered agronomic decision-making tools to enhance visibility across the value chain, promote sustainability, and also reduce waste.

Digital agriculture initiatives: AI-powered agronomic decision making, supply chain traceability solutions, curating and structuring data platforms, leveraging data into sustainability.

Food tech solutions

ICL creates a positive impact in the world by addressing increasingly evolving needs in the food industry such as growing population, healthier, more sustainable, and cost-effective food products. We develop and provide a variety of value-added, innovative products that are being incorporated into the latest food-tech solutions around the world.

Food specialties: Texture improvement, sodium reduction, natural ingredients such as chelators, preservatives, and leavening agents, plant-based functional ingredients, white biotechnology, shelf-life extension, meatless and alternative protein products.

Next generation fertilizers

We focus on setting world trends for the next generation of fertilizers integrating nutrient use efficiency, biostimulants, and nitrogen fixation to grow agricultural crops that are stronger, healthier, and with a low environmental footprint. We offer fertilizers that are innovative, soluble, easily-absorbed, more nutritional, cost-effective, highly versatile, and crop safe.

Crop nutrition technologies: Organic fertilizers, nutrient use efficiency, biostimulants, micronutrients, nitrogen fixation, biodegradable coating for controlled release fertilizers, and cost-effective slow-release fertilizer granules.

eMobility innovations and sustainability

ICL is continuously exploring new technologies and solutions for safer and longer duration energy storage and innovative approaches to using minerals as well as to transform a wide range of safer and sustainable applications.

Initiatives: Safer batteries, high purity magnesium products, longer duration energy storage, new energy storage solutions, AI platform for application discovery.

Novel materials

ICL’s novel materials, big data, and electrification are being integrated into innovative products in many industrial fields to provide added cost-effective benefits and viable sustainable solutions.

Novel materials initiatives: CareMag®, nanomaterials, magnesium alloys, natural signaling molecules, magnesium hydride powered fuel cells.

Digital agriculture

We are leveraging the intersection between big data and agriculture megatrends by providing farmers with AI-powered agronomic decision-making tools to enhance visibility across the value chain, promote sustainability, and also reduce waste.

Digital agriculture initiatives: AI-powered agronomic decision making, supply chain traceability solutions, curating and structuring data platforms, leveraging data into sustainability.

ICL’s Planet Startup Hub

Grow, accelerate,
and create impact

ICL’s Planet Startup Hub connects ICL’s knowledge, experience, strengths, and resources with external innovation. We are seeking game-changing technology companies in order to bring innovative ideas to market.

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Upcoming events

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Past events

Tuesday, 9 February, 2021

Novel materials startup pitch event

On February 9th, we had an event where we featured startups and academic partners from novel materials domains. During this event, each start-up presented itself and its connection with ICL in a 5-minute pitch, followed by a 2 minute Q&A session. The event was meant to create awareness of these partnerships and also generate new ideas for collaboration.

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2021

Crop nutrition and food startup pitch event

Over the last few years, ICL’s external innovation arm (ICL Innovation) has been collaborating with academic institutes and startups in the areas of crop nutrition, food technology, and novel materials that address unmet needs defined by the Business Divisions. 40+ projects have been initiated globally. Currently, we have 12 active projects and we are in the process of starting 7 new projects. Two of the projects that were initiated are now in ICL’s commercial pipeline.

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2020

Artificial Intelligence in Action

Many argue Digital Transformation is key for a business to survive in the years ahead. At ICL we steadily develop capability on many important aspects of digital concepts related to RD&I, product development, enterprise search and human assisted algorithmic analysis. We are making our first steps in finding new applications and market adjacencies using AI and analyzing big data for trends. Yet, the possibilities of using AI in the organization remain mostly unexplored. In this virtual conference we would like to showcase some of the key projects with a hope of inspiring all of you to come up with further ideas that we can build together in the years to come.

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Monday, 9 November, 2020

2nd Virtual R&D conference on Crop Nutrition

This webinar goes through selected innovation projects with external collaborators in the area of crop nutrition

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Wednesday, 15 July, 2020

Virtual R&D conference on Crop Nutrition

This webinar goes through selected innovation projects with external collaborators in the area of crop nutrition

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Wednesday, 27 May, 2020

ICL’s unmet needs explained

This webinar explore the various unmet needs we use as basis for external collaboration. You can find what there are at www.icl-innovation.com

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IMI TAMI

Our central
R&D institute

Since 1975, we have led the global field in multidisciplinary, multiscale solutions through IMI TAMI, our dedicated central R&D facility. Founded in 1952, it is the largest industrial chemistry research and development center in Israel.

Innovation Starts from Within
Case Study

Innovation Starts from Within

ICL’s employees arrived at a conference at Microsoft whose goal was to encourage innovative thinking which will give birth to the next great idea from inside the company.

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Watching a New Reality
Case Study

Watching a New Reality

The revolutionary use of augmented reality glasses in ICL’s operation sites provides the workers in the field with remote technical support and the correct and fastest way to fix malfunctions.

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The Future Is Up In the Air
Case Study

The Future Is Up In the Air

ICL’s new elite unit isn’t human — new drones used at company sites carry sensitive equipment, monitor all activities from above, and save human employees from the need to work in dangerous environments.

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