An agreement to establish the US-Israel Centre of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology has been signed.
The project aims to raise $16 million (£12m) in total.
It will focus on rapid development and application of crucial technologies such as storage, cybersecurity, energy-water nexus and other areas of energy supply and efficiency.
Other areas of collaboration will include – establishing best practice in academic institutions and programmes, R&D, workforce training and student exchange.
The Centre is part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy Programme, launched in 2009, which focuses on renewable energy, energy efficiency, industrial R&D.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said: “The partnership between our two countries has long advanced the cause of freedom, dignity and peace and as we are highlighting today, the joint quest for science and innovation.”