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Uploaded On: 11/08/2022

The implementation structure for Malta’s Smart Specialisation Strategy 2021 – 2027 was unveiled during a business breakfast jointly organised by the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research, and Innovation (MEYR), and the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST). The Smart Specialisation Strategy will be implemented with the support of six thematic committees, which will leverage upon the synergies and breath of expertise between government, academia, private business and civil...

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Uploaded On: 11/08/2022

PROFIUS is a three-year ERA-NET Project unlocking the potential of aquatic bioresources. It is a cooperation between Denmark, Malta, Norway and Iceland to address challenges in the supply chain related to lumpfish (roe and carcass) and tuna side-streams by developing preservation solutions for maintaining quality and improving utilization of the entire biomass. The consortium involves different institutes such as Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and ...

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Uploaded On: 10/08/2022

This publication highlights the contribution to advancing research and application of drones towards sustainable Urban Air Mobility (UAM) made by EU-funded R&I projects funded under Horizon 2020 and managed by CINEA. Click on the below link to access and download the full publication. Information and image source...

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Uploaded On: 05/08/2022

Are you an SME or startup with an innovative service, technology, or product around circular economy? Compete for the chance to showcase your idea to an expert panel, secure the award prize and be part of the European innovation community! The EIT Community Circular Economy aims to identify and award relevant startups and SMEs with significant new solutions around circular economy. Compete for a chance to pitch your idea in front of our expert Jury, secure a substantial financial award to boost ...

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Uploaded On: 04/08/2022

Did you know that the equivalent of one soccer pitch of soil erodes every five seconds? Yet it takes 1 000 years to produce just a few centimetres of topsoil. Soil is the life support of our food and agriculture. We rely on soils for 95 percent of the food we consume. Yet on this course, by 2050, 90 percent of all soils are set to be degraded. Without change, degrading soils will put our ecosystems, our climate and food security in jeopardy. FAO’s Global Soil Partnership (GSP) has ...

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Uploaded On: 03/08/2022

TAMED is a University of Malta project developing ‘affective computing’ in video games, which would enable them to interpret human emotions. Jonathan Firbank goes into detail with Dr Konstantinos Makantasis. Gaming Empathy 2004 was a landmark year for the gaming industry. The most revolutionary release was Half Life 2, Valve’s flagship title. A great deal of its technological innovation was in service to making characters that players could empathise with. Valve wanted to...

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Uploaded On: 03/08/2022

A JRC report published on 29 June 2022 sheds light on the key requirements that can make or break the EU’s green and digital transitions. As you wake up in 2050, you might begin your day by looking out of the window, with your augmented reality device showing you real-time pollution data. You then have breakfast that you bought because you were convinced by its environmental score, which was clearly visible at the time of the purchase, thanks to digital data. The food ...

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Uploaded On: 02/08/2022

Thanks to the TANGO project and funding from the EU Innovation Fund, the 3Sun factory is on its way to become Europe’s largest factory producing highly innovative next-generation solar panels, or photovoltaics. Sicily is known for many things: Mount Etna, beaches, vineyards, architecture. Soon it will also be known for hosting the largest solar factory in Europe. Thanks to the TANGO project and funding from the EU Innovation Fund, the 3Sun factory is on its way to ...

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Uploaded On: 27/07/2022

The Charter of the Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters 2030 on the margins of the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, has been launched.  Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Mariya Gabriel said: “With the Charter, governments and public authorities from Europe and around the world, businesses, civil society, funding organisations, universities and researchers are called to work together to restore and make our blue planet sustainable.” Everyone can contribute by pledging actions to co...

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Uploaded On: 27/07/2022

Experts from ESA - European Space Agency met the Executive Chairman for the Malta Council for Science and Technology, Dr Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, on 26th July 2022 at Villa Bighi, Kalkara.   The Malta Council for Science and Technology hosted an interactive workshop on space research to which high-level representatives from ESA were present. The main focus was to showcase the space research being undertaken locally and to assess Malta’s potential in the field.   MCST has been ...

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