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Uploaded On: 05/04/2021

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and the Ministry Of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China would like to announce that the SINO-MALTA Fund 2021 Joint Call for Project Proposals is now open. The SINO-MALTA Fund supports research, development, and innovation projects between Maltese and Chinese researchers. MCST is committed to provide Internationalisation support to Malta-based researchers , by supporting the local research community in building its ...

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Uploaded On: 30/03/2021

The Soclimpact project has come to an end with the final conference First European Island Summit on Climate Change. It provided downscaled climate projections for Malta’s Blue Economy Sectors which can be used by local stakeholders, researchers, and policymakers to further work on climate change related projects and adapt the sector to climate change risks, even beyond the project lifetime. The SOCLIMPACT project aimed to help fill some of the knowledge gaps that still hinder the design of ...

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Uploaded On: 30/03/2021

In a festive online event on 29 March, JPI Oceans launched its Strategy Framework 2021-25 and discussed its contributions to Horizon Europe, the UN Ocean Decade and other initiatives. Developed with JPI Oceans members and co-created with stakeholders, the new Strategy Framework provides a coherent setting for the coming years for efficient and impactful pan-European research and innovation, in support of healthy and productive seas and ocean. It builds on the previous design, vision and scope of...

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Uploaded On: 29/03/2021

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People's Republic of China would like to announce that the Sino Malta Fund 2021 Joint Call for Project Proposals will be launched soon. The Sino Malta Fund supports research, development, and innovation projects between Maltese and Chinese researchers. For the SINO-MALTA Fund 2021 Joint Call, the eligible Thematic Areas are: Digital Technologies  Health Innovations  Green Transitions ...

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Uploaded On: 24/03/2021

This National Space Monitoring Report follows on from the launch of Malta’s National Space Policy in 2017. The aim of this report, the first of its kind, is to identify the progress made in the implementation of the Space Policy in the period between its launch and the end of 2019.  The monitoring framework on which this report is based on a set of indicators which seek to capture the drive of each of the National Space Policy’s 4 dimensions, namely Educational Investments, Extended ...

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Uploaded On: 23/03/2021

Increasing urbanisation is increasing cities’ needs for energy and food, yet much of a city’s food ends up as waste. EU research has closed this loop by locally and sustainably turning waste into energy and organic products for urban farming. People in cities produce a lot of solid waste and, unfortunately, the amount of waste each person generates is increasing even faster than the number of people in cities is, creating a snowballing problem. Organic waste accounts for more than 34 % of ...

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Uploaded On: 23/03/2021

What is it? On the 20th April 2020, the European Commission together with several partners launched a European COVID-19 Data Portal to enable the rapid collection and sharing of available research data. This Portal is the result of a joint effort by the European Commission, the European Bioinformatics Institute of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-EBI), the Elixir infrastructure and the COMPARE project, as well as the EU Member States and other partners. The platform, part ...

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Uploaded On: 12/03/2021

The Lebanese Development Network (LDN) joined the International Network for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – INSME, Italy as a full member aiming at enhancing the SME practices on the global level.INSME is a legally recognized not-for-profit association working under the auspices of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with a mission “to bring together at international level practitioners and researchers in the fields of innovation, technology transfer and ...

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Uploaded On: 12/03/2021

Creatives working in the field of design have a new place to turn to for support and inspiration: the Valletta Design Cluster (VDC), a creative hub housed in what was once a slaughterhouse and now reborn as a community space that enables innovation, entrepreneurship and design projects that have a social impact. This project goes way beyond the restoration of an abandoned building, however. In the words of the Chairman of the Valletta Cultural Agency, Jason Micallef, “The Valletta Design ...

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Uploaded On: 12/03/2021

Food consumption is a result of a choice that is influenced by economic status, society, culture, psychosomatic elements (Bisogni et al., 2002) and religious factors (Dewan, 2017), creating an identity based on one’s beliefs (Mennell et al., 1992). Food is an element that brings society together (Germov and Williams, 2004); however, the vegetarian experience and emotions can be somewhat burdensome when living within a mainly meat culture. Autoethnography was undertaken to understand the ...

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