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Uploaded On: 27/01/2022

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is pleased to announce the launch of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Support Scheme. The scheme is intended to support single companies classified as SME[1] (including Start-Ups) established in Malta, for both the short stage application and full stage application of the European Innovation Council Accelerator programme. The applicants may select either to apply for Option A and/or B (which covers the short stage ...

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Uploaded On: 26/01/2022

The overall objective of this call is the identification of several partners, among Art. 36 List competent organisations, to which European Food Saftey Authority (EFSA) can entrust at any time during the next 4 years the tasks of contributing to the preparatory work for the safety assessment of novel foods and nutrient sources.  The interested applicants shall cover at least one of the specified 7 areas: 1. Product characterization 2. Intake assessment 3. Absorption, Distribution, ...

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Uploaded On: 24/01/2022

The draft National Space Strategy document, provides a model for the development of the space sector in the Maltese Islands.  It provides an ambitious but realistic roadmap so that by 2027 Malta will have made concrete progress towards an economically sustainable and internationally-respected space sector, with ancillary economic services, thus creating quality employment careers for the future.It has been developed within the context of existing national policy documents to ensure ...

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Uploaded On: 21/01/2022

A team of engineers at the University of Malta and medical professionals from Mater Dei Hospital are working on metal-based tailor-made bone scaffolds that degrade and allow the patient’s own bone to regrow. This project was made possible thanks to €200,000 in research funding from MCST. Minister for Equality, Research and Innovation Owen Bonnici visited the labs at the University of Malta where the work related to the BioSA implant is taking place. During the event, Minister Bonnici was ...

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Uploaded On: 20/01/2022

PRIMA – Partnership for R&I in the Mediterranean – facilitates collaborative R&I in the areas of Water Management, Farming Systems and Agro-Food Chains. PRIMA operates under two main lines of funding – Section 1 and Section 2. Section 1 Calls are funded directly by the European Commission whilst Section 2 Calls are funded directly by the countries participating in PRIMA. Project proposals address the following topics under Section 2...

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Uploaded On: 19/01/2022

The 3rd meeting for the project AquaTech4Feed was held in a hybrid form on the 11th November 2021. AquaTech4Feed researchers who attended the meeting in person gathered at the facilities of the Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products, in Athens (Greece). All partners presented the overall progress of their tasks and their planned future activities. Current activities include the production of different biomass from different sources, the application of innovative protein extraction ...

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Uploaded On: 18/01/2022

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is currently receiving project proposals under the FUSION R&I: Research Excellence Programme. Project proposals should be sent electronically and received by not later than 23:59pm CET on Monday 28th of February, 2022. This call provides financial support for the early-stage development of innovative projects, through a bottom-up approach. All scientific research areas&...

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Uploaded On: 13/01/2022

Smart specialisation is a key principle underpinning the European Commission Cohesion Policy for the period 2021-2027 in the Research, Technology, Development and Innovation priority. Similarly to the 2014-2020 programming period, the existence of a Smart Specialisation Strategy is an enabling condition for EU Member States to access structural funding under the European Regional Development Fund in this field. Smart specialisation is a place-based policy approach that foresees channelling of ...

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Uploaded On: 13/01/2022

Part of MDIA’s budget has been earmarked for the creation of support measures for the further diffusion of innovative technology arrangements within the public and private sector in order to increase efficiency, transparency and citizen engagement. The overall objective of the MDIA AI Applied Research Grant is to support capacity-building efforts related to Artificial Intelligence research in Malta. Specifically, this Grant aims to encourage: Increased capacity for AI-related research in ...

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Uploaded On: 13/01/2022

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) organised a day-long PRIMA Proposal Writing Workshop on the 10th of January 2022 from 9.30am – 5.00pm (CET). The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) is a multilateral programme that strives to bring stakeholders from 19 different Mediterranean countries to work together in addressing common challenges faced in this region through research and innovation (R&I). PRIMA has been awarding ...

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