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Uploaded On: 23/07/2021

In an increasingly urbanised world, cities face several challenges and threats and struggle to propose credible urban futures and new opportunities for their citizens. VARCITIES is an ambitious project that puts the citizens and the “human communities” at the centre of future cities’ vision, in the belief that future cities should become fully human-centred. The project officially started in September 2020 and it will last until February 2025. The Consortium is composed of 25 ...

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Uploaded On: 20/07/2021

Written by Somesh Bhattacharya, Brian Azzopardi, and Renata Sadula Malta’s  first multiutility smart metering grid appeared about a decade ago.  Since then, the Maltese nation has been continuously providing support in funding and schemes for energy and water-related projects such as the widespread encouragement of photovoltaics, rainwater catchment tunnels and water filtrations and quality-related projects.  What is certain is that as a small geographic archipelago and its high...

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Uploaded On: 19/07/2021

This new call for project proposals of the Youth4Ocean Forum is designed to promote the ideas of young changemakers in the Mediterranean Sea basin region. Does your heart beat for the Mediterranean Sea? Are you between 16 and 30 years old and passionate about the ocean or ocean education? Do you organise awareness-raising activities? Perhaps you have ideas or a project in mind in relation to food from the ocean, climate and ocean, a healthy ocean or how to use marine ...

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Uploaded On: 15/07/2021

The European Green Deal aims to make Europe climate neutral by 2050. To help meet this target, the EU has agreed to reduce its net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. This increased level of ambition requires action in all sectors of the economy. To achieve this, the European Commission’s latest Green Deal proposals recognise the importance of research and innovation, and of the Innovation Principle, in promoting smart, future-oriented policies...

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Uploaded On: 15/07/2021

​The Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning has just launched the Malta Climate Action Awards under the umbrella of the #ClimateOn Campaign. The Malta Climate Action Awards aim to recognize and celebrate the actions and achievements taken by local businesses, public and private organisations, groups and individuals in the fight against climate change across the Maltese Islands. The Awards will seek to act as a catalyst in encouraging and inspiring others to take action ...

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Uploaded On: 14/07/2021

Malta’s National Post-Pandemic Strategy (NPPS) outlines an ambitious plan to help the nation build back better in the wake of COVID-19. The term ‘Post-Pandemic’ refers to the period since early 2020 when the virus first entered the lives of the Nation. While the crisis is not yet over, it is no longer at its height, and now is the right moment to start planning for the future. The NPPS has been spearheaded by the Ministry for Research, Innovation and Post COVID-19 Strategy. ...

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Uploaded On: 12/07/2021

Over 130 persons have been nominated for the National Science Technology Engineering and Maths Awards, and a board of independent experts have made the necessary evaluations according to the established criteria in each of the ten categories being awarded. In his address for the occasion, Minister for Equality, Research and Innovation Owen Bonnici praised the success being achieved by many Maltese citizens in the field of STEM. He explained that; “This event serves primarily to ...

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Uploaded On: 12/07/2021

"Tech companies are still obliged to blue-stamp their solutions, so why not avail of a pre-established framework, such as the MDIA-TAS and receive assistance to arrive at the same destination?" Dana Farrugia, CEO at Tech.mt With a healthy digital ecosystem, Malta’s reputation as the ideal jurisdiction for emerging technology is likely to keep growing in the future. The country is set to gain a strategic commercial advantage in the global economy sphere, generating investment and positioning ...

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Uploaded On: 09/07/2021

Waste2Fresh is an EU H2020 funded project that is bringing an innovative solution to the textile manufacturing industry to address freshwater resource scarcity and industrial water pollution, into the market. 12 countries are participating: United Kingdom, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Colombia, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Belgium and Lithuania. Project stated on April 2021 and will run until November 2023. Information and video source...

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Uploaded On: 09/07/2021

AGORA aims to contribute to and stimulate manufacturing innovation and debate. It has three main purposes: To act as an online meeting point for Europe’s manufacturing industry To provide easy access to all facets of EIT Manufacturing activities, covering all aspects of the EIT Innovation triangle Education, Innovation and Business Creation To foster pan-European collaboration and debate about not only how but also what we manufacture On June 16, EIT Manufacturing also hosted a launch ...

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