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Project: BIORAS_SHRIMP - Contribution to the Innovation of Shrimp Farming in Europe Uploaded On: 22/03/2024

The Maltese consultancy company AquaBioTech Group is a major partner in a project that focuses on the development of an innovative farming system for the intense, yet sustainable, production of shrimps. The project’s name is BIORAS_SHRIMP, it is co-funded by BlueBio – ERANET and it is a joined effort between 10 partners from Italy, Malta, Norway and India. The aim of the project is to develop, improve, and innovate a bio-secure, land-based, sustainable shrimp culture model to minimise waste...

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40 years of EU's Framework Programmes for Funding Research and Innovation Uploaded On: 20/03/2024

This year, we celebrate forty years of the EU’s Framework Programmes for funding research and innovation.  Over these forty years, the EU has funded life-changing research - including support to countless projects and researchers. To help manage these projects and implement its innovation policy, the EU established the European Research Executive Agency (REA) in 2007. The past achievements will be celebrated at this year’s European Research and Innovation Days- with lessons learned...

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Project: SOLEATECH Uploaded On: 14/03/2024

WES Trade Ltd are excited to share the latest development about the SOLEAECH project - AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM DESIGN FOR OLIVE GROWING ENABLED BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY IN RURAL AREAS OF MED REGIONS ADDRESSING WATER, SOIL AND ENERGY CHALLENGES in collaboration with Bahcesehir University of Istanbul, Turkey and funded under the bilateral call PRIMA MCST-TUBITAK Program 2023. Ms. Barbara Bracone, R&D Manager, and Mr. Milos Bogdanovic, ICT Manager, were in Turkey for an intense ...

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€200,000 allocated to help local entities tap in Horizon Europe Funding Uploaded On: 13/03/2024

The Malta Council for Science and Technology has launched five support schemes to encourage local companies, academics and researchers tap millions in EU funding for research and development.  The schemes all seek to increase Malta's participation in Horizon Europe, the largest research and innovation programme in Europe. Addressing  a news conference, Parliamentary Secretary Keith Azzopardi Tanti said the schemes are: ERC Support Scheme – offering researchers the ...

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Research Fellowship Scheme launched at MCAST Uploaded On: 12/03/2024

The Malta College of Arts, Science, and Technology (MCAST) together with The Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation (MEYR), and in consultation with the Malta Chamber of SMEs launched the Research Fellowship Scheme on campus in Paola. The aim of the scheme is to provide financial support for Research Fellowships fostering joint Research & Innovation Projects between economic stakeholders and MCAST in the following areas: Smart Manufacturing, Sustainable use of ...

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Figure 1a: The empty canvas Uploaded On: 11/03/2024

The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) organised a workshop to exchange viewpoints and come up with novel solutions to cope with droughts in Malta’s agricultural sector. As the farming community around the Mediterranean Region is experiencing the impacts of climate change, characterized by reduced rainfall, higher temperatures leading to increased evapotranspiration, as well as a more frequent occurrence of prolonged droughts, the importance of tackling this challenge has ...

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Uploaded On: 11/03/2024

On the occation of Woman's Day, Prima celebrated women's achievements, their challenges, their vision, and their crucial role in societies. This year, amidst conflicts, climate change, and polarizing societies undermining decades of progress in gender equality, International Women’s Day calls for “Investing in Women: Accelerating Progress” to achieve gender equality. PRIMA seizes the opportune moment to unveil its latest initiative, funded by the EU: the “Woman Greening Food Systems in ...

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Pre-announcement of the upcoming JPI Oceans Joint Call on 'Consequences of Changing Marine Lightscapes Uploaded On: 08/03/2024

Exciting pre-announcement of the upcoming JPI Oceans Joint Call on 'Consequences of Changing Marine Lightscapes.' Through this call, MCST strives to address significant knowledge gaps concerning the causes and ecological consequences of shifting marine light environments caused by both Coastal Darkening and Artificial Light at Night. Click here to read further. For more information, send us an email on eusubmissions.mcst@gov.mt Information source...

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Malta Bus Reborn Project amongst the Finalists of New European Bauhaus Prizes 2024 Uploaded On: 08/03/2024

The Malta Bus Reborn, designed by London and Malta-based architecture firm Mizzi Studio is a finalist in the EU: New European Bauhaus (NEB) Prizes 2024. In 2019, Mizzi Studio unveiled designs for a new electric bus fleet for Malta, marrying zero-emissions technology with the charm of the iconic traditional Art-Deco Maltese buses. The project’s ethos aimed at reimagining a legacy design, restoring its heritage value and igniting new awareness around climate-resilient transport and net-zero ...

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6 Projects Funded under the SINO-MALTA 2023 Call: Strengthening Malta’s R&I Ecosystem through International Cooperation with China Uploaded On: 06/03/2024

The SINO-MALTA fund originated from an initial agreement between the Government of Malta and the Government of the People's Republic of China in the realm of Science and Technological Cooperation which later, through the work of the Joint Committee for the cooperation, developed into the Fund that is managed by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in China. The 2023 Call for Proposals of the Fund marked a significant milestone, ...

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