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Uploaded On: 29/09/2021

The Alliance represents almost 300 industry, academic and public sector organisations across the whole of the recycled plastics value chain. It is also stepping up its efforts by ensuring the recyclability of 26 plastic products in packaging, construction, agriculture and home appliances. This together accounts for over 60% of plastic waste collected in Europe. The EU market for recycled products will get a big boost. ...

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Uploaded On: 28/09/2021

The Ministry for the Economy and Industry has launched the 12 th edition of the Malta Intellectual Property Awards 2021, with a prize fund of €50,000. These Awards, which are being organised by the Commerce Department, are intended to celebrate, promote and foster a spirit of innovation and creativity that can already be observed locally in various sectors. The competition has the following main categories: The ‘Award for Creative Initiative’ in respect of works by individuals or ...

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Uploaded On: 28/09/2021

The EU4Ocean Coalition is organising a new round of engaging ocean literacy activities for the upcoming Let's Make the Mediterranean Blue Sea basin event. From youth activities, educational programmes to the Mediterranean Ocean Literacy Festival, there is no limit to your imagination. Come on board and join us in making the Med blue! Register here. Supported by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, the EU4Ocean Coalition has conducted a ...

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Uploaded On: 27/09/2021

The ARM-D-COP Project focuses on developing a novel machine which is capable of manufacturing Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) Utility poles that are longer and have a better strength to weight ratio than conventional alternatives. This project was funded by Fusion, the R&I Programme administered by MCST.   A Public Engagement Event was held at Esplora Interactive Science Centre on Thursday 30th September 2021. If you missed this event, a recording is avaialble on MCST's ...

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Uploaded On: 24/09/2021

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and the Department of Systems and Control Engineering at the University of Malta, in collaboration with WKD Works Ltd., developed an innovative adjustable motorcycle named ADAMS. The project’s main outcome is the development of a comprehensive simulator which supports the design of customised and safer motorcycles whilst allowing the rider to drive in the most ergonomic way. The simulator is characterised by a novel...

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Uploaded On: 16/09/2021

Fusion powers the sun and all the stars of the universe. Harnessing fusion power on earth would provide sustainable energy on an almost limitless scale, to supply the needs of a growing world population. Fusion energy is safe, has no difficult waste issues and is climate friendly. The prize rewards outstanding researchers or industries who try to find new solutions, possibly with wider applications, to the huge challenges of fusion. The name SOFT stands for Symposium on Fusion ...

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Uploaded On: 16/09/2021

EUSPA is looking for future-proof solutions relying on Galileo, Copernicus EU, or Quantum technologies. The objective of the competition is to support the development of innovative commercial solutions - such as mobile apps or hardware-based solutions for example wearables, asset management and tracking solutions, robotics etc. - that are leveraging EU Space data from Galileo and/or Copernicus. From smart mobility and environment to agriculture and surveying, from quantum to consumer ...

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Uploaded On: 16/09/2021

The Partnership will provide and demonstrate zero-emission solutions for all main ship types and services before 2030, which will enable zero-emission waterborne transport before 2050. In addition, the Partnership will: Develop and demonstrate deployable technological solutions which will be applicable for the decarbonisation and the elimination of other harmfull emissions of main ship types and services; Facilitate the implementation of economically viable European new technologies and ...

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Uploaded On: 15/09/2021

The Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT) at the University of Malta has sealed an agreement with internationally renowned producer of gluten free products, Dr. Schaer, based in Italy’s South Tyrol region, since 1981. The agreement will see the financing of a study to determine the frequency of coeliac disease in the adult Maltese population, using a point of care testing kit. Additionally, the study will also focus on faecal microbiota composition in newly-diagnosed ...

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Uploaded On: 13/09/2021

The Malta Council for Science and Technology will be supporting the project PROFIUS, which was selected for funding under the first additional Call of the Blue Bioeconomy ERA-NET.   The aim of PROFIUS is 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. Improved preservation methods will be developed to enhance quality and shelf ...

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