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Uploaded On: 14/05/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly the biggest global crisis of this generation, presenting an extraordinary global health, economic and humanitarian challenge, that has resulted in a devasting loss of life. The pandemic has also been a catalyst for accelerating shifts that were already altering societal and business behaviours such as digitalisation and sustainability. It has also brought to the surface and amplified other challenges such as mental health, social inequality and other societal...

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Uploaded On: 13/05/2021

The Food Systems Game Changers Lab opens the doors for you to join a global community of food systems solvers around the UN 2021 Food Systems Summit. EAT, IDEO, Thought For Food, and The Rockefeller Foundation have joined forces with the organizers of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit to discover and support ideas, enterprises and initiatives that have the potential to transform our world’s food systems. Application deadline: 25 May 2021 Information and image source...

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Uploaded On: 12/05/2021

This five-month programme is an initiative by the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Change and Planning (MECP), Junior Chamber International Malta (JCI Malta) and supported by Malta Enterprise as part of the national #ClimateOn campaign. Climate change can seem like a problem that is either too big – or too far ahead – to mitigate. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, we seek participants who want to step up and help lead Malta to climate neutrality. Seedgreen will be ...

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Uploaded On: 11/05/2021

Fish consumption is a wasteful business, especially where large fish species, notably bluefin tuna and swordfish, are involved. In fact, heads, tails and fins, as well as the offal (entrails such as internal organs) of farmed bluefin tuna individuals are regularly discarded in open waters, to the tune of thousands of tons each year. The fish waste stream arising through the trade of fish hawkers and markets as well as within households has yet to be characterised but is expected to consist of a ...

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Uploaded On: 11/05/2021

The Research Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT) of the University of Malta, launched a fundraising campaign towards medical research in areas primarily affecting children, in collaboration with Piscopo Gardens and Pet Shop. Through the RIDT’s Superhero Campaign, Piscopo Gardens are asking customers to donate €1, €2 or €5 towards the University’s research campaign at checkout, and as a company they will match each donation. Vinny Piscopo, the businesswoman who loves nature and ...

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Uploaded On: 11/05/2021

In the absence of action to limit and adapt to climate change, the impact of droughts on Europe’s economy could reach over €65 billion a year by 2100, according to a JRC study published in Nature Climate Change. As a share of the total GDP of EU countries and the UK, this is more than double the annual €9 billion costs of droughts today:  0.15% of total GDP, compared to 0.07% today. Most of these impacts can be avoided by reducing carbon emissions to keep global warming well below 2°C by...

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Uploaded On: 26/04/2021

Three projects led by University of Malta researchers in the field of Artificial Intelligence are being collectively funded €161,800 by the Malta Digital Innovation Authority, as part of the undertaking of Malta’s National AI Strategy. This was announced by Malta’s Minister for the Economy and Industry, Hon. Silvio Schembri on Thursday 22 April 2021, before each of the three projects were introduced to those present and those following the livestream via social media. Minister Schembri ...

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Uploaded On: 26/04/2021

BlueMed Hackathon “Ideas and solutions for a Healthy Plastic Free Mediterranean Sea” is open ! The Hackathon is dedicated to 18-30 years old Master and PhD candidates or graduates in STEM disciplines, designer/creatives and marine science young professionals with no restriction on geographical origin. This team challenge will contribute to identify and propose solutions to plastic pollution and promote sustainable blue growth in the Mediterranean. Registrations open until 10th May 2021. ...

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Uploaded On: 23/04/2021

he Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is now receiving proposals under the Space Research Fund 2021. All relevant documentation is available on the Space Research Fund webpage. The Space Research Fund continues to provide financial support for research, development and innovation in the downstream Satellite Earth Observation (EO) sector, specifically projects that deal with the processing and exploitation of data collected through EO satellites. The call ...

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Uploaded On: 21/04/2021

The FIT4FOOD2030 project (2017–2020) was key to supporting the European Commission implement its Food 2030 Research and Innovation Policy Framework throughout Europe. In this publication some of the key outcomes, lessons and recommendations arising out of the project are presented. A particular emphasis is placed on the findings and learnings of the project’s seven City Labs, seven Food Labs and eleven Policy Labs. These 25 labs built vibrant multi-stakeholder networks, developed visions ...

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