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SINO-Malta Call 2021

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and the Ministry Of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China would like to announce that the SINO-MALTA Fund 2021 Joint Call for Project Proposals is now open. The SINO-MALTA Fund supports research, development, and innovation projects between Maltese and Chinese researchers.

MCST is committed to provide Internationalisation support to Malta-based researchers , by supporting the local research community in building its networks through collaborative opportunities such as the SINO-MALTA Fund.  The SINO-MALTA Fund was developed as a bilateral and collaborative programme between MCST and MOST to strengthen R&D activities, facilitate technology transfer, and maintain a comprehensive, steady, long-term cooperation.  

The SINO-MALTA 2021 Call Thematic Areas are:

  •  Digital Technologies
  •  Health Innovations
  •  Green Transitions.

Further information and application forms can be found on the below link:

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EIT - High Education Initiative

Source of Funding: EIT

The EIT have launched a call for pilot projects under the new “Higher Education Initiative”, whereby higher education bodies can apply to develop, within a consortium of a minimum of four partner organisations, to design activities that will improve their entrepreneurial and innovation capacity. The deadline for applications is set for the 25 May 2021.

More information can be found: HEI_Product Sheet_v1 (europa.eu) and hei-initiative-pilot-call-for-proposals.pdf (eit-hei.eu).

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Support Scheme for Research and Innovation Projects in the Fields of Energy and Water – 2021

Source of Funding: The Energy & Water Agency, Malta

The R&I Scheme seeks to support R&I projects whose objectives are in line with national policies and seek to contribute in a tangible manner to addressing one of the following:

  1. A national policy priority or challenge in the energy and water sectors; or
  2. Economic competitiveness and growth in a variety of national sectors, from an energy and water perspective.

The selection and funding of proposals under this Scheme shall be on a competitive basis.

The focus is on projects at oriented-basic research and applied research to experimental design stage, that is projects at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 2-6, with a duration ranging between eighteen and twenty-four (18-24) months.

Target projects may fall in a range of disciplines, from engineering and natural sciences to social and behavioural sciences, big data and artificial intelligence.

Seven overarching topics have been identified as priority areas for support. Preference for financial support will be given to the highest scoring proposals within these priority areas; there is no order of preference of the priority areas.

Further information on this scheme can be found on the below link.

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European City Facility: Second call open!

Source of Funding: European City Facility (EUCF)

The European City Facility (EUCF) assists municipalities with fast and simplified financial support for developing investment concepts delivering local sustainable energy projects. More than EUR 12 million of funding are available through a series of regional calls to support over 200 municipalities over the next three years. The EUCF funding is open to municipalities/local authorities, groupings of municipalities/local authorities and local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities from all EU Member States, the EEA-EFTA States of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and the United Kingdom.

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FORMPLANET OPEN CALL

Source of Funding: FORM Planet

FormPlanet launches in 2021 its Open Call to give the chance to up to 8 European companies to be the first recipients of the Test Bed innovative services.

The FormPlanet Open Call is addressed to help SMEs and large companies of the metal sheet manufacturing sector to characterise sheet metal properties, predict part performance and prevent production loses, tackling the upcoming challenges in formability and part quality assessment.

FormPlanet will provide to the industrial applicants advanced testing methodologies for more accurate metals characterisation, non-destructive in-process measurements and modelling.

The Open Call will allow to validate the effectiveness of novel characterisation and modelling approaches.

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PRIMA Proposal Writing Assistance Scheme 2021 - SECTION 2

Source of Funding: PRIMA

Applicants who will coordinate a project addressing a Section 1 or Section 2 topic featured in the PRIMA Annual Work Plan 2021 have the opportunity of engaging a service provider who can support them through the pre- / full proposal writing and/or submission stages.

The documentation associated with this scheme can be accessed through the following links:

Applicants that deem their application as having no State Aid implications are requested to contact the Council on prima.mcst@gov.mt.

Interested applicants are encouraged to seek more information by contacting MCST on prima.mcst@gov.mt well before the submission deadline for guidance on the procedure entailed. To be eligible, a signed letter of intent must be issued by the Council before engaging the service provider and before starting to write the project pre/full proposal.

The PRIMA Proposal Writing Assistance Scheme is part of the PRIMA Programme supported by the European Union.

Deadline for Section 1 applications: 13th April 2021

Deadline for Section 2 applications: 21st April 2021

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PRIMA Proposal Writing Assistance Scheme 2021 - SECTION 1

Source of Funding: PRIMA

Applicants who will coordinate a project addressing a Section 1 or Section 2 topic featured in the PRIMA Annual Work Plan 2021 have the opportunity of engaging a service provider who can support them through the pre- / full proposal writing and/or submission stages.

The documentation associated with this scheme can be accessed through the following links:

Applicants that deem their application as having no State Aid implications are requested to contact the Council on prima.mcst@gov.mt.

Interested applicants are encouraged to seek more information by contacting MCST on prima.mcst@gov.mt well before the submission deadline for guidance on the procedure entailed. To be eligible, a signed letter of intent must be issued by the Council before engaging the service provider and before starting to write the project pre/full proposal.

The PRIMA Proposal Writing Assistance Scheme is part of the PRIMA Programme supported by the European Union.

Deadline for Section 1 applications: 13th April 2021

Deadline for Section 2 applications: 21st April 2021

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PRIMA Calls 2021

Source of Funding: PRIMA

PRIMAPartnership 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 are eligible for funding:

Thematic Area 1: Water Management

  • Topic 2.1.1 (RIA) Alleviating Mediterranean water scarcity through adaptive water governance.

Thematic Area 2: Farming System

  • Topic 2.2.1 (RIA) Up-scaling field practices based on agroecology principles to increase ecosystem services and biodiversity, to adapt the small farming systems to climate change and to increase farmers’ incomes

Thematic Area 3: Agro-food Value Chain

  • Topic 2.3.1 Increasing the resilience of small-scale farms to global challenges and COVID-like crisis by using adapted technologies, smart agri-food supply chain and crisis management tools.

For more information on the eligible topics for Section 1, please visit this link.

Entities residing in Malta are eligible for funding under the Section 2 calls, with the option of requesting up to 500,000 euros to participate in a PRIMA proposal consortium (N.B. if more than one National partner is present in one consortium, the total amount of funding for the participating National partners cannot exceed the 500,000 euros capping).

Please consult the below link for more information and to download the application forms.

Pre-proposal submission deadline – 21st April 2021 at 17:00 CET

 

Check out the paralel call: A proposal Writing Assistance Scheme Call, deadlines:

Section 1 -13th April 2021,

Section 2 - 21st April 2021 .


GALACTICA Project

Source of Funding: GALACTICA

WE ARE LOOKING FOR EU STARTUPS AND SME’s WITH GAME-CHANGING SOLUTIONS!

GALACTICA project will launch its 1st Open Call for Proposals on 16th March 2021 with €1.2 million of funding available, to attract and support the best cross-sectoral projects in the fields of textile, aerospace and advancing manufacturing.

SMEs and Startups can apply for funding up to €100.000 (“Orbital Projects”) or up to €20.000 (“Pioneer Projects”).

More information regarding the Open Call for Proposals application, submission and evaluation criteria is provided on the following Open Call guidelines.

Who can apply?

The Call for Proposals is open to EU and UK innovative Startups and SME’s within the textile, aerospace, and/or advanced manufacturing sectors.

Single SMEs or consortia SMEs can apply for “Pioneer projects”.

For the “Orbital projects” it is mandatory the participation of a minimum of two SMEs.

When two or more companies are applying within each funding scheme, it is also mandatory that those companies belong to different sectors of activity.

The main goal of the GALACTICA project is to create, validate and scale-up new cross-sectoral and cross-border value chains among textile, aerospace and advanced manufacturing fields.

What are we offering? Financial support!

Startups and SME’s can apply for two funding voucher schemes: “Pioneer projects” and “Orbital projects”.

In addition, selected projects will receive a coaching and mentoring support package to accelerate their launch to market. 

Follow the below link for more information.

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MCST-TUBITAK 2021 Joint Call for R&I Proposals

Source of Funding: MCST-TUBITAK

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) are launching a new bilateral call entitled MCST-TÜBİTAK 2021 Joint Call for R&I Proposals to support cooperation in Science, Technology, and Innovation in the following thematic areas:

  • Thematic Area 1: Water Management
  • Thematic Area 2: Sustainable Farming Systems
  • Thematic Area 3: Agro-food Value Chain

Please visit the Call Text for more details.

 Malta-based entities and Turkey-based entities are invited to jointly apply for funding to undertake a R&I project in these thematic areas.

Eligible undertakings (State Aid) as well as Public entities and Public Research & Knowledge Dissemination organisations that do not carry out an economic activity within the meaning of Article 107 TFEU (Non-State Aid) can request up to EUR 100,000 per project proposal and will need to adhere to the National Rules for Participation. These can be accessed through the relevant hyperlink.

This Call involves a one-stage submission process and submissions are to be received by the 17th June 2021 (23:59 CET).

Each national applicant shall be required to submit a copy of the Joint Application Form and a National Administrative Form with the relevant annexes to prima.mcst@gov.mt. These can be accessed through the following hyperlinks: Joint Application Form, National Administrative Form, Annex I, Annex II (Annex II Guide), Annex III, Annex IV, Annex V, Annex VI and Annex VII. (Please click on the below link to download the attachments).

ONLINE INFORMATION EVENT

 An online information event is going to be jointly organised on the 9th March 2021 at 13.00 (CET). Interested Malta-based and Turkey-based entities are encouraged to register for this event here to learn more about the Call and about partner searching. The agenda and Zoom link will be directly sent to registrants.

For more information on the Online Event and/or for assistance with the Call Documentation, please contact the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) on prima.mcst@gov.mt / (00356) 23602175

MCST-TÜBİTAK 2021 Joint Call for R&I Proposals is part of the PRIMA Programme supported by the European Union.

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