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Infectious Diseases Programme 2021 Call

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that the new FUSION R&I: Infectious Diseases Programme is now open.

This programme will support innovative projects under the theme of infectious diseases. The type of research applicable in this programme varies from basic to more applied types, where applicable this programme is also intended for Technology Readiness Levels 1 to 7.

More information on this funding opportunity, eligibility criteria, rules for participation and the application form can be found in the link below:

Contact us by email on ri.mcst@gov.mt for further information.


EIT Urban Mobility Call for Proposals

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The Academy Call for Proposals BP 2022- 2024

The overall purpose of the Academy call for proposals is to close the knowledge gap within urban mobility, enabling the development of mobility for liveable urban spaces. The Academy Call focuses on improving our Master School and Competence Hub activities. Learn more.

The Business Creation Call for Proposals BP 2022- 2024

For the Business Plan 2022, Business Creation specifically looks for actions to continue and improve content, formats and business models of the Accelerator Programmes and SME Hub. The Business Creation call in 2022 is focusing on two areas that reflect the different stages of maturity and needs of startups and SMEs: Acceleration and the SME Hub.  Learn more.

The Citizen Engagement Call for Proposals BP 2022- 2024

The main goal of the Citizen engagement call is to receive applications from projects focusing on: a) Testing or implementing innovative methodologies, tools, business models or processes through which citizens are involved or empowered in co-defining the mobility challenges and in co-creation processes.  b) Events to be implemented in at least two cities from different Innovation Hubs, targeting or involving citizens aiming to raise awareness about the role citizens and end-users can play in improving mobility for more liveable urban spaces. Learn more

The Innovation Call for Proposals BP 2022- 2024

For the Innovation Call for Proposals 2022, four challenge areas will be supported directly: Active Mobility, Sustainable City Logistics, Future Mobility and Mobility and Energy. Additionally, there is one restricted area for the continuation of existing projects. Other Challenge Areas may be included in proceeding annual Calls for Proposals or addressed by other EIT Urban Mobility thematic areas.  Learn more.

The Public Realm Call for Proposals BP 2022- 2024

The goal of the Public Realm call is to generate social innovation by improving and transforming streets and public spaces with tactical urbanism and street experiments as part of a city-wide approach for liveable cities, and building on adopted mobility strategies and plans in cities. Projects will implement pilots for inclusive, safe and accessible public realm design in a city or town, and build momentum for long-term policy change in communities – especially in disconnected and less central neighbourhoods – to help improve liveability for all local residents.  Learn more.

The Regional Innovation Scheme Call for Proposals 2022-2024

In 2021, we launch a call for the EIT RIS Programme 2022 focused on our City Challenge Areas. All activities of the RIS programme have the mission to connect all innovation talents in Europe and support them to work together. If the talents are working in more challenging innovation ecosystems of the RIS countries the RIS programme should help them to have the same chances for success. Accordingly, the RIS call is focusing on all activity areas of EIT Urban Mobility Innovation, Education, and Business Creation. Learn more.

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FUSION R&I: Research Excellence Programme 2021 Call

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that the FUSION R&I: Research Excellence Programme 2021 Call is now open.

This call provides financial support for the early-stage development of innovative projects, through a bottom-up approach. All scientific research areas are being considered, and for projects which may be commercially applicable, this programme targets research at the initial Technology Readiness Levels, between TRL 1 and TRL 4.

More information on this funding opportunity, eligibility criteria, rules for participation and the application form can be found in the link below:

Contact us by email on rep.mcst@gov.mt for further information.

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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:

The submission deadline for Stage 1/Pre-proposal has been extended by one day because of expected electrical interruptions on the 24th May 2021, which may cause disruptions.

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EIT - High Education Initiative

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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