Calls for Funding



InnoBuyer Call - Fast Track to Innovation Procurement

Source of Funding: European Union

In a world of never-ending changes, your organisation's capacity to quickly answer to new challenges is key for its success. But these challenges can be so specific that you may not have the expertise and resources to address them, nor find a suitable external solution for your need. This is when you consider looking for an innovator to co-develop a new solution. And with this approach, a set of questions arises:

  • How do you define and describe your challenge to ensure it is properly understood by the innovator?
  • How do you find innovative companies with the best expertise and resources to solve your problem?
  • How do you monitor and evaluate the innovators’ progress?
  • And if you manage to co-develop a good solution, how do you conceptualize and create Terms or Reference for a simplified Innovation Procurement?

InnoBuyer programme will fund activities under four different actions. The Challengers selected to take part in the programme will get support from the InnoBuyer consortium to further define their unmet needs and translate them into a challenge (Action 1), that can be launched in a call for innovation suppliers/Solvers.

Once the best Solver for each particular challenge gets selected (Action 2), Challengers and Solvers will co-create and pilot an innovative solution (Action 3). If by the end of the process the solution shows promising results, Challengers will receive support to launch an innovation procurement procedure  (Action 4) for the wide adoption of the solution.

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Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership Call

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership is a Horizon Europe co-funded partnership. It constitutes a network of 60 partner institutions from 25 countries and the European Commission that enables an unprecedented effort to pool research and innovation investments and align national programmes at pan-European scale.

MCST together with 35 other Research Funding Organisations from 23 countries launched the 1st Joint Transnational Co-funded Call and will be financially supporting R&I projects addressing challenges on the following priority areas:

1. Ocean Digital Twins at sub- sea-basin scale
2. Blue generation marine structures
3. Planning and managing sea uses
4. Healthy ‘Blue Food’ under a ‘One Health’ approach
5. Enabling the green transition of ‘Blue Food’ production

Entities residing in Malta are eligible for funding, with the option of requesting up to € 500,000 to participate in a SBEP 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 capping).

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X2.0 Manufacturing and Circular Economy

Source of Funding: X2.0 Driving Deeptech Growth Project - EU Funded

X2.0 will set up custom and needs based 5 month deeptech programme. The program will tailor its services to the needs of each startup, ensuring growth, scaling up, long term impact and cross border connections. Each selected startup will be screened by Venture Capital and Innovation experts and based on their insights, validated industry experts and their services will be proposed.

What are we looking for?

10 Deeptech startups whose innovations are based on high-tech innovation or o significant scientific advances in manufacturing and circular economy domains.

Why to participate / Benefits

Innovation Vouchers to cover

  • Needs-based growth and scaling services in the max. amount of €20,000
  • 1-on-1 mentorship with experts from the field of need in the min. amount of €5,000
  • Access large-scale startup and investor-oriented events, exhibitions, and fairs in the amount of €5,000

Other Program Benefits

  • Corporate Matchmaking and procurement
  • Private Fundraising assistance
  • Custom EU funding and public procurement ecosystem and overview
  • Talent Matchmaking & Job promotion
  • Promotion & Visibility

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PRIMA Section 2 Call 2023

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

PRIMA – Partnership for R&I in the Mediterranean – facilitates collaborative R&I in the areas of Water Management, Farming Systems and Agro-Food Chain.

PRIMA Participating States fund transnational R&I projects addressing the scope and objectives of the PRIMA Section 2 multi-topic call tackling the following topics:

Thematic Area 1: Water Management

  • Topic 2.1.1 (RIA) New governance models to define best practices for sustainable water management and conflict mitigation.

Thematic Area 2: Farming Systems

  • Topic 2.2.1 (RIA) A step toward carbon-neutral farms: coupling renewable energy sources with circular farming systems.

Thematic Area 3: Agro-food Value Chain

  • Topic 2.3.1 (RIA) Assessing novel antimicrobial food packaging and coating materials to reduce food waste to improve safety in the Mediterranean food supply chain.

Entities residing in Malta are eligible for funding under the Section 2 calls, with the option of requesting up to € 500,000 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 capping).

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PRIMA Proposal Writing Assistance Scheme (IPAS+ Option D)

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

Malta-based applicants who will coordinate a project addressing a Section 1 or Section 2 topic featured in the PRIMA Annual Work Plan 2023 have the opportunity of engaging a service provider who can support them through the pre- / full proposal writing and/or submission stages.

Submission deadlines are as follows:

  • Assistance with PRIMA Section 1 proposals – 1st March 2023 (23:59 CET)
  • Assistance with PRIMA Section 2 proposals – 8th March 2023 (23:59 CET)

The documentation associated with this Scheme can be accessed through the following link:

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PRIMA Training and Mobility Award (IPAS+ Option C)

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The PRIMA Training and Mobility Award is now open, and it will support Malta-based eligible entities to form collaborative links with at least one foreign counterpart from any one of the 19 PRIMA Participating States. It will fund:

  • In-person short training and/or placements for local researchers in foreign entities;
  • Strategic and targeted visits by local applicants to foreign entities;
  • Knowledge-transfer and/or dissemination seminars or workshops in Malta, on specific PRIMA R&I thematic areas.

To receive this support, applicants shall demonstrate that the scope of the proposed activities is to develop effective cross-border collaborations, undertake research activities and/or training activities in the thematic areas of PRIMA, leading to the submission of a proposal to any PRIMA-related Calls.

Entities established in Malta are eligible for funding with the option of requesting up to EUR 6,000.

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H1 Systems Mérnöki Szolgáltatások Kft, Hungary is looking for partners to participate in Horizon Europe Calls

 H1 Systems Mérnöki Szolgáltatások Kft is looking for parterns to participate in the following Horizon Europe calls:

  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D2-01-05 Hybrid electric energy storage solutions for grid support and charging infrastructure (Batt4EU Partnership)
  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-01-11 Demonstration of DC powered data centres, buildings, industries and port
  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-01-09 Waste heat reutilisation from data centre
  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-01-14 Demonstration of innovative, large-scale, seasonal heat and/or cooling storage technologies for decarbonisation and security of supply
  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D4-01-04 Thermal management and energy optimisation of high energy demand IT systems equipment in tertiary building
  • HORIZON-CL5-2023-D4-01-06 Integration of renewable heat or industrial waste heat in heat-to-cold conversion systems to generate cold for industrial processes

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FUSION R&I: Research Excellence Programme 2023 Call

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is currently receiving project proposals under the FUSION R&I: Research Excellence Programme.

This call provides financial support (up to €80,000) 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).

Project proposals should be sent electronically and received by not later than 23:59 CET on Monday 27th of February, 2023.

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

Email on (keeping in copy) for further information and to schedule one-to-one meetings.

An online information session will be held on Wednesday 25th January at 1:00 pm CET. Kindly register for this informative event via this link:

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REACH Incubator for StartUps and SMEs

Source of Funding: Horizon 2020

EU funded REACH Incubator is running its 3rd and final open call for data driven startups, to facilitate the development of trusted and secure innovative solutions based on industrial and personal data. 

  • Up to €120,000 equity free funding 
  • Access to 15+ large corporations and their industrial datasets
  • Digital and business mentorship and training
  • Free access to big data tools and computing infrastructure
  • Flagship event attendance at events like Slush and WebSummit

Info Webinar for more information is held on 20th January 10am. Register here.

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Innovative Health Imitative (IHI) Calls

Source of Funding: Innovative Health Initiative

IHI call 3 is a single-stage call with topics on diseases of unmet public health need, rare diseases, mental health, hospital efficiencies, and patient-generated evidence.


For full details of the topics, including the budget breakdown, click on the links above (which take you directly to the relevant page of the Funding and Tenders Portal) and read the call text.

Indicative budget

  • The maximum financial contribution from IHI JU for these topics is: EUR 138 million
  • Industry / contributing partner contributions: Applicant consortia should ensure that out of the total project budget, at least 45 % needs to be covered by contributions provided by project participants

How to apply

All documents relating to the call can be found via the Funding and Tenders Portal and the IHI call documents page. We advise you to read these documents, in particularly the guide for applicants, carefully.

Proposals must be submitted via the electronic submission system of the Funding and Tenders Portal. To start submitting your proposal, simply click on the relevant topic above - this will take you directly to that topic's page on the portal. Once there, scroll down and click on 'Start submission'.

To submit a proposal via the electronic submission system, you will need to have an EU Login account and ensure that your organisation is registered as a beneficiary.

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