Calls for Funding



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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Source of Funding: GALACTICA


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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