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Seedgreen Programme

Source of Funding: Ministry of the Environment, Climate Change and Planning, Junior Chamber International Malta and supported by Malta Enterprise

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 open to individuals that can successfully build scalable low-carbon startups in one of our eight main priority areas.

Even though we are one of the smallest island nations worldwide, we can still offer new business models that get us from the tools we currently rely on to a set of robust innovations that transition us towards a more sustainable society. We want pursuits that try to create clean, affordable products and services that benefit both our economy and the environment.

Applications close by 28th May 2021.

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Innovation Fund for Small Scale Projects 2020

Source of Funding: Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs

The Innovation Fund's currently open call, with a budget of 100 Million Euro, was launched on 1st December 2020 and will be closing on the 10th March 2021 (17:00:00 Brussels time). Like the large-scale projects call, this call also focuses on the categories of renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, and carbon capture, use and storage. However, for this call, projects must have a total capital expenditure costs below EUR 7.5 million but above EUR 2.5 million.

The emphasis is on truly innovative projects that are ready for commercial deployment, for instance delivering installations to a customer in a new market segment. Besides, three key activities are encouraged: products that substitute carbon-intensive ones, net carbon removal innovations and direct air capture.

The call text and supporting documents can be found from the Funding and Tenders Opportunities website: The link is provided he​re​​.

The European Commission organised a virtual conference on the 19th November 2020 from 10.00 to 11.30 CET. This conference included discussions on how the call for small-scale projects under the Innovation Fund could help them to take off and reach the market, innovation potential of clean tech projects, ability to achieve financial close faster, best practices, lessons learnt and more.

 You may find the recording of the session here.

During the above-mentioned virtual conference held by the European Commission, ‘Small is beautiful: How can the Innovation Fund foster innovative clean tech small-scale projects?’, an introduction to the upcoming call for proposals for small-scale projects was provided, together with general comparisons to the past large-scale projects call. The salient points of the call can be found in this power point presentation, used by the European Commission during the conference.

 Whilst one can obtain insight into the call through this presentation, we recommend using the official call texts as the reference documents.

On 9 December, the European Commission will be organising a webinar from 10.00 to 12.00 CET to present the key features of the first call for small-scale projects and guide you through the application process. You can follow the event via webs​treaming​. The recording will be made available afterwards. During the webinar, participants can ask their questions via Slido using the event code #IFSS.

The recording and presentations used can be found: here​

Interested applicants are highly encouraged to carefully read the call text and supporting documents at the earliest.

The National Contact Point (NCP) for this EU fund is the Funds and Programmes Division (FPD) within the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs. However, FPD works closely with the relevant local competent bodies to ensure adequate consultation and coordination.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the EU Funds Programme Manager, Ms. Maria Dimech on​ maria.dimech.1@gov.mt (+356 2200 1164) keeping Director General, FPD, Inġ. Anthony Camilleri in copy,​ anthony.c.camilleri@gov.mtto obtain further guidance. 

Please refer to the national contact point (NCP) for guidance. The NCP can also assist in communication with the European Commission through the Funding and Tenders portal. Furthermore, applicants are also advised to contact the relevant national competent bodies to ensure alignment with national policies that may be applicable to their project proposal.  ​


The Innovation Fund has launched it's first call!

Source of Funding: European Commission

The Innovation Fund provides support across all Member States to innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy intensive sectors that have the potential of mitigating climate change through significant emission reductions. Such funded projects are envisioned to be flagship projects and close-to-market.

The target areas are: Innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy intensive industries, including products substituting carbon intensive ones; Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU); Construction and operation of carbon capture and storage (CCS); Innovative renewable energy generation and Energy storage.

The first call is worth 1 Billion Euros and is accepting applications for ‘large-scale’ projects. This refers to projects with a total capital expenditure above 7.5 Million Euros.

In order to be eligible for funding under this call, the applicants must be legal persons, belong to one of the following categories: private entities, public entities or international organisations, and directly responsible for the implementation and management of the project. Forming a consortium is optional.

Only actions implemented on the territory of one (or more) of the EU Member States, Norway or Iceland are eligible for funding under this all.

Please refer to the official European Commission’s Call Text  to obtain more details such as the application, evaluation and selection procedures, including eligibility criteria, timetable, budget, methodologies and tools for performing mandatory calculations.

The deadline for submission of applications for the first stage is 29th October 2020 at 17:00 (CET, Brussels).

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the EU Funds Programme Manager, Ms. Maria Dimech on maria.dimech.1@gov.mt (+356 2200 1164) keeping Director General, FPD, Inġ. Anthony Camilleri in copy anthony.c.camilleri@gov.mt, to obtain further guidance. 

We strongly encourage relevant stakeholders and interested applicants to frequently visit the eufunds.gov.mt  website to stay updated with the latest news and information from the NCP (the Funds and Programmes Division), including notifications of information sessions organised by the European Commission.

On the 14th July 2020, the European Commission will be organising a WEBINAR covering the application procedure and general questions on the first call of the Innovation Fund.

The webinar  will take place from 14h00 to 16h00 CET and it will be webstreamed (no registration needed). Participants can already ask questions via Slido using the event code #IF1C


EUREKA Network Projects

Source of Funding: Horizon 2020, Malta Enterprise

Funds market driven innovative R&D projects, devised and run by an international consortium.

For more information, please click on here or send an email to: eureka@maltaenterprise.com

 


2020 LIFE calls for proposals

Source of Funding: European Commission

Environment sub-programme

Integrated projects under the sub-programme for environment

  • Deadline for submitting concept notes: 6 October 2020

Preparatory projects under the sub-programme for environment

  • Deadline for submitting full proposals: 10 September 2020

Climate action sub-programme

Climate change mitigation traditional projects​​​​​

  • Deadline for submitting full proposals: 6 October 2020

Climate change adaptation traditional projects​

  • Deadline for submitting full proposals: 6 October 2020

Climate governance and information traditional projects

  • Deadline for submitting full proposals: 6 October 2020

Integrated projects under the sub-programme for climate action

  • Deadline for submitting concept notes: 6 October 2020

Preparatory projects under the sub-programme for climate action

  • Deadline for submitting full proposals: 10 September 2020