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Horizon 2020 Award Scheme

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is pleased to announce the Horizon 2020 Awards. The awards will reward the Maltese beneficiaries for having participated in research and innovation projects within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.

The scheme will recognise the achievements in nine different award categories, eight for legal entities and one for individual researchers. The award categories are Best Impact for Health; Security or Smart Mobility Award; The Blue Award; The Green Award; The Climate Award; Gender, Culture, Equality or Citizen Science Award; Best Innovative SME Award; Best Promotion of STEM Award; Best Technological Innovation Award and Most Active Researcher Award.

The Horizon 2020 Awards will provide the winners with visibility within the local research community and beyond. The award prize for each category is €5,000.

Maltese registered legal entities which are beneficiaries and are in the possession of a signed grant agreement with budget allocation for their Horizon 2020 project/s, are eligible to apply and participate in the scheme. For the Most Active Researcher award, the researchers should have been employed or is currently employed with a Maltese Entity which is in possession of a signed grant agreement with a budget allocation for the Horizon 2020 project/s

Applicants need to submit their completed and signed application form to MCST before the closing of Horizon 2020 Awards on the 16/11/2020 at noon, 12.00 CET.

Application form, evaluation results and/or a copy of the Grant Agreement are to be sent in digital format to email: horizonawards@gov.mt

More information and application forms can be accessed from the below link.


ERC Advanced Grant

Source of Funding: Horizon 2020

ERC Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.


PARSEC Accelerator for EO applications

Source of Funding: PARSEC Accelerator

PARSEC is a business accelerator supporting the creation of new Earth Observation (EO) based products and services. The accelerator targets SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and researchers who want to have an impact on the emerging Food, Energy and Environment sectors. With the support of PARSEC, their ideas will be developed into solutions fuelled by the benefits of EO.

The second Open Call aims to find the best 15 consortia that will join the PARSEC second stage and have access to 100.000€ each (maximum 50.000€ per partner) and business support services such as the investment readiness programme, coaching and export promotion training.

The PARSEC Open Call 2 “Call for consortia” application period is open from 30 March until 20 June 2020 at 17:00 CET 

The Accelerator second stage will run from September 2020 until October 2021 and the winners will see their new products or services launched into the market. The accelerator is funded under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.

Link to website and application form can be found on the link below.


Innovative and future-oriented defence solutions

Source of Funding: European Defence Industrial Development Programme

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) cluster

Source of Funding: Horizon 2020

For more information click here


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