Calls for Funding



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).

Download the guidelines and application forms from the below link.

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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.

Visit the below link to download the guidelines and application forms.

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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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€13.5 billion in research and innovation for 2023-2024

Source of Funding: Horizon Europe

The Commission has adopted the main Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24, with around €13.5 billion to support researchers and innovators in Europe to pursue breakthrough solutions for environmental, energy, digital and geopolitical challenges.

As part of the broader EU €95.5 billion research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe, this funding will contribute to the EU reaching its climate goals, increasing energy resilience, and developing core digital technologies. It will also address targeted actions to support Ukraine, boost economic resilience and contribute to a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. It will help to achieve a stronger European research and innovation ecosystem, including through wider participation of researchers and innovators across Europe, greater mobility and funding for world class research infrastructures. 

Continue reading the above article here.

The first calls for proposals are open on the EU Funding & Tenders Portal

Horizon Europe Information Days targeting potential applicants are taking place between 6 December 2022 and 16 February 2023.

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Innovation Fund Large Scale Projects - General decarbonisation

Source of Funding: European Commission

The following activities can be funded under this topic:

  • activities that support innovation in low-carbon technologies and processes in sectors listed in Annex I to the EU ETS Directive 2003/87 , including environmentally safe carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) that contributes substantially to mitigating climate change, as well as products substituting carbon-intensive ones produced in sectors listed in Annex I to the EU ETS Directive
  • activities that help stimulate the construction and operation of projects that aim at the environmentally safe capture and geological storage of CO2 (CCS)
  • activities that help stimulate the construction and operation of innovative renewable energy and energy storage technologies.

Carbon capture and utilisation can be funded if the capture of CO2 occurs within one of the activities listed in Annex I of the EU ETS Directive, or if the utilisation of CO2 results in products substituting carbon-intensive ones from the sectors listed in Annex I to the EU ETS Directive, even if carbon is captured outside the activities of Annex I.

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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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Circular & Sustainable Textiles

Source of Funding: SwitchMed Programme

Are you an NGO from the southern Mediterranean and you would like to develop a media campaign to propose the reuse of clothes? Are you an educational entity and you would like to develop awareness-raising activities on textile consumption with schools? You have other ideas of actions to develop around sustainable and circular textiles? This call is for you!

SwitchMed is thrilled to announce the first edition of the Euro-Med Weeks for Waste Reduction! This edition, focusing on sustainable textiles, includes a call for action developers opening today and aiming at rewarding the most outstanding actions carried out in the southern Mediterranean region. The 5 selected action developers will be awarded a voucher of 2.900 euros to cover the costs linked to the implementation of the action they propose to develop if they win the contest.

The call for actions is open to action developers that are legally established and respond exclusively to one of the following categories:

  • NGO/Civil Society Organization
  • Educational Establishment
  • Public Entity

The action developers should be legally based in one of the countries in which SwitchMed is implemented, namely: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.

Visit the below link to read further details about this call.

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