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Please find here below a list of open EIT calls.

Patient Innovation Bootcamp - [EIT Health]
Timelines: Opening Date - 25 Jan 21, Deadline - 15 Jun 21
Target Group: Patients, Family, Teams that include at least one patient and or care giver who have developed an innovation solultion to deal with a limitation related to the personal health condition.
Links: https://eithealth.eu/patient-innovation-bootcamp/

Medtech Bootcamp - [EIT Health]
Timelines: Opening Date - 25 Jan 21, Deadline - 15 Jun 21
Target Group: Early Stage Start-ups
Links: https://eithealth.eu/medtech-bootcamp/

Start-up and SME Booster Call - [EIT Raw Materials]
Timelines: Opening Date - 01 Feb 21, Deadline - 28 May & 3 Sep  21
Target Group: start-ups, founders/teams, SMEs
Areas of interest: 
- Sustainable Discovery and Supply of primary and secondary resources (innovative solutions based for example on artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality etc.) for securing and processing strategic mineral resources in a sustainable and safe way and with a social license to operate.
- Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility (materials for electrification such as batteries, fuel cells, magnets; materials for lightweight design including steels, non-ferrous alloys, composites, multimaterials).
- Raw Materials and Circular Societies (new circular business models such as reuse, repair, remanufacturing, sharing economy).
Links: https://eitrawmaterials.eu/booster-call/

EIT Jumpstarter - [EIT Cross-KIC Activity]
Timelines: Opening Date - 09 Feb 21, Deadline - 15 Jun 21
Target Group: Early Stage Start-ups
Links: https://eithealth.eu/medtech-bootcamp/

Business Creation - Turning innovation into businesses - [EIT Urban Mobility]
Timelines: Opening Date - 19 Mar 21, Deadline - 18 May 21
Target Group: Incubators, accelerators, research centres, technology transfer organisations
Links: https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BP2022-to-2024-First-Business-Creation-Call-2.pdf
https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu/business-creation-call-for-proposals-2022/

Academy - Closing the knowledge gap - [EIT Urban Mobility]
Timelines: Opening Date - 19 Mar 21, Deadline – 18 May  21
Target Group: universities, professional and executive schools, and any other organisations targeting professionals, such as large urban mobility conference, fair organisers, sector/industry associations, digital learning agencies
Links: https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BP2022-to-2024-First-Academy-Call-2.pdf
https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu/academy-call-for-proposals-2022/

Academy - Closing the knowledge gap - [EIT Urban Mobility]
Timelines: Opening Date - 19 Mar 21, Deadline – 18 May  21
Target Group: universities, professional and executive schools, and any other organisations targeting professionals, such as large urban mobility conference, fair organisers, sector/industry associations, digital learning agencies
Links: https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BP2022-to-2024-First-Academy-Call-2.pdf
https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu/academy-call-for-proposals-2022/

Patient Innovation Bootcamp - [EIT Health]
Timelines: Opening Date - 25 Jun 21, Deadline – 15 Jun  21
Target Group: We invite organisations that are currently not members of our association. Individuals are not eligible.
Links: https://eithealth.eu/patient-innovation-bootcamp/

Higher Education Capacity Building Initiative - [EIT Cross-KIC]
Timelines: Opening Date - 24 Mar 21, Deadline – 25 May  21
Target Group: Higher Education Institutions; Public or private, small, medium or large enterprises; Research institutes; Public bodies at local, regional or national level; Intermediary organisations or associations which represent HEIs.
Links: https://www.eit-hei.eu/
https://www.eit-hei.eu/assets/pdf/hei-initiative-pilot-call-for-proposals.pdf

ETV Support - [EIT Cross-KIC]
Timelines: Opening Date - 01 Apr 21, Deadline – 31 May  21
Target Group: Start-ups and KICs partners
Links: https://eitrawmaterials.eu/eit-community-launches-cross-kic-circular-economy-calls/

Circular SMEs - [EIT Cross-KIC]

Timelines: Opening Date – 01 Apr 21, Deadline – 31 May  21
Target Group: KIC Partners
Links: https://eitrawmaterials.eu/eit-community-launches-cross-kic-circular-economy-calls/

Raw Materials and Circular Societies Prize - [EIT Raw Materials]
Timelines: Opening Date – 01 Apr 21, Deadline – 31 May  21
Target Group: Any stakeholder with interesting ideas
Links: https://eitrawmaterials.eu/raw-materials-and-circular-societies-prize/

Investor Network - [EIT Urban Mobility]
Timelines: All Year
Target Group: Investors, Start-ups
Links:  https://eithealth.eu/opportunity/the-investor-network/

Investor Network - [EIT Health]
Timelines: All Year
Target Group: Investors, Start-ups
Links:  https://eithealth.eu/opportunity/the-investor-network/
 https://eithealth.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Investor-Network-Application-Guidelines-2020.pdf

Mentoring and Coaching Network - [EIT Health]
Timelines: All Year
Target Group: Start-ups
Links:  https://eithealth.eu/opportunity/mentoring-and-coaching-network/

Gold Track - [EIT Health]
Timelines: All Year
Target Group: Start-ups
Links:  https://eithealth.eu/goldtrack/

Disrupt - [EIT Health]
Timelines: All Year
Target Group: Coporates
Links:  https://eithealth.eu/opportunity/disrupt-me-corporate-innovation-journey/


Seedgreen Programme

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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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INTERNATIONALISATION PARTNERSHIP AWARDS SCHEME PLUS 2021 (IPAS+) CALL 1

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is receiving proposals under the Internationalisation Partnership Awards Scheme Plus (IPAS+). The Scheme is divided into two options. Applicants are to fill in the appropriate sections of the form; they may select either Option A or Option B, or both:

Option A: opportunities for collaborative initiatives between Maltese entities and at least one foreign entity of proven track record of excellence. Proposals should describe the nature of the joint activities that would be funded through the Award. Applicants are to demonstrate how the proposed activities contribute towards and align with achieving the goals of the National R&I Strategy, and to describe the potential of any activities to become self-sustaining or generate longer-term outcomes.

Option B: opportunities for Maltese entities intending to submit a Horizon Europe proposal as the coordinator of the consortium to engage a service provider (local or foreign) who will be supporting the applicant through proposal writing and submission

Additional information can be found on website: http://mcst.gov.mt/ri-ipas-open-calls/ . Alternatively, interested parties may contact Mr. Mark Farrugia on 23602178 or 23602000.

Deadline: Friday 18th June 2021 at 11.30pm.


Space Research Fund 2021 Call

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is now receiving proposals under the Space Research Fund 2021. All relevant documentation is available on the Space Research Fund webpage.

The Space Research Fund continues to provide financial support for research, development and innovation in the downstream Satellite Earth Observation (EO) sector, specifically projects that deal with the processing and exploitation of data collected through EO satellites. The call is open to all Maltese legal entities under three funding modalities (de minimis ; GBER ; State Aid n/a).

An applicant or each partner within a consortium is to opt for one funding modality, making use of the respective rules and application template. A proposal can apply for a grant of up to €150,000 in order to carry out their research projects during a period of 20 months across two stages.

Two Information Sessions are being organised by the Malta Council for Science and Technology, with the support of expertise from the European Space Agency. The two identical sessions will be held online on:

30th April, between 12:00 and 14:00

7th May, between 12:00 and 14:00

These Information Sessions aim to provide an overview of the Fund and demonstrate how space infrastructure can help tackle societal challenges that we encounter in our daily lives, through the use of Earth Observation satellites.

Do not hesitate to get in touch at space.mcst@gov.mt should you have any queries.


Infectious Diseases Programme 2021 Call

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that the new FUSION R&I: Infectious Diseases Programme is now open.

This programme will support innovative projects under the theme of infectious diseases. The type of research applicable in this programme varies from basic to more applied types, where applicable this programme is also intended for Technology Readiness Levels 1 to 7.

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

Contact us by email on ri.mcst@gov.mt for further information.


EIT Urban Mobility Call for Proposals

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The Academy Call for Proposals BP 2022- 2024

The overall purpose of the Academy call for proposals is to close the knowledge gap within urban mobility, enabling the development of mobility for liveable urban spaces. The Academy Call focuses on improving our Master School and Competence Hub activities. Learn more.

The Business Creation Call for Proposals BP 2022- 2024

For the Business Plan 2022, Business Creation specifically looks for actions to continue and improve content, formats and business models of the Accelerator Programmes and SME Hub. The Business Creation call in 2022 is focusing on two areas that reflect the different stages of maturity and needs of startups and SMEs: Acceleration and the SME Hub.  Learn more.

The Citizen Engagement Call for Proposals BP 2022- 2024

The main goal of the Citizen engagement call is to receive applications from projects focusing on: a) Testing or implementing innovative methodologies, tools, business models or processes through which citizens are involved or empowered in co-defining the mobility challenges and in co-creation processes.  b) Events to be implemented in at least two cities from different Innovation Hubs, targeting or involving citizens aiming to raise awareness about the role citizens and end-users can play in improving mobility for more liveable urban spaces. Learn more

The Innovation Call for Proposals BP 2022- 2024

For the Innovation Call for Proposals 2022, four challenge areas will be supported directly: Active Mobility, Sustainable City Logistics, Future Mobility and Mobility and Energy. Additionally, there is one restricted area for the continuation of existing projects. Other Challenge Areas may be included in proceeding annual Calls for Proposals or addressed by other EIT Urban Mobility thematic areas.  Learn more.

The Public Realm Call for Proposals BP 2022- 2024

The goal of the Public Realm call is to generate social innovation by improving and transforming streets and public spaces with tactical urbanism and street experiments as part of a city-wide approach for liveable cities, and building on adopted mobility strategies and plans in cities. Projects will implement pilots for inclusive, safe and accessible public realm design in a city or town, and build momentum for long-term policy change in communities – especially in disconnected and less central neighbourhoods – to help improve liveability for all local residents.  Learn more.

The Regional Innovation Scheme Call for Proposals 2022-2024

In 2021, we launch a call for the EIT RIS Programme 2022 focused on our City Challenge Areas. All activities of the RIS programme have the mission to connect all innovation talents in Europe and support them to work together. If the talents are working in more challenging innovation ecosystems of the RIS countries the RIS programme should help them to have the same chances for success. Accordingly, the RIS call is focusing on all activity areas of EIT Urban Mobility Innovation, Education, and Business Creation. Learn more.

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FUSION R&I: Research Excellence Programme 2021 Call

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that the FUSION R&I: Research Excellence Programme 2021 Call is now open.

This call provides financial support 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.

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

Contact us by email on rep.mcst@gov.mt for further information.

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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:

The submission deadline for Stage 1/Pre-proposal has been extended by one day because of expected electrical interruptions on the 24th May 2021, which may cause disruptions.

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EIT - High Education Initiative

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The EIT have launched a call for pilot projects under the new “Higher Education Initiative”, whereby higher education bodies can apply to develop, within a consortium of a minimum of four partner organisations, to design activities that will improve their entrepreneurial and innovation capacity. The deadline for applications is set for the 25 May 2021.

More information can be found: HEI_Product Sheet_v1 (europa.eu) and hei-initiative-pilot-call-for-proposals.pdf (eit-hei.eu).

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Support Scheme for Research and Innovation Projects in the Fields of Energy and Water – 2021

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The R&I Scheme seeks to support R&I projects whose objectives are in line with national policies and seek to contribute in a tangible manner to addressing one of the following:

  1. A national policy priority or challenge in the energy and water sectors; or
  2. Economic competitiveness and growth in a variety of national sectors, from an energy and water perspective.

The selection and funding of proposals under this Scheme shall be on a competitive basis.

The focus is on projects at oriented-basic research and applied research to experimental design stage, that is projects at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 2-6, with a duration ranging between eighteen and twenty-four (18-24) months.

Target projects may fall in a range of disciplines, from engineering and natural sciences to social and behavioural sciences, big data and artificial intelligence.

Seven overarching topics have been identified as priority areas for support. Preference for financial support will be given to the highest scoring proposals within these priority areas; there is no order of preference of the priority areas.

Further information on this scheme can be found on the below link.

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