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Space Research Fund 2022

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is now receiving applications for the Space Research Fund 2022.  Application deadline is 11th July 11.59pm.

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 Minmis ; 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 accessed below. 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.

Funded projects under this Call must start between October and November of 2022.

Information Sessions about the Call:

MCST together with ESA will deliver an information session about the Call. The session will be held online, and recorded on 31st May, between 14:30 and 16:30 hrs

The information session materials can be found in the tabs on the below link. You may request a copy of the recording by sending an email to space.mcst@gov.mt.

Visit the below link to read further and dowload application forms.

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Women in the Blue Economy Call

Source of Funding: European Commission

The European Commission has launched the “Women in the Blue Economy” call for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF). With a EUR 2.5 million budget, the call will help increase the participation of women in the different sectors of the blue economy, such as fisheries, aquaculture, shipbuilding, maritime transport, offshore renewable energy, blue bioeconomy, as well as inland and offshore aquaculture. Up to 2 projects are expected to be funded, with an exceptional co-funding of 90%.

The objective is to overcome the existing constraints in all aspects of the maritime sector, in particular recruitment, training, capacity-building, technical cooperation and promotions, so that every person can fully and safely participate in the activities of the sustainable blue economy.

The actions funded under this call will help sustainable blue economy sectors to embrace a deep and structural change to facilitate the inclusion of women in the wider maritime economy, thus contributing to a more gender equal society as a whole.

Applicants can submit their proposals until 22 September 2022 at 17h00 CEST.

Visit the below link to read further.

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MSCA Doctoral Networks 2022 Call

Source of Funding: MSCA

MSCA Doctoral Networks provide support partnerships of organisations from different socio-economic sectors across Europe to implement doctoral programmes. The aim is to train highly skilled doctoral candidates, stimulate their creativity, enhance their innovation capacities and boost their employability in the long-term. The current call will award €427 million and close on 15 November 2022.

Visit the below link for further details.

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Exploring Research Grant Scheme

Source of Funding: Malta Enterprise

Through this measure, Malta Enterprise aims to support businesses carrying out feasibility studies to determine the technical and commercial challenges and carrying out preliminary activities that will enable businesses to make more knowledgeable decisions in the development of the intended research and development project. The Corporation may support the implementation of a feasibility study with a cash grant of up to fifty thousand euro (€50,000) which shall cover a percentage of the eligible costs depending the size of the undertaking.


Call for Proposals for Factory: #ChallengeMyCity – Madrid

Source of Funding: EIT Urban Mobility

Urban Mobility went through unexpected and momentous changes in 2020 and 2021. COVID-19 ripped through our nations and cities bringing individual, community and societal upheaval and turmoil. Density and proximity, the very two things that make our cities the economic, cultural, intellectual, political, and innovative beating hearts of our society, were also the weakest points when faced with a new and deadly threat.

It has been an unforgettable couple of years that have shaped our thinking on where EIT Urban Mobility needs to go. We learned we could move fast and innovate at pace. We learned that the right thinkers and doers are out there – they just need to be found. We learned that innovation can be financially beneficial and contribute to sustainable growth.

In 2022, we want to provide momentum and support innovators further into the early stages of market uptake, and simultaneously help cities address their sustainability challenges in mobility with innovative approaches. Reducing the time-to-market of successfully piloted innovations and overcoming market-entry barriers is at the core of the objectives of this call for solutions. The post-covid urban mobility landscape leaves us limited time to reach our collective 2030 goals, and a true decade of action is needed to implement change in cities.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Main features of the call (aim and challenges)

The overall purpose of the Factory programme is to resolve challenges facing European cities to improve citizens’ lives, by taking innovative ideas and putting them to the test in real life.

The Factory programmes helps all type and size of enterprises grow their successful business ventures and scale up their products and services. It does so by providing co-funding and opportunities for networking.

This #ChallengeMyCity call aims at resolving mobility-related challenges faced by European cities in their urban environment with market-ready innovative solutions. This year’s issue of the call is dedicated to the city of Madrid and project proposals are invited to address at least one of these 3 different Challenges:

  • Challenge A – in Madrid: Logistics hub for green last mile delivery
  • Challenge B – in Madrid: Safety for bicycle paths & monitoring of cyclist flows
  • Challenge C – in Madrid: Monitoring active mobility flows in new urban spaces

 

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SINO-Malta Fund 2022 Call is Now Open

Source of Funding: MCST, Malta and MOST, China

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 2022 Joint Call for Project Proposals is now open. The SINO-MALTA Fund supports research, development, and innovation projects between Maltese and Chinese researchers.

For the SINO-MALTA 2022 Joint Call, the eligible Thematic Areas are:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Health
  • Green Transitions

Stage 1 Pre-Proposal Deadline: 30th June, 23:59 CET

Application follows a two-stage submission process. At pre-proposal stage, applicants are given the opportunity to find Chinese partners to collaborate and work on a common research idea. The full-proposal stage will then allow further elaboration on the state of the art, methodology, implementation, and foreseen outcomes.

Please visit the below link to download application rules and application forms.

Interested applicants are invited to make use of plumtri’s matchmaking SINO-MALTA Fund 2022 Call page by registering interest here: https://bit.ly/3EYhBkR

Queries may be forwarded to the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) on international.mcst@gov.mt

Register for the online info session for Malta-based entities on 13th May 2022https://forms.gle/w3cuAa182AiZSRQp7 

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TRANSVAC2 - Vaccine Development Services

Source of Funding: TRANSVAC - Horizon 2020 Project

Developing a vaccine is a time-consuming and complex process, requiring a combination of specialized skills and technical capacities not readily available at a single organization. To enable access to these skills and capacities, TRANSVAC2 offers high-quality technical services to support the development of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for both human and animal use.

With the pandemic still ongoing, TRANSVAC2 is renewing its commitment to supporting academic and commercial vaccine developers through a new call for proposals dedicated to SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19, with a special emphasis on variants of concern. Other project proposals will also be considered.

Services will be offered free of charge, with few exceptions. Academic and non-academic research groups, SMEs and industries can apply!

Are you a researcher?  Do you have good preliminary results, but need support to further develop your vaccine candidate? TRANSVAC2 R&D services might be a perfect match for you!

The transnational access (TNA) call runs until May 31st, 2022. For further information on services available and how to apply please visit the below link.

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SINO-Malta Fund 2022 Call Now Open

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

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 2022 Joint Call for Project Proposals will be launching on 10th May 2022. The SINO-MALTA Fund supports research, development, and innovation projects between Maltese and Chinese researchers.

For the SINO-MALTA 2022 Joint Call, the eligible Thematic Areas are:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Health
  • Green Transitions

Stage 1 Pre-Proposal Deadline: 30th June, 23:59 CET

Application follows a two-stage submission process. At pre-proposal stage, applicants are given the opportunity to find Chinese partners to collaborate and work on a common research idea. The full-proposal stage will then allow further elaboration on the state of the art, methodology, implementation, and foreseen outcomes.

Eligible undertakings (State Aid) as well as Public entities and Public Research & Knowledge Dissemination Organisations that do not carry out an economic activity within the meaning of Article 107 TFEU (Non-State Aid) can request up to EUR 200,000 and will need to adhere to the National Rules for Participation. The total budget for this call is EUR 600,000. The National Rules can be accessed through the relevant hyperlink.

The Applications Form and pertinent Annexes will be available on the launch day.

Interested applicants are invited to make use of plumtri’s matchmaking SINO-MALTA Fund 2022 Call page by registering interest here: https://bit.ly/3EYhBkR

Queries may be forwarded to the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) on international.mcst@gov.mt

Register for the online info session for Malta-based entities on 13th May 2022https://forms.gle/w3cuAa182AiZSRQp7

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Smart Cities Programme 2022 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 for the newly launched thematic funding programme: The Smart Cities Programme The call closes at 23:59 on 13th of June 2022.

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

Alternatively, for more details please register for the information session to be held at Noon on the 16th May 2022 on the link below:

https://forms.gle/WUG3Pvh78rwKjFQv5

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Horizon Europe Calls 2022

Source of Funding: Horizon Europe

Attached please find a list of open calls per thematic area.  The attached database also include call deadlines which differ between calls.

For Horizion Europe National Contact Person for Malta please visit here.

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