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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.

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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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EAFIP Assistance Scheme

Source of Funding: European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (EAFIP)

All public procurers from EU member states can apply for eafip assistance (www.eafip.eu) to launch a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) or a Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI).

What does Assistance under the eafip initiative comprise? eafip provides local assistance to selected public procurers in the preparation and implementation of a PCP or PPI procurement, covering the support to:

  • Scoping an identified procurement need that can be tackled with innovative solutions
  • Preparing and conducting an EU wide published open market consultation
  • Drafting tendering documents
  • Launching an EU wide published call for tender
  • Answering questions from potential tenderers at any time during the process
  • Signature of contracts with selected vendor(s), taking into account the relevant provisions under European and national legislation governing public procurement.

The exact scope and content of the assistance to be provided to the selected procurers is determined on a case-by-case basis, in coordination with the European Commission services.

Assistance includes one-to-one meetings, support by email, hands-on guidance and individual support (including legal support) to prepare and implement a PCP or a PPI procurement. The assistance provided within the eafip initiative does not consist of financial support for activities carried out by the procurer. Each project selected for assistance benefits from 5 man-days of expert assistance that are provided free of charge to the procurer by eafip and that are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Local assistance is provided in the local language of the procurer through the eafip network of experts established across all the EU Member States under the coordination of Corvers. The network of legal experts consists of members located across all the EU Member States.

Please note that:

In order to apply for technical and/or legal assistance free of charge, please fill in the questionnaire found on the below link.
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Commercialisation Voucher Programme 2022 Call

Source of Funding: Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is inviting new applications for funding under the FUSION Commercialisation Voucher Programme. The CVP is being launched as an OPEN CALL for the first time and it will remain open between the 15th March 2022 and the 30th November 2022 (close of business). The Commercialisation Voucher Programme is another instrument aimed at bridging the existing gap in the R&I framework as well as improving the overall development and commercialization potential of innovative ideas. This Programme is to act as a demand side measure and entice user driven innovation, with the aim of increasing research, technological development, and innovation activities, which can eventually be implemented in industry. The Vouchers are primarily intended to assist prospective applicants of the FUSION Technology Development Programme to prepare themselves better in terms of project proposal and validation. In some cases, it may also assist beneficiaries of previous or current R&I Programmes as well as projects funded through the European Programmes. Submission, evaluation, and selection of application will be in the form of a one-stage process in which a legal representative of the applicant will be asked to submit all the necessary information, to enable a decision on acceptance or rejection. The Commercialisation Vouchers are subject to a Scientific Evaluation and priority will be given to the Smart Specialisation Areas. State Aid rules apply. Interested parties should submit their application form electronically to voucher.mcst@gov.mt with “CVP 2022 Call Application” as a subject. The Application must be dated and signed by the legal representative. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the timely dispatch of the application to the Council.   It should be noted that emails larger than 6MB shall be automatically rejected by the system. File sharing software are limited to WeTransfer or drobox. All received applications shall be acknowledged by email or in writing.

Note to applicant:

  • Altering the parameters of the template will automatically lead to disqualification. Text should not exceed the printable area of the text boxes.
  • Annex I is to be used to include a clear diagrammatic representation of how the project will go beyond the state-of-the-art. Annex I should be stamped or signed by the applicant and scanned together with the application form.
  • Annex 2 is to be used to include a reference list with full citations for each item. Annex 2 should be stamped or signed by the applicant and scanned together with the application form.
  • Additional information pertaining to guidelines, rules, procedures and the application form can be found in the documents attached with this call

Click on the below link to download rules for participation and application forms.

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