EuroNanoForum 2017 – Europe’s largest Nanotechnology Conference – to be hosted in Malta

EuroNanoForum 2017 – Europe’s largest Nanotechnology Conference – to be hosted in Malta

Malta will host the eight edition of the EuroNanoForum – Europe’s largest Nanotechnology conference – on the 21st to the 23rd of June 2017 under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

EuroNanoForum 2017 is organised by Malta Enterprise, the Malta Council for Science and Technology, the University of Malta and Spinverse from Finland in cooperation with the European Union’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The forum will focus on European technology development in nanotechnologies and advanced materials industries, discussing the latest progress in nanoscience and nanotechnologies and their contribution to innovation in manufacturing across all industrial sectors. The applications of nanotechnology in low carbon green energy, electronics, healthcare, consumer goods, transportation, construction industry, machinery and process tools, electromechanical and fluidic systems and printing will all be looked into. Framework conditions such as standardisation, regulations, IPR and safety issues as well as entrepreneurship and industrial policy will also be discussed.

ENF2017 will feature sessions on finance and funding through European and national programmes, in particular Horizon 2020. The programme includes 3 Plenaries, 15 Sessions, 50 exhibitors and more than 70 high-level speakers from industry, government and research and offers multiple occasions for industry leaders, researchers and students to get involved.

EuroNanoForum will offer the opportunity to companies and researchers willing to exploit the latest developments in nanotechnology as well as to share their visions for industry and research.

Nanotech Europe, an exhibition organised by Spinverse, will showcase the latest achievements in projects whilst conference delegates have the opportunity to participate in several Workshops and a Brokerage event. In addition, the ‘Best Poster’ and ‘Best Project’ awards will put young talents and promising new solutions in the spotlight.

Registrations are open until the 20th June 2017. Queries on registration may be sent to registration@euronanoforum2017.eu . For more information on the EuroNanoForum 2017, please visit http://euronanoforum2017.eu/.

Space Policy Launch covered by local media

Space Policy Launch covered by local media

Copernicus Training and Information Session + Copernicus Marine Service events – Registration open!

Copernicus Training and Information Session + Copernicus Marine Service events – Registration open!

A Copernicus Training and Information Session will be held on 26-27 June 2017, at the Esplora National Interactive Science Centre in Kalkara. This is the 9th Copernicus Training and Information Session in a series of national Copernicus events. MCST is co-organising this event in collaboration with the European Commission.

The Copernicus Marine Service – An asset to the Maltese Blue Economy Event will take place on 27th June afternoon, also at Esplora. Considering Malta’s active maritime industry and prospects with regards to the Blue Growth Agenda, this event is being organised adjacent to the Copernicus Training and Information Session. It is meant to inform Maltese experts, national and regional users of the Marine and Maritime domains, in the private, public and scientific sectors, about the Copernicus Marine Service capabilities and its innovative services for the developers of specialised downstream applications. This event is organised by MCST, Mercator Ocean and Malta Marittima.

These events are open and free to registered participants. Please go to “Register now” to sign up as a participant!

http://workshop.copernicus.eu/malta-infosession-cmems

Information Session – JRC Malta Young Scientist Award

Information Session – JRC Malta Young Scientist Award

The Malta Council for Science and Technology will be organising an information session on the “JRC Malta Young Scientist Award”. The Information session will be held on Wednesday 19th April 2017 10am at MCST Villa Bighi, Kalkara.

The JRC Malta Young Scientist Award enables young Maltese researchers to showcase their work and achievements in an international context. The JRC is looking for Maltese scientists under 35 years of age with expertise in research fields linked to the digital economy, air & climate, water and marine resources, migration & demography, health in society or nanobiotechnology. The winners of each category will be awarded a study trip to the JRC’s site in Ispra, Italy.

Agenda
10:00-10:30 Registration and welcome coffee
10:30-11:00 Introduction to the JRC Malta Young Scientist Award
11:00-11:30 Q&A Plenary Session
11:30-12:00 One-to-one Sessions

Interested parties are to confirm availability by sending us an email to jrc.mcst@gov.mt by Monday 17th April 2017 c.o.b.

Further information about the call for proposals and application instructions are available online on;

http://mcst.gov.mt/NewsPage.aspx?q=434
https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/calling-young-maltese-scientists

JRC Malta Young Scientist Award

JRC Malta Young Scientist Award

JRC Malta Young Scientist Award

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is receiving proposals under the JRC Malta Young Scientist Award. The aim of this award is to showcase the efforts of Maltese young scientists to the JRC.

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission’s science and knowledge service which provides independent scientific advice and support to EU policy. Its work has a direct impact on the lives of citizens by contributing with its research outcomes to a healthy and safe environment, secure energy supplies, sustainable mobility and consumer health and safety.
JRC Awards will be selected by MCST through a two phase process. Six young scientists from Malta (one per each thematic unit) will be selected for the award. They will visit the JRC Ispra site for 2.5 days in May or June 2017. The JRC Award will cover the costs for the flight and accommodation for the respective visit. The event programme will include;
• A general overview of JRC as the science and knowledge service of the European Commission,
• Presentation of the visitor’s projects to JRC scientists,
• “Shadowing” of a JRC scientist according to the individual fields of interest,
• Visits of some of the main JRC laboratories in Ispra,

Interested Applicants are to submit their application documents electronically to jrc.mcst@gov.mt keeping melchior.cini@gov.mt in copy, with “JRC Malta Young Scientist Award” as a subject heading. Applications should be received by not later than Friday 28th of April 2017 at 5pm (GMT +1). All submissions should be initialised or stamped on each page of the application form and a full signature by the applicant and head of entity on page 5 of the application form. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Only one application per scientist may be submitted and will be evaluated by MCST.
Further information can be obtained by calling Dr. Melchior Cini on 2360 2153

Downloads:

JRC Malta Young Scientist Award – rules for participation

JRC Malta Young Scientist Award – application form

Nightingale – Smart Monitoring, Safe Care

Nightingale – Smart Monitoring, Safe Care

Can you develop innovative wireless, wearable technology that can be coupled with intelligent analysis software to monitor patients in the ward and at home? Five academic hospitals have received over €5 million to challenge industry to help reduce death and disability from undetected deterioration and are keen to hear from you…

Have your say in the Market Consultation http://www.nightingale-h2020.eu/

Call for Expressions of Interest for Evaluators

Call for Expressions of Interest for Evaluators

Call for Expressions of Interest for Evaluators

MSCA 2017 Prize Awards Competition

Malta EU Presidency MSCA 2017 Conference: Enhancing R&I Capacity through Researchers’ Mobility

This is a Call for Expressions of Interest for Evaluators to provide advisory support to the Malta Council for Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as the Council) and on behalf of the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE) in the systematic and objective assessment of submitted proposals for the MSCA 2017 Prize Competition. The aim is to shortlist 10 proposals per each of the 3 categories (‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’, ‘Communicating Science’, and ‘Contribution to a better society’). 

 

Kindly see the documents below for more information. 

Downloads:

Evaluation Forms

Call for Expressions of Interest for Evaluators