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 November2022 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Alternatively, for more details please register for the information session to be held at 1.00pm on the 18th May 2022 on the link below: