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Projects Awarded 2023

Project Reference Title Beneficiaries Granted Amount (€) Project Status
REP-2023-004 (SAICOPES) Exploring the Potential of achieving Subsea Air Isothermal Compression using Offshore Pipelines in Long Duration Energy Storage Applications University of Malta € 79,882.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-005 (AMPS) AI meets the Maltese Courts: Safe use of AI to improve efficiency using the Small Claims Tribunal as a model University of Malta € 79,965.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-006 (eVal) Advanced Health Evaluating and Monitoring Tool for Aerospace Electric Drives University of Malta € 76,600.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-009 (PaDME) Protection of Data in Medical Research University of Malta € 79,920.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-010 (EvoMalt) The Evolution of the Maltese languages between English and Italian influences University of Malta € 77,989.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-011 (CACTUS) Constraint-free multi-modal Access to Communication Technology for Users with Severe motor impairments University of Malta € 67,618.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-013 (LUCIA) Lung Cancer Immunotherapeutic Antibodies University of Malta € 80,000.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-018 (majorALS) Targeting Major ALS Genes in Malta: From Humanised Models to Rapid Therapeutic Translation University of Malta € 80,000.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-019 (CosmoLearn) Confronting Cosmological Tensions in ESA Surveys using Machine Learning University of Malta € 76,209.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-020 (3Dbats) 3D Printer Batteries University of Malta € 79,918.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-021 (EndoCannEpi) Revealing the Opposite Role of the Endocannabinoids AEA and 2-AG in Absence Epilepsy May Open Revolutionary Therapeutic Opportunities University of Malta € 79,990.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-022 (EyeTrack) Robust Electrooculography-based Eye-Gaze Tracking under Varying Illumination Conditions University of Malta € 79,995.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-023 (Fluopoly) Synthesis of Fluorescent Natural Product Sensing Polymers University of Malta € 76,914.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-024 (IMRTEL) I4.0/5.0 MR Training: Investigating MR Tools to Enhance Learning Experiences University of Malta € 79,744.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-025 (REO3D) Rheometric 3D Printing University of Malta € 79,129.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-026 (RLQuantOpt) Reinforcement Learning for Quantum Optimal Control University of Malta € 79,970.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-027 (NBxAI) Exploring Visual Bias in News Content using Explainable AI University of Malta € 79,916.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-028 (MITOLIPID-T2DM) Small-molecule therapeutics targeting a mitochondrial lipid in type-2 diabetes mellitus University of Malta € 79,600.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-029 (AUXFIM) Auxetic Fungi Biomaterial University of Malta € 79,970.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-031 (MEGALITH) Environmental Degradation of Malta’s Megalithic Temples University of Malta € 79,960.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-033 (EPOM) Endemic Plant OMics University of Malta € 79,947.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-034 (EMBRACE) Empowered Consumer-Side Battery Energy Storage Systems for Enhanced Network Reliability University of Malta € 73,360.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-036 (ERICA) Learning Casual Models of Affect University of Malta € 79,966.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-037 (ASPIRE) Active Support of Decarbonised Weak Power Distribution Networks University of Malta € 79,997.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-039 (LattiGRAM) Lattices Graded using Additive Manufacturing University of Malta € 79,997.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-040 (MARINA) A Machine Learning Algorithm for Correlation and Prediction of Fish Stress Derived by Water Quality and Impact of Microplastic in the Sea on Maltese Tuna Fish Farms WES Trade Ltd. € 56,673.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-042 (FunPack) Functional and Bioactive Packaging Solutions to Improve the Quality of Traditional Maltese Cheeselets University of Malta € 77,356.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-043 (STAR) Autonomous Application for Information Mapping Scrapbook during the Dissertation Journey MCAST € 79,716.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-046 (ELM-FAB) An Industrial Hybrid 5 Degrees of Freedom (DOF) Robotic Manipulator for Printing Furniture ELM Fabrication LTD € 79,626.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-049 (EPICURE) Epigenetic Rejuvenation of Ageing Immune Cells to Reverse Immune Paralysis in Sepsis University of Malta € 79,964.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-051 (CG SinterTech) New Power Module Technology for Solid State Relays Carlo Gavazzi Limited € 80,000.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-052 (iLiver) iPSC-Derived Hepatocytes and Kupffer Re-Cellularized liver Model De Novo Cell Ltd. € 79,994.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-053 (3DCONCRETE) 3D Printing of Concrete for Sustainable Construction University of Malta € 79,921.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-054 (RECOMBICML2) Mechanisms of Imatinib Re-Sensitisation in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia using Combination Therapy University of Malta € 80,000.00 Ongoing
REP-2023-057 (VirtualKES1.0) Virtual Kinetic Energy from Solar 1.0 The Foundation for Innovation and Research – Malta ( € 71,814.33 Ongoing
REP-2023-059 (DELFISHPAM) Dolphin Passive Acoustics to Develop a Baseline Knowledge on the use of Protected Areas and on the Interactions with Fishing and Aquaculture Activities in the Eastern Part of the Maltese Islands EcoMarine Malta € 79,873.20 Ongoing
REP-2023-061 (RoOFPEVs) Robust Optimisation Framework for PVs and EVs Integration at Low Voltage Network The Foundation for Innovation and Research – Malta ( € 71,692.03 Ongoing
REP-2023-064 (SUSTAinPack) Sustainable Utilisation of Seaweed for Transparent and Innovative Packaging Natural Edge Ltd. € 79,992.00 Ongoing

Projects Awarded 2022

Project Reference Title Beneficiaries Granted Amount (€)
REP-2022-001 (GreASE) Green Algae to Solve Emerging problems in food security University of Malta €49,943
REP-2022-002 (LuminEye) Robust Eye-Gaze Tracking Under Variable Illumination Conditions and Iris Occlusions University of Malta €49,507
REP-2022-003 (QVAQT) Quantum Variational Algorithms for Quantum Thermodoynamics University of Malta €49,974
REP-2022-005 (MARC) Measuring the Architecture of Consciousness University of Malta €49,971
REP-2022-006 (Doc2Speech) Document binarization for Text-to-Speech Applications University of Malta €50,000
REP-2022-007 (DETECTIF) Digital Evidence Targeting covErt Cyberattacks through Timely Information Forensics University of Malta €49,874
REP-2022-008 (FLYPALS) Towards Personalised Medicine in ALS: Fly Models of Maltese Patients to Discover Drug Targets University of Malta €49,999
REP-2022-011 (MICORE) Combining 3D printing and Microinjection moulding for the fabrication of polymer components with embedded miniature hollow cavities University of Malta €49,998
REP-2022-013 (Aerogen) Non-thermal plasma activated aerosols against food-borne pathogens University of Malta €49,998
REP-2022-017 (HUMAINE) HUman-Centered MAchINe lEarning University of Malta €49,999
REP-2022-018 (MethNCowFeed) The Mitigation of Methane Emissions and Nitrates leaching by Dairy Cows via the Improvement of Feed Quality University of Malta €49,879
REP-2022-020 (RECP) Circular Economy through Recycling Poultry Waste for value-added products in Construction & Agriculture University of Malta €47,943
REP-2022-023 (AIMS1) Aircraft Advanced Insulation Monitoring Systems: Part 1 University of Malta €49,999
REP-2022-025 (EFM-DETECT) Non-invasive early fault detection in electrical machines T4B Services Limited €40,073
REP-2022-032 (CombiHeal) Using a Combination of Natural Products and FDA- approved drugs for Chronic Wound Healing University of Malta €49,073

Projects Awarded 2021

Project Reference Title Beneficiaries Granted Amount (€)
REP-2021-004 (OPTICA) OPtical Telescope Intelligence for Computational Astrophotography University of Malta €49,983
REP-2021-005 (MicroFab-Neuro) Microfabrication of a culture surface for therapeutic testing of neurones University of Malta €49,579
REP-2021-007 (DeepREL) Deep Reinforcement Learning for Large and Complex Systems University of Malta €49,974
REP-2021-008 (SEA2F) Investigating the Thermal Performance of Subsea Energy Storage Accumulators with a 2-Phase Fluid transition University of Malta €49,940
REP-2021-011 (ReCombiCML) Re-sensitisation of Imatinib-Resistant Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia using Combination Therapy University of Malta €49,811
REP-2021-012 (MetaBone) Metabolomics to identify novel biomarkers for Bone disease University of Malta €49,867
REP-2021-014 (RLH) Re-Live History Saint Martin’s Education Services Limited €46,792
REP-2021-016 (DIAMYLOID) An Anti-Amyloid Approach for Treating Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus University of Malta €49,998
REP-2021-021 (MolNET) Molecular switch underpinning Neuroendocrine Transdifferentiation in malignant neoplasms Mater Dei Hospital €49,533
REP-2021-027 (PIXBRUSH) Pixels Brushing Software Tools for Drones PIXAM Limited €50,000
REP-2021-033 (MAtics) Museum Analytics Sey Travel Limited €44,560


Projects Awarded 2020

Project Reference Title Beneficiaries Granted Amount ()
REP-2020-001 (ACTIPEP) Methodology for the production of active pharmaceutical peptides University of Malta €50,000
REP-2020-005 (BOB) BOundaries of the Brain: A data-driven assessment of functional boundaries in the cerebral cortex University of Malta €49,999
REP-2020-006 (CanEpiRisk) Cannabinoids in Epilepsy: A health risk, a new treatment in Absence Seizures, or both? University of Malta €49,972
REP-2020-009 (EDGE) Endemic De novo GEnomes University of Malta €48,950
REP-2020-011 (GeOM) Unravelling the Genetic determinants of Familial Osteoporosis in Malta University of Malta €49,996
REP-2020-013 (ISADD) Development of an Integrated Simulation and Assessment in Donning and Doffing for Healthcare Professionals Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology €38,977
REP-2020-017 (MISAM) Malta’s Introduction of Shared Autonomous Mobility University of Malta €49,982

This article was last updated on: October 20, 2023