Open Call


Fusion Technology Development Programme 2017 – Call 2

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is currently receiving project proposals under the FUSION Technology Development Programme.

The call closes at close of business hours on 13th November 2017 (CET).

This call provides financial support for research, development and innovation preferably within the SMART Specialisation Areas identified in Malta’s National Research and Innovation Strategy 2020. The focus is on innovative research, knowledge transfer and establishing collaborations between (1) Public Entities and (2) Industry with the intention of commercialising the technology developed.

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

One-to-one guidance sessions will be held, upon request, at the Malta Council for Science and Technology, Villa Bighi, Kalkara until 20th October 2017. Interested attendees are kindly asked to pre-book a one hour slot by sending an email to mark.c.farrugia@gov.mt.

Further information can be obtained by calling 23602132 or by email on rtdi.mcst@gov.mt keeping maria.b.dimech@gov.mt in copy.

 

 

TDP 2017 Call 2 Rules for Participation v 2.0

FUSION TDP Application Form 2017 call 2 v2.0

TDP Budget Section (to aid section 7)

Previous Calls

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to announce that it is currently receiving project proposals under the FUSION Technology Development Programme. The call closes at noon on 19th April 2017 (CET).

This Call provides financial support for research, development and innovation preferably within the SMART Specialisation Areas identified in Malta’s National Research and Innovation Strategy 2020. The focus is on innovative research, knowledge transfer and establishing collaborations between (1) Public Entities and (2) Industry with the intention of commercialising the technology developed.

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

One-to-one guidance sessions will be held, upon request, at the Malta Council for Science and Technology, Villa Bighi, Kalkara on the 17th  and 20th March from 9 am onwards. Interested attendees are kindly asked to pre-book a one hour slot by sending an email to mark.c.farrugia@gov.mt by noon on 13th March 2017.

Further information can be obtained by calling 23602132 or by email on rtdi.mcst@gov.mt keeping maria.b.dimech@gov.mt in copy.

 

Downloads: 

Rules for Participation 2017

TDP Budget Section (to aid section 7)

FUSION TDP Application Form 2017 v1.0

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to inform the general public that it is currently receiving project proposals under the FUSION Technology Development Programme. The call closes at noon on 7th Nov 2016 (CET).

This Call provides financial support for research, development and innovation preferably within the SMART Specialisation Areas identified in Malta’s National Research and Innovation Strategy 2020. The focus is on innovative research, knowledge transfer and establishing collaborations between (1) Public Entities and (2) Industry with the intention of commercialising the technology developed.

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

An information session will also be held at the Malta Council for Science and Technology, Villa Bighi, Kalkara on the 7th October 2016 from 10 a.m. until noon (CET). Kindly inform us of your attendance by sending an email to mark.c.farrugia@gov.mt by noon on 4th October 2016.

Further information can be obtained by calling on 23602132 or by email on rtdi.mcst@gov.mt keeping maria.b.dimech@gov.mt in copy.

Downloads:

FUSION TDP Application Form 2016 v2.0

Revised TDP Budget Section

TDP 2016 Rules for Participation v 2.0

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to inform the general public that it is currently receiving project proposals under the FUSION Technology Development Programme. The call closes at noon on 25th April 2016 (CET).

This Call provides financial support for research, development and innovation preferably within the SMART Specialisation Areas identified in Malta’s National Research and Innovation Strategy 2020. The focus is on innovative research, knowledge transfer and establishing collaborations between (1) Public Entities and (2) Industry with the intention of commercialising the technology developed.

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

Further information can be obtained by calling on 23602132 or by email onrtdi.mcst@gov.mt keeping maria.b.dimech@gov.mt in copy.

 

Announcement One: Clarification on the Permissible Number of Hours for Existing Employees.

Reference is made to ‘Rules for Participation 2016’, page 23, section 10 heading ‘Eligible Costs’, subheading ‘Personnel Costs’. 

The sentence ‘The permissible number of hours funded by this Programme is not to exceed an average of 10 hours per week per existing employee, as part of their normal working hours’, should read: ‘The permissible number of hours funded by this Programme is not to exceed an average of 10 hours per week per existing employee, as part of their normal working hours, unless they are employed as full-time researchers.’ 

 

Announcement Two: Clarification on the Final Financial Audit.

Reference is made to ‘Rules for Participation 2016’, page 33, section 14.3 heading ‘Final Financial Audit’, paragraph one.

The sentence ‘The Final Financial Report needs to be audited by a certified auditor appointed by the Lead Partner and approved by the Council once submitted’, should read: ‘The Final Financial Report needs to be audited by certified auditors appointed by each of the partners where each auditor is responsible for the financial audit of the relevant partner and approved by the Council once submitted.’

 

Announcement Three: Clarification re additional documentation to be submitted with the FUSION TDP Application Form.

Interested parties are duly notified that in addition to submitting the aforementioned document, they are also to submit Appendices 1 and 2 with their application form. Failure to do so would result in an incomplete submission.

Downloads:

FUSION TDP Application Form 2016

Appendices 1 and 2Revised

TDP Budget Section

Technology Development Programme 2016 – Rules for participation

The Malta Council for Science and Technology would like to inform the general public that it is currently receiving project proposals under the FUSION Technology Development Programme. The call closes at noon on 2nd November 2015 (CET).

This Call provides financial support for research, development and innovation preferably within the SMART Specialisation Areas identified in Malta’s National Research and Innovation Strategy 2020. The focus is on innovative research, knowledge transfer and establishing collaborations between (1) Public Entities and (2) Industry with the intention of commercialising the technology developed.

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

Further information can be obtained by calling on 23602131, 23602172 or 2360 2115 or by email onrtdi.mcst@gov.mt

 

Announcement One: Clarification on End of Stage Reporting Periods

Article 9.4.1, paragraph eighteen, in the Rules for Participation, should read as follows: The reports are to include sufficient evidence on the achievement of the project objectives as well as the parameters indicated in the application and should be provided in accordance with the templates presented to the Coordinator by the Council. The Technical Stage Report must be submitted prior to the termination of the Stage within which it is due. The Financial Stage Report must be submitted within one month from the completion date of each stage.

Article 14.2, paragraph six and seven, in the Rules for Participation, should read as follows: The Project Coordinator will be required to submit a Technical Stage Report at the end of each stage and, within one month, a Financial Stage Report. The latter should contain details of actual expenditure over the past stage, together with an updated forecast of projected expenditure for the following stage. Such details must be broken down for each Project Partner.

 

Announcement Two: Clarification on the Subcontracting of Project Management

Article 10.2, paragraph two, in the Rules for Participation, should read as follows

Subcontracted Activity means any activity related to the project, (including but not limited to consultancy), which is not carried out directly by a Partner or its employees, but is carried out by any third party (local or foreign) individual, company, partnership or entity, under whatsoever terms and conditions.

 

Announcement Three: Clarification of Terminology

Interested parties are duly notified that any reference to the total Project Budget, the Project Value or theValue of the Grant within the Rules for Participation, all refer to the entire Project Budget including any co-financing (25%) for industrial partners.

 

Announcement Four: Dissemination

Interested parties are duly notified that any local dissemination costs should be captured under the section “Other”.

 

Announcement Five: Clarification on Quotations for Purchases and Newspaper Advert

Article 10.3, bullet point two, in the Rules for Participation, should read as follows:

Partners are required to obtain three quotations from potential suppliers in the event of purchases of a value above two thousand and five hundred Euro (€2500).

 – In the case of public entities, a call for quotations or tender process, as applicable, should be issued for purchases above €2500.

– In the case of industrial players (industry), a newspaper advert in a Sunday newspaper, in addition to the three quotations should be sought for purchases above €2500. (minimum size of advert: 2 columns by 8 cm)

Downloads:

Technology Development Programme 2015 – Rules for Participation

3 Activity Guidelines

Technology Development Programme 2016 – Rules for participation

The Technology Development Programme will build on the scientific opinion and the outcomes of the first five feasibility studies covered by the Commercialisation Voucher Programme, namely, IP Check, Market Research, Product Development Costing, Economic Impact and Risk Profile. This requirement would ensure that the project proposal is indeed dealing with something new or an improvement of something which is already in existence. In addition it will also provide the extent to which the idea has the potential of being commercialisable and make it to the market.

 

The Technology Development Programme, which is managed and administered by the Council shall provide financial support for research, development and innovation in the field of science and technology.  The focus shall be on Research and Innovation, Knowledge Transfer and collaboration between (1) Academia and (2) Industry with the intent of commercialising the technology developed.

 

Selection and funding of projects under this programme shall be on a competitive basis. In order to proceed through the Technology Development Programme, the applicant needs to show that the project proposal has made it through the evaluation of the first five activities covered by the Commercialisation Voucher Programme, namely, IP Check, Market Research, Product Development Costing, Economic Impact and Risk Profile.

 

The Council shall then evaluate the application for the Technology Development Programme in accordance with the procedures and criteria laid down in this document.

 

Programme funding for successful project submissions will be on the basis of a periodic cash advance, and will be regulated through a contractual agreement establishing the terms and conditions governing the financing of the project.

 

Funding under this Programme is made available on the basis that a Partner does not benefit from any other grant or financial incentive in respect of the expenses related to execution of the project.

 

Preference will given to project proposals which are in line with the Smart Specialisation Areas as outlined in the National Research and Innovation Strategy 2020. However, a degree of flexibility is to be retained and submissions for funding outside these areas may also be considered at a lower priority.

 

The Application must be dated, signed and initialised (stamped or signed) on each page by the Lead Partner’s legal representative. Additionally, the legal representative of each participating organisation within the consortium must sign off on the application and enter the date of signature in pen (not electronically).

 

Application Forms need to be sent electronically to technologydevelopment.mcst@gov.mt, keepinglaurasue.armeni@gov.mt in copy, with “Technology Development Programme Application Submission” as a subject.

 

It should be noted that emails larger than 6MB shall be automatically rejected by the system.

 

All received applications shall be acknowledged by email.

 

For full and binding details please download and carefully read the Commercialisation Voucher Rules for Participation.

 

Contact email: laurasue.armeni@gov.mt

 

Announcement One: Clarification on Contact Details in the Rules for Participation

Article 1.4 entitled Contacts in the Rules for Participation should read: Correspondence should be directed to:

Ms. Laura Sue Armeni

Research and Innovation Programmes Specialist

The Malta Council for Science & Technology

Villa Bighi, Bighi,

Kalkara KKR 1320

Email: laurasue.armeni@gov.mt or technologydevelopment.mcst@gov.mt

Tel: +356 2360 2172

 

 

Announcement Two: Clarification on the Submission of Applications.

Article 3.1 paragraph five, in the Rules for Participation, should read as follows: Application Forms need to be sent electronically to technologydevelopment.mcst@gov.mt, keeping laurasue.armeni@gov.mt in copy with “Technology Development Programme Application Submission” as a subject.

 

Announcement Three: Clarification on The Application Process

Article 3.2 paragraph one, in the Rules for Participation, should read as follows: This Call closes on the 15 of March 2015. The selection and funding of proposals under this Programme shall be on a competitive basis. In addition, the applicant needs to have first completed the first three stages of the Commercialisation Voucher Programme.

 

Announcement Four:

Article 3.4.5, paragraph 15 from Rules for Participation, heading Subcontracted Activities (max 25% of project value) should read as follows:

Subcontracted Activity means any activity related to the project, (including but not limited to consultancy), which is not carried out directly by a Partner or its employees, but is carried out by any third party individual, company, partnership or entity, under whatsoever terms and conditions. Project management of the project cannot be subcontracted.

 

Announcement Five:

Article 3.4.6, paragraph 15 from Rules for Participation, heading Eligible Indirect Cost should read as follows:

Overheads will be covered at 10% of direct eligible costs, excluding the costs of (1) subcontracting and (2) items of equipment and consumables. All expenses related to “End of project financial Audit” should be covered from the Indirect Cost budget.

 

Downloads

FUSION R&I Technology Development Programme 2014 – 2020 Application Form

Rules for Participation

National R&I Programme 2013

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) provides state financing in the form of grants for research, development and innovation in science and technology through the National Research and Innovation Programme (R&I).

The R&I Programme was launched for the first time in 2004 followed by others in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.  The 2013 programme is the seventh instance of the programme and was launched on 30th January 2013.Government allocated €1.6M for the 2013 Call.

 

Three information sessions were held: on Friday 1st February, on Wednesday 6th February and one additional info session was held on 14th February 2013.

An article entitled “Technology transfers – a call for project proposals” was published in The Times of Malta on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

 

In addition to this, as with previous programmes, prospective project coordinators were invited to discuss their ideas with MCST prior to submitting their proposal.

The focus of 2013 R&I programme was Applied Research and Technology Transfer between academia and industry with specific focus on the priority sectors identified in the National R&I Strategy namely Environment & Energy Resources, ICT, Added-value Manufacturing and Health and Biotechnology. Sub-priority sectors include Offshore Solar Technology and Limestone Science & Technology.

The submission and evaluation were split into two stages: the first stage requested interested parties to submit a preliminary proposal. Following evaluation, these proposals were short listed to a final evaluation stage requiring proposers to submit a detailed proposal.

 

The following table summarises the selection stages:

 

Qty

Requested Budget

Submitted Proposals

42

€ 6.9M

Total Shortlisted Proposals

17

€ 2.8M

Total Funded Proposals

8

€ 1.4M

 

Changes to the Rules of Participation

 

Section 3.6.3 Mandatory Deliverables

The project’s list of deliverables should include a Feasibility Check as a Deliverable 1.

Only the projects that pass Feasibility Report evaluation are accepted for the full financing. Feasibility Study should be performed according to the Feasibility Study Guidelines and should include the following reports: IP Check, Market Research and Product Development costing.

Please note that the Rules for Participation have been updated 

Clarifications in the 2013 Rules for Participation v1.1 published 18 February 2013

Section 3.6.5

– Researchers, operators and students engaged specifically for the project fall outside the 20% limit on personnel costs;

– Subcontracting activities fall outside the 20% limit on personnel costs;

– Project management cannot be subcontracted;

– End of project financial audits can be subcontracted.

Section 3.6.7(b) Recoverable VAT is an ineligible cost.

 

Please note that the Dummy Budget has been updated (20 February 2013)

 

Downloads:

Report on Final Selection

List of 2013 Short listed Proposals

R&I 2013 Programme Timeframes

GUIDELINES FOR STAGE REPORTS SUBMITTED TO THE NATIONAL R&I PROGRAMME

National 2013 R&I Programme Launch Session

MCST Brand Book

RTDI:R&I Programmes Project Summary Report

RTDI:R&I Programmes Project Summary Report

ri 2013 lightapp v1.1

The Malta Council for Science and Technology provides state financing in the form of grants for research, development and innovation in science and technology through the National R&I Programme.

The Council is currently accepting project proposals for the National R&I Programme 2012. The focus of the programme is technology transfer between academia and industry with specific focus on the four priority sectors identified in the National R&I Strategy namely Environment & Energy Resources, ICT, Value-Added Manufacturing and Health & Biotechnology.

Project proposals submitted through this call should typically have a duration of between one and three years. However, projects with different timeframes may be considered at the discretion of the Council. The Council is looking to fund projects of between €50,000 and €200,000.

The submission and evaluation will be split into two stages: The first stage requests interested parties to submit a preliminary proposal. Following evaluation, these proposals will be short listed to a final evaluation stage requiring applicants to submit a detailed proposal.

An information session was held at noon on Tuesday 6th December 2011 at Villa Bighi, Kalkara.

An additional information session was held at 09:00 on Wednesday 14th December 2011 at Villa Bighi, Kalkara.

Changes in the Rules of Participation (Updated)

There have been minor changes to the rules for participation with respect to the R&I Programme 2011. The following is a list of changes that have been affected. Section numbers have been updated (18/01/2012) to reflect Rules for Participation Sections. No changes have been effected to the Rules for Participation.

Section 1.7 Definitions

Definition of Academia: Academia is defined as an entity included but not limited to a higher education entity or a research institute, whether as a whole body or as a component unit or department within such body, whose primary goal is to conduct Research and Development and to disseminate research results and other knowledge by way of teaching, publication or Knowledge Transfer, the surplus / profits of which entity are reinvested in these activities, the dissemination of their results or teaching; and which entity is structured in such a manner that undertakings that can exert influence upon such an entity, in the quality of, for example, shareholders or members, shall enjoy no preferential access to the research capacities of such an entity or to the research results generated by it.
Provided that the higher education entity must be in possession of a license for Higher Education according to Article 8(3) of the Act of Education, Chapter 327 of the Laws of Malta. This does not include the license for a tuition centre.
Provided further that the University of Malta and the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology are deemed a priori as Academia in terms of the above and any Academic Institution shall be construed accordingly.

Definition of Industrial Entity: An Industrial Entity is defined as a legal entity, included but not limited to, a privately owned company or commercial enterprise the objects and activities of which include the output of a specified product and service. In addition to research and innovation contributions and knowledge transfer, the entity may contribute to the consortium by developing, testing, commercialising or using such a product or service.
Provided that a public sector entity or a registered NGO is considered as forming part of this definition.

Section 2.3 Sub-Priority Sections 

From time to time, further focus within the abovementioned four Priority Sectors is sought, and on such occasions, funds for the financing of one project (up to €200,000) may be earmarked for applications in the requested sub-priority area. While proposals falling under this sub-priority area will not necessarily compete with the rest of the proposal submissions, they will still need to go through the evaluation process and the criteria identified in Section 3.7 of the Rules for Participation in order to meet the quality standards.

For this edition of the R&I Programme, Government is earmarking funding for a proposal in Offshore Solar Technology as a sub-priority sector of Energy and Environment.

Section 2.6 Conflict with the Aim of the Programme 

The participation of individuals in a Consortium must not be of such nature as to create conflicts with the fundamentals of Knowledge Transfer, which is one for the foremost aims of the R&I Programme 2012. Accordingly, no person involved in any manner, with one Participant, may be involved, in any manner with another Participant within the same Consortium. For the purposes of this paragraph, a “person involved in any manner with a Participant” shall mean, but is not limited to: an officer, employee, manager, head of department, executive director, company secretary or shareholder of a Participant as well as a spouse, life partner or family member of any person so involved with a Participant.

Section 3.6.3 Mandatory Deliverables

The project plan must give details of certain activities which are requested by the Council. These should be included as deliverables in the project proposal and include:

  1. A financial feasibility check for the commercialisation of the project results as a deliverable of the project;
  2. A showcase of the project to the general public by the Consortium through:
  • http://www.mcst.gov.mt/sites/all/themes/mcst/images/PostBullets.png); The publication of two articles per year in local newspapers or magazines. These should not contain intellectual property but should raise awareness about the project and its benefits.
  • http://www.mcst.gov.mt/sites/all/themes/mcst/images/PostBullets.png); The organisation of at least one half-day event to be held at the Council’s premises or as otherwise directed by the Council.

Section 3.6.4 Eligible Direct Costs

A cap has been placed on the Council’s contribution to salaries of personnel employed. These are detailed in the rules for participation.

Section 3.6.7 Funding Distribution between Participants

Programme funding for a Maltese Public Body, or group thereof, shall be limited to 30% of the value of the project grant. 

Section 4.2 Start Date

The project will start on a pre-determined date as per the Programme timeline. For the 2012 edition of the Programme, the Start Date for all projects will be Monday 01 October 2012. If the project is seasonal or time sensitive and there is a requirement to start on a different date, a different start date may be negotiated and agreed to.

In view of the particular nature of the Grant Agreement, the said agreement will not be signed simultaneously by all parties but will be signed by all the parties separately. Each party will signify the date of signing and the Grant Agreement will come into force on the date on which the final signature is made thereon (hereinafter the “Agreement Date”).

The Council will endeavour to transfer the first tranche of funding to the Project Coordinator’s Project account as soon as possible after the Agreement Date, as described in the Grant Agreement. Between the Agreement Date and the Start Date, the Consortium should ensure that all activities required for a smooth project start are completed. These may include but not limited to:

• obtaining quotations for procurement purposes;
• issuing a human resources call;
• opening a bank account and depositing the first tranche;
• possibility of carrying out an IP check with the Intellectual Property Office.
To be eligible for funding, all expenses must be incurred between the Start Date and the End Date of the Project.

Update to the R&I Programme 2012 – Rules for Participation

The Rules for Participation for the R&I Programme 2012 have been slightly updated as follows:

Version Number Comments / Changes

Section

Page

1.0

Publication Version

N/A

N/A

1.1

Added Version Control Section

N/A

i

Changed Title from ‘Project Submission’ to ’Project Proposal Submission’

3.2

08

Added sub-section  3.2.1 ‘Submitting the Proposal Form’

3.2.1

09

Changed location link for updated Detailed Project Proposal Form

3.4

09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above changes are a clarification on the Project Proposal Submission process and do not effect the timeframes of delivery of proposals, which remain unchanged. Any queries about the R&I Programme 2012 should be directed through rtdi.mcst@gov.mt.

Important Notice

As announced during the presentations the following need to be taken into consideration when submitting the Proposal Forms.

Submitting the Proposal Form:
Both Proposal forms must be initialised (stamped or signed) on each page by the Coordinating Organisation’s legal representative.

Signing off Proposal Form: 
The legal representative of each member of the consortium must sign off on the application and enter the date of signature in pen (not electronically).

Proposal Forms need to be sent electronically to rtdi.mcst@gov.mt with “R&I 2012 Preliminary Proposal Submission” or “R&I 2012 Detailed Proposal Submission”  as a subject accordingly by the stipulated deadlines.

Submissions shall consist of ONE email containing:

1. One single file in Ms Word (.doc) format
2. One single file in Portable Document Format (.pdf)
3. The .pdf file must include a scanned signed copy (including date) of the Participant Details Section for each participant.

Emails larger than 6MB shall be automatically rejected by the system. All received proposals shall be acknowledged by email.

Updated News

Clarification on Feasibility Check

R&I Project Proposals will have a high potential for Commercialisation. What is meant by a Financial Feasibility check is high-level report containing business prospects and financial calculations showing whether and how the proposal has a competitive advantage if placed in the market. An identification of the target market and the advantages in relation to performance and costs should also be included.

Downloads: 

List of Selected Proposals

List of Shortlisted Proposals

Report on Preliminary Proposal Submissions

Timeframes

Government allocated €1.1M for the R&I Programme to provide grants for research, development and innovation in science and technology. The focus of the programme is knowledge transfer between academia and industry with specific focus on the four priority sectors identified in the National R&I Strategy, namely; Environment & Energy Resources, ICT, Value-Added Manufacturing and Health & Biotechnology.

Project proposals submitted through this call typically last between one and three years. The Council was looking to fund projects of between €50,000 and €200,000.

The submission and evaluation was split into two stages. The first stage requested interested parties to submit a preliminary proposal. Following evaluation, these proposals were short listed to a final evaluation stage requiring proposers to submit a detailed proposal.

 

Apply Online

Final Project Proposal Submissions were sent electronically to rtdi.mcst@gov.mt with “R&I 2011 Detailed Proposal Submission” as a subject by noon of Thursday 7th April 2011.

Submissions consisted of ONE email containing:

1. One single file in Ms Word (.doc) format
2. One single file in Portable Document Format (.pdf)
3. The .pdf file must include a scanned signed copy (including date) of the Participant Details Section for each participant.

Emails larger than 6MB were automatically rejected by the system. All received proposals were acknowledged by email.

 

Downloads: 

Report on Selected Proposals

Report on Short Listed Proposals

Statistics

Timeframes

Government allocated the sum of €700,000 for the 2010 edition of the National R&I Programme. The key aim of the programme was to provide grants for research, development and innovation in science and technology. The focus was on knowledge transfer between academia and industry with specific focus on the four priority sectors; Environment & Energy Resources, ICT, Value-Added Manufacturing and Health & Biotechnology.

Project proposals submitted through this call were between one and three years long and funded between €50,000 and €200,000 per project. The submission and evaluation were split into two stages.

 

Downloads:

Report on Final Selection

Report on Preliminary Proposals Submissions

R&I 2010 Programme timeframes

Preliminary Project Proposal Form

Rules for Participation

R&I Programme 2010 Detailed Project Proposal Form

Report on Selected Proposals

The focus of the R&I Programme 2009 shall be on technology transfer and collaboration between academia and industry. Selection and funding of projects under this programme shall be on a competitive basis. Priority shall be given to proposals targeting one or more of the four priority sectors identified in the National R&I Strategy.

Errata Corrige – Changes in the Rules of Participation (21/08/2009)

There have been minor changes to the rules of participation of the R&I Programme 2009. The following is a list of changes that have been affected:

Sections 01.5, 02.3, 02.4

Programme Scope and Focus extended to include public sector entities.

Section 02.11 

Funding Restrictions Funding: limit of 66% for a Participant or Category of Participants has been duly corrected to read 75% as indicated in the presentation during the information session.

Subcontracting: In cases where the proposed subcontracting component exceeds the limit of 25%, the Project Coordinator must provide adequate justification for such subcontracting.

Presentation given at Information Session, click here.

Submissions of Proposals

Project proposal submissions were sent electronically to rtdi.mcst@gov.mt with “R&I 2009 Proposal Submission” as a subject by 17:00 of Friday 11th September 2009.

Submissions included:

  1. One single file in Ms Word (.doc) format
  2. One single file in Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  3. The .pdf file included a scanned signed copy of the Participant Details Section for each participant.

 

Report on Preliminary Proposals

A total of 17 proposals were submitted, ranging across all scientific fields requesting a total budget of € 1.58 million. The proposals were classified into four priority sectors namely: ICT (1 proposal), Environment and Energy (9 proposals), Health and Biotech (3 proposals) and Manufacturing (2 proposals). Out of 17 proposals, a total of 8 proposals from across all priority sectors have been short listed requesting a total budget of € 792K.

Summary of Preliminary Proposals

Qty

Requested

Submitted Proposals

17

€ 1,580,000

Total Shortlisted Proposals

08

€ 792,000

Total Budget Available

€ 300,000

 

Submitted Proposals – breakdown by Sector

Qty

Percentage of Total

ICT

01

6.0 %

Environment / Energy

09

53.0 %

Manufacturing

02

12.0 %

Health and Biotech

03

18.0 %

Other

02

12.0 %

 

Downloads: 

R&I 2009 Programme Timeframes

Report on Short Listed Proposals

Report on Final Selection

The R&I Programme 2008 is a funding programme for research and innovation projects in the fields of science and technology. It shall provide financial support for research, development and innovation in the field of science and technology.

 

Downloads

R&I 2008 Programme Timeframes

Report on Preliminary Proposals

Report on Short Listed Proposals

Selected Projects in 2008

The official call for preliminary proposals of the R&I Programme 2006 was open from 25th August till 26th September. The evaluation was split into two stages: The first stage requested proposers to submit a preliminary proposal for evaluation. These proposals were shortlisted to a final evaluation stage requiring proposers to submit a detailed proposal.

Downloads

Report on Preliminary Proposals

Report on Short Listed Proposals

Selected Projects in 2006

R&I 2006 Programme Timeframes