MCST and MOST launch annual Calls for funding to support bilateral R&I projects between Maltese and Chinese researchers. Each Call focuses on different thematic areas depending on the level of interest for collaboration between the two parties and ensuring alignment with Malta’s current needs and identified RIS3 priorities.
The 2019 Call had focused on providing support to the marine / maritime and transport sectors. Owing to the level of interest received in the 2019 Call, the 2020 Call again supported the sectors of marine / maritime and transport. The 2020 Call also saw the addition of the Digital Technologies sector.
For the 2021 Call, the Digital Technologies sector was retained, while two new sectors were introduced: Health Innovations and Green Transitions. For the 2022 Call, the same sectors were supported.
The 2023 Call follows a one-stage submission process and the topics and subtopics supported are:
- Health, with a focus on:
- Cellular therapy,
- Drug development,
- Traditional Chinese Medicine,
- Digital tools to support healthcare.
- Green and Blue Economy Transitions, with a focus on:
- Renewable energy,
- Sustainable mobility,
- Smart manufacturing,
- Marine and Maritime technologies.
- Digital technologies,
- Digital technologies may remain general as a theme,
- Digital technologies as a cross-cutting theme may be equally supported.
|Call Launch||Q2 (April/May)|
|Consortium Eligibility||At least one Malta-based entity and one China-based entity|
|Project Duration||24 Months (Max.)|
|MCST allocated Budget||€600,000|
This article was last updated on: April 24, 2023