BENEFITS FROM IPAS FUNDS – ELITE PROJECT GOT ERASMUS+ FUNDS

BENEFITS FROM IPAS FUNDS – ELITE PROJECT GOT ERASMUS+ FUNDS

The ELITE project brought together researchers from the University of Malta, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering with the Production Engineering Department at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Via a series of bilateral meetings, research visits, seminars, and development of teaching materials, researchers from either side greatly benefited from the transfer of knowledge and from the new collaborations which developed. This collaboration led to the submission and grant of an Erasmus+ KA2 project which extended the collaboration to another three European Universities and which will sustain and increase the internationalisation of Maltese research in Digital Manufacturing.

TDP 2019 CALL 2 OPEN

TDP 2019 CALL 2 OPEN

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 midnight on Monday 25th November 2019.

• 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 email on rtdi.mcst@gov.mt keeping stephen.i.borg@gov.mt and melchior.cini@gov.mt in copy.

TDP 2019 Call 2 Rules for Participation de minimis Option A

TDP 2019 Call 2 Rules for Participation non state aid Option B

TDP Proposal Application Form 2019 Call 2

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Expression of Interest – National STEM Careers Expo

Would you like to participate?

Do you employ operators, technicians or professionals in the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)? Would you like to participate in the National STEM Careers Expo?

On 21st-26th January 2020, the Malta Council for Science and Technology within the Parliamentary Secretariat for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, together with the University of Malta, the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology and the Ministry for Education and Employment will be organising the first National STEM Careers Expo at Esplora Interactive Science Centre.

During the National STEM Careers Expo, students attending late Primary (Years 4, 5 and 6) will have the opportunity to meet you, the professionals working within STEM fields, and engage in hands-on activities that will help them identify the skills and competencies needed for particular STEM-related jobs.

Private entities, NGOs, government bodies and other professionals wishing to participate in the STEM Careers Expo are kindly requested to submit an expression of interest, explaining their proposed interactive activities, to stemengagement.esplora@esplora.org.mt

Deadline for registration is 31st October 2019.

The Expo will be open from 9am to 3pm on weekdays and 10am to 6pm on weekends.

For more information, kindly call 2360 2157.

A participation fee of 50 euros will apply (waived for non-profit organisations).

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO PROVIDE SERVICE PROVISION UNDER THE FUSION PROGRAMME.

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO PROVIDE SERVICE PROVISION UNDER THE FUSION PROGRAMME.

This is a Call for Expression of Interest for the provision of advisory support to researchers and industry players in preparation for the commercialisation of their ideas within local and/or foreign markets, through the framework of the FUSION Commercialisation Voucher Programme and the Technology Development Programme.

This expression of interest is open to Service Providers specialising in the following areas:

• Stage 1: IP Check;

• Stage 2: Market Research and Product Development Costing (as a joint offering);

• Stage 3: Economic Impact and Risk Profile (as a joint offering); Applicants for Stage 2 must be able to provide services for Stage 3.

• Stage 4: Intellectual Property Registration;

• Stage 5: Business Plan; and

• Stage 6: Setting up of Investors Meetings

Interested parties should have a proven track record and will be expected to work under their own initiative and in dialogue with the Council.

Reimbursement to the beneficiary will only be granted when an official payment receipt and related documentation is presented to and approved by the Council.

Interested service providers are requested to submit their response and all relevant documentation in electronic format by not later than midnight on 18th November 2019 to voucher.mcst@gov.mt with “Calls for Expression of Interest for the Provision of Consultancy Services in [select preferred area(s)]” as a subject heading.

Downloads:

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO PROVIDE EVALUATION SERVICES UNDER THE FUSION PROGRAMME

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO PROVIDE EVALUATION SERVICES UNDER THE FUSION PROGRAMME

This is a Call for Expression of Interest for Evaluators to provide advisory support to the Malta Council for Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as the Council) in the systematic and objective assessment of submitted project proposals, stage reports and due diligence evaluations on both the Commercialisation Voucher Programme and Technology Development Programme.

The aim is to determine the relevance and fulfilment of objectives, suitability, effectiveness, impact and sustainability as per guidelines stipulated by the Council for both projects and stages.

This Call is open to Evaluators with expertise in any of the following areas:

Project Scientific Opinion:

Maritime;

Aquaculture;

Health;

High Value Added Manufacturing;

Resource Efficient Buildings;

ICT;

Aviation and Aerospace and

Tourism Product Development.

 

Stage Report Evaluations:

IP Check;

Market Research;

Product Development Costing;

Economic Impact Assessments;

Risk Profile and

Business Plan.

Due Diligence Evaluations: This includes but is not limited to: a check on the organization, a review on whether it is financially sound, a review of whether it has the capacity, capability and expertise to deliver and a check on its systems and processes to deliver.

Interested parties should have a proven track record and will be expected to work under their own initiative and in dialogue with the Council.

Interested applicants are to submit their application documents electronically to voucher.mcst@gov.mt with “Call for Evaluators in [select preferred area(s)]” as a subject heading. Interested Evaluators are requested to submit their response and all relevant documents by not later than midnight on 18th November 2019. If selected, the agreement shall run for a period of one year.

Download:

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PRIMA Consultation for socio-economic stakeholders

PRIMA Consultation for socio-economic stakeholders

PRIMA Consultation for socio-economic stakeholders

 

In the context of demand driven research and innovation, the PRIMA Foundation is launching a specialised consultation dedicated to socioeconomic stakeholders (SMEs, large enterprises, associations, NGOs etc.). The main objective of this consultation (in a questionnaire format) is to help identify the specific needs and expectations for the next PRIMA annual work plan AWP2021.

Please click on this link to access the questionnaire. It only takes 5 minutes to fill in the questionnaire.

Private Sector Engagement Event – 19th September 2019

Private Sector Engagement Event – 19th September 2019

The Malta Council for Science and Technology, the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry and Malta Enterprise would cordially like to invite business owners, business development managers, entrepreneurs and potential start-ups to an informal networking event to discuss how research and innovation can play a role in your daily operations and support your company growth.

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is currently drafting a new National Research and Innovation Strategy for post-2020. Your input will be crucial to ensure that the gaps and barriers in the research and innovation ecosystem are addressed. Discussions will focus on the private sector and how government can better support innovation and the transformation of industry in an ever-changing world.

To register for the event, please click on REGISTRATION FORM and submit by September 16th 2019. Places available are limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

 

 

Innovation procurement in Health Care workshop

Horizon 2020 programme is offering 34Mio EURO for innovation procurements in health and care (submission deadline for proposals is April 2020).

A workshop on innovation procurement in Health Care will be organised on 17 October 2019 in Brussels.

Participants of this workshop will learn more about upcoming funding opportunities and meet procurers from other countries.

The following upcoming calls will be discussed during the workshop:

  • Funding for Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) actions:
      • Digital health & care: 9 M€, deadline 22 April 2020  (see Topic DTH-14)
      • Integrated care: deadline 7 April 2020 (see Topic BHC-20A)
  • Funding for Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) actions:

If you are interested, please find more info and online registration.

Deadline for Horizon2020 SC1 (HEALTH) is fast approaching!

Do not miss the opportunity to be part of Horizon 2020 R&I program!

Next deadline for SC1 (HEALTH) is fast-approaching!

If you are interested in R&I funding for your health-related innovation, now is the time to apply.

Contact your National Contact Point in Malta for Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing if you need any help with submitting your application.

Here is the list of topics with the deadline on 24/09/2019:

Topic identifier Topic title Call sub-area Funding Scheme
SC1-BHC-08-2020 New interventions for Non-Communicable Diseases Innovative health and the care industry (Better Health and care, economic
growth and sustainable health systems)
RIA
SC1-BHC-24-2020 Healthcare interventions for the management of the elderly multimorbid patient Innovative health and the care systems – Integration of care (Better Health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems) RIA
SC1-BHC-29-2020 Innovative actions for improving urban health and wellbeing – addressing environment, climate and socioeconomic factors Decoding the role of the environment, including climate change, for health well-being (Better Health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems) RIA
SC1-DTH-13-2020 Implementation research for scaling up and transfer of innovative solutions involving digital tools for people-centred care Supporting the digital transformation in health and care RIA