MCST champions the National Research and Innovation Strategy, and the current Strategy takes us till 2020. We are therefore working on a new Strategy for post-2020, as well as a new Smart Specialisation Strategy and we are currently finalising the consultation phase. MCST relies on its stakeholder to contribute and design a bottom-up Strategy that takes into account the needs of academia, business, government and civil society.


Therefore, MCST would like to invite all interested stakeholders to discuss the potential future smart specialization areas of Malta. Anyone with research and innovation project ideas, be it academia, businesses, civil society, and government, should have their say on where Malta should invest its R&I funds in the next programming period. Join us by registering for one or more thematic sessions here:


The deadline for registration is 25th October 2019


We look forward to welcoming you at MCST to have an open discussion on these potential thematic sectors and identifying possible areas of focus!