The R&I FUSION Programme

FUSION is a national funding programme that drives and supports local Research and Innovation (R&I), as well as providing the necessary support for researchers and technologists to turn their innovative ideas into a market-ready reality. FUSION is supported through Malta Government funds and is managed by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) as the Managing Authority. The main objectives of FUSION are:

  • To raise the level and profile of locally funded research
  • To ingrain R&I at the heart of the Maltese economy
  • To spur knowledge-driven and value-added growth
  • To sustain improvements in the quality of life

These can be achieved since research results and innovation have the potential of translating themselves into commercial activities which generate a multiplier effect on the economy, by increasing Malta’s competitiveness through the creation of additional high-value and knowledge intensive employment opportunities in Malta’s priority industries.   FUSION is a portfolio of various programmes:

These programmes have been designed with the aim of offering the necessary mentoring and financial support for researchers and technologists to develop their ideas to the betterment of society.

This article was last updated on: March 1, 2024