Brief Summary

 

Option A: aims to foster mutually beneficial international relationships between local R&I-performing academic or private entities and foreign counterparts.

 

Option B: opportunities for Maltese entities intending to submit a Horizon 2020 (H2020) proposal as the coordinator of a consortium to engage a service provider (local or foreign) who will be supporting the applicant through proposal writing and submission.

 

Focus areas

 

Option A:

 

•  the development of joint teaching curricula for Masters or PhD students.

 

•  placements for local researchers in foreign institutions for the purposes of furthering research & innovation collaboration.

 

• the arrangement of strategic and targeted visits by local academics/researchers and representatives of private entities to foreign institutions to participate in research & innovation activities of an exploratory and developmental nature.

 

•  the organisation of seminars or workshops on a research and innovation area in Malta that would benefit from the participation of foreign experts.

 

• the development of transnational research & innovation proposals for submission to third party-funders, e.g. H2020, etc.

 

Option B:

 

• develop and submit an H2020 proposal, as the coordinator of a consortium, to any part of the programme open to Maltese registered legal entities, by engaging the services of proposal writer/s or consulting services of proven track record in proposal writing in H2020

 

Eligible entities

 

Maltese Public and Industrial Entities

 

Participation criteria

 

Option A

 

•  Consortium of at least one Maltese R&I Entity and one International R&I Entity.

 

• The amount of the Pre-financing Award available to any one successful Applicant is capped at €5000.

 

• Eligible costs include flights for travel and travel insurance, subsistence allowance, venue hosting and catering strictly related to meetings, workshops and seminars hosted locally and information and promotional material.

 

Option B:

 

• The amount of the award available to any one successful Applicant is capped at €5000. MCST will provide 100% reimbursement upon confirmation of proposal submission and confirmation of invoice and receipt by beneficiary

 

• The eligible costs are proposal writer/s or consulting services fees.

 

Budget

 

Option A:

 

€40,000 per year

 

Option B:

 

€50,000 per year

 

Timelines

 

One call per year, usually opened in Q2• IPAS operates under De Minimis Aid.