Events

Join the Malta Council for Science and Technology on Friday 27th September at St. George's Square, Valletta, from 6:00PM onwards. Interactive scientific activities and shows for all ages, lots of prizes to be won during an evening which is envisaged to be pretty unforgetable!

 

MCST schedule of activities:

 

TIMEEVENTBY
18:30Face PaintingCoral Murray
18:45Talk for Kids on The CosmosLeonard Ellul-Mercer
19:15Talk for Kids on Creepy CrawliesMark Mifsud
19:45Kids Quiz 
20:151st Science ShowMore or Less Theater
20:30Face PaintingCoral Murray
20:452nd Science ShowMore or Less Theater
21:00Fountains Dance ShowYADA Dance Company
21:15Face PaintingCoral Murray
21:303rd Science ShowMore or Less Theater
21:45Face PaintingCoral Murray
10:004th Science ShowMore or Less Theater
10:15Refreshments 
10:30Talk on Health & Well BeingDr Stephanie Bezzina Wettinger
11:00Talk for Adults on Home Energy SavingsIng Joe Cilia

 

COST-CMST Information Day

University of Malta Students House
Wednesday 2nd March 2011
9.30am to 11.30am
 

On behalf of the COST Office, its Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies (CMST) Scientific Domain, the Malta Council for Science and Technology and the Department of Chemistry of the University of Malta, we are pleased to invite you to the COST-CMST Information Day which is being organized at the University of Malta Students House on Wednesday 2nd March 2011 between 9.30am and 11.30am.

This Information Day will provide you with the information about how you can participate in COST and benefit from the COST programme. It will include presentations about the COST programme, its scope and funding mechanisms, on how COST can help and support academics, scientists working in industry and early-stage researchers. In addition, the current Actions (projects) that you could join within the Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies Domain will be presented. You will also be able to meet the representative from the COST Office CMST Domain, the Chair of the CMST Domain Committee, the local representatives and the current Maltese participants in CMST COST Actions who will answer any questions you may have.

Actions supported so far by the CMST Domain range from those related to Culture and Heritage Conservation and the Actions related to Biochemistry and Medical Applications. In Malta COST is represented by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST). Further information is available on www.cost.eu

Participation for this meeting is free of charge, but it would be useful if you pre-register using the link below.

For further information please contact Dr. Janet Mifsud who is the National Coordinator of the COST programme on behalf of MCST, or Prof. Joseph N. Grima  who is the DC member of CMST COST domain.

The Program can be downloaded from here.

The National Student Travel Foundation (NSTF) Malta has over the past years developed a Science Programme together with the Malta Chamber of Scientists and the Malta Council of Science and Technology to increase the interest of students in Science and Technology and encourage them take up careers in science.  The peak of all these programmes is the NSTF Science Week, this year being organised in collaboration with MCST at Villa Bighi between the 3rd and 10th April.  Students from MCAST, Junior College and St. Aloysius Sixth Form participating in the National Contest for Young Scientists will be looking forward to represent Malta at the EU Contest for Young Scientists in Helsinki and the Expo Science International in Slovakia. Thirteen State, Church and Independent Secondary School students participating in the School Contest for Young Scientists will also be exhibiting their scientific and technological projects. Students with the winning project will then go on represent Malta at the Belgian Science Expo. The number of schools at this level has increased over the past few years and we are proud that more state and in particular girls’ schools are involved this year. It might be worth mentioning that the winner of the NSTF Contest for Young Scientists 2009, Philip Cardona went on to win 2nd Prize at the EU Contest for Young Scientists held in Paris with his project “Cappuccino Logo Printer”. There were 87 winning projects from national competitions from 38 countries across Europe – as well as Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the USA.  Schools are invited to visit throughout the week. Students from the MCAST Institute of Art and Design are coordinating various interactive workshops for students as part of the Little Scientists Village. Further to their European Action on Drugs commitment, the Maltese Medical Student Association (MMSA) will be running interactive seminars to raise the awareness of teenagers on the risks of substance abuse. Science Students' Society (S-cubed) and the International Ocean Institute (IOI) Malta will also be giving presentations.  Smart Light Systems, proud sponsors of the NSTF School Contest for Young Scientists will also be giving a presentation about the future of energy saving lighting and their innovative contributions in this field. The general public is invited to visit and experience the students’ enthusiasm about their own projects and share their ideas on Saturday 9th April between 3:00pm and 6:00pm at Villa Bighi, Kalkara. NSTF would like to thank all those entities without whose help such an initiative would not be possible, namely the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST), the Malta Chamber of Scientists, Smart Light Systems Ltd, Agenda Bookshop, V. & F. Portelli & Sons Ltd, MCAST Institute for Art and Design, the Maltese Medical Student Association, the Science Students’ Society, the International Ocean Institute Malta and NSTS Student and Youth Travel.

Information Session on Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

Tuesday, 12th April 2011

14:15 – 16:30
University of Malta

Are you a post-doc or have you been working as a researcher for at least 4 years? Would you like to expand your research experience with a stay in a foreign host institution? Are you ready for a new challenge and an international career? Are you keen to learn new research skills and approaches? Do you want to broaden your network and mature as an independent researcher? 

Then the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships are right for you.  

The People programme, better known as Marie Curie fellowships, provides funding for individual researchers, allowing them to diversify and broaden their scientific knowledge and skills. These are mobility fellowships, meaning you must move to a different country. 

The aim of this information session is to explain the possibilities and participation modalities of these fellowships.  

Ms. Daphne van de Sande, National Contact Point for the People programme from Innovation/ Internationaal Innoveren in the Netherlands will deliver the main presentation. You will also be able to ask questions to the National Contact Points for these programmes and hear the personal story of a successful candidate. A fellowship evaluator will also be sharing tips for her evaluation experiences.    

The call for individual Marie Curie-fellowships has been published on 16 March 2011, and the closing date is on 11 August 2011.  Who should attend this information session? 

  • Individual researchers who have (or almost) completed their PhD or have at least 4 years of full-time research experience after graduation;
  • Universities, research organisations or companies who want to hire foreign researchers for a period of research training/ knowledge transfer, or who want more information to pass on to the researchers of their own organisation.

Programme 

14:15    Registration 

14:30    Overview of the Individual Marie-Curie fellowships & grant opportunities – Ms. Daphne van de Sande, NCP,  People programme, NL Innovation/ Internationaal Innoveren 

15:30    Q&A 

15:45    Experience from a Marie Curie Fellowship – Dr. Helen Grech, University of Malta 

16:10    Experience from an evaluator – Dr. Anna McElhatton, University of Malta 

16:25    Q&A

For more information, kindly contact Ms. Anthea Fabri, People Programme NCP, anthea.fabri@gov.mt

The PeopleNetwork Project is a trans-national cooperation project among FP7 People NCPs. The project is supported by the European Commission.

Wednesday 1st June from 09:30 onwards

Venue: Villa Bighi, Kalkara

The Malta Council for Science and Technology will be organising a general information session on the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) – the EU’s main instrument for funding research and technological development. 

The information session aims to give a broad overview of the funding programme including aspects of participation and information on how to get support. 

The main target group for this session are newcomers with no or very limited experience in FP7. 

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is the National Contact Point Organisation for FP7 in Malta.

Thursday 23rd June from 14:00 onwards

Venue: Villa Bighi, Kalkara

The Malta Council for Science and Technology will be organising a general information session on the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) – the EU’s main instrument for funding research and technological development. 

The information session aims to give a broad overview of the funding programme including aspects of participation and information on how to get support. 

The main target group for this session are newcomers with no or very limited experience in FP7. 

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is the National Contact Point Organisation for FP7 in Malta.

Information Session on Regions of Knowledge and Research Potential

27 June 2011

09.00 to 11.00

Location: Villa Bighi, Malta

The ‘Regions of knowledge’ initiative aims to strengthen the research potential of European regions, in particular by encouraging and supporting the development, across Europe, of regional ‘research-driven clusters’, associating universities, research centres, enterprises and regional authorities.

On the other hand, the 'Research Potential' Programme aims to stimulate the realisation of the full research potential of the enlarged European Union by unlocking and developing the research potential in the EU´s ‘convergence regions’ and outermost regions, and helping to strengthen the capacities of their researchers to successfully participate in research activities at EU level.

This information session is intended to explain these two programmes under the FP7 Capacities pillar.

Mr. Salvatore La Rosa from the European Commission will be presenting these programmes.

For more information kindly contact Ms. Marie-Claire Tonna, marie-claire.tonna@gov.mt

MCST/Q2/2011

KUNSILL MALTI GĦAX-XJENZA U T-TEKNOLOĠIJA

 Avviż ta’ kwotazzjoni għal Offerta għal Proviżjoni ta’ Servizzi ta’ Konsulenza relatati ma’ Applikazzjoni ta’ Fondi Ewropej (MCST/Q2/2011)  Il-Kunsill Malti għax-Xjenza u t-Teknoloġija qiegħed joħroġ offerta għal proviżjoni ta’ servizzi ta’ konsulenza relatati ma’ Applikazzjoni ta’ Fondi Ewropej. Il-Kunsill Malti għax-Xjenza u t-Teknoloġija se jkun qiegħed jikkummissjona individwu jew ditta ta’ fama għal kumpilazzjoni u sottmissjoni tal-applikazzjoni ghall-fondi ewropej relatata maċ-Ċentru Nazzjonali għax-Xjenza Interrativa f’Malta. Min jirbaħ l-offerta hu mistenni wkoll li jagħmel ir-riċerki kollha meħtieġa. Dawk interessati li jitfgħu l-offerti, għandhom jibagħtu l-proposta mmarkata b’mod ċar “Call forQuotations for the Provision of EU Funds Application Consultancy Services(MCST/Q2/2011)” L-offerti ghandhom jintbaghtu permezz ta email fuq l-indirizztenders.mcst@gov.mt sa mhux aktar tard mill-10.00 am (CET) ta’ nhar it-Tnejn, 18 ta’ Lulju 2011. Il-kwotazzjonijiet għandhom jintbagħtu skond il-formola preskritta li tista’ titniżżel flimkien mall-kundizzjonijiet minn fuq is-sit elettroniku tal-MCST (www.mcst.gov.mt/news.aspx). Applikazzjonijiet li jaslu tard ma jiġux ikkunsidrati.  

12 ta’ Lulju 2011 

MALTA COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 Call for Quotations for the Provision of EU Funds Application Consultancy Services(MCST/Q2/2011)  The Malta Council for Science and Technology is issuing a call for quotations for the provision of EU Funds Application consultancy services. The Malta Council for Science and Technology will commission a reputable individual or firm for compilation of an application for EU funding related to the National Interactive Science Centre, Malta. The successful tenderer shall also be required to carry out related research in the field.  Interested bidders are to submit a proposal clearly marked “Call for Quotations for the Provision of EU Funds Application consultancy Services (MCST/Q2/2011)”. Quotations are to be sent electronically to tenders.mcst@gov.mt by not later than, 10.00 am(CET) of Monday, 18th July 2011.  Quotations should be made on the prescribed form which, together with the relative conditions and other documents can be downloaded from the MCST website (www.mcst.gov.mt/news.aspx). Late submissions will not be considered.  12th July 2011

Call for Quotations for the Supply of Twenty Open Licences for Microsoft Office Standard 2010 (Open Licence for Government) The Vice Chairman & CEO of the Malta Council for Science and Technology notifies that offers
delivered in sealed envelopes by Hand will be accepted at:

Malta Council for Science and Technology
Villa Bighi
Kalkara
KKR 1320
Late offers will not be considered.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD QUOTATION DOSSIER

Attached Documents:

This event will give an overview of EU’s main funding programmes related to Energy and Environment including aspects of participation and information on how to get support.

The main target group for this session are those interested in Energy & Environment.

The information session will be held at Villa Bighi, Kalkara on Monday 25th July, 2011 between 9:00 and 13:30.

For more information and registration, please contact: Diana Spiteri (diana.a.spiteri@gov.mt)

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is organizing a training specifically targeted towards the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).  This training on FP7 will provide SMEs with answers to questions about FP7 participation and, will be funded through the FP7 BioNET project.  The BioNET project is the network for National Contact Points (NCPs) from the Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology (FAFB) area and supports the successful participation of research centres, universities and innovative SMEs in EU-funded FP7 "Knowledge Based Bio-Economy" research projects.  Mr. Koos de Korte, BioNET coordinator and Dutch FAFB NCP and, Ms. Lana Zutelja who is the Croatian FAFB NCP will run the training.

The training is designed to have a mix of lectures and interactive exercises as per attached programme. For the benefit of participants, places are limited to 50 and granted on a first-come first-served basis with up to one registration per SME. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend both days to get the most from this training.  A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of the session.

Participation is free of charge. 

This training will be held on July 26th and July 27th at The Palace, Sliema.  Parking is being offered complimentary in the hotel car park subject to availability.

For more information and registration, please contact: Joanna Pullicino (joanna.pullicino@gov.mt)

Click here to uploaded agenda

Having problems understanding FP7 financial regulations? Not sure which costs are eligible and which are not? Confused about the different overheads rates? Then this workshop is right for you…

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is hosting a one day workshop on the Financial Issues of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7).  

This interactive workshop will give the participants a detailed insight into the financial rules of FP7 covering basic financial rules, direct costs, overheads rates, cost reporting and payments. The Workshop will ensure that you understand the financial workings required when submitting an FP7 Project proposal. 

This workshop is targeted at finance and administration staff, researchers and project managers involved or willing to get involved in FP7 projects.  

The workshop will be held on the 27th October 2011 at Villa Bighi, Kalkara between 09:00 and 14:00.

Due to the interactive nature of the workshop, places are limited and will be allocated on a first register, first serve basis.

In order to improve the organisation of the evaluation process, interested organisations are required to Pre-Register their intention to submit a proposal. 

Interested Organisations are kindly required to Pre-Register by filling in the form and inserting the Project Title,Project Acronym and the respective Area of Focus (ICT, Health & Biotech, Energy & Environment, Value Added Manufacturing or Other) in the Comments Section.

The cut off date for Pre-Registration  is Thursday 13 January 2011.

N.B. In the Comments section include ONLY the Project Title, Project Acronym and Area of Focus. 

An error will occur if you exceed 255 characters in the comments section and your application will not be processed. 

 

 

 Research & Innovation and Commercialisaion Programme 2012
Feedback Session

Villa Bighi, Kalkara
Wednesday, 12th October 2011
15:00 - 17:00


The National Research & Innovation Programme managed by the Malta Council for Science & Technology provides financing in the form of grants for research, development & innovation in science & technology, with a focus on technology transfer between academia & industry.

The Council is also preparing for the launch of a new Commercialisation Programme, aimed at bringing research to market.

As we strive to continue to improve our programmes, we would appreciate your input.

A discussion will be held at 3pm on Wednesday, 12th October 2011 at Villa Bighi, Kalkara.

 

Agenda

15:00

Welcome Coffee & Registration

15:15

Overview of the R&I Programme 2012 and Commercialisation Programme 2012
Mr. Eric Flask, Director, MCST
Ms. Martina Pace, S&T Executive, MCST

15:45

Q&A Session

17:00

Closure

 

Interested participants are required to register for the event using the form below.
Registration is free of charge.

Additional Feedback can be sent on rtdi.mcst@gov.mt  

 

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ERDF083 - Manufacturing Research Platform
Manufacturing Research Strategy Public Consultation
Business Breakfast

Tuesday, 11th October 2011 8:00 - 12:00

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is managing an EU-funded project on the subject of Manufacturing Research with the aim of catalysing the local manufacturing industry in its transformation to higher value-added activities through awareness-raising and participation in research projects. As part of this project, the Council will hold a Public consultation for the National Strategy for Research in Manufacturing.

Agenda

8.00 am     -   Registration

8.15 am     -   Official Opening of Consultation
                      Dr. Nicholas Sammut, Vice Chairman and CEO, MCST

8.25 am     -   Introduction to the Consultation
                      Mr. Eric Flask, Director, National Funding Unit, MCST

8.30 am     -   Presentation of National Strategy for Research in Manufacturing
                      Mr. David Galea, Director, BEAT Consulting

9.15 am     -   Group Work/Discussions
                      Group Members

10.45 am   -   Coffee Break

11.00 am   -   Presentation of Feedback from Group Members
                      Group Member Representatives

11.30 am   -   Wrapping Up
                      Mr. David Galea/ Ing. Joseph Micallef

12.00 am   -   Close

Registration for the Event is recommended and free of charge.
Interested participants should register on the Manufacturing Research Platform Website here.

 

 

ERDF Flags

 

On September 13th the European Commission launched a public consultation on the European Research Area (ERA) Framework. Research and innovation are key determinants in Europe’s drive to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in its Europe 2020 strategy. At its meeting on February 4th 2011, the European Council reiterated the importance of achieving a unified European space where knowledge flows unencumbered. The European Council gave its political support to the completion of the ERA by 2014. In this regard, the Commission had announced its intention to propose a European Research Area Framework by 2012 in order to achieve this goal. The aim of this consultation is to provide input and insights into the key obstacles related to the various thematic and horizontal aspects on which the ERA needs to be built, namely researcher training, careers and mobility; cross-border operation of research actors; knowledge circulation; investment in and access to research infrastructures; international cooperation in research as well as the overall governance and monitoring. A summary of results of the consultation will be published on the Commission’s ERA portal and will be presented and discussed at a wrap-up event with stakeholders in the beginning of 2012.The input received will help shape the Commission’s proposal which will then be presented later in 2012.

The consultation is open until November 30th 2011 and can be accessed through the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/era/consultation_en.htm. Interested stakeholders are invited to participate in this consultation.

 

This workshop will provide a forum for discussion where SMEs and RTDI programme managers can add their voice to influence the design of future RTDI programmes in Europe.

The workshop will provide information on the RTDI programme landscape in Malta and Europe; outline the barriers and motivations of SMEs participating in RTDI programmes; and present SME experiences of participation in RTDI Programmes.  

The workshop will finish with a series of roundtable discussions on the challenges faced by SMEs in programme participation and will identify measures to enhance RTDI programmes for the benefit of SMEs. 

The information session will be held at Villa Bighi, Kalkara between 9.30 till 13.00.

Kindly click here for the agenda.

For more information, kindly contact Ms. Marie Claire Tonna, marie-claire.tonna@gov.mt

Lunch will be provided and participation is free of charge.

The Manufacturing and Research project is co-financed by the European Union/Government of Malta, in accordance with the rules of the European Regional Development Fund.Financed by: Malta Funds 15% and co-financed by European Regional Development Fund 85%Project: ERDF 083 – Manufacturing Research Platform The beneficiary of the financing is the Malta Council for Science & Technology.The objectives of this call are as follows:

-To promote extensively the Manufacturing Research Platform Project through events

-To use a combination of advertising and print media in order to publicise the ManufacturingResearch Platform Projects in the most effective way. This will be done by advertising all the events related to this project beforehand and attracting a large audience to participate in the conferences, and by promoting and marketing the events themselves.

Content and presentation material are to be discussed with and subsequently approved by the Contracting Authority prior to publication.

Please click here to upload Quotations Dossier

 

The Manufacturing and Research project is co-financed by the European Union/Government of Malta, in accordance with the rules of the European Regional Development Fund.Financed by: Malta Funds 15% and co-financed by European Regional Development Fund 85% Project: ERDF 083 – Manufacturing Research PlatformThe beneficiary of the financing is the Malta Council for Science & Technology.The objectives of this call are as follows:

- To promote extensively the Manufacturing Research Platform Project through events

- To use a combination of advertising and print media in order to publicise the ManufacturingResearch Platform Projects in the most effective way. This will be done by advertising allthe events related to this project beforehand and attracting a large audience to participatein the conferences, and by promoting and marketing the events themselves.

Content and presentation material are to be discussed with and subsequently approved bythe Contracting Authority prior to publication.

Click here to download Quotations Dossier 

 

Professor Mário Ruivo Prize - ´Seas and Us - Links between Ocean and Daily Life Activities Movie Contest´
 
Make a Movie, do a documentary, interview people or simply tell us a story, the OCEAN is the limit! If you want to come on board of this great adventure apply yourself and your friends to the Professor Mário Ruivo Prize Movie Contest. The “Professor Mário Ruivo Prize” will award an original Movie, made by students on the theme: Seas and Us - Links between Ocean and Daily Life Activities. For that you and your friends must be students between 12 and 21 years and produce a Movie on the Theme. Please check the information http://www.eurocean.org/np4/2279.html.

 

Information Session on FP7 funding opportunities related to Space and Security

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is organising an Information Session regarding the Space and Security 2012 Work Programmes, on Thursday 28th July, 2011.

The information session will be held at Villa Bighi, Kalkara between 09:30 and 12:30.

For more information, kindly contact Ms. Marie Claire Tonna, marie-claire.tonna@gov.mt

Participation is free of charge.

This event will give an overview of EU’s main funding programmes related to Energy and Environment including aspects of participation and information on how to get support.

The main target group for this session are those interested in Energy & Environment.

The information session will be held at Villa Bighi, Kalkara on Monday 25th July, 2011 between 9:00 and 13:30.

IMI’s Stakeholder Forum 2011 will take place on Thursday 12 May at the SYMA Centre in Budapest, Hungary as part of the World of Health IT (WoHIT) eHealth week. Your invitation to the Stakeholder Forum is attached, along with the preliminary agenda.

The Stakeholder Forum represents an excellent opportunity to find out about the latest news from IMI and meet leading scientists from industry and academia as well as representatives of key regulatory authorities and government agencies.

As an IMI stakeholder, you are also welcome to join us for our invitation-only networking events – a cocktail reception on the evening of 11 May and a networking breakfast before the main meeting on 12 May.

Please note that although participation in the Stakeholder Forum is free, registration is obligatory. Details of how to register can be found in the invitation letter and on the IMI website at: http://www.imi.europa.eu/events/2011/04/08/stakeholder-forum-2011.

 

 

The goal of the SLING (Serving Life-science Information for the Next Generation) Project is to make sure that advances in European Science are supported by the best possible biomolecular information, and that European scientists are optimally equipped to exploit it.

To do this, SLING makes available a comprehensive range of databases and services from its five Partners:

  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
  • Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)
  • BRENDA database at the Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS)
  • European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Enzymeta GmbH.
  • The Project should contribute to improve the biotechnology databases available in Europe and the search tools to use them.

SLING: Serving Life-science Information for the Next Generation

In an effort to raise awareness about the available databases and how to use them, a seminar will be organised by SLING Diffusion Project in collaboration with the University of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Scientists and sponsored by Sib Laboratories Ltd. This seminar is also being combined with a Malta Café Scientifique event where Prof. Alex Felice from the University of Malta will be presenting 'Maltese Blood, genes and you.'

Date: Thursday 22 March 2012

SLING Event: 1230hrs – 1830hrs

Malta Cafe Scientifique: 1830hrs – 2030hrs

Venue: Aula Magna, Old University Building, St Paul Street, Valletta

 

Agenda and Registration are available online and click to upload poster

Engineering Research Conference 2012

Monday 23 April 2012, Villa Bighi, Kalkara  

The Faculty of Engineering, University of Malta is organising a one-day research conference. The event is intended to showcase research carried out at the Faculty through presentations and a poster session, delivered by postgraduate students reading for Master of Science and Doctoral Degrees.

The event is supported by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST), who will be presenting an award for the best poster.

 Registration Fee :€20

Anyone wishing to attend should register before 19 April by sending an email to joseph.p.buhagiar@um.edu.mt

Click to upload event poster

Attached Documents:

The Malta Council for Science and Technology presented its 2012 results and launched new projects and strategies during a business lunch organized at the Council’s Headquarters in Villa Bighi (Kalkara). The MCST Chairman, Dr. Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, together with the MCST Vice-Chairman and CEO Dr. Nicholas Sammut, Dr Alec Lapira and various other project leaders spoke during this event.

 
The main subjects discussed during this event were:
The launch of the Health Research Strategy
The launch of the Manufacturing Research Strategy
The launch of the Research and Innovation (R&I) Fund in 2012
The success of the COST Programme
The results of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
The Lab4MEMS Project
 
Dr. Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando pointed out that ‘despite the limitations faced by the Maltese economy, the development of health research will have many positive effects in Malta’.  During the launch of the Health Research Strategy, Dr. Alec Lapira, the Chairman of the steering group of this strategy, said that the aim of the Health Research Strategy is to ensure that health research activity and innovation in healthcare is promoted and furthered in Malta. The Strategy promotes measures that help in bridging the gap between research and policy implementation. The Strategy was approved by Cabinet in mid-December 2012.
 
The Strategy identifies the most prominent areas and opportunities for Health Research & Innovation, and the investments required to develop a vibrant health R&I environment. Long-term sustainability in the health sector is also an important target; in fact, the main recommendation of this Strategy is the setting up of a National Health R&I Centre. Research here would focus on enhancing the effectiveness of processes, diagnoses, treatments and the delivery of healthcare services. 
 
The Council also developed a national Manufacturing Research Strategy, which identified how R&I can be best used for economic growth in high value added manufacturing. The Strategy furthermore highlighted the steps to be taken to promote and facilitate R&I in the manufacturing sector. This Strategy was also approved by Cabinet in 2012.
 
Each year the Government finances a number of projects in support of the National Strategic Plan for Research and Innovation.  One of the main funding instruments is the Research and Innovation Programme, which has increased by a factor of 4.5 over the past years. This programme is coordinated by the Council through the National Funding Unit, led by Ing. Joseph Sammut who is the Council Director of R&I National Funding and Technology Commercialisation.
 
The funding for this Programme increased from €1.1 million to €1.6 million in 2012. A total of 46 proposals were received, requesting €8.3 million in funding when compared with the €5.8 million in 2011.
 
The screening of applications was performed in line with the evaluation criteria, by foreign experts. 37 applications were short-listed for the 2012 call for applications, of which 8 projects were selected for funding.
 
During her presentation on the COST programme (the European Cooperation in Science and Technology programme), Ms. Nadine Castillo, the Director for Policy, Strategy and FP7 at the Council, said that this programme brings together researchers from various countries to promote transnational coordination of nationally funded research.  In 2012 Malta began to participate in 38 new COST Actions with the new involvement of 56 researchers, bringing a total of 80 new Malta participants in COST Actions since 2010.
 
During her presentation, Ms. Anthea Fabri, the FP7 National Coordinator, pointed out that the year 2012 saw the final and biggest ever set of FP7 calls for proposals. FP7 is the main financial tool through which the European Union supports Research and Development activities.  By the end of 2012, Malta had a total of 125 FP7 projects since the conception of FP7, tapping into approximately €13 million in funds.
 
The Lab4MEMS project presented by Ms. Nadine Castillo aims to develop novel, innovative manufacturing devices called microelectromechanical systems. The project involves 22 multinational partners receiving a total of €28 million over the next 2.5 years. Lab4MEMS is coordinated by ST Microelectronics . The total cost for implementing part of the project in Malta is €4.5 million.
 
At the end of the event the Council planted a tree in commemoration of the quantum leap in quality it achieved during the administration of the recent board and staff.
 

Open Innovation, Licensing and Start-Ups for Legal Practitioners.

Where: Chamber of Advocates, The Law Courts, Republic Street, Valletta

Target Audience: Legal Practitioners, Business Consultants

Registration: www.um.edu.mt/knowledgetransfer

•Overview – Legal issues and opportunities related to innovation, IP licensing and start-up company formation
•Innovation Legal Environment – Protection of IP, non-disclosure agreements, the patent timeline, international protection issues
•Licensing of Technology – International legal issues, negotiation, management of licenses
•Spin-Out Company Formation – The elements of a successful entrepreneurial start-up company, legal issues in company formation
 
Attached Documents:

 

       

 

MCST/Q6/2014 - Call for Quotations for the Service Provision of Interpreters (Italian – English) for the International Conference of the IMaGenX under Italia-Malta 2007-2013 Programme.

 

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is issuing a call for quotations for the Provision for Interpreter Service (Italian – English) for the International Conference of the IMaGenX under Italia-Malta 2007-2013 Programme. The Malta Council for Science and Technology will commission a reputable individual or firm to provide the requested services as specified in the Call for Quotations dossier including provision of equipment and technical assistance related to the service.

Interested bidders are to submit a proposal clearly marked “Quotation for the Provision for Interpreting  Service for the International Conference of the IMaGenX under Italia-Malta 2007-2013 Programme   - MCST/Q6/2014”.

Offers are to be sent electronically by sending an email to tenders.mcst@gov.mt , by not later than 10.00 a.m. (CET) of Wednesday, 2nd April 2014.

Quotations should be made on the prescribed forms which, together with the relative conditions and other documents can be downloaded from the Malta Council for Science and Technology’s website: www.mcst.gov.mt/news/aspx

Late submissions will not be considered.

18th March 2014

 

 

Join the Malta Council for Science and Technology on Friday 27th September at St. George's Square, Valletta, from 6:00PM onwards. Interactive scientific activities and shows for all ages, lots of prizes to be won during an evening which is envisaged to be pretty unforgetable!

 

MCST schedule of activities:

 

 

TIME EVENT
18:30 Face Painting
18:45 Talk for Kids on The Cosmos
19:15 Talk for Kids on Creepy Crawlies
19:45 Kids Quiz
20:15 1st Science Show
20:30 Face Painting
20:45 2nd Science Show
21:00 Fountains Dance Show
21:15 Face Painting
21:30 3rd Science Show
21:45 Face Painting
10:00 4th Science Show
10:15 Refreshments
10:30 Talk on Health & Well Being
11:00 Talk for Adults on Home Energy Savings

Horizon 2020 General Annexes;

A Guide to Proposal Submission;

Horizon 2020 General Model Grant Agreement;

Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation;

Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Proposal Template Phase 1;

Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Proposal Template Phase 2;

Horizon 2020 Proposal Submission form for Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and for Innovation Action (IA);

Horizon 2020 Proposal Submission form for CSA;

Horizon 2020 Self Evaluation forms for SME;

Horizon 2020 Self Evaluation forms for RIA, IA and CSA.

COST and Horizon 2020 Info Sessions

10th and 11th December 2013

Grand Hotel Excelsior Hotel, Great Siege Road, Floriana

20 November 2013

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to inform you that MCST will be organizing two info sessions on COST, Co-operation in Science and Technology www.cost.eu and the new €70.2 billion Research and Innovation Programme – Horizon 2020.

 

COST is THE networking mechanism by which researchers can gain excellent networking exposure with colleagues working in same areas across Europe. It is administratively extremely simple, inclusive and each EU country can be represented on a COST action by means of two members, making it an added advantage to researchers based in Malta. Over 80 new actions are approved each year and in the last 3 years over 150 researchers in Malta have begun to benefit from COST participation. The huge advantages of participating in COST, both to academics as well as to SMEs, industry and public entities will be highlighted in the two sessions.

 

Horizon 2020 is the largest EU financial instrument for research and innovation, following the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), through which over €17 million has been received by Maltese participants. Horizon 2020 aims at securing Europe's global competitiveness with a drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Building on FP7, Horizon 2020 will be taking a market-driven approach in order to tackle societal challenges, by helping to bridge the gap between research and the market.

 

The session on 10th December will be addressed primarily to academics from University, MCAST and other higher educational and research institutions. On the other hand, the breakfast meeting on 11th December will be focused on the benefits industry, SMEs, employers and public entities can gain from COST and H2020, since these instruments aim to include all stakeholders, not only academics, as research and innovation affects all sectors and not just academia.

 

Participants are asked to complete the enclosed registration form and send it by 2nd December 2013. Numbers are limited and confirmation will be given on a first come first served basis.

 

Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

Janet Mifsud                                                                                                      Marie-Claire Tonna

COST CNC CSO                                                                                                  MCST

 

Attached Documents:

On Thursday 21st February 2014 the Malta Council for Science and Technology was invited at the Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) event, EXPLORE: Education and Training to present an overview of Horizon 2020, the largest EU funding Programme for Research and Innovation. This event was held at the Waterfront Hotel in Gzira to present a series of information sessions by EUPA, EURES and PPCD on the different funds under the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020.       

The Council’s presentation focused on the simplification methods implemented in Horizon 2020 from the programme’s successor, the Seventh Framework Programme. The major changes were outlined and the action ‘Science with and for Society’ was briefly discussed.

Given the event’s success, another session of EXPLORE: Research and Innovation is being organised by MEUSAC and will be held on Thursday 20th March 2014 between 17:00 – 19:00. Participants will have the opportunity to have a one-to-one encounter with the agencies representatives and to hear about actual successful projects.

The presentations can be accessed via the following link: http://www.meusac.gov.mt/eventdetails?ed=135

For further information on the upcoming event, kindly get in touch with MEUSAC on info.meusac@gov.mt and follow www.meusac.gov.mt

 

 

 

 

The Astronomical Society of Malta in conjunction with the Department  of Mathematics, Science  & Technical Education  [Faculty of  Education] is organising a talk by Dr. Phil Sadler, Director, Science Education Department of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics [http://astronomy.fas.harvard.edu/people/philip-m-sadler].

The talk entitled 'Misconceptions in Astronomy' will be held on the University campus [in Gateway Hall E] on Tuesday, 18th March 2014 at 18.30hrs. The general public is cordially invited to attend this talk.

Guest Student Programme on Scientific Computing

 

In order to give students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with various aspects of scientific computing as early as possible, the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) is once again organizing a programme for guest students in the 2014 summer vacation. The programme is supported by CECAM - Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire. It targets students of science and engineering, computer science and mathematics who have already completed their first degree but have not yet finished their master's course.

 

The programme will run for ten weeks from 4 August to 10 October 2014. The students will be able to use the supercomputers at JSC, including the new Blue Gene/Q installation. They should naturally be familiar with computer-oriented areas of their subjects. The programme will be held in English, applications should be submitted in English or German through 30 April 2014.

 

For more information kindly visit: http://gsp.fz-juelich.de

 

You may also contact Dr. Claire Bellia or Ms. Laurasua Armeni at the Malta Council for Science and Technology on Claire.bellia@gov.mt and Laurasue.armeni@gov.mt. You may also call on 23602125 for further information. Please inform Dr. Bellia or Ms. Armeni should an application be submitted.

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships Information Session, 14 May 2014, University of Malta

The Project Support Office at the University of Malta in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Unit at the Malta Council for Science and Technology is organising an information session on the Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowships, under the Horizon 2020 Programme.

The event will be held on the 14th of May 2014 at noon at GWHE (Gateway Hall E) at the University of Malta.

For more information kindly contact h2020.mcst@gov.mt

 

 

The new European Parliament - How will it affect your business?

 

European Elections: Debating the real European issues

 

The Malta Business Bureau has the pleasure to invite you to attend a debate on the European Elections which is being held on the 13th May at the Hotel Phoenicia.

The MBB feels that a lot of importance is being given to local political issues and issues that will actually be tackled at the European Parliament during the next five years are not being given enough importance.  It is thus opportune for the MBB to organize an event to discuss and inform about such issues.

MEP candidates Marlene Mizzi, Helga Ellul and Carmel Cacopardo will be representing the three main political parties to take centre stage and debate the main issues that the European political parties are proposing for the new European Parliament Legislature. This will take place through a panel debate, moderated by Times Business editor Vanessa Macdonald, that will focus on the respective manifestos of the European People’s Party (EPP), Party of European Socialists (PES) and the European Greens.

The discussion will revolve around issues that MEPs may face during the next five years, as stipulated by the electoral manifestos of the European political parties. Subjects that will be discussed during the debate include economical, financial, competitiveness, and climate related issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Date: Tuesday 13th May 2014

Time: 08:30hrs- 11:00hrs

Venue: Hotel Phoenicia

 

 

Should you wish to register kindly contact the Malta Business Bureau on info@mbb.org.mt or 21251719.

 

This event is being organised with the support of Times of Malta and Hotel Phoenicia.

IMI Stakeholder Forum 2014

21 May 2014
Brussels, Belgium
Crowne Plaza Hotel Le Palace

 

Kindly view attached.

Attached Documents:

The European mHealth Conference

Challenges and Opportunities for mHealth in Europe

 

19th June 2014 / The Hotel. Brussels

 

Featuring a Keynote Address by Robert Madelin, Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission.

Against the backdrop of the European Commission's recent Green Paper on mHealth, this high-level one day conference will bring together top level stakeholders for an interactive cross-sectoral debate on the way forward in developing a European strategy to unlock the potential of mHealth, and the challenges and opportunities that it brings.

Further Information:

mHealth has the potential to deliver huge benefits to the way in which healthcare in Europe is delivered, with the opportunity for vast cost-savings and increases in efficiency alongside a simultaneous improvement of patient experience. However, whilst mHealth is an emerging and rapidly developing field - approximately 97,000 mHealth applications are already available - its uptake in Europe remains limited.

This event will assess what needs to be done to advance the implementation of mHealth solutions at an EU (and wider) level and to ensure a suitable regulatory framework is in place. It will explore the benefits mHealth can offer to patients, healthcare professionals and to the European economy in general, and at how these can be realised, whilst addressing the existing barriers and issues relating to its deployment

Sessions at this conference will focus on:

  1. Developing a strategy to unlock the potential of mHealth
  2. Delivering a safe and secure mHealth ecosystem in Europe
  3. Developing standards for coordinated, interoperable and universal mHealth solutions
  4. Building confidence in mHealth

Register and find out more at www.mhealthconference.eu.

 

 

 

A European Health Brokerage Event in FRANCE the 4th of July 2014 in LYON

The registration is now open!

The event is free of charge and open to all partners in Europe.

Expected participants foresee to apply in 2015 Health Societal Challenge 1 or health related topics in other programs (ie KET or SC2).

It is relevant to anyone involved in health research and innovation whether they are basic researchers, clinicians, SMEs, big industries, and  from health sciences, ICT, social sciences…

It will be an outstanding opportunity for these communities to meet and build up strong partnerships for excellent proposals.


 

We would like to draw your attention to the forthcoming 4th Gender Summit - EU.  You will find more details at www.gender-summit.com

 

Gender Summit events bring together scientists, gender scholars, policy makers and other stakeholders in the science endeavour.  This year's summit will focus on Horizon 2020 and on the strategic and crosscutting roles assigned to gender in H2020 work programme, where it is included in over 100 calls from societal issues to health, environment, transport, water, energy food security, and technology.  For the first time in the history of EU funding gender equality and gender dimension in research content have been included as a criterion of success.

 

The Summit programme will include presentations and discussions ranging from biological to social and environmental factors that influence and impact quality and efficacy of research and innovation for women and men, and females and males.  

 

The 4th Gender Summit is the best place to find gender research evidence and expertise explaining if, when, and how gender may impact on the quality of the proposed research and innovation.

 

We hope that you may be able to attend!

BEAWARE WORKSHOP

H2020 Opportunities in Aeronautics and Air Transport

PLUS FACTORY TOURS AND BROKERAGE EVENT

 

The BEAWARE (www.beaware-aero.eu ) project has set an objective to support potential coordinators and potential partners from Eastern European countries while identifying future R&D project opportunities in the field of Aeronautics and Air Transport within the frame of Horizon 2020. The project expects to support the emergence of EU-wide innovation chains by increasing collaboration through workshops, factory tours and brokerage activities in order to build familiarity and trust towards cooperation between industry and academia from Eastern and Western Europe.

 

The workshop focused on Horizon 2020, which will take place on the 16th june in Marseille, will be complemented by company visits at the AIRBUS Logistics Center, at the ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab and at VSM, on the 17th june. Additionally, a B2B event is planned for the 18th June.

 

For participants from Estonia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, BEAWARE can offer the reimbursement of travel (flight/train) costs to and from this event. Please apply for travel reimbursement from local partner, see contact details here: http://beaware-aero.eu/contact/

 

When?

16th June 2014: Workshop 13:30-18:00,

17th june 2014: Company visits 8:00-18:30

18th June 2014: B2B event

 

Where?

Marseille

 

If you are interested, please register asap at the following link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1638665/Registration-to-Marseille

 

Deadline: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

15th International Conference on

Human Genome Variation and Complex Genome Analysis (HGV2014)

http://www.hgvmeeting.org/hgv2014

 

Application and Abstract Deadline: 1st June 2014

 

HGV2014 will bring together approximately 180 delegates (selected on the basis of their abstract submission) in a workshop-style atmosphere, with 25 internationally recognized speakers, in a superb venue, the Culloden Estate and Spa (www.hastingshotels.com/culloden-estate-and-spa/) in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 17th – 19th September 2014.

 

Scientific topics include:

  • ·         Clinical NGS (including cancer genomics and rare disease diagnosis)
  • ·         Epigenomic variation (including that found in the single cell)
  • ·         Large scale population studies of human disease
  • ·         Stratified and Personalised medicine
  • ·         Data and knowledge sharing/discovery (including the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health)
  • ·         Biomedical informatics
  • ·         Genomic evolution
  • ·         Genomic technology advances
  • ·         Human mosaicism & aging

 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ido Amit, Weizmann Institute, Israel
  • Dan Bradley, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Anthony Brookes, University of Leicester, UK
  • Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Stephen Chanock, National Cancer Institute, USA
  • Federica Di Nicolantonio, University of Torino, Italy
  • Christine Eng, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
  • Ada Hamosh, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Pui-Yan Kwok, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • Mark Lawler, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
  • Charles Lee, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, USA
  • Aoife McLysaght, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Yves Moreau, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Cynthia Powell, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Naznen Rahman, Institute of Cancer Research, UK
  • Peter Robinson, Humboldt University, Germany
  • Manuel Salto Tellez, Queen's University, Belfast, UK
  • Stephen Sherry, National Center for Biotechnology Information, USA
  • Lillian Siu, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Lou Staudt, National Cancer Institute, USA
  • Charles Swanton, London Research Institute, UK
  • Thierry Voet, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Barbara Wold, Caltech, USA

 

This residential Conference provides the opportunity for you to interact with an unrivalled international faculty in an environment which promotes discussion and consideration of the key technologies and advances that will inform the development of this important discipline over the coming years.

 

 

MAKE GOOD IDEAS HAPPEN

An engaging public seminar series on Intellectual Property and Knowledge Transfer organized by the University of Malta in collaboration with the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise, and Industry & Isis Innovation, the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford. This seminar will be followed by a networking session.

Dr. Stephen Brett will be delivering this seminar on the 24th June 2014 at 4pm.  Dr. Brett is recommended in Chambers Directory 2014 as a leading lawyer in the Intellectual Property field and is also recognised in the IAM Patent 1000.  He is known in particular for his expertise is in technology transfer law.  Having worked both in in-house roles and in private practice roles leaves him well placed both to understand the needs and priorities of both research and commercial clients and to understand the workings of the innovation arena.

The seminar will go into legal issues and opportunities related to innovation, IP licensing and start-up company formation as well as protection of IP, NDA’s, and international protection issues.  We will also discuss spin-out company formation and the licensing of technology.

 For further information and to register for the event, kindly visit www.um.edu.mt/knowledgetransfer/events
 

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) will launch its first Call for proposals under IMI 2 on 9 July 2014. The topics proposed for inclusion in the first Call are:

 

  1. Translational approaches to disease modifying therapy of type 1 diabetes mellitus
  2. Discovery and validation of novel endpoints in retinal diseases

 

More information on the indicative IMI 2-Call 1 topics can be found on the IMI Future Topics web page.

 

IMI has planned several information sessions and an Open Info Day in Brussels to help potential participants with the Call for proposals topics and procedures. Information on the webinars is now available on the IMI webinar web page and registration for the three webinar sessions is now open.

 

The Open Info Day will include an overview of IMI 2’s funding and intellectual property (IP) rules, tips on applying for funding under IMI 2, and workshops on the first IMI 2 Call topics. In addition, there will be plenty of networking opportunities and IMI staff will be on hand to answer questions relating to the new Call topics and the IMI 2 application procedures.

 

IMI warmly encourages small and medium-sized enterprises, mid-caps, patient organisations, regulatory authorities, academic teams, industry, hospitals and other organisations with an interest in IMI projects to take part in the info sessions.

 

Please note that all information relating to IMI 2–Call 1 is still indicative and subject to change. Final information about IMI 2–Call 1 will be communicated after approval by the IMI Governing Board.

 

Registration for the Open Info Day 2014 will open soon – more information is available on the IMI Open Info Day event web page.  

 

Should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Claire Bellia at MCST – Claire.bellia@gov.mt

 

 

Call for Interest

The Malta Council for Science and Technology, being the national contact organisation for the European Space Agency (ESA), would like to bring to your attention an excellent Business-to-Business networking activity within the field of Space (3-4 June 2014, The Netherlands).

Supported and hosted by the ESA, this event is aimed at SME’s  active within the Space Industry. However, through the Council, ESA has also extended the invitation to Maltese SME’s who are interested in accessing the Space Industry, having products/services which could contribute to this industry.

To express your interest, kindly contact Dr. Ing. James Foden on james.foden@gov.mt (tel. 23602176) by no later than Friday 25th April at noon, to discuss your interest and proceed to the registration process through the Council.

Horizon 2020 & Enterprise Europe Network for SMEs - Information Session & Networking Event

Malta Enterprise and The Malta Council for Science & Technology would like to invite business and enterprise representatives to a “Horizon 2020 & Enterprise Europe Network for SMEs” Information Session & Networking Event. 

This is an opportunity for you to know more about EU funds for Research and Innovation and become more familiar with the support structures available for your business, as well as to network with other entities and exchange ideas. 

Kindly note that participation is free of charge but registration is a must. In this context, kindly register by sending an email to:
h2020.mcst@gov.mt

Agenda

18:00  Registration and welcome coffee
18:15  Horizon 2020 for SMEs: “Where are the funding opportunities?”
18:45  Enterprise Europe Network and international cooperation
19:15  Networking Drinks
20:30  End of Event

More details may be obtained by sending an email to:
h2020.mcst@gov.mt

Background Information: 

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. It is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. Horizon 2020 will run from 2014 to 2020, with circa €80 billion budgeted for its 7 years duration. This new programme aims to contribute to the creation of growth and jobs in Europe in response to the economic crisis and is expected to address peoples’ concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environment. In turn, this will strengthen the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology.

MCST is the national contact point organisation for Horizon 2020, for more information contact MCST on 
h2020.mcst@gov.mt.   

For more information vide the following link:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html

Enterprise Europe Network [EEN]

The Enterprise Europe Network is the largest network of contact points providing information and advice to EU companies on EU matters, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The network offers concrete and effective solutions to entrepreneurs and companies in more than 50 countries. The Enterprise Europe Network is unique both in terms of its wide geographic reach and of the wide range of integrated services it provides to SMEs and other business actors. This is made possible thanks to the coordinated action of nearly 600 local partner organisations, employing around 4 000 experienced staff working to support the competitiveness of EU businesses. 

Malta Enterprise is the national contact point organisation for EEN and may be contacted on  
info@enterprise-europemalta.com

 

MCST will once again be participating in this year's Science in the City, Researcher’s Night on the 26th September, Valletta.

 

The ICT Proposers' day 2014 is a networking event organised by the European Commission to promote European ICT Research and Innovation.

The event focuses on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015 and will be held in Florence, Italy on the 9th and 10th of October 2014. This event, organised by the European Commission, is specifically dedicated to networking and promoting research and innovation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. The event will focus on networking for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015.

The event, free of charge, offers an exceptional occasion to build quality partnerships as it will connect academia, research institutes, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe. The registration to attend the event is now open. See website for more details;  

http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/ict-proposers-day-9-10-october-2014

 

EurOCEAN 2014 will provide a valuable opportunity for interaction and exchange between European marine and maritime research actors, stakeholders, policy makers and programme managers. The conference will identify future research priorities in support of blue growth, human health and wellbeing, and sustainable management of coastal seas and oceans.

As a key theme, EurOCEAN 2014 will discuss mechanisms to achieve cross-disciplinary approaches in addressing complex societal challenges. The conference will also focus on the goal of connecting science, policy and people.

EurOCEAN 2014 will take place in Rome from 7 to 9 October 2014.

Registration is open on the website until 30 September (250€).

The programme and further information is available on www.eurocean2014.eu.

Information Session on R&I Funding
6th November 2014 at The Waterfront Hotel, Gzira
 
MCST is launching new Calls for Proposals for Research and Innovation funding in the areas of: Agriculture, Food, the Environment & Water, through the ARIMNET2 and ERANETMED FP7 Projects, that are tailored for the Mediterranean region.
 
Calls for proposals through ARIMNET2 have already been launched and more information is available through the following link: http://www.arimnet2.net/.
 
Calls under ERANETMED  will be launched in November 2014, and more information may be sought through the following link: http://www.eranetmed.eu/. A pre-announcement of the Calls can be found here:
 
http://www.eranetmed.eu/index.php/component/phocadownload/category/7-calls-announcement#
 
MCST will be holding an Information Session on the 6th of November 2014 at 9:00am at the Waterfront Hotel, Gzira. Participation is free, however, registration is a must. To register, kindly send an email to Mr. Mark Farrugia at: mark.c.farrugia@gov.mt
 
Attached Documents:

Detailed Programme for the

Synthetic Aperture Radar and Earth Observation Techniques Training

ESA / Malta Council for Science and Technology

 

10th -14th November 2014
Kalkara, Malta

 

The course will be held at Villa Bighi in Kalkara. Delegates are requested to bring their own laptop and to have downloaded the recommended software provided by email.

 

The training will be delivered by:

Dr. Christian Thiel (University of Jena, Germany)
Dr. Chris Stewart (ESA)
Dr. Martin Gade (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Dr. Francesco Holecs (SARMap)

Dr. Antonios Mouratidis (University of Thessalonik)

 

Assisted by:

Dr. Francesco Sarti (ESA)

Ing. Fabiano Costantini (ESA)

 

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