ResInfra@DR reviewer

Very glad to be listed on the ResInfra@DR Registry of Research Infrastructure Reviewers! This registry of competent and qualified reviewers for Research Infrastructure (RI) evaluation was developed by the ResInfra@DR project to contribute to the efforts for establishing new research infrastructures and upgrading the existing ones in the Danube macro-region. The ResInfra@DR Registry contains information about Read more about ResInfra@DR reviewer[…]

Innovation in the Creative Sector

What an engaged crowd last Thursday at the Arts Council Malta ACMlab! Brainstorming and exploring together innovative possible solutions to better engagement of audiences i arts & culture. Creativity is not enough. Innovation, through targeted action on specific problems and clear delivery of value, is needed. How exactly? By also properly validating and business modelling Read more about Innovation in the Creative Sector[…]

European Innovation Council Roadshow – Malta

On 14th of June, the Malta Council for Science and Technology in collaboration with the European Commission Representation in Malta,  has organized an information session to present the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC). The EIC pilot was first introduced in 2018 under the current Horizon 2020 programme. Building on that experience, European Commission now introduces Read more about European Innovation Council Roadshow – Malta[…]

ERDF RD&I Grant Scheme launched

A new ERDF Business Enhance grants scheme with an overall budget of € 20,000,000 has been launched in January 2018 by the Malta Parliamentary Secretariat for EU Funds. This is focused on supporting enterprises planning to undertake research, development and innovation actions within Malta’s Smart Specialization Areas, specifically in the following areas: Manufacturing Aviation and Read more about ERDF RD&I Grant Scheme launched[…]

Innovation is the outcome of habit, not a random act!

Many a times, especially as I consult SMEs in terms of strategic business development or investments financing opportunities, I am told something like: “Of course, we would like our company to be more innovative. We have to develop a pipeline of new products and services to keep up with our clients’ expectations and the industry Read more about Innovation is the outcome of habit, not a random act![…]

Malta Innovation Summit 2017

We are so very much looking forward to joining the Malta Innovation Summit on 13th October to deliver a very practical and engaging workshop! As Einstein said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”. But how do you get your team to do different things? Or do Read more about Malta Innovation Summit 2017[…]

Enterprises Europe Network and Innovate UK roadshow

During July – August 2017, we were engaged by Innovate UK to participate, speak and consult at a number of events they organised in collaboration with Enterprise Europe Network across UK. The aim of these seminar has been to raise awareness and knowledge of a number of EU and intergovernmental funding opportunities for innovative small Read more about Enterprises Europe Network and Innovate UK roadshow[…]

Business and strategy planning on Canvas?

Have you used the Lean Canvas or the Business Model Canvas? I actually prefer to work on a Lean Business Canvas that is a blend of Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and Ash Maurya’s Lean Canvas. It is still well structured and concise, whilst more comprehensive in the main aspects that an innovation driven business Read more about Business and strategy planning on Canvas?[…]

R&I Commercialisation Voucher Programme

The Malta Council for Science and Technology has launched a new Call for applications under the national Research & Innovation funding support programme, particularly the FUSION Commercialisation Voucher Programme. The Commercialisation Voucher Programme is specifically aimed at supporting the pre and post technology development steps neceessary to be undertaken for improving the overall development and Read more about R&I Commercialisation Voucher Programme[…]

ERDF SME Diversification & Innovation Grant Scheme

This is the third ERDF scheme for SMEs launched this year by the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds. This Scheme is managed through an open rolling call with the first cut-off date set for 31st January 2017. Grants shall be awarded to eligible applications scoring at least 50% of the selection Read more about ERDF SME Diversification & Innovation Grant Scheme[…]