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This section displays national policy documents and other information focussing on areas of relevance for R&I policies.
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 The Peer Review aims at supporting Malta’s efforts to support the Research and Innovation (R&I) capacity building and improve the dynamics of the R&I system and the efficiency of current public investments in R&I. It is expected that the results of the exercise will feed into the development of the new R&I strategy post-2020.

Malta 2018 Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility

The Malta Development Bank is wholly owned by the Government of Malta and has an authorised capital of € 200m, allowing it to leverage this to around € 1b of loans in due course. The Bank finances major infrastructural projects and assists small and medium companies which do not qualify for loans from commercial banks.

Malta 2018 National Legal Document

The R&I Observatory country report 2017 provides a brief analysis of the R&I system covering the economic context, main actors, funding trends & human resources, policies to address R&I challenges, and R&I in national and regional smart specialisation strategies. Data is from Eurostat, unless otherwise referenced and is correct as at January 2018. Data used from other international sources is also correct to that date. The report provides a state-of-play and analysis of the national level R&I system and its challenges, to support the European Semester.

Malta 2017 EU Report or Publication

The Research Fund is open to academic members of staff at the University of Malta. It envisages the allocation of Eur 60,000 to each of four projects, in the areas of Natural Sciences, Engineering ICT & Architecture, Life Sciences & Medical, and Arts Humanities & Social Sciences. Funding is available for one project from each area. Eligible costs include personnel, equipment and consumables. Projects should be conducted over the period 2019 - 2020.

Malta 2017 National Support Measure

This measure takes the form of a tax credit to organisations employing for a period of at least twelve (12) months a person holding or reading for a doctoral degree in science, information technology or engineering.The incentive is open to all private sector undertakings including companies, partnerships, cooperatives and self-employed individuals. Approved applicants are entitled to a one-off tax credit of €10,000. 

Malta 2017 National Support Measure

This scheme provides tax credits to companies carrying out research and development activities including the design, construction and testing of prototypes. Eligible costs include personnel costs, contractual research, equipment, software and overheads. Aid intensity varies between 25% for large undertakings and 45% for small undertakings.


Malta 2017 National Support Measure

The Internationalisation Partnership Awards Scheme finances collaborative initiatives between local academic institutions or private entities and at least one centre of academic excellence based within the EU, with an award capped at €5,000.

Malta 2017 National Support Measure

This is the first National Space Policy for Malta and was developed by the Malta Council for Science and Technology in collaboration with the Space Governance Group and other stakeholders. It aims to ensure a common approach to space-related activities and addresses essential services, the economic dimension, educational investments and extended opportunities. 

Malta 2017 National Legal Document

The JRC managed Public Research Funding (PREF) study has collected information on and analysed national public research funding. It provides an overview of its evolution and current state in European and selected non-European countries, particularly as concerns funding themes, fields and the types of allocation (competitive project based versus institutional funding). The study was conducted by a consortium led by IRCRES CNR and involving researchers from USI, AIT and NIFU as well as a number of country experts. 

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom 2017 EU Report or Publication


Malta latest news

26 July 2018

The Maltese government has called on the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) for a Peer Review to help boost its research and innovation (R&I) system. The planned expert peer review will inform the design of Malta’s National R&I Strategy post 2020

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