Researchers showcase pioneering projects

The Malta Council for Science and Technology has launched Engage: Science and Enterprise; the first edition of the R&I Days intended as an event to engage science and enterprise. The series of events over two days on November 23 and 24 brought together different researchers to showcase their successful research and innovative projects within various sectors.

A total of 15 projects spanning across various sectors were showcased. The projects, coming from different thematic areas , up to €2.7M in local funding, from the national Fusion programme as well as other internationalisation programmes.

The programme included a thorough explanation of the research process, an exhibition of prototypes, and panels of speakers which were composed of project coordinators, representatives of different projects, as well as members from the private sector, the academia, and public sector. They addressed several areas identified in Malta’s Smart Specialisation Strategy 2021-2027 which lays out the government’s clear priorities for investment in innovation and identifies areas of potential growth.

Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Research and Innovation Keith Azzopardi Tanti opened the event by thanking all the stakeholders who benefitted from the national funding under the guidance of MCST. He concluded by saying that the next step is to further the internationalisation cooperation with other countries to continue the growth in this industry, having a better capability of using more resources with other countries in line with Malta’s R & I Strategy which will be launched in the beggining of next year.

The Chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology Tonio Portughese said that MCST has administered around €27M, towards “projects that, besides being fundamental in supporting economic activity, also have positive effects that directly influence and improve the quality of life for our citizens”.

He had words of praise for the brilliant and dedicated individuals, who developed 15 innovative research projects and said that these contribute towards the advancement of knowledge and technology.

For further information and registration follow https://www.engagemalta.com.

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