Malta Launches the Largest Funding Scheme Ever for Renewable Energy Projects

Authors: Nicole Sciberras Debono & Bastien Debiève On 21st May, 2021 the Ministry for Energy, Enterprise, and Sustainable Development announced the largest local funding package to date for large scale projects involving renewable energy generation by private investors. This funding will be allocated through 10 calls for proposals, which will be launched next week. Private … Continued

The SeedGreen Climate Fund: The Latest Programme for Green Start Ups

Photo from seedgreen.org Authors: Nicole Sciberras Debono & Bastien Debiève Youth and young adults are those who can guarantee a successful green transition ahead. The need for innovation to accelerate carbon neutral development is rapidly emerging and has become more evident. However, one of the main problems which green start-ups face, is obtaining finance to … Continued

The Innovation Fund: Lessons from the First Large-Scale Call

Authors: Nicole Sciberras Debono & Bastien Debiève Back in August 2020, we published an article on the launch the world’s largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies – the European Innovation Fund. Since then, 311 applications were submitted for the large-scale call back in October 2020, where 117 of them met the necessary … Continued

Two new Fusion Calls launched by MCST

Authors: Gayle Kimberley & Ilona Vella Two calls have opened under the FUSION programme run by The Malta Council for Science and Technology. Under these calls, both local Research and Innovation (R&I) actions as well as ideas which are ready to be commercialised are eligible for this funding. One of the open calls is The … Continued

‘Green Deal Malta’ – A Newly Launched Platform by Ewropa

Since 2019, Ewropa Consultancy (‘Ewropa’) has assisted clients to tap into European and local funds, mostly within the field of green and digital transition, a transition that is backed by the European Green Deal. The overarching aim of the Green Deal is to make Europe the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050. The team at Ewropa … Continued

Horizon Europe: The Most Ambitious EU R&I Framework Programme Starts Now

Authors: Gayle Kimberley & Nina Fauser This year marks the exciting start of Horizon Europe, the new ambitious research and innovation framework programme which will run until 2027. Under Horizon Europe, a total of €100 billion will be made available over 2021-2027. The Horizon Europe programme is also coordinated with the European Partnerships project and … Continued

Solar Energy – The Obvious Choice for Malta?

Authors: Gayle Kimberley & Francesca Anastasi The principal aim of the European Green Deal is to reach climate neutrality by 2050 and in order for the European Union to reach such target, one of the goals is to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The European Commission has guaranteed to make existing legislation fit for 55% … Continued

Malta to Launch New Green Initiative Grant Scheme: ‘Green Your Building’

Author: Francesca Anastasi The Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning has announced that on Monday, 15th February 2021, a new green initiative will be launched. The purpose of the ‘Green Your Building’ grant scheme is to promote green infrastructure and thus, convert polluted, built up residential areas into greener places to live in. … Continued