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

Beautiful, Sustainable, Together. This is the New European Bauhaus.

Author: Nicole Sciberras Debono Answer a simple question: What would the new ideal building be? And following that, what would beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive places look like? What are the feelings, the sensations, but also the practical requirements and the materials we would use? If this is the neighbourhood you live in, what should it … Continued

EU Finally Puts its Money Where its Mouth is When it Comes to Making Europe Greener

Authors: Gayle Kimberley, Nicole Sciberras Debono & Nina Fauser In December 2020, the EU leaders agreed on the EU’s budget for the period 2021-2027. The EU long-term budget 2021-2027 together with NextGenerationEU, the temporary instrument designed to boost the recovery, form the largest stimulus package ever financed through the EU budget, of €1.8 trillion, to support … Continued

Good Things Come in Small Packages: European Innovation Fund to Launch Funding for Small-Scale Projects in Innovative Clean Tech

Authors: Gayle Kimberley, Nicole Sciberras Debono & Nina Fauser Following the end of the European Innovation Fund’s (‘EIF’) first call for proposals for large-scale projects, a second call will be released, focusing on projects of a smaller scale. To have a better picture of what projects the EU Commission is looking to fund, click on … Continued

Hype Around Hydrogen: Projects Eligible for EU Funding

Authors: Gayle Kimberley & Nina Fauser Why the hype? With the EU 2050 targets of achieving carbon neutrality across all EU Member States, it is no surprise that the latest buzzword seems to be ‘hydrogen’. The use of hydrogen is an important solution which the EU is pushing, as it moves towards a low-carbon future … Continued

Of All Things Digital: EU Funding Opportunities for 5G, AI, IoT and Drones

Authors: Gayle Kimberley & Nina Fauser Amidst the panic caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, whilst many industries have been hit drastically, the tech ecosystem in Europe hasn’t stopped making headlines. Several tech start-ups across Europe have made interesting updates such as the next-generation delivery drones from Germany, the UK and other countries. ..And the EU is … Continued

Newly Announced Cut-Off Dates for the ERDF Grant Scheme

Authors: Gayle Kimberley, Nicole Sciberras Debono & Nina Fauser The Business Enhance Grant Schemes, part financed by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020, (‘ERDF’ Grants), aim at supporting enterprises when undertaking investment projects which secure sustainable business growth, by becoming more competitive, innovative, and resilient towards market challenges. The ERDF Grant Schemes address various aspects … Continued