Malta Enterprise Corporation and the Malta Council for Science and Technology and have reacted to the challenges surrounding the current unprecedented circumstances by designing a national fund entitled the “COVID-19 R&D Fund”. This initiative has been possible through the support of the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses, and the Ministry for Finance and Financial Services.
The €5.3 Million COVID-19 R&D Fund is to target public, academic and private entities. As a funding mechanism, it will enable R&D on COVID-19 as a departure point, yet with outcomes not only addressing innovative and/or improved approaches related to the current pandemic, but also potential future waves and other antiviral relevant research.
Eligible projects, including those projects having received a COVID-19 specific Seal of Excellence, are those projects that have started on or after 1 February 2020, but not later than 31 December 2020. The duration of the project should be a maximum of eighteen (18) months.
The Rules for Participation for the COVID-19 R&D Fund may be found below.
Any queries can be forwarded to [email protected]
Melchior Cini – Contact point for academic and public entity applicants
Corinne Muscat Terribile – Contact point for private entity applicants
Sarah Ghose Roy – Cross-sector contact point
Claire Grima – Malta Enterprise Representative
More information on the Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak: https://ec.europa.eu/competition/state_aid/what_is_new/covid_19.html