Malta’s innovation profile was showcased at the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit (EGIS) in Manchester, UK, which attracted representatives from over 60 countries ranging from industry, businesses, academia and research centres, to public agencies and EUREKA partner organisations.
The event also included a 3-day conference programme consisting of over 50 inspiring sessions with more than 140 speakers, as well as a wide range of interactive sessions with the EUREKA Clusters, practical workshops, and various matchmaking and networking opportunities.
Malta’s participation, which was coordinated by Malta Enterprise, was aimed at raising the country’s R&D and innovation profile on a global level, thereby facilitating better partnership opportunities for local entities and businesses interested in carrying out collaborative R&D and innovation projects with international partners.
The information provided offered insights into the various initiatives and projects undertaken by Maltese researches and businesses, as well as the innovation support available through Malta Enterprise and the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST). It also touched on the R&D and innovation-related work at the Malta Life Sciences Park, Trade Malta, and the University of Malta.
In parallel and as part of the policy makers working programme, the representatives from Malta Enterprise and MCST took part in the Innovation Funders meeting, which brought together top level attendees involved in innovation support from over 30 countries, the EUREKA network and the European Commission.