The Maltese Government announced that more than €700,000 are available in the second call for Research and Innovation projects in energy and water. The call by the Maltese Energy and Water Agency are expected to produce tangible results, shaping and improving the management of energy and water resources nationally while also contributing to the growth of Malta’s green economy – supporting research for both excellence and impact. This is an opportunity for academia, the private sector, government entities and NGOs. Research grants range from €60,000 to a maximum of €120,000 per project which must be finalised within 18-24 months.

In 2020, the National Strategy for Research and innovation in Energy and Water was published and the first Call for Proposals under R&I Grant Scheme for energy and water projects was launched by the Energy and Water Agency.

Building upon last year’s success, the second Call for was launched in mid-March 2021 with an increased budget of €700,000.