The EU Partnership on Innovative SMEs / Eurostars funding information for Malta

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The EU Partnership on Innovative SMEs / Eurostars funding information in Malta

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Maltese funding body, Malta Enterprise, funds R&D costs for SMEs participating in our EU Partnership on Innovative SMEs / Eurostars  programme.  

Malta Enterprise covers up to 70% of eligible industrial research project costs and up to 45% of experimental development project costs for small companies.

Malta Enterprise also covers up to 60% of eligible industrial research project costs and up to 35% of eligible experimental development project costs for medium-sized companies.

Funding can be given as a tax credit and/ or a cash grant on a refund basis. An additional top up to these percentages could be applied if the project involves effective collaboration.  

Eligible costs include:

  • Personnel
  • Use of equipment
  • Contractual research costs
  • Technical knowledge 
  • Patents
  • Other operating expenses

Maltese funding body, Malta Enterprise, funds R&D costs for large companies participating in our EU Partnership on Innovative SMEs / Eurostars programme.  

Malta Enterprise covers up to 50% of eligible industrial research project costs and up to 25% of eligible experimental development project costs for large companies.

Funding can be given as a tax credit and/ or a cash grant on a refund basis. An additional top up to these percentages could be applied if the project involves effective collaboration.  

Eligible costs include:

  • Personnel
  • Use of equipment
  • Contractual research costs
  • Technical knowledge 
  • Patents
  • Other operating expenses

 

Malta currently has no allocated budget for universities and research organisations participating in our EU Partnership on Innovative SMEs / Eurostars programme. If you are a Maltese university or research organisations wanting to participate in a EU Partnership on Innovative SMEs / Eurostars consortium, contact Malta Enterprise to see whether there are other funding opportunities available or talk to them about self-funding.

While we try to keep this page up to date, funding information stated here is indicative and must be confirmed with your national funding body.

Contact your national funding body