Malta (MT)

Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It has a population of 417,520.

 

The country's S3 priorities in the area of health have a focus on healthy living and active ageing, and e-health. In Malta the life sciences sector has a wide ranging presence in the Maltese economy, with well established operations in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, the production of software for the healthcare industry, as well as a growing health tourism sector. All this has been boosted by the country’s workforce as well as effective connectivity with foreign markets.

Regional website

Ministry for Health of Malta

https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/Pages/health.aspx

Policy document (RIS3): Yes

Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes

Major initiatives

  1. ITAMA: ICT Tools for the diagnosis of autoimmune disease in the Mediterranean area  https://www.keep.eu/project/21582/ict-tools-for-the-diagnosis-of-autoimmune-diseases-in-the-mediterranean-area

  2. Malta Life Sciences Park  an international class facility for life sciences and information technology development  https://www.maltalifesciencespark.com/about-us/

  3. University of Malta, Department of Applied Biomedical Science, within the Faculty of Health Sciences  Teaching and conduction/participation in research programmes  https://www.um.edu.mt/healthsciences/applied-bio-science/aboutus

  4. Centre for Molecular Medicine and Biobanking  Teaching and conduction/participation in research programmes  https://www.um.edu.mt/about/governance/statutesregulationsbyelaws/course/centreformolecularmedicineandbiobanking

  5. Department of Physiology & Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Univ. of Malta  Teaching and conduction/participation in research programmes  https://www.um.edu.mt/ms/physbiochem

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Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?

  1. ERDF 8.139 - The Setting Up of the Establishment for Blood, Tissue and Cell Centre (recently awarded)  No website available yet

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium