MCST manages national funds for R&I through the development and operation of programmes, which in turn, create vehicles for research across the public, academic and private sectors. A portfolio of funding programmes provides researchers with the opportunity to translate their ideas into tangible projects and eventual products or services.
MCST runs a dedicated fund for research in the Earth Observation sector in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). The Space Research Fund is a research programme exclusive to Maltese beneficiaries which provides financial support for research, development and innovation in this field. The fund runs on an annual basis and will be launched again in 2023. In line with Malta’s National Space Policy and Strategy, this measure provides the means for developing critical mass within the Maltese Space Sector.