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Malta-EDIH

Hub information

EDIH Title

The creation of the Malta-EDIH as part of the network of European Digital Innovation Hubs

Geographical scope

International

Information

dihubmt@mdia.gov.mt

Description

The project proposed, led by the Malta Digital Innovation Authority, foresees the setting up of a single EDIH in Malta titled: DiHubMT. In line with the call for proposals for the EDIHs, the DiHubMT aims at providing the complete set of services of an EDIH on an open, transparent and non-discriminatory basis and targeted towards SMEs, small midcaps and public sector organisations. The following are the main services that will be offered at the DiHubMT:

- Digital Entrepreneurship Support Services to facilitate digital and green transformation with a focus on existing local competencies in the area, namely, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing (HPC). This also foresees the setting up of a Pilot Entrepreneurship Programme (incubator, pre-accelerator and accelerator) and the provision of specialised services in relation to access to finance.

- Technical ‘Test before Invest’ Support Services via the setting up of a High-Tech Workspace which will feature high-end technologies, namely, AI, Cybersecurity / Information security, HPC, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Drones and Robotics.

- Digital Skills and Training Development to drive cross-sector upskilling and reskilling digital skills educational initiatives with a focus on advanced digital skills linked to short-term training courses, an apprenticeship programme and a train-the-trainer programme.

-I nnovation Ecosystems and Networking to promote the concept of Innovation Communities and facilitate networking and collaboration with the Digital Transformation Accelerator, the European network of EDIHs, and other relevant stakeholders and local actors, to enable the sharing of best practices and specialist knowledge.

- Digital Innovation Policy and Strategy to support the implementation of policies and bridge the gap between the private sector and the European Commission and Government with the aim of developing evidence-based policy making.

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Bernard Montebello
+35621828800

Operational contact information

Bernard Montebello
+35621828800

Coordinator address

Twenty20 business centre, triq l-intronjatur, Zone 3, Central Business District, Birkirkara
Mriehel CBD 3050
Malta

Coordinator Business name

Malta Digital Innovation Authority

Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

Department
Malta Digital Innovation Authority

Market and services

Technologies

High performance computing
5/5
Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
5/5
Virtual Reality
5/5
Robotics
5/5
Internet of Things
5/5
Cybersecurity
5/5

Sectors

Community-Led Local Development
5/5
Cultural and creative economy
5/5
Public administration
5/5
Smart City
4/5
Education
4/5

Services

Ecosystem building
5/5
SME support
5/5
Technological innovation
5/5
Innovation management
5/5
Finance
5/5