Grants & Schemes

Mind The Gap

Mind the Gap is an initiative by the MDIA,, and the MCA designed to empower e-Commerce businesses in Malta to understand and improve their levels of cybersecurity maturity. It is composed of two schemes: The Cybersecurity Self-Assessment, and the Cybersecurity Improvement Scheme. It complements other initiatives at national level by the National Cybersecurity Co-ordination centre.

Pathfinder Digital Scholarship

The Pathfinder MDIA Digital Scholarship is intended to support postgraduate education in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Information Security to ensure that the Maltese labour market is supplied with individuals having the necessary skills and to guarantee that it is in a better position to compete at an international level. The scheme is aimed to support those pursuing this path to succeed both at the level of education attainment as well as contributing effectively towards the economy.

Digital Connect

The Ministry for the Economy and Industry (MEI) in collaboration with the Ministry for Social Justice and Solidarity, the Family and Children’s Rights (MSFC) and the Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA) launched a pilot project to increase inclusion and digitalization skills. This scheme’s main scope is to improve the citizens’ digital literacy, connectivity, integration of digital technology, and computer skills.

MAARG - AI Applied Research Grant

The overall objective of this Grant is to support capacity-building efforts related to AI research in Malta. Specifically, this Grant aims to encourage increased capacity for AI-related research in Malta, investment in AI-related R&D activities, adoption of AI technologies by the public and private sectors, and collaboration between academia and commercial entities.

MDIA COVID-19 Tech Award

The MDIA Award for Innovative Technologies in Response to COVID-19 aimed to encourage innovative ideas to support society during COVID-19.