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Networking for Excellence in Electric Mobility Operations

Project description

Boosting electric mobility research excellence in Malta

Hybrid and electric mobility solutions for land and sea are imperative for Maltese Islands. With the EU-funded NEEMO project, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) will partner with two leading institutions namely CEA France, AIT Austria and another urban community member, ANEL Cyprus to investigate various attributes and challenges associates with e-mobility, such as energy and location management, especially for the Maltese geographical setting. Talented researchers have the chance to participate in a series of events including meetings, conferences, schools, workshops and exchange programmes. The project will enhance MCAST Energy profile, which in turn reflects the positive development of Malta knowledge economy including its ambition as a regional energy hub, solar country, AI state and maritime hub.


NEEMO aims steadily set in the Electric Mobility research, related integration of technologies, modes and operations within the MCAST Energy research Theme in Transportation from terrestrial to marine mobility and from heavy-duty vehicles to micro-mobility solutions. The issue of mobility and energy is more pregnant in geographic islands due to strong energy dependence on fossil fuel. Therefore, a Network for Excellence is created with two world-leading research institutions AIT (Austria) and CEA (France) and like Malta as a widening country with distinctive island, characteristics included Cyprus through the Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL) for social policy aspects and exchange of wider experiences.
The activities are mainly knowledge transfer and networking through a series of workshops, winter/summer schools, training programmes, internships, exchanges, meetings, mentoring, conferences and joint publications as well as research outputs, mostly targeted to early stage or aspiring researchers.
MCAST Energy is experiencing a self-funding growth within its breadth of energy research theme that leads on campus. In addition, the MCAST main campus infrastructure together with laboratories will be the first ‘living laboratories’ on the island, used for real-life applications while delivery training and research as well.
This TWINNING proposal will provide a stimulus of required knowledge to become more efficient and competitive to an international level of excellence. NEEMO is designed for all partners to benefit in a way that goes sustainably beyond the three-year funding period. This eventually will result in enhanced skills sets and profile of MCAST Energy which in turn reflect the positive development of Malta knowledge economy including its ambition as a regional energy hub, solar country, AI state and maritime hub.

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Net EU contribution
€ 329 718,96
PLA 9032 Paola

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Malta Malta Malta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 329 718,96

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