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ESF.04.158 – Research on Expansion of Investments in R&D in new Economy

The MCESD commissioned a research report on investments’ expansion in R&D in the new economy. Results indicate that Malta needs to do more to increase interest and funding for R&I investments. Although R&D&I appetite is slowly increasing, R&I investment remains marginal to Maltese business. Economic growth has not translated into an increase of R&D as a percentage of GDP. Recommendations therefore include; a cohesive R&D eco-system, enhancing funding and incentives, restructuring the local business model, and attracting high-value human capital.

This report was part-financed by the European Social Fund – Operational Programme II – European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020.

The full report can be accessed here