Teaming to Extend Maltese Ambitions in the Aerospace Sector

TEMARA is a proposal for a teaming project between the Stichting Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium (NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre), the Government of Malta through the Ministry for Tourism (MOT) (responsible for Aviation) and the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) who will be providing contributions in the development of the Business Plan associated with establishing a Centre of Excellence.

This proposal is written in response to the call HORIZON2020-2014-1 – TEAMING. Specifically, it addresses the topic WIDESPREAD 1-2014: TEAMING of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015 – Part 15: ‘Spreading excellence and widening participation’.

In line with the scope of the call topic, TEMARA aims to team two parties: a leading institution of research and innovation excellence (NLR) and a new research agency at national level, the National Aerospace Centre (NAC) with the intention to establishing the latter as a Centre of Excellence.

The publication of Legal Notice (LN68/2014) for the setting up of the NAC as a Government Agency, demonstrates the commitment and strong ambition of the Government of Malta to encourage and support research and innovation within the aerospace industry.

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