The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) was established in 1988 by the Government to act as the national focal point for science and technology policy and has been responsible for identifying and addressing major science and technology challenges and issues of strategic importance for Malta, thereby contributing to the development of coherent and sustainable policy visions and initiatives.
It has taken a leading role in coordinating scientific research and technological policy measures and initiatives through the development of cross-ministerial joined-up policy approaches. It is responsible for implementing the National Strategic Plan for Research & Innovation 2007-2010 and manages the Research & Innovation Funding Programme for Malta. The MCST’s main remit is to encourage increased public and private investments in science and research with a view to promoting a culture for science, technology and innovation. It supports a number of departments across ministries as well as other agencies and maintains close links with academia.
- Brian Warrington
- Jennifer Cassingena Harper
- Karen Fiorini