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MCST is the national advisory body to Government on science and technology policy; responsible for FP7 and manages local R&I programme.
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The Malta Council for Science and Technology is the national advisory body to the Government on
science, technology, research and innovation policy. The MCST is reponsible for identifying and
addressing major science and technological challenges and issues of strategic importance for
Malta, thereby contributing to the development of coherent and sustainable policy visions and
MCSTs main remit is to encourage increased public and private investments in science, research
and innovation with a view to embedding a culture of science, technology and innovation. Besides
compiling the National Strategic Plan for Research and Innovation (2007-2010), MCST is also
responsible for the National Science Popularisation Strategy.
Since October 2005, MCST has been operating under the auspices of the Office of the Prime
Minister with a renewed remit to ensure strategic coordination of research and innovation policy
across Ministries. The MCST is also the national agency responsible for spearheading and
coordinating Malta‟s participation in FP4 and subsequent programmes and has been highly
successful in ensuring a high level of participation in FP5 and FP6.