MCST appoints Chetcuti Cauchi as Tech Startup Advisor

Dr. Maria Chetcuti Cauchi | Published on 31 Oct 2013

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Chetcuti Cauchi is very pleased to have been selected as an official provider on the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) R&I Commercialisation Voucher Scheme.

MCST launches Commercialisation Voucher Programme

MCST has launched the Commercialisation Voucher Programme on Wednesday, 30th October 2013 at 10:00am, at Villa Bighi Kalkara. An Information Session followed after the official launch.

The Malta Council for Science & Technology is the government body responsible for research policy, promoting scientific research, management of the local research funding programme and is the national contact point organisation for the EU Research Framework Programme (FP).

The R&I Commercialisation Vouchers will support researchers, micros and SMEs to seek the commercial potential of their research or to develop their competitiveness through collaboration with R&D institutions. This will promote opportunities for knowledge transfer between industry and academia such that research and innovative solutions aim to have market applicability.

The main aim of these Vouchers is to determine the commercial potential of proposed innovative solutions, prior to embarking on research and development. As a result, the inventor benefits from information about the possibility of protecting the idea through intellectual property, as well as gaining awareness on market potential and economic wealth generated for society at large.

This is expected to create opportunities for knowledge transfers between industry and academia. As from October 30, 2013, the Council will be accepting proposals for Commercialisation vouchers, on the strength of which one of the following activities could be supported:

Intellectual Property Patent Check

IP Check Patent check and validation and scientific opinion

  • Market Research
  • Product Development Costing
  • Economic Impact
  • Risk Profile
  • Initial Patent Application
  • Business Plan
  • Investors’ Meetings

Top Tier Intellectual Property Firm in Malta

Our firm, a top tier Intellectual Property firm, has been selected as advisors on various Voucher areas including IP Check, Product Development Costing, Business Planning and Initial Patent Application. Our advisors are very keen to build on this new initiative. Chetcuti Cauchi, being a firm of choice for startups, inventors and creators, and acting as trusted partner for both entrepreneurs as well as investors in the start-ups sector, feel that the Commercialization Voucher Scheme is a much needed initiative that will assist startup companies and SMEs in bridging the gap from the very inception of their project to and accessing business angels, private equity funds and other financiers.


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