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Malta ranks 25th in the 2015 Eco-innovation Scoreboard with a composite index of 64 relative to the EU-average index of 100. The country slightly exceeds the EU-28 average in terms of resource efficiency outcomes (with an index of 104), but lags behind in eco-innovation inputs, activities and outputs and socio-economic outcomes.

The development of eco-innovation is hindered by a mix of natural constraints and structural challenges, including the country’s small size and insularity, limited potential to develop renewable energy sources, a weak human resources base in science and technologies, limited capacity and readiness for research and innovation on behalf of local firms, and relatively low levels of investment in R&D.

Nevertheless, several recent policy initiatives – most notably, a new National Research and Innovation Strategy to 2020 – reflect the Government’s commitment to improve Malta’s innovation environment and R&D potential. Policy initiatives specifically related to eco-innovation and the circular economy include a Green Economy Strategy and Action Plan, a National Electromobility Action Plan, and a new Waste Management Plan. Areas that have benefitted from eco-innovation solutions in the past two years include water management (in particular, efforts to address water scarcity) and energy efficiency

 

2015 Eco-innovation Scoreboard ranking and eco-innovation index composites for Malta

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1 VO4Home 2817
2 GO GREEN MAN (Recyclables collection from schools) 3067
3 Clean Flight 3584
4 Smart Green Systems Ltd 4219
5 Algae Biofuel and Algae By-Products 17813
6 Blue Ocean Energy 3857
7 Malta Segway Tours 3450
8 NEPTUME (No-discharge Energy Efficient Prototype for the Treatment of Urban Municipal Effluent) 4399
9 Training Job Seekers to Assist in the Implementation of Waste Minimisation Concepts and Waste Separation at Source 3815
10 Eco-Gozo 4730
11 HOTER - Wastewater Recycling in the Hospitality Sector 4614
12 Grassblock 4001
13 ThermaBlock 6680
14 Green Hotels 5015
15 Smart Grid Island 6301

Eco Innovation in Practice in Malta

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Green Hotels

Green Hotels

The ECO certification scheme was launched in 2002 seeking to improve the environmental performance of hotels in the Maltese Islands. Within the scheme, there are... Read more

29 Jun 2011 Hits:5015 Malta

Smart Grid Island

Smart Grid Island

The national energy and water providers (Enemalta and the Water Services corporation) have partnered with IBM to install ‘intelligent’ electricity and water meters in all... Read more

29 Jun 2011 Hits:6301 Malta

ThermaBlock

ThermaBlock

The concept behind this novel block is to produce a structural element similar to the existing HCB, but with greater thermal properties. AB ThermaBlock is... Read more

04 Feb 2012 Hits:6680 Malta

Grassblock

Grassblock

Attard Bros. have for long produced the 'Grassblock'. The product's general idea is that it is a precast concrete paving flag that allows space for... Read more

25 Jul 2012 Hits:4001 Malta

HOTER - Wastewater Re…

HOTER - Wastewater Recycling in the Hospitality Sector

The HOTER process is a tried and tested process based on the innovative concept of combining two membrane treatment processes in series to make it... Read more

25 Jul 2012 Hits:4614 Malta

Eco-Gozo

Eco-Gozo

Gozo will become an eco-island by 2020, supported by a keen and committed sustainable community. Gozo is Malta's sister island suffering from double insularity.  The... Read more

25 Jul 2012 Hits:4730 Malta

Training Job Seekers …

Training Job Seekers to Assist in the Implementation of Waste Minimisation Concepts and Waste Separation at Source

The project is eco-innovative in preparing trainees to believe in resource management, adopt zero waste systems, and take a holistic approach from the drawing board... Read more

25 Jul 2012 Hits:3815 Malta

NEPTUME (No-discharge…

NEPTUME (No-discharge Energy Efficient Prototype for the Treatment of Urban Municipal Effluent)

Like many other countries, Malta is experiencing increasingly severe drought conditions and chronic water shortages. Second class water, produced from urban municipal waste, has great... Read more

25 Jul 2012 Hits:4399 Malta

Malta Segway Tours

Malta Segway Tours

The innovation of this product is that of providing a new green mode of experiencing Malta's heritage and countryside without exherting any noise pollution as... Read more

25 Jul 2012 Hits:3450 Malta

Blue Ocean Energy

Blue Ocean Energy

This project involves the development of technology for the generation of electricity from waves, from the North Sea to the characteristics and properties of the... Read more

25 Jul 2012 Hits:3857 Malta

Algae Biofuel and Alg…

Algae Biofuel and Algae By-Products

Energy is the cornerstone of any society, and over 25% of the energy fuels the transport sector. In view of this, Altern was set up... Read more

25 Jul 2012 Hits:17813 Malta

Smart Green Systems L…

Smart Green Systems Ltd

Econ produces oxyhydrogen (HHO) from water. Using a very small portion of electricity called electrolysis, Econ separates oxygen and hydrogen, instantly creating hydrogen gas. This... Read more

05 Dec 2012 Hits:4219 Malta

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