About us


The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is the governmental body responsible for Research and Innovation (R&I), space, science and technology.

MCST was established by central government in 1988 with the mandate of advising government on science and technology policy.

Today its remit has developed and expanded to include responsibilities associated with R&I policy and strategy, science communication, as well as the management of various R&I programmes.

It presently falls under the remit of the Parliamentary Secretariat for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation within the Office of the Prime Minister.