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Groundbreakers – A Youth-led innovation scheme

What is this scheme all about?
Groundbreakers supports young innovators to respond to challenges by developing an idea that reflects their voice and the space they wish to claim in society.

Who is it for?

  • Groundbreakers is open to the participation of all young people whose age in 2023 will be between 18 to 25 years.
  • Applicants must be Maltese citizens; or be in possession of a Malta residence permit; a Maltese citizenship certificate; or a Maltese passport.
  • Applications are possible for individual young people as well as teams of 3 to 5 young people.

What will it do for me?

  • Participation in a 24-hour Hackathon.

The best ideas will be eligible to receive further support from the programme, and hence will be granted:

  • The opportunity to receive mentorship and a grant of up to €5,000 towards the Innovation, Research and Development process.
  • The space to present final pitches to a panel of judges in an event organised by Agenzija Zghazagh.
  • The chance to receive awards for the best overall pitches. A total of 25,000 euro will be given out in awards for those teams placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd during the final pitching event.
  • Opportunity to access, and learn from, a nourishing pool of networks and expertise as well as a rich network of peers.
  • A visible ambassadorial role for young people

How can you be part of this scheme?
Guidelines 2022

Applications are currently closed

For further information please contact Aġenzija Żgħażagħ on 22586700 or email on

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