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The MDIA was established back in 2018 through the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Act, together with the Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act, that states what are the powers granted to the Authority.

The Authority serves a dual role. On the one hand, it is a regulator specifically focused on innovative technology and forms part of the entities strategically established in the Maltese ecosystem. On the other, it is also a promoter of innovative technologies. This is done through various incentives that are announced from time to time.

The below video encapsulates what the MDIA does in a few seconds.

The Malta Digital Innovation Authority is both the regulator and promotor of innovative technologies in Malta, being Distributed Ledger Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Critical Systems, among others.

It certifies technology.

The certification programme is designed to ensure trust in the technology by ascertaining that it is doing what it is meant to do.

The Technology Assurance Sandbox offers applicants a gradual approach during a residency programme for those interested in building systems based on innovative technologies, such as AI, in line with recognised international standards and the proposed EU AI framework.

The MDIA also oversees the implementation of digital strategies, such as the National AI Strategy through more than 70 action plans. The strategy aims at making Malta the ultimate AI launchpad.

Amongst the salient highlights of the strategy are the pilot projects which are aimed ta having a profound and positive impact on society, while raising the visibility of the tangible benefits that AI can deliver.

The MDIA also incentivises students n furthering their studies at Master’s or Doctorate levels through the Pathfinder Digital Scholarship Fund.

Students choosing courses either locally or abroad and that have a connection with innovative technology can benefit from this scheme.

The Authority participates in initiatives that promote the use of technology, the improvement of the digital literacy and digital skills democracy is at the core of the MDIA, and hence, it does its part in bridging the digital divide so that everyone can reap the benefits of technology.

The Malta Digital Innovation Authority – building trust in technologies.