AcrossLimits is a dynamic Maltese technology research and consulting SME with its roots firmly derived from the innovation and ICT sectors. In fact its core business is still centred around the areas of Internet-based solutions for business and social purposes. Our mission statement is: “Innovation for solving tomorrow’s challenges”
The company was established in June 2001 as a limited liability company. In the last years, AcrossLimits has diversified and now is made up of three main divisions, namely Technology, European projects and Education.
AcrossLimits has been working in the following technology areas for over 10 years thanks to its participation in European funded research projects: web and mobile application development, knowledge management, search engines, eLearning platforms, digital content management, ambient assisted living and of course project management both from a technical and an administrative nature.
AcrossLimits operates from its head office in Hamrun, Malta but has representation offices also in Palermo (Sicily), San Giovanni Rotondo (Puglia – Southern Italy), Brussels (Belgium) and Lulea (Sweden)
AcrossLimits has different teams of developers for both Unix/Linux and Windows platforms and this enables us to provide a complete integration of various components making us also strong in interoperability issues. We have been instrumental in the infant stages of e-commerce in Malta creating payment gateways, large online retailers and working in collaboration with local and foreign banks.
Web development is still strong within our technical division, although nowadays we focus also on integration with social networks, mobile application development for iPhone and Android and a higher level of interactivity online with the inclusion of user generated content.
Within eLearning we specialise in the creation of virtual learning environments including online training, curriculum-based courses and instructional design using the latest rich-media technologies integrated with virtual classes, distance learning, mobile apps and collaborative team applications.
AcrossLimits is also working on telecare platforms and solutions to increase the effectiveness of current social-health care services and permit the setting up of innovative service models. This exploits the potential and synergies of different technologies able to support disabled and elderly people (home automation, assistive technologies and telemedicine), within a cooperative working environment shared by different stakeholders and caregivers. A subsidiary company called Cogknow focuses on providing solutions for people who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s, keeping them independent for longer in their own homes.
From its ICT consulting division, AcrossLimits’ expertise is very much in promotion of innovative technologies and commercialisation of their own and third party solutions in the countries around the Mediterranean, North Europe and Scandinavia. In fact it participates in trade fairs related to ICT solutions and works together with a whole network of resellers, consultants and vendors within these regions.
Projects in this area
FLUID-WIN developed a technology platform which can seamlessly integrate and transfer data among business-to-business (B2B) manufacturing networks and their interactions with the logistics and financial service providers in order to enhance the competitiveness of the whole business sector in Europe and to make the business processes as efficient as possible
COGKNOW DayNavigator is a holistic solution that assists persons with dementia within their own homes and outside. It gives increased independence and quality of life, while giving carers much needed relief not having to monitor the person with dementia so much. The service can easily be customised to address the individual needs of each person and their carers, for memory support, helping with daily activities, maintaining social contacts and increased safety
Michelangelo works on assessing and treating the Austistic Spectrum Disorder in children in a more “natural” home environment where non-obtrusive techniques will be used. It is expected to have impacts from the medical, social and economic perspectives. The results of its research work will be validated through an exploratory study with autistic children in France and in Italy.
Establish is a research project on how Inquiry Based Science Education can be used with students in secondary schools in order to stimulate their motivation in learning Biology, Chemistry and Physics. An online set of teaching resources is being created with partners from 11 countries.
Language on the go (LANGO) is creating an iPhone and Facebook application in order to teach languages (Maltese, Greek, Bulgarian and Russian) at beginner’s level. The app gives a 10 minute lesson every day, peppering a whole year with cultural information including feasts, proverbs, important people etc
- Research Assistance & Desk Studies – AcrossLimits can provide a much needed helping hand for all research projects if they fall within one of our main areas - Informatics, Social Affairs, Business Development and Ambient Assisted Living. We also have the ability of performing desk studies, statistical analyses and online surveys across Europe and beyond.
- Education & Training - AcrossLimits education services are split into digital education (elearning) and Face-to-Face tuition. Our team of qualified tutors and instructors not only focus on technical ICT subjects, but also on business and entrepreneurship based topics in a variety of languages
- EU Project Management – We can give a holistic service that includes looking for best approaches to submit a proposal, forming consortia, proposal writing, negotiations with the European Commission and most importantly project management and reporting during project lifetime.
Mr Pierre SammutConsultant
Mr Bernard E. Mallia
Bernard Mallia is a researcher based in Malta.
He is the CEO and Director of Equinox Advisory, an independent, non-partisan private sector consultancy firm and the President of the Institute for Research and Improvement in Social Sciences (IRISS), a non-government think tank based in Malta. He is also the Vice-President of the Mediterranean Institute for Innovation, Communications and Technology (MIICT), another Malta-based research institute.
Bernard Mallia is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta and at the Institute of Leadership and Management.