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.
Octopux is a results-oriented, client-first consultancy whose independence allows us to find tailor-made packages that cater directly to our clients’ needs and deliver results in an efficient and effective manner.
The result is that our clients and our team get the very best resources, the best know-how and the best results. We mainly offer eight distinct services for our clients:
- EU-funded projects
- Project management
- training and coaching
- EU Lobbying
- International networking
- Market analysis
- Business and scenario planning
- Exploitation of project outcomes
Located at the heart of Europe, Octopux Consulting is a young consultancy company that not only designs and engineers projects, but helps clients optimising their access to EU funding. Thanks to our fresh ideas and passion-driven attitude, we deliver custom-made solutions by committing ourselves to the highest professional standards. Because INNOVATION IS KEY TO SUCCESS!
Our proximity to the core of EU policy and decision-making and our extensive network of contacts gives Octopux Consulting a privileged access to intelligence on EU funding and EU developments as they happen.
We offer an extensive package of EU services to clients covering not only EU funding and lobbying. In addition, Octopux Consulting is an expert in Brussels on EU funding, project opportunities and delivery, a service even the largest and best known consultancies cannot match. Our services are provided by our highly-skilled team of European consultants to our clients operating essentially in scientific, research, economic, business and trade sectors.
As an independent consultancy, Octopux Consulting is that rare entity in the prevailing trend of large consultancies, which allows us to be flexible. Independent and compact, but with partners throughout Europe, we can offer individual, tailor-made packages for our clients while keeping costs competitive and our services negotiable.
Committed to the highest professional standards, integrity and innovation are key to our service to clients and in our relations with the European Institutions. We are dedicated to delivering beyond expectations.
Ms Daniela GomesManaging Director
Ofis fr Information Communication Consulting and Trade
Activities/sectors:Learning Management System development, management and implementation , intelligent learning, Advanced management of web application. Web information mining, filtering and retrieval, content and knowledge repositories. Networking. Statistical Analysis, Data processing.
Conducting Needs Assessment (Problem Analysis), Types of E-learning Design and Training (M or U learning), Integrated E-learning Applications, Multimedia for learning, Knowledge Management and Learning with Instructional Design Models, Instructional Technologies in Education, business and Industry, Distance Education, Planning Instructional Project Management for managing Instructional design Projects.
Development Lifelong learning Strategies, Human Performance Technology Development, Teacher Development, Evaluation in Instructional Design.
Instructional Design Applications in Business and Industry, Professional Development, Measurement and Evaluation Applications in Education, Developing e-learning materials for Schools and Industry, Re-organizational design and training for companies and organizations. Development of Training Programs for business, Industry and Schools.
Solving Instructional and non-instructional problems for organizations. Interactive Multimedia Design for Instruction, Computer-Based Instruction (CBI), Instructional Software Design and Development, Internet-WEB Based Instruction, Visual Literacy, Visual learning design, Types of Literacy, Message Design, Information and communication Technologies (ICT), Instructional Material Design and Development, Using Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs), Teaching Complex Technical Skills, Computer-Based tools for Instructional Design, Rapid Instructional Design, Development of Learning-Teaching Strategies,
Applying Teaching-Learning Theories and New IDT Approaches.
Oikodrom is a private research institute founded in 1994 by Heidi Dumreicher. It generates future images and strategies for human settlements in countries all over the world - from Europe to China and to the Mediterranean Islamic countries - under a concept of strong sustainability.
The Oikodrom-team creates mental and physical spaces where change can come about. The emerging future scenarios contribute to the creation of systemic knowledge as well as to the participatory implementation of sustainability processes in human settlements.
Oikodrom follows the definition of strong sustainability as an ideal concept for actual change towards sustainable societal and material processes.
Human Settlements: The interdisciplinary research process focuses on given societal and environmental local systems, from small neighbourhoods and villages to big towns and cities.
Theory and Practice: When starting the local sustainability processes, the team generates theses and theories for the emerging research field of sustainability. Thereby we discuss the role of the scientists, and work on future scenarios and a common vocabulary - the thesaurus of sustainability.
Interdisciplinary Research: The interdisciplinary cooperation is a basic precondition for sustainability research. The complexity of societal, economical and material processes demands for scientific knowledge of several disciplines for present and future sustainability oriented changes.
Transdisciplinary Research: Sustainability research has its local expressions, and participation of dwellers is indispensable. The combination of local and scientific expert knowledge assures sustainability oriented solutions.
Multicultural Research: The multicultural research network around Oikodrom strengthens the global approach to the complex issue of sustainability.
International Research Projects:
2009-2011: HAMMAMED - Raising awareness for the Hammam as cultural heritage for the Mediterranean area and beyond
2008-2010: Va2el - Valuing Education and Experience for Local councillors in Europe
2007-2009: Organic - Organic Regional Agriculture saving the Nature in China
2005-2008: HAMMAM - Aspects and Multidisciplinary Methods of Analysis for the Mediterranean Region 2002-2005: SUCCESS - Sustainable Users Concepts for China, Engaging Scientific Scenarios
2000-2005: From Information to Knowledge; Seven theses of Sustainability
National Research Projects:
2008-2010: Mappamundi (Bady Minck), Scientific advisory
2000-2008: In the Beginning was the Eye (Bady Minck), Scientific advisory
2008: Step by Step - Migration, Sustainability und Participation
1994-1999: Westbahnhof City as a Hill; The Sustainable City Implantation: An Urban Sustanability Project together with Richard S. Levine