The Island

Lying at the heart of the Mediterranean is the island of Malta. With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.

From Megaliths to medieval dungeons and Calypso’s Cave – The Maltese Islands are positively mythic. The narrow meandering streets of their towns and villages lead to the main square, which is invariably dominated by the huge baroque church. As the countryside is dotted with medieval towers, wayside chapels and the oldest known manmade structures in the world, the Islands have rightly been described as an open-air museum.


UESA is happy to invite you to attend the The European Young Engineers Conference on Emerging Tech, in Malta. The event, organised around the central theme of “Emerging Technology” will combine an outstanding and varied technical programme with engaging social activities. The technical program will include a broad choice of visits to leading companies, interesting keynote speeches and state-of-the-art workshops held by knowledgeable engineering professionals. 

We’re offering two packages:

1. EYE Premium: €200 (Includes: Conference Fee and Accommodation*)
2. EYE Basic: €140 (Includes: Conference Fee. No Accommodation)

Please note that registration will close on August 30th.

* accomodation is a quarter of an hour walk from Sliema and a quarter of an hour bus from St. Julian’s

Flights are not included.

Attendance is limited so make sure to book your place!

  1. Click ‘Register
  2. Fill in the registration form.
  3. Receive booking confirmation and an invoice.
  4. Transfer the money before the stipulated deadline.
  5. Count the days!



17:00 – Registration

19:00  Opening Ceremony (followed by drinks)


8:00  Breakfast

9:45  Industrial Visits

12:00  Sightseeing

15:00  Session 1

16:00  Coffee Break

16:30  Session 2

20:00  Gala Dinner with FEANI

22:00  Social Activity



8:00  Breakfast

9:30  Session 3

12:30  Coffee Break

13:00  Grand Harbour Cruise

15:30  Session 4

17:30  Closing Ceremony

19:30  Free time

21:00  Evening Event


9:00  Breakfast

10:30  Tour of Mdina

13:30  Traditional Maltese meal

15:00  Tour of Valletta


Marc Anthony is the Research Coordinator of ASTREA – the Astrionics Research Group of the University of Malta that is currently developing Malta’s first spacecraft. He is also the principal investigator of MEMENTO – a funded R&I project that is currently developing high performance camera products based on a patent he holds in this area.

Marc began his career soon after his first degree with a brief stint at STMicroelectronics, working on automotive electronic products. His thirst for knowledge and the desire to apply it in unconventional and creative ways soon brought him back to the University of Malta as a research trainee. He later joined the Faculty of Engineering as a full time academic where he was involved in several multinational European (FP6/7) research projects in automotive and aerospace engineering.

Building on his combined experience in electronics and the aerospace research sector, and his refusal to accept that small countries cannot do great things, he decided to embark on the unlikely task of building two new industries for Malta – a space industry centered around miniature satellites and a high performance vision industry – which are both high growth, high value-added industries that scale ideally to Malta’s resource strengths and limitations.

Dr Azzopardi is a warranted engineer, holding Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Malta and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Cranfield University, UK.


Tonio Sant is an associate professor within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Malta. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the same university in 1999 and obtained his PhD in wind energy from Delft University of Technology in 2007. Before joining the University of Malta in 2003, Tonio worked for Air Malta as an aircraft maintenance engineer. He has taught fluid mechanics, hydrodynamics and renewable energy. His main research areas include wind turbine aerodynamics, floating wind turbines, wind resource estimation, hydraulic-based energy transmission and offshore storage. He is presently leading the FLASC project which involves a new and patented offshore floating energy storage concept.


Donald Dalli graduated in Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta with first class honours in 2014. During his bachelor degree, Donald Dalli worked as a student engineer at Dold Industrial Automation Ltd. He then followed a Masters Degree at the same University focussing on mechatronic system design and graduated with a distinction in 2015. At the same time, Donald Dalli was working with IBG Automation Malta Ltd, specializing in factory simulations, robot programming and software development. Donald Dalli joined the University of Malta again in 2016 and was appointed as a Research Support Officer II under the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering working on the MALTAHIP project, and at the same time he is also pursuing his doctoral degree. The MALTAHIP project is funded by the Malta Council for Science and Technology through FUSION: The R&I Technology Development Programme 2016 (R&I-2015-023).


Edward Borg is a talented engineer with international experience as well as an awarded software developer and robotics enthusiast.

Edward has been responsible for the necessary customisations carried out on the testing equipment and the design and construction of the actual mixing and bottling plant used to manufacture and bottle MAGIGOO®. He was also involved in the conception of MAGIGOO® and the research carried out to further improve it.


Marco Cremona is considered one of Malta’s leading hydrologists and water treatment engineers.

Marco invented and built the world’s first sewage-to-potable water plant for hotels (HOTER) and designed and lives in what is probably Europe’s only completely water and electricity self-sufficient home. In 2009, his house in Mosta, Malta won the France 5 Report Terre award as the ‘Best Environmental Project in Europe”.

Marco was nominated and shortlisted for the Stockholm Water Prize – the Nobel Prize equivalent in the water sector – in 2012 and was one of three finalists in the CNBC/Allianz Good Entrepreneur Competition (for the best green business idea in Europe). He’s also a member of the Maltese National Order of Merit (Gieh ir-Repubblika).

Marco has won countless awards throughout the years: he was chosen as the Johnnie Walker Man of the Year 2010, he won the Malta Chamber of Engineers ‘Excellence in Industry’ award 2012, he won the Malta Innovation Award ‘Technological Innovation’ in 2014 with GEO-INF; second-placed with HOTER in 2013 and won it yet again with SimMalta – a computer strategy game that teaches aspects of Sustainable Development to children/youth – in 2017. And these aren’t even all!

For more information on Ing. Cremona’s work refer to:


Martin Hignett is the Managing Director of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Malta Limited. He has extensive experience in the field of manufacturing and engineering. Following a B.Sc. in Metallurgy from Brunel University, he joined Rolls Royce Aero engines. From there, he moved on to TI Group, first working in the oil and industry division of John Crane and later moving to the Dowty Aerospace, initially in UK and then moving to Italy for four years.

Since 2004, he has been the Managing Director of Trelleborg Malta. His engineering background, together with good management and communication skills have been key to driving growth in the company. His positivity and determination allowed the company to ride the waves in the global economic recession, by focusing on the company’s core capabilities and looking for new segments it could tap into; innovation being the key driver to growth.


Dylan Seychell is a resident academic in the department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Malta and is specialized in Computer Vision. He is the founder of Malta’s Google Developers Group.