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Evolve champions research talent in community development initiatives
Luqa, Malta: – Life sciences solutions specialist Evolve Ltd (Evolve) is extending its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme with a series of community development and research initiatives aimed at nurturing talent and potential.
The prime focus of the CSR programme has been to operate as a responsible, sustainable and inclusive business that invests in its hosting communities to help them to prosper.
Evolve has already made public commitments to help communities in a number of different ways, including workforce volunteering programmes, support for community organisations, and donations of scientific equipment.
Evolve has been working closely with its official charity partner, the Research, Development and Innovation Trust of the University of Malta (https://researchtrustmalta.eu/) to identify research bodies that need support.
Evolve has also participated in community investment schemes in Malta, in Ghana and beyond, encouraging its people to volunteer time and expertise to support these campaigns, many of which involve charities and community organisations as well as social enterprises.
Laboratory equipment donations
Evolve’s CSR programme is reviewed annually and focuses on the areas where it believes it can make significant differences. These include a series of research initiatives at the University of Malta with donations worth more than €160,000 since 2012. Equipment donations have included a series of instruments including Gas Chromatographs, a Particle Sizer, High Pressure Liquid Chromatographs and a Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer to the University’s Department of Chemistry.
Evolve has also gifted scientific instruments to enhance research at the University’s Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, including a Leica M620 F20 surgical microscope, a Gas Chromatograph and a Polarimeter.
Malta’s research potential
Professor Giuseppe Di Giovanni from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery commented: ‘It is very encouraging to partner with companies like Evolve who believe in Maltese research potential. The importance of donations of equipment such as these are twofold. They enable students to have access to tools currently in use in industry and researchers to use cutting edge equipment for their research.”
Chemistry Department head Professor Emmanuel Sinagra, has also thanked Evolve, saying: “With this donation, the department is in a better position, not just to train better industrial chemists but also to provide better services to industry, particularly the pharmaceutical industry which has flourished in Malta over recent years.’
Evolve managing director Christopher Busuttil Delbridge said: “A sustainable and responsible approach to doing business is integral to everything we do. Evolve is associated with anything scientific.”
“Science often relies on expensive equipment, maintenance and the high cost of consumables, not to mention the specialist human resources. Research underpins every discovery we have made and all the advancements in science, technology and the arts as a human race. Over the years we have donated hundreds of thousands of euros worth of equipment to the University of Malta,” Mr. Busuttil Delbridge explained.
“Many former students are now in senior management roles in top Maltese companies, others have published internationally-acclaimed scientific research. We’re thrilled that Evolve played a part in their success stories,” he added.
About Evolve Ltd.
Evolve Ltd is a Malta-based solution provider and project integrator operating in the European, Mediterranean and sub-Saharan African region. Servicing all scientific workspaces Evolve offers a holistic service that draws on four principal areas of expertise, in the design, equipping, personnel training and maintenance of laboratory and research facilities and equipment.
Evolve Ltd. is part of the Attard & Co. Group of Companies and traces its origins to Attard’s setting up in 1956 of Medical and Scientific Equipment and Supplies (MSES) to cater for its scientific products. During the 1990s, under the leadership of Christopher Busuttil Delbridge, Evolve’s current Managing Director, MSES changed its business model, centered on a vision to become a recognized, award-winning, world-class thought leader and influencer on the international scientific and healthcare laboratory market.
In 2006, following Malta’s accession to the EU, MSES Department was rebranded as Evolve Ltd., an independent Attard subsidiary tasked with serving the scientific community. Within five years, it had developed three operating departments: Medical & Diagnostics, Scientific & Industrial and Technical Services.
Evolve currently employs some 30 people, mostly scientists and technical experts.
Further information at: www.evolveltd.eu