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Master in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2018

Anton Abela
The Role of Artistic Creativity in Chronic Pain Management 

Amber Bondin
Music in the Digital Age: Exploring the influence of Digital Technologies on Innovation in the Music Industry in Malta 

Dalziel Bugeja
A study on Innovation in Tourism in the post-low cost carrier era – A focus on the Hotel Sector in Malta 

Sarah Bugeja
Towards Social Wealth in Malta: The Role of Social Entrepreneurship 

Ryan Mark Camilleri
Surviving the Recession: Insights from SMEs in Malta 

Maryna Grechna
Exploring the influence of the creative environment on advertising creativity in the context of Maltese companies 

Linda Justenborg Sonnichsen
The Future of Entrepreneurship Education in Europe: A JA Perspectives 

Martina Miggiani
The Effect of Competition amongst Student Organisations on the Generation of Innovative Offerings and Services - An Explorative Study 

Joanne Scicluna
Maltese Teachers’ Perspectives of Creativity in Post-Secondary Mathematics 

Merve Senay
Transfer Passengers’ Perception of Service Innovations at Hub Airports: Munich International, Seoul Incheon, and Singapore Changi Airport 

Mark Trapani
Success Factors in a Saturated Market. The role of creativity in the food outlets frequented by University students in Malta 


Master in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2017

Nadia Boffa
Exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities: The role of intuition and cognitive versatility. 
Steven Diacono
Entrepreneurial Opportunity Identification within the circular economy 
Judie Farrugia
The impact of schooling on students' creativity 
Dan Irimia
Artistic creativity and the transformative power of psychological pain 
Jochen Lenders
AguaGente: A feasibility study of an innovative water conservation project in Malta 
Gordon Pisani
Creating Rubrics to assess entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation 
Elizabeth Pulo
Future search as a tool to enable an entrepreneurial mind-set in organisations: AIESEC as a case study 
Luke Saliba
The preconditions influencing the adoption of innovative medical technologies amongst Health Care Professionals. The case of point of care testing 
Analise Sammut
'Going the Distance!' A study of the relationship between entrepreneurial deliberate practice and firm performance 
Geraldine Sammut
Investigating the role of environmental NGOs as change agents in the diffusion of green innovations in Malta 
Ruth Schembri
Exploring how employee interpersonal relations affect individual creativity 
Nicola Tanti
The exploration of thinking tools for daily decision making 
Joanne Zammit
Developing Financial Literacy as a Key Entrepreneurship Skill through an Alternative Learning Programmes 

Master in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2016

Pablo Ahijado Aparicio 
The Team Creative Process in Biomimetics: A Transactive Memory Theory Perspective  

Owen Bonello
Creative Idea Generation Techniques within an Online Marketing Firm: A Case Study  

Stephanie Briffa
Exploring Influential Factors on Creative Advertising: Gaining Insight from a Practitioner’s Point of View 

Kurt Bugeja
The Use of Social Media as Innovation Strategies by Airlines

Kristina Buhagiar
Improving the Financial Sustainability of Maltese NGOs through Business Model and Revenue Stream Innovations 

David Demicoli
Creativity and Innovation in the Creative Business Services in Malta 

Christine Duff
Primary Education in Malta in 2030: Designing Potential Futures through Foresight 

Shad Engkilterra
Disneyland as a Creativity Metaphor: A Practical Guide to Everyday Creativity

Nathaniel Gatt
Entrepreneurial Motivation: A Study of Female Entrepreneurs in Malta 

Amanda Jo Grech
Towards a Conceptualization of Creativity: Understanding the Development of a Standard Definition 

Chantelle Micallef Grimaud
The Application of Creative Thinking Techniques as Tools for Playwriting in Malta

Lisa Pace
Assessing Employee Creativity: Developing a Comprehensive Measure 

Maria Piscopo
From Creativity to Entrepreneurship: An Exploratory Study within the Creative Industries in Malta 

Roberto Saliba
The Publishing Industry in Malta: Challenges for Harnessing Innovation 

Michael Spiteri
The University of Malta in 2030: A Strategic Foresight Exercise

Stacey Spiteri
Assessing Creativity in Print Advertising Campaigns – The Case of Diesel, French Connection, and United Colours of Benetton

Sandrina Spiteri Gonzi
The Entrepreneurial Dancer: Exploring the Relationship between Professional Dance and Creative Entrepreneurship 

Shawn Tanti
Is Creative Tourism Present in Malta? An Exploratory Study

Master in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2015

Athanasios Adrimis
The Flow of the Mechanism of the Mind: A Conceptual Analysis of the Relations Between Csikszentmihalyi's and de Bono's Notions on Intrapersonal Creativity 

Marlene Agius
Creativity, Well-Being and Leadership: Evaluating inter-relationships in the workplace

Gianella Caligari
Shades of Pink and Blue: Gender role innovations

Danica Falzon
Thinking by Design

Rachel Grima
The Application of Creativity Theory to Literary Texts: An exploration of the use lateral thinking techniques in selected texts

Ruven Hanohov
Opportunities for Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Berlin as a Case Study

Petya Ivanova
Exploring user experience as a driver of process innovation

David O'Connell
Entrepreneurship perceptions, training and opportunities among the skilled unemployed of Ireland: A pilot study

Roman Repovas
How does space affect creativity? A study of the influence of the University of Malta’s environment on students

Oliver Saliba
The interactive effect of leadership, Climate, and strategy on innovation

Roman Voytovich
Creative advertising as a method for increasing the organisational competitive advantage in the sphere of online gaming

Master in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2014

Matthew Alfred Bugeja
How Does the Media Manipulate its Audience? Exploring linguistic creativity in
political speeches                                    

Mario Cachia
Innovation in strategic political campaigning: A study into the use and
effect of new technologies in political campaigns and their impact on Malta        

Lisa Cassar
The transition from entrepreneur to employee after business closure: An
exploratory study                                    

Abigail Cremona
Cybercrime in organisations in 2030: A strategic foresight exercise            

Lara Gail Dougall
Female managers’ need for an intrapreneurial flair: Identifying perceptual

David Ellul
Valletta after its title of European Capital of Culture 2018. Will it be a creative city?    

Helena Esnerova
Relationship between Global Measures of Creativity and Happiness as Indicators
of National Performance: A Fact or a Myth?                        

Sherrylene Gauci
The effect of audience feedback on journalists’ creativity in a local context        

Graziella Grech
Creative thinking processes  in a Maltese information and communications
technology (ICT) organisation                                

Cathy Therese Lawlor
An exploration of strategy formulation in a Maltese organisational context:
An exercise in foresight and innovation                             

Marina Gennadyevna Mizzi
Creativity enhancement with visual exploration search                    

Mihai Savescu
The Role of Creativity in Viral Marketing                            

Anna Sedelnikova
The use of crowdsource testing and its role in innovation within an organization

Master in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2013

Borg Vanessa
Entrepreneurial intent and entrepreneurial identity of University of Malta students and graduates

Buttigieg Andrew Paul
How is creativity perceived by comic book readers? A Maltese study

Cutajar Christine
Creativity and innovation in sustainable craft production

Ebejer Stephen
An investigation of the role of human resource management in organisational innovation: An assessment of innovative work practices

Galea Anna
The creative process in the art of painting

Micallef Josianne
Analysing the relationship between innovation and destination brand in Malta and Singapore: A case study

Mizzi Jesmond
The place counts! Organisational realities and team innovation in software development environment

Reiter Michaela Marie
The impact of active trust-building on creative performance of work groups: An exploratory study

Thomas Shruthi
Creative thinking techniques: Factors that impinge the usability among Indian professionals

Pieters Jeroen
Entrepreneurial mindsets among higher education students: The case for the University of Malta

Tedesco Lara
The role of creativity in management: A comparison of two Maltese industries

Vella Leanne
The relationship between competitive sports and entrepreneurship: An exploratory study

Zammit Xavier
Analysing Facebook advertising variables through clicks

Master of Science in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation
Graduation 2012

Andrea Agius
Competitive reactions following the introduction of a hard discounter: A case study focusing on Maltese supermarkets

James Buhagiar
The futures of the Maltese language

Chantal Sciberras
Design as an enabler of social innovation

Master in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2012

Peters Anyanwu
Innovation in the Nigerian electoral system: A tool for democracy

Zhonghu Ban
Gender profiling: Critical thinking about gender portrayals in media

Joanna Borg
Fortune telling and creativity: An analysis of the methods used by current practitioners in Malta

Luke Borg
The link between creativity and innovation and the human resource development: A study on a local major bank

Rachel Cassar
Media organisatios: An evaluation of innovation within the media's news content

Stephanie Dalli
The impact of creativity on dance and the effect of dance on creative ability

Audrey Harrison
Innovation in film: It's perfectly possible

Sophie Jozwik
Creative marketing techniques employed to appeal to consumers: The merging of a sensory mix?

Kanika Karvinkop
A study of the personality factors affecting the process of decision making by flight crew

Jeffrey Romano
Creativity and innovation in the financial services industry in Malta: A qualitative approach

C.V. Sarath
Innovation and strategic growth for development of an organisation: Case study of Virgin Trains

Christine Xuereb
Dynamic of Maltese/immigrants interaction in Birzebbuga, Malta: Exploring innovative solutions to the perceptions on migration and sub Saharan immigrants

Master in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2011

Sarah Busuttil
How does financing impinge on the Artists' creative experience of 'doing'?

Melvin Cachia
Creativity and Rivalry: The Artistic Reconfiguration of Society in Maltese Festas

Amanda Camilleri 
'Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Am I Fitting for this Role?' An investigation of Self Image and other Gender-Related Factors Among Female Entrepreneurs

Matthew Francis Cassar
Innovation in Art Museums: A strategic approach to product development in art institutions from a marketing perspective 

Aida Maria Cassola
Innovation in Advertising: The Key to Success?

Joseph Cilia
The role of Creativity in Science: A portrait of a Creative Scientist

Andre D'Amato
The green industry's potential to drive local innovation in the manufacturing sector: Malta a case study for a smart specialisation strategy in eco-innovation.

Joseph Galea
The Formal Teaching of Creativity Tools

Ruth Gatt
The Role of Creativity and Innovation in the design and content of Skin Cancer Prevention Campaigns

Mario Gielen
The Innovative Integration of Digital Technology into Pedagogy of the 21st Century

Nancy Huebner
The Design of a Triple Helix Innovation Network for the Enhancement of the European Equine Sector 

Katarina Lennmarker
Embassy Art: Exploring the Relationship Between Nation Branding and Artistic Creativity in Visual Diplomacy

Bernard Muscat
Inspiring people to social change: An analysis of creative practices in Maltese Social Marketing campaigns

Birgit Oidram
Innovation Capacity in Cultural-Historical Destination Product Development: the Case of Malta and Talinn

Maria Tarnogrocki
The Interdisciplinary Challenge of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A study of Sustainable Innovative Business Concepts for the Enhancement of SME Performance

Paul Zammit
The Perception towards Innovative Technologies in the 5-Star Hotel Conference Market

Master of Science in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation 
Graduation 2011 

Melanie Mizzi
Organisational Climate for Creativity in Public Education Institutions Model Development and Validation

Michael Joseph Zammit
A Futures Business Model for a Progressive Jewish School in Melbourne 

Master in Creativity and Innovation 
Graduation 2010

Fay Camenzuli
Opportunity Identification and Exploitation among Established Entrepreneurs: Habitual Heuristis or Cognizant Creativity?

Franco Curmi
The Role of Collective Intelligence Networks in Innovation

Lisa Gafa
Creativity and Mental Illness in Malta

Leire Garcia Olaizola
Innovation in Television: An analysis of Innovative Elements in Television Programmes

Clifton Pulis
Innovation Patterns in the Mobile Telephony Industry: A Case Study of IPhone Usage.


Master of Arts in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2010

Anthony Cardona
Stress vs Creativity: A Corporate Perspective.

Clayton Mercieca
An Exploration of the Development of Coaching in Malta and its Creative Aspects.  

Maria Elizabeth Schembri
Culture and Creativity in Vittoriosa : A Case Study Analysis.

Master of Arts in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2009

Rachel Rose Blackburn Sciberras
Innovation Management in Audiovisual Production Organisations in Malta.

Patrick Cuschieri
Benchmarking Aviation Security Training Standards to achieve an Innovative Training Programme for Malta. 

Carla Farrugia
Pop/Jam: Creativity and Meaning Making in Popular Media Cultures.

Gavril Flores
Leadership and Creativity: An Analysis of Creative Leadership at Visual Trends International.

Kim Galea
Why do We Choose Who We Choose? What Women Want: A Creative Study on Human Behaviour.

Esther Huy
Climate is Changing, when will Malta be energy saving? Local attitudes towards renewable sources of energy, and the generating of ideas to aid green energy in Malta.

Christopher Magri
Stimulating Innovation through Demand Side Policies: A Case Study of Malta's Innovative Public Sector Procurement Policy.

Stella Robertson
A Comparision of the Creative Processes of Psychodrama and Design (Through thinking, feeling and action).

Kevin Schembri
The Thinking Cardiac Surgeon: An Analysis of Intra-Operative Decision Making.

Martin Schwarzer
Assessing the correlation of Creativity and Foresight - A grounded theory-related approach. 

Andrea Stellato
The Role of Benchmarking and Foresight in Malta's R&I Policy Design.

Zoltan Wysmyk
Creativity and Cognitive Skills of Leadership: The Catalytic Role of Creativity in the development of Cognative Skills of Leadership.



Master of Arts in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2008 

Maria Sabrina Agius
Poverty Portrayed: A Creative Role for Maltese Television

Miren Arruza Zuazo  
Creativity in Special Events - A Case Study on European Public Service Broadcasters   

Olga Bogdanova 
Enhancing the Creative Process through the Loesje Creative Text Writing Technique   

Jon Egia Bengoetxea
Social Entrepreneurahip and Innovation: A Case Study on International Awards   

Tania Farrugia 
Creativity and Innovation in a Non-Governmental Organisation in Malta   

Isabel Fereday  
Thinking Media - Exposing Creativity at a London Media Planning Agency   

Marcia Grima  
Museums and Local Communities in Valletta   

Christine Lofaro  
Creativity and Art in Overcoming Boredom in the Primary Classroom   

Marylyn Mifsud  
Reading Edward de Bono - Teaching Thinking and Teaching Creativity

Matt Poschwald  
Analysis of the UK’s Nightclub Industry and Creativity   

Melanie Schembri  
Innovation Patterns in the Video Gaming Industry   

Wendy Shapiro  
Promoting Creative Thinking Skills in Post-Soviet Countries: An Evaluation of a Summer Program for Youths in Ukraine and Armenia   

Elizabeth Vella  
Fostering a Creative Environment in Maltese Primary Schools   

Ying Xue  
Online Game Obsession in Mainland China concerning the Enhancement of Creativity  


Master of Arts in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2007

Olena Baeva  
An Enquiry into the Possible Correlation Between Creativity and Negative Behavioural Patterns   

Leonie Baldacchino  
The Role of Creativity and Innovation in Maltese Start-up Success   

Peter Brincat  
Art of Ideas   

Conrad Buttigieg  
A Critical Evaluation of the New Product Development Experiences of Malta Based Manufacturers

Louis John Camilleri  
Eyes Open Wide: Thinking about Race and Broadening Perception to Combat Racism   

Elizabeth DeDomenico  
Creativity in Early Childhood   

Andreana Dibben  
Creativity in Professional Social Work Supervision   

Neville Dimech  
Learning Outcomes for Maltese Primary Schools of the Future   

Maria Grech Magro  
Creativity and Innovation in Gozo Micro-Enterprises   

Michael Gruszczynski  
Creativity and its Practical Use in Everyday Situations: Implementing Creativity in the Everyday   

Kathryn Konrath  
The Emerging American Workplace and the Skills Needed by Young People for Successful Future Employability

Keith Pisani  
Applying the de Bono Tools and Ideas to Mediation   

David Pulis  
Innovations in Governance in the Contemporary Commonwealth   

Emanuel Pulis  
Sports Marketing: Creative and Innovative Solutions on Campus   

Natalie Swaine Nwoko  
Creative Thinking for Social Interventions   

Adriana Tedesco  
Enhancing Creativity and Innovation in the Hotel Industry   

Barbara Trotman  
Retail Therapy? The Importance of Creativity in Customer Service in a Competitive Market   

JingYao Xu  
Form Follows Concept: Generation of Architectural Concepts   

Yuanyuan Zhang  
The Idea System in China Cultural Centre in Malta   



Master of Arts in Creativity and Innovation
Graduation 2006

Angele Azzopardi Giuliano 
The Role of Foresight in Culture Digitisation Policies in the Mediterranean   

Sergio Azzopardi  
Fostering ICT Innovation: Encouraging Innovation Through Domain and Technical Expert Interaction

Monica Bugeja 
Innovative Approach to Music Education: Combining Eastern and Western Thought   

Ing. Emanuel Darmanin  
The Creative Leader: An Asset or a Hindrance for Organisational Creativity and Innovation?   

Natalie Debono  
Creative Thinking: An Untapped Resource in Voluntary Youth Organizations   

Joan A. Hamilton 
Personality Styles: The Impact on Innovation   

Joseph Micallef  
Between Marketing and Creativity Tools, Which are the Most Suitable for Maltese SMEs?  

Richard A Muscat  
Systematic Simplicity: The Value of Simplicity in Entrepreneurial Ventures   

Stephen Portelli  
Innovation in the Financial Services Industry in Malta   

Shirley Pulis Xerxen 
Perceptions of Teachers in Malta concerning Creativity in Education

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Budding Rockstars Conference wins Award

Our Budding Rockstars Conference has won this year's National Enterprise Support Award (Section A) for Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit. Please click here for further information. 

Proceedings of the Innovation Challenge: Go Green
We are pleased to announce the publication of the proceedings of the Innovation Challenge Go Green. Please click here for further information.
Institute launches GEN Malta Platform

In the run-up to this year's GEC, The Edward de Bono Institute launched the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Malta online platform, which is designed to connect local and international entrepreneurs, educators, students, researchers, investors and policy makers. Click here to read more.

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