Welcome to Prime Matter Consulting
Political, Management and Scientific Consulting
Here at Prime Matter Consulting we aim to bring innovative, thoughtful solutions to meet our clients' needs.
Our multidisciplinary team is experienced in taking on challenges from a variety of sectors, and we look forward to getting started on your challenges.
In alchemy the materia prima (prime matter) was the essential element needed to undertake the magnum opus, the great work of creating the Philosopher's Stone. This legendary substance could transform metals like lead or mercury into the finest gold and silver, not to mention that it also held the secrets for achieving immortality through the elixir of life.
The Philosopher's Stone has since then become a symbol of enlightenment, of perfection at its finest. Myths and legends are powerful motivators, and we aim to inspire and we aspire to do great work.
Prime Matter Consulting, through its experienced and dedicated team of professionals will work to transform your challenges into opportunities, your handicaps into advantages, creating innovative and visionary outputs, bringing your organisation to new frontiers.
With an approach that goes above and beyond the call of duty, Miguel Galaz is a proactive strategist and in it for the long-haul. Miguel's experience as a project manager for almost a decade in the largest telecommunications provider in Portugal, or as a consultant to several enterprises throughout the years, makes him skilled in out-of-the-box solutions that aim to bring something new to the table.
With an international academic and professional background, having earned his Masters in International Relations from one of the leading Business Schools in Europe (IE), built upon a strong liberal arts education in Philosophy earned previously in the United States of America. Having spent most of his life abroad, Miguel is keenly aware of the importance of understanding different points-of-view and different cultures. Whatever the test, Miguel always looks forward to tackling new challenges.
R. Direito, MSc, PhD
A Research Scientist, winner of several grants, trained and worked in some of the finest academic and research institutions in Portugal. A BSc and MSc in Biochemistry followed up with a PhD in Pharmacy coupled with an expansive working record, makes her a very flexible and dynamic manager, inside and outside the lab.
An expert in handling multi-faceted projects and a natural leader that constantly motivates colleagues, especially given how today a large and essential part of scientific work is done outside the lab. A strong publication and research record makes her an essential member of the team thanks to her dedication, rigour, and sincerity.
Prime Matter is a flexible consulting agency, which thanks to a multidisciplinary team, we can act across a variety of sectors and disciplines and we’ll do whatever it takes to get you results. Whether through general consulting work, project management or financing, we have the skills to deliver. Please take a look at some of our services below.
Management | Scientific | Political
From the drawing board to conclusion
Leave the details up to us
Complete end-to-end service
Scientific Management and Strategy
Helping bridge the gap between science and business
HR Strategic Consulting
Helping you select the right candidate
In-depth analysis of scientific and entrepreneurial projects
Find out more about our services.
Our projects are as multifaceted as they are interesting. They do have a common thread: we put our absolute utmost into them.
Teach them how to save the world
Having participated in the original conceptualisation of the philosophy for the school, we were glad to be called upon to provide strategic consulting during the launch and then throughout the development of the website, grant-writing, fundraising, and so on.
The Foundation aims to teach students how to teach so that they can become better learners; school acts as a poverty rehabilitation centre, providing education, vocational training, job placement, business incubation, basic healthcare, hygiene and sanitation, social work, clean food, and environmental remediation.
The Educator's Lab
Rethinking Professional Development
Participated extensively in the founding of the Lab, having held weekly meetings with the founder to brainstorm the business plan model and actively developed towards the final plan. From launch-day onwards, provided consulting services to increase efficiency and focus the Lab's mission.
In the same way that today’s entrepreneurs will change the way business is done, The Educators' Lab believes teachers are the change agents who will direct the future of education. It is the Lab's hope that by investing in teachers, education can be revamped from within and help schools to better adapt to the changing needs of the 21st Century.
Ensuring Excellence Through Rigour
Setting up a vivarium from scratch is no easy feat, especially when resources are scarce and every cent counts. A lot of scientific research requires the use of a vivarium to ensure that experiments can have an experimental component. Experimental animal models bring an essential component to scientific research, especially when it comes to producing new data and exploring new results.
Knowledge of the state of the art of vivariums and animal research is required to effectively set up a facility that respects all of the requirements that ensure the well-being of the animals. Planning, executing and monitoring the setup of the vivarium, and training its staff, was a unique learning experience, one which profoundly changes a Scientists perspective of the care required and importance that these animals have, not just for science, but for the rest of us.
Malta Council for Science & Technology
Research Excellence Programme
Our scientific division was awarded a project to evaluate several research proposals for the Research Excellence Programme (REP), a National Funding Programme, which is supported through Malta Government funds and managed by the Malta Council for Science and Technology. This programme was designed in response to the need and desire for public and private entities in Malta to focus on early conceptual research endeavours through a non-thematic based, bottom-up approach. The programme is intended to fund projects which are still in the early stages of research, but which nonetheless boast a high degree of excellence as well as national and international relevance.
Our scientific director took command of this project, performing several project evaluations, as well as taking part in a number of consensus meetings to discuss the evaluations with other evaluators from around the world.