Malta Enterprise in collaboration with MCAST and The Malta Crafts Council is receiving Expressions of Interest for a pilot project it will be launching intended to facilitate the transfer of artisanal skills to prospective crafts persons, in order to develop sectors of traditional crafts that are at risk of dying out. The pilot project shall address traditional Maltese boat building and traditional Maltese stonework decoration.
Malta Enterprise is pleased to support the Xjenza Mania STEAM summer school. This is an initiative organised by the University of Malta Cottonera Resource Centre. Students will participate in experiments in the various sciences, engineering, art, mathematics and more. There will also be dedicated sessions on ICT and Robotics. Participants will have the opportunity to visit places of work where science or technology are used.
The National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE), in collaboration with Jobsplus and Malta Enterprise has embarked on a research project on skills needs in the labour market. The study also looked at the current and future supply and demand for workers in different sectors of the labour market in Malta.
The Commerce Department in collaboration with Malta Enterprise will participate at the popular crafts fair L’Artigiano in Fiera in Milan between Saturday 3rd and Sunday 11 December 2016.
BioDNA, has officially opened its laboratory at the Life Sciences Park. BioDNA follows both GMP and ISO 17025 standards in forensic DNA testing, paternity testing, microbiological food testing, water testing, bacterial identification and bird sexing by DNA technology.
To ensure quality, BioDNA Ltd participates in routine interlaboratory testing by Collaborative Testing Services Inc., and CAP proficiency testing. For food testing and water testing BioDNA Ltd participates in proficiency testing
On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the ANIMA Investment Network, ANIMA and Malta Enterprise are co-organising the annual ANIMA network Meeting, which will take place on 30 & 31 May 2016 in Malta.
The 10th Session of the Malta – China Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation came to an end today with a visit at the Life Sciences Park in San Ġwann, where Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business Chris Cardona and the Vice Minister for Commerce of the People’s Republic of China Ms Gao Yan, accompanied by a Chinese delegation, were given a tour of the premises and a short presentation by the Life Science Park Chief Executive Officer, Mr Joseph Sammut, on the work being undertaken at the Park.
Easyjet entered into an agreement with Lufthansa Technik Malta which will see it's entire fleet undergoing maintenance in Malta. This further consolidates the airline's ties with the local MRO cluster, following on the recent service agreement signed with SR Technics Malta.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced a €33-million investment generating 132 new jobs within the Safi Aviation Park. Dr Muscat together with Dr Chris Cardona visited ongoing works for the development of the Aviation Cluster in Malta, including the building of 3 new hangars by Malta Industrial Parks, the construction of a hangar for the repainting of commercial narrow body and wide body aircraft, the building of a new hangar by Medavia to be leased temporarily to SRT, and the business expansion of SRT.
Playmobil Malta Limited is embarking on a major expansion programme that involves the construction by Malta Industrial Parks Limited of a 16,000 sq.m. extension to the company’s present factory and an investment by the company of around €30 million over a three year period which will eventually lead to the creation of more than 200 new direct jobs.