A total of 200 applications which between them are requesting grants amounting to €13.9 million have been submitted in the latest call for applications issued by Malta Enterprise for five schemes co-financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Malta Enterprise is organising a course that could lead you to a Certificate in Export Management. The programme is aimed at micro and small enterprises looking towards export markets for the first time. The programme will also be relevant to individuals with some export experience, as well as those who are seeking to refine their export management skills.
The programme starts on the 23rd April 2012 for a period of 9 weeks every Monday and Wednesday thereafter between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Cost Euro100; seating is limited and applications is accepted on a 'first-come' basis.
Malta Enterprise is representing Malta in the Young SMEs Project, a pan-European initiative that seeks to provide support to small and medium sized enterprises between the third andfifth year of their operations, which tend to be amongst the most crucial for business consolidation in order to ensure long-term survival.
The project is being supported through the European Commission's INTERREG IVC programme and has been allocated a total budget of €2 million, of which €1.6 million are derived from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
H.E. the President of Malta Dr George Abela visited the Malta Enterprise head offices in Pietà on Tuesday, where he also had the opportunity to meet the Corporation’s workers during the course of their work.
Malta Enterprise is currently receiving applications from enterprises interested in taking part in business delegations which it shall be leading to Milan in Italy, Tunis in Tunisia, as well as Cologne and Munich in Germany in the coming months.
The three separate business delegations form part of Malta Enterprise's calendar of internationalisation events, through which the Corporation assists enterprises based in Malta seek business leads in foreign markets and internationalise their operations whilst also promoting Malta as an ideal trade and investment location.
Malta Enterprise has signed three Memoranda of Understanding with business organisations in Israel that are set to improve the commercial ties between the two countries, thus paving the way for increased trade and investment opportunities and facilitating life for enterprises looking at doing business together.
Malta Enterprise signed a partnership agreement with the General Board for Ownership and Investment within the Libyan Ministry for Economy. In a preparatory visit to Misurata and Tripoli between the 13th and the 15th of March, Malta Enterprise had meetings with key Ministries as well public and private organisations in Libya with the specific aim of establishing formal structures so that it can offer businesses in Malta successful trade and investment delegations, apart from other trade facilitation services as Libya starts its development journey.
Malta Enterprise is organising a business delegation to Libya with a specific focus on the ports and maritime services, thus providing companies operating in this industry the opportunity to explore the business and investment opportunities that post-revolution Libya is offering.
Led by the Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment and the Minister for Fair Competition, Small Business and Consumers, the business delegation will be held between April 16th and 19th, 2012 and is the first one to take place since the uprisings that revolutionised the country.
Five Maltese companies were assisted by Malta Enterprise to participate in the Futurematch brokerage event held in Hanover, Germany, where they had the opportunity to meet prospective business partners with a view to building their international links and improving their operations.
Between them, the Maltese companies had over 60 meetings at the brokerage event, which attracted some of the major stakeholders in the IT industry in view of the fact that it was held on the sides of the CeBIT international trade event held between March 6th and 10th, 2012.