Malta Enterprise, in collaboration with the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry and the GRTU is organizing a business breakfast dedicated to "Brexit: Threats, Challenges and Opportunities" on Monday, 19 November 2018 at 08:30h at the Phoenicia Hotel in Floriana.
Malta Enterprise representatives gave a presentation on the Interreg co-funded RELOS3 project and how it assists the future of Malta’s national Smart Specialisation Strategy, particularly on Maritime Services, during a public consultation meeting on Malta’s national Smart Specialisation Strategy.
Almost 120 participants mostly start-ups and youths looking to start their own business took an active part in the Startup Café organized by Malta Enterprise.
Professor Phedon Nicolaides from the College of Europe and University of Maastricht delivered a training session on State Aid for Malta Enterprise personnel.
The training session, which was being held for the second time, was coordinated by the Incentives Management Unit within the corporation and had the aim of empowering Malta Enterprise personnel on State Aid regulations as well as helping them to keep abreast with the extensive State Aid modernization.
Malta Enterprise approved a total of 128 major projects in 2017, with a healthy mix of local and foreign projects. Of these, 33 were new projects and 95 were expansions of existing operations.
Forecast investment collectively amounts to €249.2 million, while new employment generated within three years as a result of these projects is envisaged to reach 2,251 jobs.
Sectors mainly comprised manufacturing, life sciences including pharmaceuticals and medical services, ICT and digital media, as well as other services.
Representatives of Malta Enterprise and the Department of Contracts within the Ministry of Finance visited Madrid to participate in a number of fact-finding and capacity visits, and to participate in an international innovative public procurement workshop within the framework of the Innova Foster project.
Start-ups and youths looking to start their own business will have the opportunity to meet and network with mentors from different fields and backgrounds during a Startup Café being organized by Malta Enterprise on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at its offices in Pietà.
The Innovation Impact Grant Programme is an initiative launched by the organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai which aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of the theme 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'. The focus areas for funding are the sub-theme areas of 'Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability'. Successful applicants will demonstrate how new innovations or the innovative application of existing solutions addressing global challenges could lead to impressive impacts at community level.
Malta Enterprise will be coordinating Malta's participation in Expo 2020 in Dubai, which is estimated to attract over 25 million visitors during the six-month period between October 20, 2020 and April 10, 2021.
Malta Enterprise is seeking Business Advisors to support small businesses review their operations and prepare for Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit). The Get Ready scheme, set to be launched soon, is envisaged to increase businesses’ resilience and effectively mitigate risks that Brexit poses for their business.