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Ascend Consulting is a boutique consultancy specialised in innovation management, entrepreneurship facilitation, business planning and development, and access to funding and finance in support of all these. We provide advice, guidance and assistance all along the business and project life-cycle process, from strategic and operational reviews, feasibility and viability assessment, to strategy, policy and action planning, and then to project management, implementation support, review and evaluation.

According to their nature, such services are being provided to a range of relevant public or private organisations, from startups and SMEs, up to large companies, research and academic institutions, NGOs, as well as various public policy-makers and implementers, national and international organisations.

At Ascend Consulting, we believe in building a long-term partnership with our clients so as to provide them with fully-tailored solutions and support from situation analysis up to operational implementation!

Let’s start with your objectives, needs and challenges…

  • Is your organization interested in and planning to work its way up the value chain?
  • Are you planning investments into a new startup business, in the diversification or innovation of your current activities, products and/or services, in taking your business transactions online or internationalising them?
  • Are you intent on developing international strategic relations to support an improved positioning on your current markets and access to new ones?
  • Are you planning to improve your offering by researching and developing new products, services, solutions? Or maybe by applying new technological and/or business processes, or even new business models?
  • Would you like to harness the innovation potential in your organisation, to create a process to systematically bring out, analyze and build upon new ideas?
  • Do you need assistance in assessing the feasibility of such innovative ideas? In shaping them up as viable product concepts? In developing these further, creating prototypes, testing, validating and demonstrating them, undertaking their scale-up or miniaturization, their piloting and first market replication?
  • Do you need support in developing the business plan for taking your new products and services to the market and commercializing them?
  • Would you like to train your staff in an international context, to expose them to new work practices and new markets?
  • Do you need guidance and hands-on assistance to get access to finance, partners or clients for such initiatives? Or maybe in the preparation of bids in response to calls for proposals or tenders to undertake major projects in a national or international context?
  • Are you making the best out of the national and EU funding opportunities available for business investments, for research, development and innovation or for education and training related projects?
  • Are you aware of the international donor funding available for initiatives in the Middle East & North Africa, or South and East European regions that present us with such interesting market opportunities?
  • Are you tapping into the EU and international support structures for international collaborative projects that look into finding and applying solutions to current economic, societal and environmental challenges?

Do you want to do these in collaboration with somebody with extensive experience in devising, managing, evaluating and overseeing EU funded projects, in coordinating international competitive processes, in planning and implementing innovative business development initiatives in a European context?

If yes, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an introductory meeting!

We look forward to hear from you!

The Founding Partners

Anamaria Magri Pantea

Founder and Managing Consultant
Holding an Honours Degree in Economics with specialisation in finance and a Master in Business Administration with Distinction, Anamaria has over 15 years of experience in economic and business development… read more »

Vincent Magri

Founding Consultant
Graduated as Architect and Civil Engineer at the University of Malta in 1990 with a specialisation in Urban Planning. He then pursued his studies in the UK where he read for a Master in European Property Development… read more »

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