Consultation on Gender Equality Mainstreaming Framework

In her role of Women Web-Entrepreneurs Hubs (WeHubs) Malta Node Coordinator, Anamaria Magri Pantea –  Managing Consultant of Ascend Consulting, is a member of the Consultative Council for Women’s Rights (CCWR) to the Malta Ministry for European Affairs and Equality (MEAE). Following a number of discussions with CCWR, on 8th March 2019 the Honourable Minister Read more about Consultation on Gender Equality Mainstreaming Framework[…]

BREXIT readiness support

Malta Enterprise has recently launched the Get Ready Scheme to support business undertakings operating in Malta to access advisory services as to review and prepare for the effect on their business activity in relation to Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit). The scheme targets duly registered small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) carrying out Read more about BREXIT readiness support[…]

Funding opportunity: Internationalisation

  TradeMalta, in collaboration with HSBC Malta, has just relaunched its Global Growth programme. This is aimed at experienced exporters and companies with a clear internationalisation offering and plan. The companies that will be selected under the currently open competitive call will be receiving assistance of up to EUR 10,000 per company, to cover 50% Read more about Funding opportunity: Internationalisation[…]

Funding Opportunity for RDI in Maritime & Marine Technologies

MarTERA launched a joint call for transnational research and innovation projects in the following areas: Priority Area 1: Environmentally friendly maritime technologies Priority Area 2: Development of novel materials and structures Priority Area 3: Sensors, automation, monitoring and observations Priority Area 4: Advanced manufacturing and production Priority Area 5: Safety and securit Applicants from Malta Read more about Funding Opportunity for RDI in Maritime & Marine Technologies[…]

Short-course on EU funding

Numerous new and improved EU funding support schemes have been or are still to be launched, both directly from Brussels and at a national level. SMEs, innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and training are amongst the top priorities. Are you finding your way amongst all these opportunities and making the best of them? A short course providing Read more about Short-course on EU funding[…]

Launch of the ‘Guidelines to Increase and Retain Women in ICT’

  As the Women Web-entrepreneurs Hubs Malta Coordinator, Ascend Consulting has been involved for some time now in the set up and work of the Women in ICT Focus Group of eSkills Malta Foundation. The eSkills Malta Foundation is the National Coalition forming part of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs.  Most of the Digital Read more about Launch of the ‘Guidelines to Increase and Retain Women in ICT’[…]

ERDF Startup Investment Grant Scheme: New Call for Proposals

The Maltese Managing Authority responsible for administering the ERDF Startup Investment Grant Scheme just announced that this scheme will from now on be administered through an open rolling Call for Proposals. The next deadlines for submission of applications of support under this Scheme, are: Friday 30th March 2018 at noon Thursday 31st March 2018 at noon Read more about ERDF Startup Investment Grant Scheme: New Call for Proposals[…]

ERDF RD&I Grant Scheme launched

A new ERDF Business Enhance grants scheme with an overall budget of € 20,000,000 has been launched in January 2018 by the Malta Parliamentary Secretariat for EU Funds. This is focused on supporting enterprises planning to undertake research, development and innovation actions within Malta’s Smart Specialization Areas, specifically in the following areas: Manufacturing Aviation and Read more about ERDF RD&I Grant Scheme launched[…]

Startup Europe Week 2018 Malta event on Entrepreneurial Mentoring

  Further to a very good event last year on the topic of women web-entrepreneurship, Ascend Consulting has been once again confirmed as the official Malta co-organiser of the Startup Europe Week – an annual European Commission backed initiative, this year taking place during the week 5th – 9th March 2018. This year’s focus of Read more about Startup Europe Week 2018 Malta event on Entrepreneurial Mentoring[…]

Innovation is the outcome of habit, not a random act!

Many a times, especially as I consult SMEs in terms of strategic business development or investments financing opportunities, I am told something like: “Of course, we would like our company to be more innovative. We have to develop a pipeline of new products and services to keep up with our clients’ expectations and the industry Read more about Innovation is the outcome of habit, not a random act![…]