Women web-entrepreneurship: where do we go from here?

Anamaria Magri Pantea, The Malta Independent – 16th February 2017 & MITA ICT Features Last week’s European Commission backed Startup Europe Week (SEW), supporting entrepreneurs and startups at a local and regional level, registered more than 200 events across over 150 cities in 40 countries. Malta was no exception. Ascend Consulting, in collaboration with the Read more about Women web-entrepreneurship: where do we go from here?[…]

Women web-entrepreneurship

Anamaria Magri Pantea, The Times of Malta – 25th January 2017 Nowadays the digital economy is moving fast from being a specific segment to being the economy. Almost everything that we do today somehow involves or builds upon ICT. Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) provide essential enabling support across all economic, political, cultural and social Read more about Women web-entrepreneurship[…]

Clustering for excellence and internationalisation

With over 99% of enterprises in Europe being SMEs and over 92% microenterprises with less than 10 employees, one cannot question the need for clusters and for business networks that can facilitate collaboration frameworks for knowledge transfer, economies of scale and scope. This is even more so in today’s context, one of internationalization and global Read more about Clustering for excellence and internationalisation[…]

EU support for tourism diversification – sport & wellness, jewellery focus

Tourism is a very important pillar of the economies of most of the European countries, but one strongly affected by seasonality, as well as by stereotypes. For example, whilst Malta’s culture & heritage offering is getting traction, it is still mostly known internationally as a sea & sun destination. Save for Vienna, Austria is typically Read more about EU support for tourism diversification – sport & wellness, jewellery focus[…]

European funding opportunities for collaborations with North Africa

Times of Malta, 1st June 2014 The Economic Update, May/June 2014 edition Malta’s geo-strategic position in the Mediterranean, our long-standing tradition of good relations with North African countries, together with our cultural affinities both to them as well as to continental Europe, have indeed given us the opportunity to act as a bridge and facilitator Read more about European funding opportunities for collaborations with North Africa[…]

Networking and collaboration: today’s must-do to for grasping opportunities

Overview of discussions at 11th April TAP Knowledge B2B networking and Partnering Conference Anamaria Magri Pantea The Economic Update, April 2014 More and more often we realise nowadays that pooling capabilities and efforts is no longer a choice but an imperative in the current economic environment. The increasing global competition in all fields and from Read more about Networking and collaboration: today’s must-do to for grasping opportunities[…]

EU funding for the digital games sector

Anamaria Magri Pantea, The Sunday Times of Malta, Business Feature, 23rd February 2014  Following a few years of concerted efforts from various Maltese stakeholders, digital games development is coming ahead as the emerging sector at the confluence of the ICT and creative industries in Malta. Skills are being provided and continuously developed both at the Read more about EU funding for the digital games sector[…]

Making propaganda for innovation

Anamaria Magri Pantea, The Sunday Times of Malta – Business & Money, 16 February 2014 Innovation, innovation, innovation….nowadays we keep hearing about innovation. The word is buzzing around all the time: innovate to further develop as a knowledge economy; innovative solutions to current and future challenges to society; innovation centers are being established; innovation strategies Read more about Making propaganda for innovation[…]

EU funding dedicated to innovative SMEs

Anamaria Magri Pantea, Times of Malta Business, 16 January 2014 Over 3 billion euros will be allocated during the period 2014-2020 through a new funding instrument specifically tailored to take account of SMEs’ characteristics. Recognized as the actual driver needed for exiting the current economic crisis, innovation in SMEs will be further stimulated and supported Read more about EU funding dedicated to innovative SMEs[…]