Funding opportunities for women owned businesses

Business and Professional Women (Valletta) Malta organisation has invited Anamaria Magri Pantea to deliver a number of workshops to its members. The first workshop was held on 25th July 2019 and focused on presenting and discussing the various funding opportunities available to women entrepreneurs in Malta. Both new and established businesses. For more details on Read more about Funding opportunities for women owned businesses[…]

European Innovation Council Roadshow – Malta

On 14th of June, the Malta Council for Science and Technology in collaboration with the European Commission Representation in Malta,  has organized an information session to present the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC). The EIC pilot was first introduced in 2018 under the current Horizon 2020 programme. Building on that experience, European Commission now introduces Read more about European Innovation Council Roadshow – Malta[…]

Women entrepreneurship peer-learning heckaton

  What a fruitful last 48h! Full of engaging workshops and networking to identify key challenges and solutions to furthering women entrepreneurship across Europe. With men and women putting their heads together and working side by side! ….the work goes on… All this organised by the European Commission Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Read more about Women entrepreneurship peer-learning heckaton[…]

Deep tech venture support

Another Call for Applications is available under the EIT Digital Venture Program, closing on 5th May 2019. This program supports entrepreneurial teams from 19 countries with deep tech business ideas to finalise their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and start their business venture. The specific support consists of  up to €15,000 and a six-week Pre-Acceleration Phase.  Read more about Deep tech venture support[…]

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[…]

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[…]

2017 Calls under ERDF Grant Schemes for Startup investment and SME Growth

The Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto has now launched the 2017 Calls for proposals in respect of the following ERDF grant funding support schemes: SME Growth Grant Scheme Startup Investment Grant Schemes The terms and conditions remained largely the same as in the 2016 Call. A clarification has been made Read more about 2017 Calls under ERDF Grant Schemes for Startup investment and SME Growth[…]

Enterprises Europe Network and Innovate UK roadshow

During July – August 2017, we were engaged by Innovate UK to participate, speak and consult at a number of events they organised in collaboration with Enterprise Europe Network across UK. The aim of these seminar has been to raise awareness and knowledge of a number of EU and intergovernmental funding opportunities for innovative small Read more about Enterprises Europe Network and Innovate UK roadshow[…]

Business and strategy planning on Canvas?

Have you used the Lean Canvas or the Business Model Canvas? I actually prefer to work on a Lean Business Canvas that is a blend of Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and Ash Maurya’s Lean Canvas. It is still well structured and concise, whilst more comprehensive in the main aspects that an innovation driven business Read more about Business and strategy planning on Canvas?[…]

R&I Commercialisation Voucher Programme

The Malta Council for Science and Technology has launched a new Call for applications under the national Research & Innovation funding support programme, particularly the FUSION Commercialisation Voucher Programme. The Commercialisation Voucher Programme is specifically aimed at supporting the pre and post technology development steps neceessary to be undertaken for improving the overall development and Read more about R&I Commercialisation Voucher Programme[…]