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![…]

Malta Innovation Summit 2017

We are so very much looking forward to joining the Malta Innovation Summit on 13th October to deliver a very practical and engaging workshop! As Einstein said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”. But how do you get your team to do different things? Or do Read more about Malta Innovation Summit 2017[…]

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[…]

ERDF SME Diversification & Innovation Grant Scheme

This is the third ERDF scheme for SMEs launched this year by the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds. This Scheme is managed through an open rolling call with the first cut-off date set for 31st January 2017. Grants shall be awarded to eligible applications scoring at least 50% of the selection Read more about ERDF SME Diversification & Innovation Grant Scheme[…]

SME Innovation Days 2016, Oradea (RO)

Anamaria Magri Pantea has been invited once again to speak and organise a workshop at the SMEs Innovation Days Oradea, Romania taking place on 14 October 2016. Organized by Oradea Community Foundation, with support from Hasselt University, Belgium and CEU Business School Budapest, Hungary, this year’s event is focused on how to create and develop Read more about SME Innovation Days 2016, Oradea (RO)[…]

Malta SME Week 2016

The Malta SME Week 2016 has been officially launched on Monday 19th September by Hon. Minister Cardona. It is being organized for the eight consecutive year by the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business (MEIB). It will take place between the 30 September and 28 October 2016 and will feature a wide range Read more about Malta SME Week 2016[…]

Startup Weekend Malta 2016

After having been involved in the organisation of the first Startup Weekend event in Malta in 2013, this year Anamaria Magri Pantea has been invited to join in as a member of the panel of judges. After some 50 hours of work, the participants pitched a number of very interesting business ideas. Looking forward to Read more about Startup Weekend Malta 2016[…]

Malta Finance & Investments Forum

On 17th June 2016, Anamaria Magri Pantea has been once again invited as a guest speaker, this time at the Malta Finance & Investments Forum. Joining the Honourable Dr. Chris Cardona, Minister for the Economy , Invetsments and Small Business, and a number of other reputed local experts, Anamaria highlighted the huge importance of investing Read more about Malta Finance & Investments Forum[…]