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[…]

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?[…]

Further 2017 application deadlines for ERDF Grant Schemes for SMEs

  With some of the ERDF Schemes for SMEs being administered on the basis of open rolling calls for proposals, further 2017 cut-off dates for submission of applications beyond the next one of 28th April have been announced. These are as follows: SME Consultancy Services Grant Scheme and the SME Internationalisation Grant Scheme 31st May, 30th Read more about Further 2017 application deadlines for ERDF Grant Schemes for SMEs[…]

ERDF Grant Schemes for SMEs at a glance

Don’t miss out on the EU funding support for SMEs provided from the ERDF 2014-2020! Speak to us in confidence about your business ideas and investment plans. We can advise and assist you in choosing the right scheme(s) for you, preparing the necessary feasibility studies, reviews or business plans, as well as the application documentation. Read more about ERDF Grant Schemes for SMEs at a glance[…]

Malta Startup Weekend 2017

Don’t miss out the opportunity to test your idea and get the full startup experience at the Malta Startup Weekend 2017! This year Malta Startup Weekend comes with a twist: if your idea is based on digital technology, you can validate and continue shaping it by following the next edition of MITA’s YouStartIT programme which Read more about Malta Startup Weekend 2017[…]

New application deadlines under the ERDF Grant Schemes for SMEs

With some of the ERDF Schemes for SMEs being administered on the basis of open rolling calls for proposals, new cut-off dates for submission and evaluation have been announced as follows: SME Consultancy Services Grant Scheme Thursday 30th March 2017 at noon Friday 28th April 2017 at noon Wednesday 31st May 2017 at noon Friday Read more about New application deadlines under the ERDF Grant Schemes for SMEs[…]

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[…]