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[…]

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[…]

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![…]

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[…]