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?[…]

EU Call for tenders on Blockchain & DLT

The European Commission has launched on 21st July 2017 a call for proposals to set-up a European expertise hub on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. A budget of up to EUR 500,000 is available to support over a 2 years period the creation of a European Blockchain Observatory and Forum and its specific work in: Read more about EU Call for tenders on Blockchain & DLT[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Startup Europe Week 2017

Ascend Consulting is proud to have been confirmed as official co-organizer of Startup Europe Week 2017 during the 6th to 10th of February. Glad to be bringing this awesome initiative to Malta as well! See below some statistics from this year and be ready to be part of an even larger initiative in 2017! Check-out Read more about Startup Europe Week 2017[…]