Innovation in the Creative Sector

What an engaged crowd last Thursday at the Arts Council Malta ACMlab! Brainstorming and exploring together innovative possible solutions to better engagement of audiences i arts & culture. Creativity is not enough. Innovation, through targeted action on specific problems and clear delivery of value, is needed. How exactly? By also properly validating and business modelling Read more about Innovation in the Creative Sector[…]

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[…]

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 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[…]

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[…]