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[…]

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[…]

Short course on EU funding

Numerous new and improved EU funding support schemes have been or are still to be launched, both directly from Brussels and at a national level. SMEs, innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and training are amongst the top priorities. Are you finding your way amongst all these opportunities and making the best of them? A short course providing Read more about Short course on EU funding[…]

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[…]

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 Malta event

Women web-entrepreneurship in Malta – round-table discussion and networking of stakeholders – Date: Thursday 9th February 2017, 14:15 – 17:30 Location: MITA Data Centre, St. Venera In the framework of Startup Europe Week 2017, this event is organised by Ascend Consulting – the representative of Women web-entrepreneurs Hubs European Network in Malta, with the support Read more about Startup Europe Week 2017 Malta event[…]

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[…]

ERDF e-Commerce Grant Scheme

This is the sixth ERDF scheme for SMEs launched this year by the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds. Key characteristics: Overall Scheme BUDGET of € 5,000,000, with indicative annual thresholds of €1,000,000. GRANT of up to 50% of the eligible costs and up to €5,000, subject also to compliance with de Read more about ERDF e-Commerce Grant Scheme[…]

ERDF SME Consultancy Services Grant Scheme

This is the fifth ERDF scheme for SMEs launched this year by the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds. Key characteristics: Overall Scheme BUDGET of € 1,000,000, with indicative annual thresholds of €200,000. MAXIMUM GRANT of €4,000, PART-FINANCING up to 80% of the eligible costs. TARGET GROUP: Micro, Small and Medium-sized Read more about ERDF SME Consultancy Services Grant Scheme[…]