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![…]
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[…]
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[…]
Part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week Malta, Ascend Consulting is coorganising with TR Associates Ltd. the Malta multiplier event of the VET4Start-UP Erasmus+ project (www.vet4startup.eu), event that will take place in SmartCity Malta on 7th of November 2016. The EU funded VET4Start-UP project seeks to address the challenges of unemployment and the of return to Read more about VET4Start-UP ERASMUS+ project event[…]
The Malta SME Week 2016 has been officially launched on Monday 19th September by Hon. Minister Cardona. It is being organized for the eight consecutive year by the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business (MEIB). It will take place between the 30 September and 28 October 2016 and will feature a wide range Read more about Malta SME Week 2016[…]
On 18th March 2016 at the Malta Aviation Networking Conference, Anamaria Magri Pantea joined the line-up of speakers to discuss the necessity and opportunity of further pursuing R&D and innovation by Malta’s aviation industry.
In 2015, the EU will continue to make available grants to individual SMEs demonstrating capability to develop innovative technological processes, products, services, solutions, or business models with a strong EU and/or global relevance. Project proposals in the following areas are now being invited: ICT Open Disruptive Innovation (focus on the application of new sets of Read more about The second year of novel EU funding support for innovative SMEs[…]