The Million Dollar Idea 2021

Ascend Consulting is glad to once again support The Million Dollar Idea startup competition organised by the ICT Students’ Association representing all students at the University of Malta and the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology. Anamaria Magri Pantea will be one of the judges, joining a great team of other judges and mentors Read more about The Million Dollar Idea 2021[…]

Support under Malta Enterprise Business Re-engineering Scheme

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to businesses needing to make numerous changes in the way they operate in order to manage and cope with the challenges brought by the pandemic. From changes in their operations, customer interaction and delivery channels, to shifts in their product/service offering and target customer segments, or even overhaul of their Read more about Support under Malta Enterprise Business Re-engineering Scheme[…]

How to prepare a winning funding application under the EU EIC Accelerator / SME Instrument

The EU’s SME Instrument has been restructured quite a bit in the last few years, being now part of the European Innovation Council, accepting applications only under Stage 2 (for actual implementation of innovation projects, not just precursor feasibility studies) and providing support in both grant and equity forms. Nevertheless, the main guidance points on Read more about How to prepare a winning funding application under the EU EIC Accelerator / SME Instrument[…]

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[…]