Malta Enterprise has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Agency for Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII) in Tunisia with a view to strengthening the trade and investment relations between Malta and Tunisia as well as enhancing cooperation between the two organisations with particular attention to SMEs.
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The Malta Enterprise Germany Office has over the past weeks embarked on a number of initiatives to promote Malta as the ideal trade and investment location in Germany and Austria.
Two well-attended information sessions, one in Malta and another in Gozo, provided local stakeholders with an overview of the European Commission's Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the range of opportunities available through the programme.
More than 15 companies keen to export their products and services were assisted by Malta Enterprise to explore commercial opportunities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
The European Union's (EU) Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. It is managed by the European Commission and is one of the EU's centralised competitive funding programme.
Twelve business support organisations working with young SMEs around Europe are meeting in Malta as part of the Young SMEs Project, a pan-European initiative targeted at SMEs in their business consolidation period between the third and fifth year of operations.
Building up on its success in assisting more than 2,000 students with over €7.7 million in tax credits, the Get Qualified scheme administered by Malta Enterprise is being expanded to support students and other individuals obtain qualifications required by a wider range of industries.
Malta's efforts to accelerate the development of the digital media cluster and the initiatives being taken to create an environment that helps in the growth of this industry were highlighted during the Digital Media in Malta 2 conference organised by Malta Enterprise.