Support Measures

In order to help our clients further improve their competitive edge, Malta Enterprise has developed various incentives for the promotion and expansion of industry and the development of innovative enterprises.

Malta Enterprise provides incentives for enterprises demonstrating commitment towards growth, an increase in value added and employment. Enterprises engaged in manufacturing, ICT development activities, call centers, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, aviation and maritime services, education and training, logistics and more may benefit from these incentives.

The Business Development & Continuity Scheme is intended to facilitate value added projects that are expected to contribute to the regional development of Malta and to support existing undertakings sustain operations during restructuring.

Investment Aid Tax Credits are intended to sustain the regional industrial and economic development of Malta.  This measure facilitates initial investments by encouraging the setting up of new establishments and the expansion and development of existing businesses.

This measure facilitates employment of non residents in roles which are currently not addressed by the local labour market by temporarily easing the tax expenses incurred by such persons through a fiscal incentive.

Since Research & Development initiatives are associated with high risk, it is advisable that undertakings undertake R&D Feasibility studies to determine that the key elements of the proposed research project are based on sound principles.  

This measure supports industrial research or experimental development carried out for the acquisition of knowledge leading to the development of innovative products and solutions.

Malta Enterprise, via Business START is offering a seed funding for start-ups. The measure is intended to support Small Start-up Undertakings that have a viable business concept and are in the early stage of its development.

In collaboration with the Sustainable Energy and Water Conservation Unit (SEWCU), Malta Enterprise is assisting undertakings to invest in cogeneration equipment (ie energy efficient solutions that simultaneously generate thermal energy and electrical and/or mechanical energy).   

This Incentive provides a framework for addressing skill shortages by supporting training and re-skilling of existing and new employees.  The aim is to support knowledge transfer, and the acquisition of new competences in line with the knowledge and skill requirements of industry.

The objective of this scheme is to encourage undertakings to invest in their business, innovate, expand, and implement compliance directives or to develop their operations. 

Soft Loans support enterprises through loans at low interest rates for part financing investments in qualifying expenditure.

In order to ease access to finance for small start-ups, Malta Enterprise provides support linked to private equity: crowd funding and the procurement of machinery and equipment. The support measure provided is in the form of repayable assistance.

This incentive is aimed at assisting undertakings based in the Ta’ Qali Crafts Village and the Ta’ Dbieġi Crafts Village. 

The Business Advisory Scheme is designed to provide business undertakings operating in Malta with advisory services that suit their specific circumstances. Business Advisory Services are provided with the aim to support undertakings identify strenghts and overcome weaknesses in specific areas. 

Business Associations typically perform activities that support collective development and growth of undertakings within a specific sector. Such activities include networking, information gathering, research, and establishing industry standards.

Certify is a fiscal measure aimed to encourage eligible undertakings to continuously improve the quality of their products, services and processes through the attainment of industry recognised certifications and Quality Marks. 

Get Qualified is an initiative that supports the personal development of individuals for the achievement of qualifications and certifications required by industry. The incentive is applicable to individuals following a course of studies leading to a certification, diploma, degree or post-graduate degree courses.

This scheme supports manufacturing undertakings operating from Gozo by reducing their inter-island transport costs.

Loan Interest Rate Subsidies to support new investment projects undertaken by enterprises engaged in manufacturing.

Loan Guarantees facilitate access to finance to assist enterprises in the acquisition of capital assets that will lead to a more effective and efficient production and supply of service/s.
The main objective of this incentive is to support new investment projects undertaken by enterprises engaged in manufacturing.

The Micro Guarantee Scheme has the objective to accelerate growth by facilitating access to debt finance for smaller business undertakings.

Collaborating in a network will enable enterprises to build synergies and attract business deals which would otherwise be difficult to conclude as individual enterprises.

This scheme supports small undertakings engaged in manufacturing activities that require industrial space as a temporary, or permanent solution.

Support to facilitate access to foreign markets including participation in trade fairs and trade missions.