Application for Industrial Space for Small Business Activities
Support Measures and Other Services
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.
Business START offers seed and growth funding for small start-ups. Start-ups undertakings that are still in their early development phase may receive an initial grant of up to ten thousand euro (€10,000) to help them develop their business proposal and undergo a Feasibility Study that will help them determine the frasibility of their business idea. Start-ups that present a viable business plan may receive additional support linked to full time employment which may reach up to twenty thousand euro (€20,000) per quarter up to a maximum of €200,000.
The Family Businesses Grant shall support family businesses to address transitionary issues by facilitating access to advisory and mediation services. The maximum grant that can be awarded under these guidelines is capped at €15,000 per family business in any rolling three (3) year period.
Innovate aims to facilitate the creation of Business Research Partnership betwee SMEs and Research Knowledge-Dissemination Organisations to carry out projects leading to product, process and organisational innovation.
The scheme encourages undertakings (including Start-ups, family businesses and self-employed) to invest in their business, so as to innovate, expand and develop their operations. Undertakings benefitting from this measure will be supported through a tax credit calculated as a percentage of eligible expenditure, which also covers increased in wage costs.
This scheme supports undertakings that require industrial space as a temporary, or permanent, solution to support their business activity. The scheme is applicable to businesses engaged in Manufacturing, Maintenance and Repairs of Motor Vehicles, Repair of Machinery & Equipment and other industrial activities related to these sectors.
The Smart and Sustainable Investment Grant provides business funding to support the undertaking of investments that lead to more sustainable processes leading to the enhancement of competitiveness of the enterprise through the optimisation of the use of resources in their activities.