Nominations are currently being accepted for the award of "Best Creative Enterprise" within the framework of the national awards programme celebrating the achievements of Malta's cultural and creative sectors.
Business First Ltd was officially launched by Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, Dr. Christian Cardona on Wednesday 4th October. This new company is a partnership with the Malta Chamber of SMEs (GRTU) and will be enhancing the one-stop-shop model by offering a wider scope of services provided through its new Mriehel office.
Business 1st, the point of single contact for businesses, has now moved to its new premises at
Centru Joseph Grech,
Floor 2, Cobalt House,
Mriehel BKR 3000
Business 1st may also be contacted on telephone number 144
The Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry welcomed its first intake of students at its campus in Malta. Upon completing their induction, the students will commence their studies in the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MMBS) programme.
During its first year of operations, while works on its permanent campus are completed, the medical school will be housed at Sir MA Refalo Gozo Sixth Form, which has been upgraded and equipped to provide the best learning experience that befits a university of international repute.
Malta’s economy grew by a staggering 6.4% in the second quarter of 2017 when compared to the same quarter in the previous year, maintaining the impressive momentum that has been registered in the past three years.
Data published by the National Statistics Office also shows that the manufacturing sector has also been performing well. Indeed, the GVA generated by the this sector at market prices increased by 6.1% when comparing the second quarter of 2017 with the corresponding period in the previous year.
Business First offices will be opening with reduced hours on the coming 5th and 6th of September, 2017. The offices will be temporarily closed on:
- Tuesday, 5th September from 8:30hrs to 12:30hrs; and
- Wednesday, 6th September from 13:00hrs to 16:00hrs.
Normal opening hours will resume as from Thursday, 7th September, i.e. from 08:00hrs to 16:00hrs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 08:00hrs to 19:00hrs on Wednesdays.
Experts from various European countries gathered in Malta to discuss Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) and how these can be put to good use at a local level to promote innovation, particularly through the active involvement of local authorities, innovators and companies.
Data released by Eurostat, the statistical arm of the European Commission, shows that Malta has the highest share of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) graduates in the European Union (EU). In 2015, 8.5% of the students who graduated in Malta attained an ICT-related degree which is more than double the EU average of 3.5%. Furthermore, Malta also ranks 5th in the EU for graduates in the natural sciences, mathematics and statistics degrees.
The engagement of startups in the innovation process and how their role as regional and industry innovation providers could be improved was at the heart of the discussion during an interregional meeting hosted by Malta Enterprise for its partners in the Innova Foster project.
The strengthening of European manufacturing industries' competitiveness through nanotechnology, advanced materials technologies and open innovation was at the core of the debate during the EuroNanoForum 2017 conference, which was held over a span of three days between the 21st and 23rd of June in Valletta, Malta.
Around 700 delegates, 100 speakers and 50 exhibitors from all over Europe, as well as other countries such as Canada, Japan, Cuba and South Korea took part in the conference and shared their knowledge and experience.