New business creator for Maltese start-uppers

Malta Enterprise has been re-appointed as an intermediary organisation for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme which enables aspiring entrepreneurs, whether they wish to create a new venture or expand an existing one to international markets, to gain valuable skills and experience.

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs provides practical and financial assistance to new entrepreneurs, who get to spend time with experienced host entrepreneurs in another EU country and learn first-hand how to manage a small or medium-sized business (SMEs).

Book chronicling 50 years of Malta Enterprise launched

A book on the history of events leading up to the foundation of the Malta Development Corporation (MDC) which was eventually taken over by Malta Enterprise (ME) in 2004 was launched in celebration of the fifty years of the country’s national development agency. Written by the corporation’s long-time advisor Dr Mario Brincat, the book is entitled ‘Birth of the Malta Development Corporation: A Landmark in the Island’s Economic Development’ and outlines the corporation's role in Malta’s economic progress and development. 

New De La Rue facility inaugurated

De La Rue has inaugurated a €27 million product authentication facility in Bulebel. The company will produce tax stamps, authentication and brand protection products, including brand labels for Microsoft, one of the world’s most famous brands.

The inauguration of the facility follows the signing of an agreement in March with the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) to collaborate on new training programmes in printing and secure printing.

De La Rue has been in Malta for 40 years and nowadays employs 580 full timers.

L’Artigiano in Fiera 2018

Following the successful participation in the popular crafts fair L’Artigiano in Fiera over the past three years, the Commerce Department together with Malta Enterprise intends to take part in this year’s edition of the fair. being held in Milan between Saturday 1st & Sunday 9th December 2018. Further details about the fair can be found on   

Malta's economy keeps growing

Malta's economy in real terms has maintained its positive momentum, registering an impressive growth of 7.2% in the third quarter of 2017 when compared to the corresponding period in the previous year.

The manufacturing sector has also sustained its positive momentum. Indeed, data published by the National Statistics Office (NSO) shows that the gross value added (GVA) generated by the sector in the first three quarters of 2017 increased by 8.2% when compared with the corresponding period in 2016.

Excellent results for Malta in EU e-government report

Malta consistently scored near the top of the league in a report about the design and delivery of digital public services in Europe. The study, carried out for the European Commission, provides an in-depth analysis of the progress made by European public administrations in their modernisation of service provision; and delivers the ‘baseline’ against which progress can be benchmarked.

New scheme to assist capacity building in catering

Malta Enterprise has launched the Catering Capacity Building scheme with the aim of assisting hospitality and catering establishments engage a chef to support in capacity building, innovation, and in the development the operations. Eligible undertakings, including self-employed operators, will be supported through a tax credit representing a percentage of the eligible expenditure and wages of the international experienced chefs, up to a maximum of €10,000 per undertaking.