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Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are the backbone of the European and Maltese economies. Besides being major sources for innovative goods and services, SMEs have a vital role not only in providing employment for millions of people, but also in enabling the European economy play to its strengths within the context of an increasingly competitive world.

Positive meetings for Maltese businesses in Johannesburg

Malta's proposition as a regional hub in the Mediterranean for both trade and investment was welcomed with good interest by around 30 South African businesses which participated in a business forum organised by Malta Enterprise in Johannesburg.

The forum was followed by a series of one-to-one meetings during which the 12 Maltese companies participating in the business delegation currently visiting South Africa had the opportunity to establish contact with their counterparts in Africa's leading economy with a view to exploring business cooperation opportunities.

Positive meetings for Maltese businesses in Johannesburg

Malta’s proposition as a regional hub in the Mediterranean for both trade and investment was welcomed with good interest by around 30 South African businesses which participated in a business forum organised by Malta Enterprise in Johannesburg.

The forum was followed by a series of one-to-one meetings during which the 12 Maltese companies participating in the business delegation currently visiting South Africa had the opportunity to establish contact with their counterparts in Africa’s leading economy with a view to exploring business cooperation opportunities.

ME welcomes FDI growth in manufacturing and services industry

Yesterday's statistical release by the National Statistics Office has clearly shown that inward foreign direct investment flows in the manufacturing industry have increased by a net Euro94.6 million when compared to the same period last year. This inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in manufacturing is the best result Malta has obtained in the manufacturing sector since 2004.

Gamezing showcases creative digital gaming

More than 50 students within the growing digital media industry showcased their creative skills and talent in the second edition of the Gamezing competition, which had a focus on digital games playable on browsers.

Building up on the previous year's success, participation in Gamezing 2011 increased to a total of thirteen games submitted by teams from various educational institutions, with "Super Pibbit" emerging as the overall winner during the Award Ceremony held on Saturday night.

Internationalisation Calendar for 2012 launched

Malta Enterprise has launched the 2012 Calendar of Internationalisation events to help local enterprises in their growth strategy and their expansion in foreign markets.

Amongst others, events include business delegations and specialised fairs not only Malta's traditional markets for business, such as Italy, Germany and the UK, but also other relatively new markets that have been registering consistent growth in the past years such as China and the Gulf States.

Internationalisation events to help foreign investors

Malta Enterprise has launched the 2012 Calendar of Internationalisation events to help local enterprises in their growth strategy and their expansion in foreign markets.

Amongst others, events include business delegations and specialised fairs not only Malta's traditional markets for business, such as Italy, Germany and the UK, but also other relatively new markets that have been registering consistent growth in the past years such as China and the Gulf States.

ERDF Fourth Call for applications

Malta Enterprise has launched a Fourth Call for projects to be co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with applications being received until April 3rd, 2012 for five schemes, namely International Competitiveness, Innovation, R&D, Environment and Small Start-Ups.

In previous calls, around €35 million were approved to around 570 beneficiaries under seven schemes, which also included Energy and eBusiness schemes for which the budget has now been used up.

Call for R&D Project Proposals

In the Areas of Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies with special focus on:

Flexible and agile production;Key technologies for production of tomorrow;Resource Efficient and Sustainable manufacturing processes;Intelligent manufacturing systems;Other Manufacturing topics.

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