Minister Chris Cardona and Malta Enterprise Chairman visit local companies

Minister Chris Cardona, accompanied by Dr. Mario Vella Executive Chairman of Malta Enterprise and Mr Cain Grech, Manager Policy and Administration at Business First visited Idroplast Ltd. and D-Square Ltd., two companies that in the last two years have been successful and benefited from assistance offered by Malta Enterprise and Business First.

New Schemes announced in Budget 2016 Speech

New Schemes announced by Government in the budget speech and will be launched by Malta Enterprise in 2016:

1.  Knowledge Transfer within the Artisan Sector

Malta Enterprise in collaboration with the Malta Crafts Council will be launching a pilot project to support knowledge transfer within the artisan sector. The aim of this incentive is to preserve traditional crafts which are at risk of becoming extinct.

Ghajnuna ghal Artiġġjanat

Malta Enterprise launches seed funding for small start-ups

During a press conference held at Malta Enteprise office, Dr Chris Cardona announced a new scheme, Business Start (B.Start), aimed at assisting new start ups.  Through this scheme, Malta Enterprise will be offering a seed funding for start-ups up to a maximum grant of €25,000.

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.

An initial installment of €10,000 shall be paid once the project is approved.

Arts Council Malta launches Cultural Export Fund

Maltese artists will have increased opportunities to export their work after a new fund aimed specifically to support artists showcase their work abroad was launched today.

The fund – called the Cultural Export Fund – will deploy a total of just over €130,000 annually in grants for travel, touring and translation. The Cultural Export Fund builds on the success of Malta Arts Fund’s Mobility Grant and Spreading Words and was developed further into a new programme with increased investment to reflect the focus on cultural export. 

Go Global Programme for new exporters

Malta Enterprise has assisted 14 SMEs to develop their internationalisation strategy through an Export Planning Course as part of its Go Global Programme for new exporters.

The first group of participants included representatives of companies involved in a variety sectors, such as food and catering, clothing design, ICT business solutions, furniture, energy, and software development, amongst others.

ME offices closed on April 17

Offices closed on April 17

The Malta Enterprise offices and Business First will be closed all day on the 17th of April, 2015. The service will return to its normal schedule on the 20th of April, 2015.

Malta Industrial Parks offices, located within the same building, will continue operating normally.

MEPA representative at B1st