Malta is an island of stability with decades of experience and a welcoming innovative mind-set. It is a forward looking destination, with an open business-centric commercial community that stands tall as an EU member state, and a proven record of economic success.
Malta is among the new countries elected on the Rules Committee of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and will, for the first time, have a representation on one of the Committees of the BIE.
The elections took place during the 166th session of the General Assembly of the BIE held in Paris.
Leveraging a unique educational approach that goes beyond classroom lectures, fourteen IT students from Junior College visited multinational video game developers 4A Games with the aim of gaining insights into how real life companies operate.
The initiative was driven by Malta Enterprise in collaboration with Junior College with the aim of building relationships between academia and the real business world.
Malta Enterprise, with the support of the European Commission through the SRSP (Structural Reforms Support Programme) and Euler Hermes, organised a workshop with the objective of presenting results of a study to identify export credit guarantee products and the target operating model best-suited to be introduced in Malta. The workshop provided business representatives and key stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss and share their views prior the final report due to be presented by end November 2019.
Lufthansa Technik Malta will be investing 25 million euro to expand its facility in Malta after signing an agreement with Malta Industrial Parks Ltd (MIP) for the allocation of 21,000 square metres of land adjacent to its existing hangars.
Through this investment, which is also being facilitated by Malta Enterprise through the support it provides companies to set up and grow in Malta, the company will be building another hangar in which it will be able to service a wide-bodied aircraft and a narrow-bodied aircraft together at any one time.
Malta Enterprise is taking a leading role in bringing together academia and industry, in order to nourish further collaboration and synergies between the key stakeholders.
To this end, Malta Enterprise organised a roundtable to further discuss the current challenges faced by the industry. Such initiatives work to further develop Malta’s research and innovation ecosystem — which is one of the agency’s primary aims, as collaboration between industry, the public sector and academia remains critical to sustaining both economic and social development.
As part of its continuous efforts to sustain the local startup ecosystem, Malta Enterprise organised two events within the space of a few days with the aim of supporting new startups as well as youths interested in starting their own business.
As part of its continuous engagement with startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and young persons thinking of their own future business, Malta Enterprise is dedicating October 2019 to the startup community, culminating in two separate events being held towards the middle of the month.
The Malta Enterprise Board of Directors has appointed Kurt Farrugia to the role of CEO of Malta Enterprise. Mr Farrugia will take up the role on the 1st of August, 2019 following the retirement of current CEO Mario Galea.