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Malta's vision to be a European hub for innovation in the semiconductor industry

During a visit to the ST Microelectronics factory where pilot projects for new digital and robotic equipment favouring automated technology in industry 4.0 are currently underway, Prime Minister Robert Abela stated that our country has all the right qualities to become a centre for European innovation and technology in the semiconductor sector.

Driving Innovation in Malta’s semiconductor industry

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Malta Enterprise and imec

A memorandum of Understanding was signed yesterday between Malta Enterprise and imec, the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The memorandum signifies Government’s intentions to strengthen the Maltese semiconductor ecosystem. It also consolidates the foundation of Government’s interest in the setting up of a Malta Competence Centre which will provide an array of opportunities for industry.

Yearly Enterprise Innovation conference hosted by Malta Enterprise

Minister for the Economy, Enterprise and Strategic Projects Silvio Schembri addressed the Yearly Enterprise Innovation conference hosted by Malta Enterprise.  This conference provided ample networking opportunities and brought together leading entrepreneurial minds in the country to explore themes of innovation and cutting-edge technology adoption in business.

Deadline for Micro Invest applications for self-employed extended until the 10th of April 2024

The Ministry for Economy, Enterprise and Strategic Projects is announcing that Malta Enterprise is extending the deadline for submission of applications for Micro Invest for self-employed individuals until the 10th of April 2024. The applications for the Micro Invest Scheme can be submitted via the corporation's client portal. The scheme encourages small businesses to invest in innovation, expansion, and development of their operations.

Art as a Business - Fostering the growth of the creative arts community.

The Ministry for the Economy, Enterprise and Strategic Projects and Malta Enterprise in collaboration with the Ministry for National Heritage, Arts and Local Government have launched a project together with ARTZ ID aimed at fostering the growth of the visual art community within the Kordin Business Incubation Center (KBIC) through an innovative partnership.
 

PFAS restrictions on the horizon

In early 2023, five European countries (the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway) initiated discussions to adopt a new restriction under REACH, a European regulation for the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals.

The overall objective is to restrict the manufacturing, use and placing on the market of a group of chemicals called PFAS in the European Economic Area (EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway). PFAS are a group of chemicals used to make fluoropolymer coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water.

Mastering the Startup Pitch: An Exclusive Event by Malta Enterprise

Malta Enterprise launched the stakeholder consultation for the start-up framework in 2023. This process has been finalised and has generated various insights from both public and private stakeholders on how to improve the startup eco-system. This Framework intends to create a holistic legislative and policy dimension to streamline the startup process from incorporation to end-stage, by catering to the feedback voiced by startups, corporate service providers, investors, and government entities.