Gozitan enterprises allocated space at Tal-Hofra complex

Eleven Gozitan micro enterprises have been allocated industrial space within the new Tal-Hofra Workshop Complex in Xewkija, which is presently under construction and envisaged to be completed within the coming months.

The entrepreneurs are engaged in diverse local trades including woodworks, aluminium works, upholstery, wrought iron, as well as marble and granite. 

Innova Foster Local Action Plan finalised

As the local partner within Innova Foster, Malta Enterprise has finalised a Local Action Plan (LAP) with key actions that address the most pressing issues, thereby bringing to a close the first phase of the project.

The proposals presented in the LAP fall within three strategic areas - infrastructure, incentives and capacity building. Through the research carried out, 100 actions grouped under 35 objectives have been identified.

Malta Enterprise supports knowledge transfer for local artisans

Malta Enterprise has launched a new scheme to suppport artisans in transferring their skills to other persons interested in learning the relevant craft. 

Any duly registered craftsperson and self-employed persons who have experience in the production of a craft can benefit from this incentive when mentoring and transferring their skills to a trainee. Applicants will need to demonstrate they have the knowledge, capacity and facilities for providing the skills transfer.

EUREKA support for Collaborative Research, Development and Innovation

With its bottom-up approach, EUREKA supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services that help improve the daily life of everyday people. The commercialisation of the innovative products, processes and services from hundreds of successfully completed projects have added billions of euro to national economies.

Maltese artisans at L'Artigiano in Fiera

Six Maltese artisans showcased their products at the L'Artigiano in Fiera, which was held in Milan over the span of nine days and which attracted approximately one and a half million visitors.

The Maltese craft persons’ hand made products included filigree works, stone works, paintings, wooden souvenirs, and soap products.

Participation at the fair was coordinated by Malta Enterprise and Business First in collaboration with the Ministry for Economy, Investment and Small Businesses and the Commerce Department.


Malta signs participation contract for Expo 2020 Dubai

Malta formally accepted participation at Expo 2020 Dubai with the signing of the participation contract on November 26, 2018. The contract was signed by Mr Anthony P. Tabone, Commissioner General for Malta at Expo 2020 Dubai, during the annual International Participants Meeting (IPM) that was held in Dubai and which brings together country representatives from all over the globe.

First FDI project to be allocated space at the Gozo Innovation Hub

Noovle, an Italian company offering ICT and cloud consultancy services, is the first FDI project to be allocated space at the new Gozo Innovation Hub. The company will be setting up a research centre focusing on cloud/hybrid cloud; machine learning and blockchain processes, as well as basing a technical team to offer solutions in these fields to its clients.

Hardship fund for the Corporate clients of Satabank

The Ministry for Finance together with the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses has announced the establishment of a hardship fund for the Corporate clients of Satabank. The Fund is being managed by Malta Enterprise.

The hardship fund provides a bridge loan to assist affected companies. The fund effects and processes payments to cover verifiable salary bills. Other critical operating expenses may be considered on a case by case basis.