ME at Medical Cannabis World Forum

Malta Enterprise representatives promoted Malta as an attractive investment location for operators involved in the research and production of medical cannabis at the Medical Cannabis World Forum, which was being held in Malta over a span of two days between November 20 and 21.

During the forum, Malta Enterprise CEO Mario Galea also delivered a presentation during which he outlined the role the corporation plays in supporting businesses to set up and grow in Malta, as well as the business environment and legal framework that companies would be operating in.

Malta Enterprise to support companies affected by Brexit

The Get Ready scheme was launched during a business breakfast entitled “Brexit: threats, challenges and opportunities” organized by Malta Enterprise at the Phoenicia Hotel in Floriana and which was attended by almost 150 representatives of local businesses and stakeholders.

The event focused on the opportunities that may arise from the unfolding scenario, as well as the disruptions and challenges that Malta-based businesses may face as a consequence of the final Brexit deal.

State Aid training for ME personnel

Professor Phedon Nicolaides from the College of Europe and University of Maastricht delivered a training session on State Aid for Malta Enterprise personnel.

The training session, which was being held for the second time, was coordinated by the Incentives Management Unit within the corporation and had the aim of empowering Malta Enterprise personnel on State Aid regulations as well as helping them to keep abreast with the extensive State Aid modernization.

Malta Enterprise approves 128 projects in 2017

Malta Enterprise approved a total of 128 major projects in 2017, with a healthy mix of local and foreign projects. Of these, 33 were new projects and 95 were expansions of existing operations.

Forecast investment collectively amounts to €249.2 million, while new employment generated within three years as a result of these projects is envisaged to reach 2,251 jobs.

Sectors mainly comprised manufacturing, life sciences including pharmaceuticals and medical services, ICT and digital media, as well as other services.

Applications for Expo 2020 Innovation Impact Grant Programme open

The Innovation Impact Grant Programme is an initiative launched by the organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai which aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of the theme 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'. The focus areas for funding are the sub-theme areas of 'Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability'. Successful applicants will demonstrate how new innovations or the innovative application of existing solutions addressing global challenges could lead to impressive impacts at community level.