Over 60 meetings for local companies at CeBIT

Five Maltese companies were assisted by Malta Enterprise to participate in the Futurematch brokerage event held in Hanover, Germany, where they had the opportunity to meet prospective business partners with a view to building their international links and improving their operations.

Between them, the Maltese companies had over 60 meetings at the brokerage event, which attracted some of the major stakeholders in the IT industry in view of the fact that it was held on the sides of the CeBIT international trade event held between March 6th and 10th, 2012.

ME leading business delegation to Africa’s leading economy

Malta Enterprise is organising a business delegation to Libya with a specific focus on the ports and maritime services, thus providing companies operating in this industry the opportunity to explore the business and investment opportunities that post-revolution Libya is offering.

Led by the Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment and the Minister for Fair Competition, Small Business and Consumers, the business delegation will be held between April 16th and 19th, 2012 and is the first one to take place since the uprisings that revolutionised the country.

R&D and innovation funding opportunities

Around 60 delegates from local enterprises had the opportunity to learn more about the assistance and funding opportunities provided by Malta Enterprise to facilitate projects in R&D and innovation during a seminar organised by the Corporation with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network.

The seminar highlighted the importance of R&D and innovation for any enterprise in its drive to maintain its competitiveness and long-term sustainability and sought to encourage the participants to embark on such projects.

ME becomes contact point for CIP

Malta Enterprise has been appointed as the National Contact Point for the European Commission's Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP), which aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises and particularly small and medium-sized enterprises.

With a budget of €3.3 billion and running from 2007 to 2013, the CIP supports innovation activities, provides better access to finance and delivers business support services in the regions participating
in the programme.

EC Vice-President visits Malta Enterprise

The Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani this afternoon visited the Malta Enterprise head offices in Pietà.

Mr Tajani was briefed about the Corporation's extensive work to support local enterprises in their operations in order to facilitate their growth, amongst others through a wide variety of schemes and services which also include the recently-launched Business First, which gathers more than 50 Government services for businesses under one roof.

EEN Opportunities - Europe’s business network

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are the backbone of the European and Maltese economies. Besides being major sources for innovative goods and services, SMEs have a vital role not only in providing employment for millions of people, but also in enabling the European economy play to its strengths within the context of an increasingly competitive world.

Positive meetings for Maltese businesses in Johannesburg

Malta's proposition as a regional hub in the Mediterranean for both trade and investment was welcomed with good interest by around 30 South African businesses which participated in a business forum organised by Malta Enterprise in Johannesburg.

The forum was followed by a series of one-to-one meetings during which the 12 Maltese companies participating in the business delegation currently visiting South Africa had the opportunity to establish contact with their counterparts in Africa's leading economy with a view to exploring business cooperation opportunities.