MENU

Support Measures

In order to help our clients further improve their competitive edge, Malta Enterprise has developed various incentives for the promotion and expansion of industry and the development of innovative enterprises.

Malta Enterprise provides incentives for enterprises demonstrating commitment towards growth, an increase in value added and employment. Enterprises engaged in manufacturing, ICT development activities, call centers, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, aviation and maritime services, education and training, logistics and more may benefit from these incentives.

This measure is open to all SMEs that qualify for this incentive and shall allow these undertakings to recover in the form of tax credits, part of the costs incurred for the loan of highly qualified personnel from large undertakings and Research and Knowledge-dissemination Organisation.

The aid shall be granted in the form of tax credits and shall be capped at 50% of the eligible costs.

This incentive measure allows companies to claim tax credits on costs incurred directly or indirectly in carrying out an R&D project or projects relevant to the company’s trade.  Eligible projects should seek to achieve an advance in a field of science or technology through the resolution of scientific or technological uncertainty.

This measure facilitates employment of non residents in roles which are currently not addressed by the local labour market by temporarily easing the tax expenses incurred by such persons through a fiscal incentive.

Since Research & Development initiatives are associated with high risk, it is advisable that undertakings undertake R&D Feasibility studies to determine that the key elements of the proposed research project are based on sound principles.  

This measure supports industrial research or experimental development carried out for the acquisition of knowledge leading to the development of innovative products and solutions.

This measure is open to all undertakings that employ for a period of at least twelve (12) months a person holding or reading for a doctoral degree in science, information technology or engineering.  Beneficiaries shall be awarded a tax credit of €10,000 which shall be capped accordingly if the applicant exceeds the de minimis limited allocated to the single undertaking.