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Support Measures and Other Services

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.

The Business Development & Continuity Scheme is intended to facilitate value added projects that are expected to contribute to the regional development of Malta and to support existing undertakings sustain operations during restructuring. 

The Get Ready Scheme shall support business undertakings operating in Malta to access advisory services and guidance so as to review and prepare for the effect on their business activity as a relation to Britain's exit from the European Union (Brexit).

Through this incentive, Malta Enterprise may support artisans in the process of transferring their skills to other persons and to assist artisan startups. Aid under this measure is given in a form of a cash grant. Applications will be available in mid-January 2019.
For further information on the scheme, kindly contact Business First on 144. 

In collaboration with the Energy and Water Agency, Malta Enterprise is assisting undertakings to invest in cogeneration equipment (ie energy efficient solutions that simultaneously generate thermal energy and electrical and/or mechanical energy).   

This Incentive provides a framework for addressing skill shortages by supporting training and re-skilling of existing and new employees.  The aim is to support knowledge transfer, and the acquisition of new competences in line with the knowledge and skill requirements of industry.

A tax credit scheme for supporting holistic refurbishment projects in establishments duly licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority.  

Business Associations typically perform activities that support collective development and growth of undertakings within a specific sector. Such activities include networking, information gathering, research, and establishing industry standards.

The scope of this scheme is to assist hospitality and catering establishments that engages a chef to support in capacity building, innovation, and in the development of the operations.  Undertakings (including self-employed operators) will be supported through a tax credit representing a percentage of the eligible expenditure and wages of the international experienced chefs.

Certify (Tax Credits) 2018 - 2020 is a fiscal measure administered by the Malta Enterprise Corporation to encourage eligible undertakings to continuously improve the quality of their products, services and processes through the attainment of industry recognised certifications. The scheme is intended to boost awareness of the added value that may be achieved

International markets present various opportunities to forward-looking businesses. Undertakings willing to build capacity to compete in different markets tend to be more innovative in their product/service offerings and processes.

Get Qualified is an initiative that supports the personal development of individuals for the achievement of qualifications and certifications required by industry. The incentive is applicable to individuals following a course of studies leading to a certification, diploma, degree or post-graduate degree courses.

This scheme supports manufacturing undertakings operating from Gozo by reducing their inter-island transport costs.

Malta Enterprise Corporation in collaboration with the Energy and Water Agency shall be supporting undertakings in carrying out investments leading to improved energy-efficiency. The assistance is intended to facilitate investments in technological solutions that provide higher energy efficiency and contribute directly towards a reduction in the energy requirements of the beneficiaries.  The aid awarded through this measure shall be in the form of a tax credit which may be utilised against tax payable by the beneficiary. 

Loan Guarantees facilitate access to finance to assist enterprises in the acquisition of capital assets that will lead to a more effective and efficient production and supply of service/s.  The main objective of this incentive is to support new investment projects undertaken by enterprises engaged in manufacturing.

Limited availability of funds many times prohibits small business from carrying out new investment projects and may consequently lead to the loss of business opportunities.  The Micro Guarantee Scheme has the objective to accelerate growth by facilitating access to debt finance for smaller business undertakings.

This scheme supports small undertakings engaged in eligible activities that require industrial space as a temporary, or permanent solution.

Tenants of Malta Industrial Parks Ltd situated at Ta’ Qali crafts village will be supported in the development of their business premises situated within the Artisan Village. 

This measure is intended to support the development of Family Businesses in building internal capacities and supporting them in the transfer of their business activity. The support provides advisory during business transition and access to specific training deemed beneficial in facilitating the growth of Family Businesses.

The purpose of the incentive is to assist and facilitate family businesses to transfer their business from one generation to the next by providing benefits including governance and fiscal benefits for the better management and organisation within the family and the business.