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M23018 - Supporting Research, Sustainability and New Investments (Online)

  • 1 Feb 2023
  • 09:15 - 12:30
  • Online Webinar


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 09:00
Sessions Time: 09:15- 12:30  including a 15-minute break
Speakers: Mr Karl Herrera & Ms Francesca Farrugia, Malta Enterprise Representatives
Venue: Online Webinar
Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
MIA Members: €40
Non-MIA Members: €75.00
Retired Members: €20.00
Students: €30.00

The session will provide a technical and practical insight on the support available through Malta Enterprise for the implementation of projects that involve new investments, research and actions to make business more sustainable. The guidelines will be explored as the legal basis of the support and an overview of the application process and requirements will also be presented to the audience.


The event will be split in 3 smaller sessions, primarily as per below:
1. Overview of what constitutes Research & Development and available measures that promote the undertaking of research, including research that can be undertaken directly by the applicant, research that can be done in collaboration with research organisations and structures that provide access to research for the general business community. We will also cover tax benefits available for research that has been implemented and from which an applicant is generating income.
2. Overview of available measures that support business to implement projects to become more sustainable. Malta’s Sustainable Development Vision for the coming years sets out the country’s aspirations and priorities for mainstreaming sustainable development. A number of support measures are already in place to help achieve sustainability goals for business. The session will also highlight regulation updates that are envisage to be published in the coming weeks
3. Overview of measures supporting new investments through cash grants, tax credits, loan guarantees and interest rate subsidies. These measures aims to sustain the regional industrial and economic development of Malta and facilitates initial investments including the setting up of new establishments, the expansion of existing facilities and the diversification of existing businesses, amongst other activities.


The session will provide an insight of the updates – during the process of evaluation we very often notice that applications do not address the latest updates. Therefore through this session we intend to highlight changes that may affect eligibility of applications. Since the audience plays a very important part in the compilation of applications, it is relevant for them to be abreast of changes and what the support is strategically intend for.

Target Audience

Persons and professionals that are involved in supporting businesses to apply for support measures

    Speakers' Profiles

    Karl Herrera has been engaged in the development and implementation of various support measures aimed to facilitate investment, research, entrepreneurship, and industry. Over the years he has been involved in the design of financial instruments, fiscal measures, other business support projects and initiatives aimed to facilitate economic development and industrial competitiveness. At Malta Enterprise, he currently leads a team responsible for project evaluation and the development of support measures.
    Francesca Farrugia works at Malta Enterprise as Coordinator of Incentive Development and Evaluation, focusing on reviewing and evaluating project applications for support under various incentives and contributing to the design of support measures and ancillary documentation. She is involved in the organisation of promotional and training events for client facing staff, stakeholders and industry. In previous roles, Francesca gained extensive experience in corporate communications and in development of business strategies for the creative industries.


    3 Hours Professional


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