Launch of the SME Fund 2023

The SME Fund is a European Commission initiative implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and has been launched again this year. This Fund has been open since the 23rd of January and will close on the 8th of December 2023. Funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The application for this fund can be filled out by an owner, an employee, or an authorized representative acting on behalf of the company. The grant consists of a partial repayment of costs to the beneficiary, up to a maximum of €1,000 per beneficiary in the case of trademarks and designs. Vouchers related to patents are being financed by the European Commission’s financial contribution, and the procedures are still being adjusted.

If all the funds are used before the end of the submission period, the online application system (eForm) will be closed and applicants will be informed accordingly on the SME FUND website.

Interested applicants can visit this link: and fill out the relative application form. The SMEs can apply for their trademark and/or design, only after receiving their voucher.

For more information or assistance with this scheme send an email on [email protected]

Business Start Scheme

Everyone comes up with their ideas which nearly never come into practice, but sometimes the ideas we come up with, are made a reality. Finding someone to back you up financially can be one of the biggest starting points in your business venture.

Malta Enterprise can help with its Business Start scheme. Start-ups that are still in their early development phase but aren’t backed by a formal business plan, are eligible for a grant of up to €10,000 which can be used to develop business proposals.

A maximum grant of €200,000 can be awarded to start-ups if they’re presenting a Business Plan and are considered to be economically viable by Malta Enterprise.

This incentive will be available until the 31st of December 2023.

For any information or assistance send an email on [email protected]

Easter Celebration

No celebration goes by without 3a Malta’s team indulging in some delicacies, with some traditional figolli being given out to our awesome team in preparation for the upcoming Easter Sunday.