09 August 2023


MALTAccelerate is proud to be joining forces with Ventures Thrive a European Innovation Council (EIC) funded pan-EU DeepTech venture builder committed to help startups scale their development.

Ventures Thrive supports DeepTech climate founders from CEE and Widening Countries by providing equity-free funding, a curated growth program, and connect them with investors and corporations, thus test their solutions in real-world scenarios.

MALTAccelerate looks forward to sharing its expertise and commitment to support carbon reduction with the Ventures Thrive partners – Wolves Summit, Anthology Ventures, and Acceler8. https://www.venturesthrive.eu/.

01 August 2023


We are truly excited to announce the launch of the Malta Climaccelerator global call for ClimateTech startups.

Are you a startup passionate about fighting climate change?
Are you dedicated into bringing innovative solutions to reduce our carbon footprint?
Are you on the look for ways to further your growth and amplify your impact?
Then, this program is the perfect fit for you!
Malta ClimAccelerator, in collaboration with EIT Climate-KIC, is seeking for passionate startups like yours!

31 July 2023


"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together" (J. C. Penney).

MALTAccelerate joined forces with Cinteraction d.o.o. and applied with success for the Open Innovation Factory 2023 Program. The R&D grant will enable Cinteraction to accelerate their R&D and be ready for global sales by mid next year. 

The Open Innovation Factory support world-class digital DeepTech activities developed by corporates, research and technology organisations, together with ventures demonstrating market and investor traction and can leverage the program to boost their growth even further.



24 July 2023


The third edition of the Startup Festival will be held between the 5th and 6th of October 2023, at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre (MFCC).

In its first two editions, Startup Festival Malta has hosted some of the best entrepreneurial minds in Malta and has managed to attract hundreds of new local and international businesses, representing various sectors including FinTech, Digital Gaming, VR/AR, Metaverse, Medicinal Cannabis, BioTech, MedTech and the Blue Economy. 

Apart from keynote talks by headline international guests and thought-provoking panels, the festival will once more offer a matchmaking opportunity for startups and scaleups looking at raising funds via local and international business angels and VCs.

19 July 2023


We've been waiting for the right moment for Athos' first post... What better time than after an amazing evening at the UK Business Angels Association awards?

Athos Medical Technology was delighted to be recognised as a finalist for Hard tech investment of the year. Well done the team and thank you to everyone who has supported this amazing startup this far. "Special thanks to Kristina Perechkaite, South East Angels, all our investors and our fantastic advisory board Claire Ferguson, Jackie Fielding, Anton Lin.
Thanks also to the brilliant Alessandro Silvestri for all the support in our journey."


Dr Stuart Gibson

Founder and CEO

14 July 2023




MALTAccelerate has joined forces with "DEEP Ecosystems", bringing together first-hand experiences from the fastest growing startup hubs in the world ranging from Estonia to Munich and from Chile to Lisbon. We can help you find the right model for your startup hub and help you with established tools and resources to shorten the time to impact by many years.

We offer world-class innovation ecosystem development services, delivered by a global network of experts. Get in touch today!

20 September 2023


On 15 September the global call for the Malta ClimAccelerator 2023 Edition closed. What an exceptional response! 


Sincere thanks for your interest in joining the Malta ClimAccelerator program! We were thrilled to receive so many applications from outstanding startups, with really outstanding climate technologies and solutions.
It was not an easy task to choose who to move forward with, discussions among jury members were intense and lasted days… We would like to thank all applicants who were not selected for their time and effort. We wish you all the best in your endeavours, and we encourage you to continue working on your breakthrough solutions.

6 October 2023


This year the StartUpFestival was another success! We were delighted to be present as Malta ClimAccelerator with our partner MCAST. 


We were truly excited to meet both Maltese and foreign startups developing unique solutions and holding real potential, as well as very pleased to meet new potential partners with whom sharing the successes that MALTAccelerate and the ClimAccelerator program is and will enjoy.

The Maltese startup ecosystem is moving forward, fast, and we are privileged to be active part of these amazing developments.

17 November 2023


A new success for MALTAccelerate startups community. Cinteraction Labs, in partnership with the University of Malta, Department of Artificial Intelligence, has won a Technology Extension Support Programme (TESP) R&D grant for the project “Virtual Conferencing of the Future” (VCF). 


The project is developing a ground-breaking AI-enabled solution designed to monitor audiences’ engagement. As indicated by Prof. Vukmirovic, Cinteraction co-founder, the University of Malta will be essential in the success of the project. The expertise and inputs from Prof. Montebello and his team will be pivotal in implementing this leading-edge technology in real-world scenarios.

19 June 2023


We are very excited to announce the cooperation agreement signed between MALTAccelerate and 012factory, certified incubator and B Corp. Its success in boosting innovation and entrepreneurship has created the biggest tech transfer hub in southern Italy. 012factory created a number of innovation local hubs across Italy, stimulating economic development via knowledge sharing, tech transfer and networking. It is the first EU Innovation Hub to have created, adopted and fostered the collaborative development process known as Peer Innovation®. This collaboration aims to boost international knowledge and tech transfer, and develop joint projects to stimulate innovation and startups ecosystem’s growth.


11 July 2023


The Startup Heatmap Europe 2023 has been launched during the DEEP Conference on 5th July in Budapest. 

The study ranks Europe’s most popular destinations for hyper-mobile startup founders. Running since 2016, the Startup Heatmap is the longest continuous study of founder mobility in Europe.

The Heatmap reveals further insights about the hyper-mobility of startups in Europe.

London takes the lead from Berlin as the most popular destination among European tech founders.

Download the report for the full list of top startup destinations and recommendations for policy makers on how to position their economies in the global competition for startup talents.

15 June 2023


Today MALTAccelerate signed the Ecosystem Leadership Agreement with DEEP Ecosystems. 

Together we aim at supporting and creating ecosystem development projects and initiatives with different partners and stakeholders, with primary focus being Malta. 

We share the goal of enriching ecosystems, and provide knowledge and expertise to local and regional innovation ecosystem supporters. Stay tuned for more exciting ecosystem development news.

02 June 2023


We are thrilled to announce that Alex Silvestri will be taking active part to the Blue Economy and Sustainable Islands Forum as speaker and moderator.

It is an immense joy for us to share our experience and expertise to support our partner Island Innovation and contribute to fostering Blue Economy, as well as stimulating innovation ecosystems' growth for island countries. 


31 May 2023


A very exciting speakers' line up is being put together by our partner DEEP Ecosystems for the DEEP STARTUP ECOSYSTEM CONFERENCE, Budapest, 05-06 July 2023. 

Secure your place at the leading European Conference for Ecosystem Leaders and Innovation Managers.


Learn more


21 May 2023


It was an immense pleasure to take part to the JA Malta Finals and Awards Night. 6 teams of students aged between 15-17, and 6 teams of students aged over 18, pitched their innovative ideas with great passion and admirable efforts. Congratulations to the JA Malta team for this fantastic initiative, part of their ongoing commitment to develop youth entrepreneurship in Malta.

19 May 2023


We are very excited to announce that today Cinteraction has "landed" in Malta. One and half year ago MALTAccelerate joined forces with a group of leading Serbian university professors, machine learning experts and AI enthusiasts dedicated to creating a technology that will allow machines to really understand what humans feel. From today, a new step for this amazing startup has started, with presence and direct access to the EU market.

18 May 2023


MALTAccelerate is proud to support the Blue Economy and Sustainable Islands Forum, where we will explore the potential of sustainable ocean-based industries in driving economic growth while preserving our planet's health!
With panels on island-to-island collaboration, R&D for economic growth, and greening ports and shipping industries, this event promises to be informative and insightful. Join us for two days of learning, networking, and collaboration!

Madeira - In Person Event: Get your ticket

18 May 2023


We are thrilled to announce that today MALTAccelerate join the pool of selected accelerators that will be supporting the X2.0 Consortium in supporting and scaling up European deep tech startups. 

The X2.0 project provides custom, industry-focused, growth programs that will act as a catalyst in delivering market-ready applications and technology solutions in 5 key impact areas: Manufacturing & Circular Economy, AgriTech, HealthTech & BioTech, Smart Cities and Sustainability, and Data & A.I.

Call for AgriTech startups open until 06 June. Apply here

23 April 2023


It was an immense pleasure to be panelist and speaker at the Island Finance Forum 2023. Over 6,000 people from around the world joined us to discuss the current challenges and opportunities of mobilizing financing for inclusive and sustainable development.


Watch the recording of the session:

Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs): Building Islands Entrepreneurial Systems




31 March 2023


MALTAccelerate will join innovators and policy makers from country islands around the world as a speaker at the Island Finance Forum! We encourage you to join us as stakeholders from across the world to collaborate on issues around sustainable development and the future prosperity of their islands. 


To find out more and register please visit https://lnkd.in/d7qdDN-a


17 March 2023


We are delighted to announce that MALTAccelerate will take part to the 'Leveraging Deep Tech Green Transition and Digital Solutions to Transform EU Industrial Ecosystems' event. Organised by the European Commission in collaboration with DEEP Ecosystems, hosted by the Technical University of Munich, it will address the potential of deep tech and corporate open innovation for leveraging green transition and digital solutions to transform EU’s industrial ecosystems.


14 March 2023


Today MALTAccelerate signed the licensing agreement with the EIT Climate-KIC, the main EU climate innovation initative. In partnership with MCAST, the Climaccelerator Malta will be relaunched this year to support global cleantech innovation and startups, and contributing to an effective transition to a decarbonised and sustainable economy. 

In over 10 years, EIT Climate-KIC supported more than 2,000 startups, attracting over €2BN investments and creating over 3,600 jobs.

27 April 2023


The DEEP Conference is back again and this July 5th/6th we are meeting in Budapest bringing together key stakeholders and thought leaders for two days of face-to-face highly interactive discussions on ecosystem building.

Don’t miss out on this event full of insights and networking that could change the way you think about startup ecosystems. Read more


Book your ticket

15 May 2023


We are very excited to announce that Hemptech Life Ltd has today finalised their 'Engagement & Partnership Development' agreement with the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds (UK), to jointly develop the 'Towards novel synthetic cannabinoids and other bio-products from C. sativa' project. The collaboration will entail joint R&D under the 'Harmonised Impact Acceleration Award' program. A new exciting R&D journey has now started for another MALTAccelerate startup!


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