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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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


We are thrilled to announce that today MALTAccelerate join the pool of selected Impact Builders that will be supporting the X2.0 Driving Deep Tech Growth program 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.


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!

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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

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!

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.

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

27 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.
Special thanks also to Alessandro Silvestri for its brilliant support in our journey."
Dr Stuart Gibson, Founder and CEO.

01 August 2023


We are truly excited to announce the launch of the Malta ClimAccelerator global call for climate-tech 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!
More info on https://lnkd.in/dUu-Q3tm.

09 August 2023


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

Cinteraction and MALTAccelerate successfully joined forces in applying 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..

22 August 2023


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

Ventures Thrive is supporting DeepTech climate founders from CEE and Widening Countries by providing equity-free funding and a curated growth program. These efforts allow startups to connect with investors and corporations and thus, test their solutions in real-world scenarios, with focus on the following key industries: Smart City, Energy, Marine, Agriculture & Waste, Mobility, Sustainable Finance, and Life Tech.

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

04 September 2023


September is here and the Call for startups is closing on the 15th of this month!
Only 11 days left to apply for the Malta ClimAccelerator program! We are looking for startups with climate impact solutions that contribute to carbon reduction. 

6 eligibility criteria for this call: 
- Scalable solutions
- Legally incorporated entities, not older than 4 years
- Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of at least 6
- Market potential
- Founders competences 
- Proposed solutions with an elaborated case to show climate impact potential.

Applications are open until September 15th on https://lnkd.in/dFiQfRxR 
For more information visit https://lnkd.in/dUu-Q3tm.

08 October 2023


This year the Startup Festival 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 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..

15 November 2023


The food sector is a rapidly changing and evolving industry. Start-ups and entrepreneurs who are able to adapt to these changes and position themselves at the forefront of innovation are more likely to succeed. 


The EIT Food Start-up Awareness Event 2023 in Malta is a training program designed to help start-ups and entrepreneurs succeed in the food sector. The training will cover "Food sector ecosystem and regulatory framework in Malta", "Technology and Innovation", "Embrace transition to sustainability", "Effective business planning", "Marketing & Communication".


All start-ups and entrepreneurs active in Maltese food sector are welcome!

17 November 2023


A new success for our 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. The benefits from adopting Cinteraction Labs’ solution are many, as well as its USPs and, as indicated by Prof. Vukmirovic, co-founder, VCF applications span across various industries and verticals. 

The partnership with the University of Malta will be essential in the success of the project. The expertise from Prof. Montebello and his team will be pivotal in implementing this leading-edge technology in real-world scenarios.

The TESP is managed by the Malta Council for Science & Technology

Exciting news for our startups’ community! MIMCOL and MALTAccelerate signed an MOU to frame their collaboration and integrate the SeedInvestment Scheme within the Malta ClimAccelerator program. 

This collaboration creates a robust framework to foster innovation and stimulate startups’ growth, offering startups a comprehensive support system including financial backing, mentorship and strategic guidance. 

MIMCOL has been closely monitoring the significant strides and impactful activities led by MALTAccelerate in fostering innovation and supporting the growth of startups in Malta, recognising the Maltese accelerator’s commitment to cultivating the development of a vibrant ecosystem via propelling high growth startups towards success. 

“We look forward to the prospect of working hand-in-hand with MALTAccelerate to enhance the success of Malta’s startup ecosystem” (Mr. J. Gatt, CEO, MIMCOL).

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