Did you know, that under Maltese law, patent royalties are tax-free for the first ten years?!

There are a number of funding schemes available in Malta (for companies established locally). Some of these are listed below. If you think, we should mention also some other schemes, please contact us. The additional benefit of having a Maltese SME is that it is eligible for Horizon 2020 funding. Also, foreign company owners have practically a 5% rate of tax.

Instrument Name Granting Organisation Euro Type Contribution rate
b.start Malta Enterprise 25k€ Grant 100%
Trade events Trade Malta 30k€ Grant 50%
Seed Investment Scheme MIMCOL 250k€ Tax credit on company profits 100%
Certify for 5 years Malta Enterprise 25k€ Tax credit on company profits 40-65%
Micro Guarantee Malta Enterprise 100k€ Guarantee 80%
BOV Loan BOV 125k€ Loan 100%
Innovfin SME guarantee scheme APS Bank 500k€ Loan 50%
Start-up investment Grant Scheme Ministry of EU affairs 200k€ Grant 50%
Jaime BOV 100-500k€ Loan 80%
Business development and continuity Malta Enterprise 200k€ Grant 80%
FUSION, IP Check, Market Research, Product Development Costing, Economic impact, Risk Profile MCST 5 times 5k€ Grant 75%
FUSION, Business Plan, Initial Patent Application and Investors' Meetings MCST 3 times 5k€ Grant 75%
FUSION MCST 200k€ Grant 75%
SME Growth Grant Scheme Ministry of EU affairs 500k€ Grant 20-35%
Investment Go Beyond 100k€-1,9M€ VC investment 100%