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|
|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%|
|Innovfin SME guarantee scheme||APS Bank||500k€||Loan||50%|
|Start-up investment Grant Scheme||Ministry of EU affairs||200k€||Grant||50%|
|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%|
|SME Growth Grant Scheme||Ministry of EU affairs||500k€||Grant||20-35%|
|Investment||Go Beyond||100k€-1,9M€||VC investment||100%|