The Italia -Malta cooperation project I KNOW, acronym for Interregional Key Networking for Open Innovation EmpoWerment, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, aims at setting up a permanent hub to encourage the creation and strengthening of SMEs (micro, small and medium), to reach faster the markets and increase the competitive performance.

Support the creation of innovative start-ups with priority to the sectors of environmental sustainability and the quality of life and human health

Support SMEs in the processes of Open Innovation and collaboration among them

Promote cross-border trade agreements


Call for Enterprises, Startups and Projects in the Biotech Field
Are you a startup active in Circular Bioeconomy or Red Biotech and Medical Devices? If so, we remind you of the new batch
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Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019
24 january 2019, Malta The “Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019” initiative organized by the European Commission’s Directorate General MARE
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Cooperation Program Interreg VA Italia Malta 2014-2020
Il Programma Operativo Italia-Malta 2014/2020 si inserisce nell’ambito dell’iniziativa comunitaria Interreg V, che sostiene la Cooperazione Territoriale e finanzia le attività
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Acceleretor Enterpreneurship Seminars
Starting four editions of seminar acceleration on entrepreneurship aimed at university students, researchers, aspiring start-ups, innovative companies, managers and experts
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Students, researchers, aspiring start-ups, new entrepreneurs, incubators and investors will be able to benefit, in the three-year period 2018-2021, of services organized in specialized seminars for Business Plans, Pitching, Social Innovation, Circular Economy, and in actions of Competition, Mentorship, Incubation, Open Innovation Working-Lab, Hackaton, Networking, Matchmaking with investors, with priority to the sectors “the quality of life and health of citizens” and “environmental protection”.

The creation of a multimedia platform “Open Innovation Service Lab” will be the acceleration tool for SMEs and start-up to foster funding and investment opportunities, links to initiatives and open networks.

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The Partnership, composed by Science and Technology Park of Sicily (leader), University of Messina, University Kore of Enna, University of Malta and Arkimede as partner of Innesta incubator of Messina, will sensitize entrepreneurial systems, territories and networks, to stimulate and accelerate industrial innovation and create new opportunities for economic and employment growth in the two islands.