Launched as a follow-up to MBB’s past project ‘Innovation Leaders’, Funding Innovation is a platform to support and train local businesses on EU Direct Funds. Through this platform, the MBB is providing enterprises with professional training, covering areas of topical interest linked to specific EU funding streams.
The first training programme offered focused on the competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs, that is, the EU COSME Funding Programme. This was held in October 2019, whereby a total of 11 participants from 9 local businesses participated an introductory webinar followed by a 3-day workshop in Brussels.
During the Brussels workshop, the participants were also given the opportunity to attend a study-visit at EASME, which is the EU’s agency in charge of the COSME programme, and responsible for projects in the field of innovation, energy efficiency, environment and maritime affairs with a particular focus on SMEs.
All sessions were delivered by EU funding experts Marko Paunovic and Dino Babic, from Out of the Box International and the European Projects Association, respectively.
The 3-day Brussels workshop was hosted by the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU and addressed by H.E. Mr Daniel Azzopardi.
More photos of the training may be found here.