Are you a budding entrepreneur with a new technology or innovative business idea but lack the initial funding to bring it closer to market? Or a University of Malta academic interested in taking early stage technology from lab to life?
The Malta Marittima Agency (MMA), with the support of the University’s Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO), TAKEOFF Business Incubator and Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation (CEBI), has launched a second call for applications for funding under the Maritime Seed Award (MarSA) this year.
The programme aims to help move promising ideas from the Maritime Field forward toward commercialization and ultimately, creation of high-growth businesses in Malta. Award funding of EUR 40,000 will help to bridge the initial gap between the idea and its market development, and provides support to researchers and entrepreneurs when they need it most to increase the likelihood of success.
Schedule 2019*Call for applications - Friday 4 October 2019
Orientation / Proposal Workshop for Applications
PoC: Monday 14 October 2019 at 11:00
SF: Tuesday 15 October 2019 at 11:00
Written applications submission deadline
Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 12:00 noon
Thursday 7 November 2019
Announcement of shortlisted applications
By Friday 8 November 2019
Coaching for shortlisted applicants (if required)
11 – 20 November 2019
Live pitches to judges
Thursday 21 November 2019
Announcement to applicants
Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November 2019
Signing of grant agreement and disbursement of funds
By Monday 16 December 2019
16 April 2020
16 August 2020
Deadline for spending funds
16 December 2020
Final Expenditure Report
21 December 2020
*Kindly note that the dates are subject to change
In the run up to the award, TAKEOFF/KTO will hold workshops which will provide the skills and tools for creating a competitive proposal. Workshops will be held in Dar Ġużeppi Żahra, University of Malta (point 28 on the campus map) as follows:
- Monday 14 October at 11:00 for Proof of Concept applications, in the Board Room on Level 1
- Tuesday 15 October at 11:00 for Seed Fund applications, in the Events Room on Level 2.