Founded in October 1996, the MBB is the joint EU business advisory office of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise, and Industry and the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association.
Through its Head Office in Malta and Representation Office in Brussels, the MBB therefore liaises directly with its counterparts both locally and abroad, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Maltese Permanent Representation in Brussels and other pan-European business organisations such as BUSINESSEUROPE, EUROCHAMBRES and HOTREC on all EU policy and funding issues affecting Maltese business interests.
Through the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), the MBB offers services to help local SMEs internationalise. It not only sources first-hand information about market conditions in other member states, but also promotes business brokerage events and supports the local consortium in providing mentoring and consultancy services to encourage enterprises to expand abroad. In addition, MBB is an active member of the EEN’s Tourism and Cultural Heritage Sector Group.
In 2015, the MBB in collaboration with the University of Malta, also founded the Foundation for the Promotion of Entrepreneurial Initiatives (FPEI). FPEI’s main objective is to provide various tools and forms of support targeted towards the establishment and growth of start-ups and entrepreneurs. The first project under FPEI is ZAAR – Malta’s first crowdfunding platform.
In the INCOME project, the MBB is leading Work Package 9 - Exploitation. Through its planned activities, MBB will seek to ensure the dissemination and exploitation of results, and guarantee the sustainability of the project.
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