Traditionally, Malta focused on attracting large foreign-owned corporations with special privileges, however, there is a new desire to support smaller business ventures of a domestic and international nature. Malta has already picked up some promising start-ups. Gaming is the biggest field due to the country’s reputation as Europe’s iGaming hub, with ex-employees of gaming operators establishing their own companies. Malta has also launched its first technology business incubator, TAKEOFF, which is based at the University of Malta. A similar initiative is the Microsoft Innovation Centre and the Innovation Hub run by Malta’s national IT agency. Concurrently, Malta is witnessing the creation of lobby and networking groups such as the Silicon Valletta network. In this article, MaltaProfile lists some of the country's top start-up accelerators and incubators.
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