The U.S. Embassy and Microsoft Malta are proud to announce the launch of the Microsoft-U.S. Embassy Next Generation Malta Award #NextGenMalta.
The Microsoft-U.S. Embassy Next Generation Malta Award will identify and support Malta’s next generation of entrepreneurs as they turn a vision into a marketable, practical solution to real world challenges. The young innovators will introduce a solution to a local or regional challenge in technology, commerce, or social issues. The competition will provide selected entrepreneurs with mentoring, tools, and access to the Microsoft Innovation Center in Malta (MIC) over an 8-month period. A core focus of the Next Generation Award is women’s empowerment and participation in economic growth and development.
In his remarks during the launch, Mark A. Schapiro, Chargé d’Affaires, welcomed the partnership with Microsoft Malta. “The Next Generation Award will empower Malta’s next generation of entrepreneurs to create innovative solutions to Malta’s challenges,” he said. Mr. Schapiro reiterated the U.S. government’s commitment to supporting the Maltese government’s efforts to promote innovation and private-sector growth.
The deadline for applications is October 21. For more information visit the Next Generation Malta Facebook page.