The MITA Innovation Hub (MIH) was launched in May 2014 to address the need to stimulate digital entrepreneurship and innovation. It is an incubator that helps business start-ups validate, test and execute their ideas in a structured manner. Following an initial pilot, in early 2016, the MIH launched an accelerator programme branded as YouStartIT. Since then a number of calls for start-ups have been issued resulting in hundreds of applications from several countries and the disbursing of pre-seed grants of €30,000 per start-up. Since inception, the accelerator has evolved from supporting start-up projects based on apps and e-commerce solutions to more complex and emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Internet of Things, and Deep Tech. Up to 12 start-ups are accelerated each year, following a four-month mentor-driven programme. Each intake culminates with a demonstration day where the start-ups complete their programme by pitching to investors.
ICT Policy & Strategy
MITA serves as the digital driver for the Government of Malta. The Agency assists the Government in establishing ICT policy direction, its governance and implementation, both at a national level and for the Public Administration.
Data Centre & ICT Services
MITA provides efficient, effective and secure ICT infrastructure and services to government. It operates a Tier III Data Centre which hosts the vast majority of government information systems, including those critical for the operation of the Maltese Public Administration.
Engagement with Community
MITA not only serves the Public Administration, it engages with society to encourage take-up of ICTs in the wider economy. Furthermore, it acts as a national asset during events of strategic and national importance.
MITA delivers and manages information systems across government, providing the tools to the Public Administration to digitalise, reform and innovate.
MITA serves as the digital security consultant for the Government of Malta. The Agency provides measures to safeguard Government’s digital assets through a comprehensive risk management approach that ensures the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. It is entrusted to extend this function to international-scale events organised by the Government of Malta.
Consultations & Management Services
The Agency operates a business model based on entering into project and service contracts funded from national and EU programmes. MITA builds relationships with clients and provides them with a suite of management services.