The Malta Independent 9 December 2018, Sunday

Gozo ‘becoming the place to do business smartly’ – Prime Minister Joseph Muscat

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 13:43 Last update: about 17 days ago

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat lauded the fact that Gozo has become the place to do business smartly, a sheer difference from what has been the norm before, when such occasions would be labelled as more ‘remarkable’ due to their rare occurrence.

While addressing those present during the opening of Noovle’s new offices, a new investment in Gozo, Muscat said that this investment fits four-square into Malta’s vision of taking Malta and Gozo to the next level and becoming the islands of innovation, where ideas are born, tried, tested and then shared globally.

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Noovle is a Google Cloud Premium Partner offering Google Cloud initiatives, machine learning and blockchain solutions to its clients.  

This project will see the creation of a research centre to support the technological development of Malta and of the companies with regard to cloud, hybrid cloud, machine learning and blockchain and ICO processes. The expected investment is of €650,000.

The network and portfolio which Noovle bring with them is also impressive as it represents big firms across Italy, from Barilla, Ferrero, Sapienza (Università di Roma), Sky, Eni, Fiat, and others

Noovle is the first company approved by Malta Enterprise to be housed in the new Gozo Innovation Hub which is being developed by Malta Industrial Parks at the former MDP plant.

“What we are offering is a big space for creatives and researchers from all spheres and industries – a place to come together to work independently, side by side”, Joseph Muscat remarked.

Prime Minister Muscat encouraged Noovle to use small Maltese and Gozitan companies as sandboxes and utilise our local talent as drivers, whilst helping Maltese and Gozitan students to improve their professional skills. 

“We want to attract new entrepreneurs and start-ups.  We want investors using your products – Google Cloud infrastructure, blockchain and other services”, said Dr Muscat.

Prime Minister Muscat said that blockchain is just the start of a longer chain that will attract more companies in artificial intelligence, the internet of things, cloud computing and other new tech industries. 

“Our industries, from pharmaceutical companies to currency printers, with their secure facilities, as well as educational institutions, local and international, can benefit from your services”, said Muscat.

Ministers Chris Cardona, Justyne Caruana and Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri were also in attendance. 

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