The SME’s Cluster Growth project aims to support small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) with their growth needs. Our survey is a crucial exercise to achieve a deep understanding of SME experiences. The results will be used to inform the European Commission, and SME Growth more broadly.
SME Cluster Growth partners are also involved in a series of in-depth expert interviews. Our interview collection aims to address two fundamental questions: a) When it comes to growth, what are the good practices, and b) What are the needs of a SME experiencing successful growth.
Why do we need to conduct these interviews?
▪ The extent of SME growth is relatively low across European countries,
▪ The understanding of how and why SMEs grow, as well as how they collaborate with universities to do so, needs to be broadened and promoted,
▪ The understanding of knowledge-driven SME growth is limited particularly with respect to strategies and tactics, motivations, challenges, and the skills and competencies required to engage in cooperation
▪ Developing specific knowledge about the potential opportunities for SMEs and universities to collaborate in order to facilitate and support SME growth is a key objective of this project.
Results will be shared on this website in the coming months.