Mohamed Dembele

A Participant’s Experience

The SME Cluster Growth Mobility and Training Programme is currently underway with participants from six European partner regions taking part. Taking place over a 15-month period, the face-to-face workshop sessions are supplemented by online mentorship sessions offered by the facilitating partners that guide the SMEs towards identifying and taking action towards their growth strategies. In …

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Connecting Clusters

By Samantha Carty, Momentum November 2022, saw nine SME CG project partners from across seven European countries celebrate a successful get together to review almost two years of collaboration between engineering SMEs and HEIs. The transnational partner meeting of the SME Cluster Growth Project was hosted by University of Malaga at Link by UMA-Atech, a meeting …

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A Story of Growth

Project partners IMTBS scored an exclusive interview with Emile Karam, co-founder of Garantme. In this interview with Adeline Leroy, Deputy director Master Seed IMTbs Emile shares many insights and learnings from his journey so far. Watch this video to learn about Garantme, a start-up company, their fast growth implications, their strategy to achieve sustainable growth, …

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The role of the entrepreneur in the growth of their company

By Arthur Gamberini and Adeline Leroy The entrepreneur, an underestimated factor of growth Neoclassical microeconomic theory presupposes that at a given market size, the company will increase sales until the unit selling price of its products equals their marginal cost (Mansfield 1979; Samuelson and Nordhaus, 1989). However, this theory has proven its inadequacy to explain …

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How did this small enterprise succeed to grow? The case of Lumnion

“It is not possible to grow just based on consultancy, you have to pass from ideation to product” This was the initial proposition of Cenk Tabakoğlu when he joined Lumnion as CEO in 2020. When the Istanbul Technical University GİNOVA* team interviewed him in the context of the SME Cluster Growth project, we realised that …

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UAH Case Study

“Intuition about market needs and trends plus integration of innovation elements,” is often the cornerstone of sustainable growth according to Miguel Cambas who works on business development in the Corredor del Henares region. Cambas works as a business consultant for small, medium, and large companies and has been Secretary-General of the Provincial Confederation of Entrepreneurs …

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SME Cluster Growth Magazine

Issue #4

Welcome to the fourth edition of EMPOWER, the SME Cluster Growth project magazine. Throughout this issue, we will show you the latest activities and programmes developed within the framework of the SME Cluster Growth project, as well as some examples of business growth in which we analyse the keys to their success.