SME Toolkit

SME Cluster Growth Self Assessment Toolkit

Download our toolkit to help you assess your SME management practices, identify bottlenecks and plan actions towards growth.

Total Downloads: 248

Assessment categories span:

SME Cluster Growth Mobility and Training Programme

Designed as an interactive resource to help European businesses assess their management practices, identify bottlenecks and plan actions towards growth, regardless of their sector areas.

Total Downloads: 259

Meet some of the SME Participants

As part of the Mobility and Training Programme pilot a number of short videos have been produced to showcase participating SMEs.  These introduce founders or staff members, address challenges the SMEs are facing and how the programme has been of help to them and their business.

WeMe - Mohamed Dembele, Co-Founder

This business faces the common challenges of understanding the customer and operating in challenging market environments. The Mobility and Training Programme provides help to improve competitiveness, innovation and fundraising efforts.

Aeorum - Dr. Jesús García, Co-Founder

The challenge was to market their solution as an open solution. The programme helped improve collaboration with universities and other clusters and also learn how to finance and drive sustainable growth.

Designwise Automation - Stephen Bracken, CTO/Director

This SME finds balancing the demands of the design and sales side of their business challenging. Ss part of the programme they made a site visit to Graepels. Sitting in on a Communications meeting of a much larger business was of huge benefit. The processes and procedures they observed can be introduced to Designwise Automation.

Dataguess - Yunus Altunbıçak Founder/ CEO

This software company specialises in developing AI products and projects. It found access to unique knowledge and resources through SME CG events where they could seek advice on growth potential and creating efficiencies.


1A Ingenieros- Pablo de la Fuente Casal- Head of Digital

An engineering company of more than 200 professionals, it faces the challenge of attracting and retaining talent while ensuring efficiency. The SME CG training programme provided practical knowledge and ways to enrich their business and meet other SMEs for potential future partnerships.

UNIBO - Italian pilot testing experience

Nine SMEs and an incubator participated in discussing the six key programme topics and exchanged experiences to discover new ideas to support their growth.

Capacity Building Workshops

A group of 60 SMEs will benefit from capacity building workshops focusing on change management, business model innovation, entrepreneurial mindset, capital and internationalisation, peer learning and cross-border hot desk schemes.

Online growth self-assessment tool

Online growth self-assessment tool for SMEs will be a crucial source for SME representatives across Europe to identify their particular challenges and refer to linked pathways for support for their growth challenges.

Mobility and Training Programme Toolkit

Mobility and Training Programme Toolkit will assist HEIs and relevant agencies to run similar programmes in their regions.

Training modules span

Change Management

Business Model Innovation

Entrepreneurial Mindset




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.