Future SME

Start date 01/01/2009
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2012


FutureSME is a major cross-European project involving 26 partners from Ireland, UK, Italy, Turkey, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic and Slovakia.


With a budget of €8 million, with support from the EU Framework 7 programme, the project will deliver a set of practical tools and methodologies which will assist European small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) to reach and maintain worldwide competitiveness. It will provide a strategic and operational framework to help companies involved in complex supply chains to optimise their business processes in terms of time, cost, quality and sustainability. Ultimately, it will deliver a model for successful small businesses in the future.

More than 50% of the partners are small companies across a range of sectors and types. The University of Strathclyde is the overall project coordinator.

Organizations involved

Ernest & Young Business School, Italy, 
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland, 
Lalui Leadership, Ireland
,Lean Enterprise Institute Polska, Poland,  
Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service, Scotland, 
Simply Collaboration, England, 
Sirius Concepts Limited, Scotland,  
Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, 
Tsunami, Ireland, University of Strathclyde, Scotland,  
Akyuz Plastik, Turkey,  
Black Point, Poland, 
Crea-Si, Italy, 
Deka, Turkey, 
Eirebloc, Ireland,  
Friterm, Turkey, 
Houston Bottling & Co-pack, Scotland, 
Ingeteam, Czech Republic, 
Linn , Scotland, 
Nam system, Czech Republic,  
Nimbus, Italy, 
Roco Manufacturing Solutions, Ireland,  
Suisse Experts, Slovakia,  
Supply Network Shannon, Ireland

Project leader
​Seventh Framework Programme and project partners

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