SME Consultancy & Development Hub

Thematic objective: A.2 Support to education, research, technological development and innovation
Priority: Priority A.2.2 Support SMEs in accessing research and innovation, also through clustering
Brief description of the project: SMEs in Palestine face many barriers and challenges that prevent them from success, and all of them are due to the lack of experience, knowledge and, most importantly, guidance that, unfortunately, are not available in a professional way in Gaza. since SMEs form the greatest portion of the Gazan market, the project aims to start a hub, responsible for linking the local SMEs with experienced people; whether they are from the university’s staff or the local public, and providing guidance, consultancy, advices and anything else needed in order to increase their success probability and help them overcome the challenge. In other words, the project aims to connect the SMEs with the appropriate guidance and knowledge needed through the hub.
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: • To serve as the economic development arm of the university by working with SMEs. • To establish collaborations and working relationships between SMEs and each of the research and creative areas of the university by clustering them. • To promote the transfer of Knowledge idea for society’s use and benefit. • To Support innovation and value generation.
Expected results: • New avenues of management are initiated toward future vision to be radically different from present day vision of SMEs. • SMEs at Palestine have become leading businesses through center support.
Partners already involved: NON
Partners searched: Looking for partners around the Mediterranean
Total estimated budget: 2.000.000 €
First name: Wael
Last name: Aldaya
Name of the organisation: The Islamic University -Gaza
Type of organisation: University/research centre
City: Gaza
Country: Palestine
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Phone number: 00972599882079
Skype contact: IUG-External Relations Affairs