futuresme - supporting SMEs to achieve sustained profitability and growth

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Consortium and Partners

7th Framework Programme (FP7)

futureSME is an €8 million project funded by the EU’s Framework 7 programme. Led by The University of Strathclyde, the consortium of 26 partners includes 13 manufacturing SMEs, research and development organisations as well as SME support agencies. The consortium represents a collaborative effort amongst eight European countries: Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK.

Research & Development partners

Lalu Leadership

Lalui Leadership is a provider of values-based Leadership and management consultancy, coaching, mentoring and training services.

Specialists in Lean Management and Lean Manufacturing. For over 10 years they have advised and trained entrepreneurs leading practical workshops, consulting projects, audits, and business analysis.

Technical University of Ostrava

Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Simply Collaboration

Simply Collaboration deliver business process solutions across supply chains involving Our team have many years of experience in designing and implementing business processes.

Sirius Concepts Ltd

Chalmers University

Software Products For Business Advisers, Management Consultants, and Economic Development Agencies.

Chalmers University, Sweden

Strathclyde University

The University's research activities are diverse, see Faculty and Department webpages for the full story.

Scottish Enterprise

Our job is identifying and exploiting the opportunities for economic growth by supporting Scottish companies to compete, build globally competitive sectors, attract new investment and create a world-class business environment.

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland


Tsunami is a leading company in setting up and delivering collaboration projects throughout the EU. Based in Ireland, Tsunami specializes in R&D projects, company transformation, environmental sustainability and audio-visual technology.

Ernst & Young Business School, Italy

End Users

Houston Bottling & Co-pack

Houston Bottling & Co-pack, an independent company, was established in 1988 and since then has grown to provide two principal services - Bottling and Co-packing - to the Scotch Whisky industry from its bonded warehouses in Renfrew and Dumbarton.


Founded in 1979, FRITERM is working for the AC and Refrigeration markets with its two production plants having 17.600 m2 closed area in Tuzla - Istanbul with 260 qualified and experienced staff and modern machinery park.

Black Point

Black Point is a domestic manufacturer of toners and inks. Since its establishment in spring 1988, the company has been dealing with production and distribution of computer and stationery consumables.


Linn. The only sound for music and movies that can change the way you live your life.


Eirebloc is a business that uniquely combines industry-specific experience, in-depth research and entrepreneurial flair. From our Irish base, we supply quality composite blocks to pallet producers throughout Europe.

ROCO Manufacturing Solutions

ROCO Manufacturing Solutions provide hollow core concrete machinery, agricultural equipment, pole lifting machinery and renewable energy turbines and systems. We have been providing our equipment and machinery since 1988 to leading companies in Ireland and internationally.

Supply Network Shannon (SNS)

Supply Network Shannon (SNS) is an open, sectoral network of engineering and electronics sub supply companies located in the Shannon region of Ireland.

Akyuz Plastik AS

Akyuz Plastik AS has a long pedigree in its chosen field of plastics industry and Provides customers with world-class experties combining the experiences and knowledge to a global market.A of twenty-five years of manufactury experties, Akyuz Plastics produces the widest range of kitchen, bathroom and garden articles in facilities located in Istanbul and Ankara.

Crea - SI

Crea‐Si is a leading clothes pattern service provider and is a partner of the biggest fashion companies for the design and production of patterns, sizing, positioning, cutting samples and making prototype.

Forel International School

Forel International School - Bratislava

Ingeteam a.s.

Ingeteam a.s. integrates mechanical, electrical and automation engineering services. With more than 18 years experience in the industrial sector, the Steelworks and Energy sectors in particular, we are ready to provide global (turnkey) or partial solutions, tailored to customers’ demands and needs. We specialise in creating new installations and modernize/revamp existing ones.

Nimbus Platform is an integrated set of tools that deliver the power and versatility of infrastructure clouds to scientific users. Nimbus Platform allows you to combine Nimbus, OpenStack, Amazon, and other clouds.

NAM systems a.s

NAM – Specialises in radio transmission, centralised protection and vehicle tracking and surveillance. For over twenty years, they have ensured the safety of their clients assets and reliable data transfers from anywhere in the Czech Republic.

Deka was founded in 1993 in Turkey and is an electrical components manufacturer. The company specializes in power supply cords, wiring harnesses and control systems for household appliances.