The Euro-Lebanese Centre for Industrial Modernisation–ELCIM supports the business development and export growth of manufacturing enterprises through the provision of technical and financial assistance.

Elcim believes in a prosperous future based on a dynamic Lebanese economy fueled by modernised, growing, job-creating and export-oriented Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

The objective of ELCIM is to provide manufacturing SMEs a professional partner in meeting their business growth and productivity improvement objectives, by offering a unique opportunity to access European know-how and Lebanese expertise in the fields of financial and technical management.

ELCIM at a glance

Number of startups in the cluster N.A.
Age of startups Well established SMEs
Area of specialization Industrial SMEs
Soft Shore Cluster: ICT
FAU: Food
Entrance fee Depends on services
Equity taken None

Eligibility criteria and perks

How would you differentiate yourself from an incubator or a co-working space? A diversified network: diversified network: research institutes (IRI), trade unions, government bodies (Ministry of Economy, Agriculture …), and academic (AUB, USJ, LAU, UL, NDU …).
Eligibility criteria
  • Private Sector Manufacturing SME
  • Minimum 2 years established
  • Minimum 5 registered employees
Business assessment/diagnosis, Company re-structuring/reorganization, Improvement of Production processes., Marketing assistance, Product development, Financial consulting

FAU: quality control of products, compliance with international certifications (GMP, HACCP, ISO22000, FSSCC22000 …) and the Global Food Safety Initiative

Soft Shore: Training in software development, business consulting and IT