Case Study —


Building a Training Centre for SME Healthcare Companies



  • Setting-up and managing a training center for healthcare SME in a Hessian healthcare excellence cluster area as external interim manager
  • Project sponsors – European Social Fund (ESF), state of Hesse and the Departments for Promotion of Economic Development of the City and the County of Giessen
  • Project timeline > 24 months


  • Establishing a regular education and inter-company presentation time-table in the cluster region
  • Development of targeted advanced training programs for SMEs
  • Allowing SME within the healthcare excellence cluster to benefit from high-quality educational offers normally not financially viable
  • Educational demand analysis amongst the corporate partners in the cluster network


  • Adaptation of large-scale enterprise programs to SME needs
  • Definition and execution of an inter-company presentation format to allow for increased co-operation options in the cluster
  • Evaluation, selection and contracting of specialized trainers and moderators
  • Reporting towards the governmental and ESF project sponsor(s)
  • Successful application preparation and pitching for the prolongation of the project financing with the Ministry of Economics of the state of Hesse

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