The Euro Lebanese Center for Industrial Modernisation (ELCIM) is one of the leading Industrial support centers in Lebanon. Created by the European Union and the Lebanese government and initially funded by the EU , ELCIM provides specialized business and technical services to all sectors of the Lebanese Industry since the year 2001. Since 2008, ELCIM has been completely funded and supported by the IRI.
ELCIM has performed more than 1,850 technical assistance activities in public and private trainings, business assessments, financial assistance, feasibility studies, and access to loans. Additionally, ELCIM developed an ICT Cluster (the Lebanon SoftShore Cluster) which supports leading Lebanese software companies access international markets. On the research and innovation levels, ELCIM developed a Food Advisory Unit as well as a Scientific Platform (managed by the Centre for Innovation and Technology) which aim is to strengthen the linkage between academic institutions and manufacturing enterprises.
Some of its current programs include the ELCIM SME Support Programme (ESSP) providing co-financed technical assistance to small and medium enterprises and the Innovation Vouchers Program (managed by the CIT) which provided voucher grants to around 30 researchers, entrepreneurs and academic institutions.