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MAY 09, 2017

Innovation and R&D in SMEs: a Balanced Approach

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) serve as key players in the development of a country, especially in the Middle East and North Africa region where SMEs make up a large portion of existing businesses. As the SME sector grows bigger and more competitive, however, SMEs are increasingly resorting to innovation as an important differentiating factor that can lead to the success and sustainability of their business. Tina Ghanem, Head of Accelerate SME at Thomson Reuters, speaks to Ahmad Saleh, Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations), from Al Tamimi & Company on the importance of innovation to SME success in the region.

Tina Ghanem and Ahmad Saleh discussing innovation in SMEs