Talent 4.0 is a European-funded project which aims to develop educational resources to support SMEs and their executives build up the capacity to attract, develop, motivate and retain employees to their businesses. The project will conduct a needs analysis to document and assess the needs of SMEs in Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Cyprus and Ireland in that department and consequently develop tools to address them. In particular, it will produce and make available a specifically catered training programme covering all pillars of talent management along with a comprehensive toolkit for SMEs.