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General Information
Year Established: 
Thursday, 1 January, 2009
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Región de Murcia
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Jesús
Sanz Perpiñan
Cluster Manager
+34968752040
direccion@amueblacooperacion.es
Josefina
Garrido Lova
Internationalisation Responsible
+34968752040
proyectos@amueblacooperacion.es
Juan Jose
Ortega Gras
ECCP Responsible Person
+34968752040
amuebla@amueblacooperacion.es
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Construction Products and Services
Furniture
Technology fields: 
Automation, Robotics Control Systems
Applications for Health
Composite materials
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
e-Inclusion (e.g. e-Skills, e-Learning)
Furniture
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Habitat Industry
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
45
Number of SME members: 
40
Number of larger company members: 
0
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
5
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
CETEM
Technology Center
University of Murcia
University
Polytechnic University of Cartagena
University
AREMA
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The purpose of this Association is to facilitate innovative practices to improve the competitiveness of their members in order to defend its general business interests and promote its projection and international visibility:

 

  1. Supporting strategies for innovation and business competitiveness of their members.
  2. Promoting and spreading innovation practices to groups of companies by undertaking collaboratie advanced projects.
  3. Favouring the interaction and cooperation between the agents constituting this association to generate economic advantages and competitiveness.
  4. Implanting collective solutions that allow identifying challenges and achieve high productivity and added value.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Details of support services: 

1.    Involvement in European projects, addressing our members needs, in order to finance the development of any research and innovation initiative.

2.    Services to SMEs and other entities: Technical and consultancy services.

3.    Alliances with other strategic partners, with the aim to create a wide and collaborators network for strengthen knowledge and experiences and create synergies with other clusters and/or innovation entities, create competitive projects, etc.

4.   Development of specific training plans. Generic training for all is not useful anymore. Each person in each organization must develop some specific competences. Because of this, Amuebla develops  training plans aligned with the industrial needs of the habitat sector.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Egypt
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Greece
Italy
Poland
Romania
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
zavod lesarski grozd (Wood Industry Cluster) (Slovenia)
Sustainable Habitat Cluster (Portugal)
Dataföreningen i Norr (Sweden)
Cyberforum (Germany)
ArchEnerg Cluster (Hungary)
InnoBYG (Denmark)
Cool Silicon e.V. (Germany)
Secured Communicating Solutions cluster (France)
Romanian Textile Concept (Romania)
Galician Wood and Design Cluster (CMD) (Spain)
ZINNAE (Cluster Urbano para el uso eficiente del agua) (Spain)
Agrofood (Food and Agriculture Cluster of the region of Murcia) (Spain)
NYM (Naval and Sea Cluster of the Region of Murcia) (Spain)
Piedra (Marble and Stone Cluster of the Region of Murcia) (Spain)
Tic BioMed (Spain)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME
Other

BOSS4SME

BOSS4SME: Boosting online cross-border sales for furniture and household SMEs

 

GPP-FURNITURE: An innovative and open learning resource for professionals of the furniture industry to expand their knowledge and provide added value for the Green Public Procurement

Logo ECO4VET

ECO4VET: Improvement of Vocational Education and Training related to ecodesign and sustainable production in the furniture sector.

 

National Grants for Innovative Enterprises Associations, from the Industry, Energy and Tourism.

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Different success stories can be identified in some of the initiatives in which Amuebla has been involved during the last years at national and international levels.

- BOSS4SME  project has for objective the competitiveness improvement of the European Furniture and household Sector through development of the Online Sales Manager profile, a professional capable of devising e-Commerce strategies for increasing revenues from cross-border sales through utilisation of the Internet as a sales channel. http://boss4sme.com

- GPP-FURNITURE The aim of the project is the design and development of an e-learning training course for filling gaps in the manufacture and design furniture skills in relation with Green Public Procurement for current and future managers and workers in the furniture industry and habitat sectors. http://www.gpp-furniture.eu/

-ECO4VET project is an initiative funded by the former Lifelong Learning programme, which aims at addressing the identified educational gap in the furniture sector developing tools and methods for training workers in “Ecodesign and Sustainable Production”. With this initiative a joint study programme was developed addressing the lack of knowledge and skills between professionals in the furniture industry related to ecodesign and sustainable production. It is addressed to professionals from the furniture sector, mainly SMEs. http://www.eco4vet.com/

-With “Custodia tu Mueble” initiative, 15 enterprises were able to speed up the implementation process of a “Chain of Custody” management system and its further certification.

-Amueblahome is a market place platform   for a wide variety of Habitat products, Amueblahome becomes micro retail online for direct sale of products Habitat, or in product showcases that redirect buyers to the respective websites of each participating www.amueblahome.com

-Business in Cloud offers businesses advanced design tools combined with the new information technologies. By participating in the project, the companies have software that allows them to present their products virtually, with excellent qualities. All this, flexible shell companies provide much more VALUE, improve communication with customers, streamline sales, eliminating any possibility of error in the orders, provide an unlimited range of combinations and possibilities, and ultimately differentiate itself from competitors by offering many more advantages and facilities. www.businessincloud.es

Why partners should choose you for cooperation?: 

With the support of their research members, AMUEBLA is able in being involved in applied R&D activities under the field of three areas of expertise.

-Materials: Aiming to develop materials with new and improved functionalities for different applications: Coating and Varnishes, flexible polyurethane foams, wood based panels and wood plastic composites.

-Electronics and domotics: Development of new functionalisation with the integration of sensors and electronic and ICT devices in furniture and habitat elements.

-Robotics: Focused on the automation of industry processes from sectors as traditional as the furniture and woodworking sectors are.