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Catalan Fashion Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 1 November, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Cataluña
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
National Label - Agrupaciones de Empresas Invoadoras, and Regional Label - Catalonia Clusters
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
David
García
Cluster Manager
+34 934 151 228
dgarcia@modacc.cat
Susana
Barasoain
Project Manager
+34 934 151 228
sbarasoain@modacc.cat
Lidia
Morcillo
Project Manager
+34 938 035 762
lmorcillo@modacc.cat
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Apparel
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Finisher related to Textiles Technology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Textiles, wearing apparel & leather& related products
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
136
Number of SME members: 
114
Number of larger company members: 
10
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
3
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
9
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

MODACC promotes competitiveness of the Catalan fashion ecosystem through individual and collective value added initiatives focused on companies from the sector.The principles that define us are research for knowledge, cooperation and dynamism between companies and individuals from the cluster to improve and anticipate the future.

 

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
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Support of knowledge transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

"Boosting competitiveness of Catalan fashion"

Our scope of action goes from design to fashion product distribution, going through industry, logistics and all those activities that belong to the fashion value chain.

For MODACC, fashion means all those activities and businesses that:

  • 1. Focus intensively on design and creativity
  • 2. Follow a cyclic process: products and services are subjected to a continuous innovation
  • 3. Resulting products and services are linked to the personal equipment

Strategic Lines:

  • INTERNATIONALIZATION

Internationalization provides companies with the opportunity to expand and grow in a global market.

MODACC helps companies locate customers interested in their products and services around the world: business missions, attendance to fairs, own commercial offices in several countries, market information and guidance as well as technical and legal advice. These are some of our international services.

  • INNOVATION

Fostering collaboration between technology centres, universities and other partners is a key enabler to create new products and processes focused on the consumer and new market opportunities. To drive our innovation platform at MODACC, we have decided to focus on the following key areas: the consumer's knowledge, Internet, building sustainable businesses, functionalization of clothing products or digitalization of industrial processes.

  • INDUSTRIALIZATION

We are working on recovering a new fashion industry in Europe: flexible, digitalized, sustainable and highly competitive.

We are aware that it is essential to have an industrial base in Catalonia to become a competitive and innovative territory in the fashion sector and, therefore, we develop initiatives that encourage the industrial base such as promoting industrial aptitudes and fairs to connect producers and distributors.

  • TRAINING

MODACC develops training initiatives for new professionals.

We facilitate the development of new competences for the professional growth of the sector workers.

We build bridges between companies and schools in order to attract talent to the sector.

  • NETWORKING

We want to transform reality, turn difficulties into opportunities and make dreams of the companies that trust us come true. We want to grow and improve the sector.

To make this possible, we promote business meetings and enriching professional relationships. We actively work to create business between companies that belong to the cluster.

 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
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 targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
France
Germany
Italy
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
FP7
INTERREG

ECUVAL. Electro Chemical Techniques combined with UV irradiation for the treatment and reuse of textile dieying wastewaters: industrial marketing. Co-funded by the eco-innovation initiative in FP7. www.ecuval.eu 

INTERTEX. Internationalization of SMEs in the textile and cloting sector of south-west Europe. INTERREG-SUDOE (SOE1/P2/E0385) . www.intertex-sudoe.eu