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Chemical Industry Cluster of the Balearic Islands (CliQIB)

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 1 January, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
Illes Balears
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
Joan Miquel
Matas Rosselló
Cluster Manager
+34 607 471 100
Muntaner Bennàssar
Project Manager
+34 636 828 634
Project Manager
+34 682 209 427
Languages spoken: 
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Downstream Chemical Products
Technology fields: 
Soaps, detergents
Cleaning Technology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Chemicals & chemical products
Sustainable production & consumption
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Tourism and Water
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
Number of SME members: 
Number of larger company members: 
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
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Cluster Strategy

The cluster promotes the expansion and business development of the associated companies through innovation, knowledge sharing and compliance with European regulations. We are committed to becoming a reference at national level, serving as a reference point for cooperation projects to solve hygiene problems in tourism, both for tourism enterprises and for knowledge centres and institutions promoting innovation.

Our objective is to consolidate the knowledge of companies in the chemical sector through academic and technology research, to promote the implementation of Industry 4.0 throughout the value chain of the companies that constitute the cluster, to find effective solutions to minimise the environmental impact of the sector, and to identify external actors with whom to cooperate in identifying projects and solving hygiene problems in the tourism sector.

We further envisage the expansion of the chemical companies in the cluster with collaborators, the promotion of alliances and horizontal integration between the cluster members, and the finding of synergies between cluster members to help them collaborate. 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Periodic Information dissemination
Details of support services: 

Technical Office:

  • Study, explanation and support to all partners regarding the adaptation of European Union regulations in the chemical sector. 
  • Surveillance, study, explanation and guidance on relevant trends in the industry (e.g. key technologies, Industry 4.0, circular economy, etc.)
  • Guidance on safety topics through our safety advisor

Processing of matters before public administrations

  • Information and advice on the participation of companies in the various calls for proposals (Industry Plan, Innovation for SME's, etc.)
  • Information and advice for the compensation of transport costs for the expansion of associated companie

Marketing and internationalization - image improvement

  • Accompanying presentations of companies in the cluster to the administration and other entities
  • Assistance in meetings for feasibility studies of company mergers within the sector 
  • Attendance at workshops for the internationalisation of companies of the Balearic Islands

Innovation, Research and Development

  • Study, explanation and support for the adaptation of innovation management systems and promotion of increased participation in the national registry of innovative SMEs
  • Identification of collaborative projects: search for calls and identification, structuring and planning of new innovation projects within the cluster 

Sectorial training: specialised courses and tailor-made training

  • Facilitating internships for technical and scientific personnel in companies and the hiring of graduates: Creation and management of a job bank with presence on the cluster's website
  • Follow-up of obtaining the title that accredits the maintainers of the swimming pools
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
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: 
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Success Story / Achievements: 

Together with the Government of the Balearic Islands and UIB University, CliQIB has promoted the creation of the scientific infrastructure AGUALAB,a research and training centre aimed at creating and disseminating knowledge related to water management in swimming pools and SPAs. This new infrastructure will be an instrument for demonstrating and validating innovative technology in all areas of swimming pool and spa management, and to raise the competition of chemical companies in the tourist related sector (sensor technology, water saving (re-routing water to the pool, purification for irrigation, introduction into the grey water circuit), remote control of water quality, etc....). We are currently seeking innovative project ideas and partners. It is foreseen that AGUALAB will start operations in 2023.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

CliQIB, the chemical industry cluster, is a core element of the Balearic Islands' regional innovation ecosystem. CliQIB promotes the growth and business development of its associated companies through the exchange of knowledge, innovation and compliance with European regulations. It establishes cooperation networks to strengthen its strategic axes and promotes the continuous development of new initiatives. Thanks to the natural test environment of the Balearic Islands as a popular holiday destination and the exploration of new models and more sustainable processes, CliQIB is at the forefront of chemical-technological solutions for the tourism industry. The cluster supports training initiatives to promote the marketing of hygiene solutions for both the tourism industry and related sectors. CliQIB aims to be a national reference for collaborative projects, not only for tourism companies, but also for knowledge centres and institutions supporting innovation. It contributes to the sustainability of the territory by offering responsible products and solutions.

As a result of this commitment, the cluster is certified as a Cluster Management Excellence BRONZE Label by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA), which recognises excellence in the management and delivery of its services, and positions the company to participate in European projects and initiatives. Since the creation of the cluster in 2013, it has already successfully participated in several national and international innovation projects.