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Cluster of Czech Furniture Manufacturers

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 21 June, 2006
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Jihovýchod
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
National Cluster Association
Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Crafts CZ
Union of Czech Production Cooperatives
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Lucia
Haraslínová
Cluster Manager
haraslinova@furniturecluster.cz
Female
Monika
Perďochová
Project Manager
+420774113527
perdochova@furniturecluster.cz
Female
Languages spoken: 
Czech
English
Slovak
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Furniture
Technology fields: 
Forming (rolling, forging, pressing, drawing)
S3 EU priority areas: 
Furniture
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
46
Number of SME members: 
36
Number of larger company members: 
7
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
5
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
AKSAMITE spol. s r.o.
SME
ABF a.s.
Larger Company
BLANÁŘ NÁBYTEK
SME
brychta.org družstvo
SME
DŘEVOJAS, výrobní družstvo
SME
DRUPOL, výrobní družstvo
SME
DŘEVODÍLO Rousínov, výrobní družstvo
SME
DREVOTVAR.COM družstvo
SME
DRING CONSULTING s.r.o.
SME
DŘEVOTVAR družstvo Jablonné nad Orlicí
SME
DŘEVOZPRACUJÍCÍ DRUŽSTVO Lukavec
Larger Company
FMP-LIGNUM, výrobní družstvo
SME
GERBRICH s.r.o.
SME
INT, s.r.o.
SME
JITONA a.s.
Larger Company
KILI, spol. s r.o.
SME
KRONOSPAN CZ, s.r.o.
Larger Company
MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNĚ
University
NADOP - VÝROBA NÁBYTKU, a.s.
SME
Středočeský vzdělávací institut
SME
SČMVD
Larger Company
TRACHEA, s.r.o.
SME
TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA vo ZVOLENE
University
TEXTILNÍ ZKUŠEBNÍ ÚSTAV, s.p.
Research Organisation
VELETRHY BRNO, a.s.
Larger Company
VLABO, s.r.o.
SME
Výzkumný a vývojový ústav dřevařský, Praha, s.p.
Research Organisation
K2 atmitec s.r.o.
SME
WOOD 4 EVER s.r.o.
SME
Národní centrum nábytkového designu, o.p.s.
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 
  • Improve cluster member companies´access to the modern technologies, device equipment and equipment needed for R&D activities through joint technology centers.
  • Encouraging its members to take advantage of collective research opportunities and intensive utilization outcomes of joint research and development activities by launching innovative processes and products into production.
  • Support the international activities of the cluster and its member companies in selected foreign territories through the cluster internationalization incl. support for international technology transfer.
  • Strengthen joint promotion and presentation of cluster member companies through joint participation in trade fairs and exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad, organizing professional conferences and seminars.
  • Further develop mutual cooperation among KČN members by organizing joint meetings, events, joint purchase of products and services and also members cooperation in the production and supply of large interior units in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Details of support services: 

We help our members to obtain national funding for joint research and development, then we present our members on national and international events and help them with commercialization of their products.

What will bring the membership?

  • Strengthening the market position of the sector
  • Presentation in the media and on the web
  • Presentation in KČN Newsletter
  • Participation in negotiations on laws, standards
  • Background for presentation at trade fairs
  • Professional training and professional qualifications
  • Information and news
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Australia
Viet Nam
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Italy
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Basque Habitat, Wood, Office & Hospitality Cluster (Spain)
Cluster Arredo e Sistema Casa (Italy)
Interior Design Cluster Sweden
Wood Industry Cluster (Slovenia)
Croatian Wood Cluster
CLUSTER LUMIERE ASSOCIATION (France)
CLUSTER D'IL•LUMINACIO DE CATALUNYA – CICAT (Spain)
Hungarian Open Innovation Cluster for Construction Industry
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
CIP/COSME
Other

Virtual Educational Programme for Furniture Branch

ID of the project: CZ/10/LLP-LdV/TOI/134011

The main goal of the project is to create explanatory dictionary for furniture branch to increase the attractiveness of vocational education in furniture branch. This dictionary will be supported by e-learning module which will help to get an overview and to simplify understanding of specific terms and standards of furniture functionality requirements.

The project target groups are students of vocational schools, pedagogues, B2B, designers and furniture manufacturers.

Partners of the project:  BDS Sofia, Bulgary  TZÚ Brno, Czech republic KCN, Czech republic IHD Dresden, Germany  G.M.I.T. Letterfrack, Ireland  TUZVO Zvolen, Slovakia This project is coordinated by Mendel University Brno.

Duration of the project is: 1.10.2010 - 30.9.2012

This project has been supported by EC under Leonardo da Vinci

 

Boosting excellence in the European lighting value chain (BRILLIANT)

The BRILLIANT project will support 7 industrial clusters in lighting, furniture and construction to exploit their potential as an industrial network by enhancing the skills and know-how of 14 cluster managers in managing their cluster organizations to better serve their members' needs and expectations. Managers develop complete and long-term cluster strategies based on outstanding cluster values. BRILLIANT will support learning and networking across clusters to explore and embrace new business. Partners will also use ClusterXchange to facilitate international cross-industry collaboration between clusters, SMEs and development organizations.

Duration of the project is: 2020-2022

This project will be supported by EC under COS-CLUSTER-2018-03-02 (European Cluster Excellence Programme).

 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Cluster of Czech Furniture Manufacturers and its member organizations are involved in a number of research and development projects. Some of these projects are financed from the European Union funds for science and research or from the funds of the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Cluster of Czech Furniture Manufacutrers (KČN) initiated as international partnership: FURNITURE AND WOODWORKING CLUSTER PARTNERSHIP. The partnership was established by signing the Memorandum on Collaboration in the Furniture and Woodworking industry on 29 October 2019. The partnership was concluded by KČN and 4 other partners: Basque Habitat, Wood, Office and Hospitality Cluster (Spain); Cluster Arredo e Sistema Casa (Italy); Interior Design Cluster Sweden and Wood Industry Cluster (Slovenia). The basic motivation for establishing a partnership was an international cooperation in the field of scientific research, technology transfer and KNOW-HOW transfer as well as preparation of joint international projects leading to European Strategic Cluster Partnership. 

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We are opened to make new partnerships in order to support networking, knowledge and experience transfer or preparation of common projects. We are also ready to support your R&D activities, e. g. to arrange required measurement, testing, analysis...... In case of your interest, feel free to contact us.