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Cluster da Madeira e o Deseño de Galicia (CMD)

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General Information
Year Established: 
Friday, 22 June, 2001
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Galicia
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Ricardo
González
Cluster Manager
+34 981937261
xerencia@clustermadeira.com
Susana
Vázquez
+34 981937261
info@clustermadeira.com
Laura
Rodríguez
+34 981937261
comunicacion@clustermadeira.com
María
Pérez
Internationalisation Responsible
+34 981937261
internacional@clustermadeira.com
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Forestry
Furniture
Wood Products
Technology fields: 
Solid biomass
Construction engineering (design, simulation)
Materials, components and systems for construction
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced materials
Furniture
Eco-innovations
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Environmental Industries
Experience Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Eco-Innovation; Industrial Sector Competitiviness; Impulse of Knowledge Economy
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
51
Number of SME members: 
36
Number of larger company members: 
1
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
6
Name and link of major players: 
Website
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The CMD is a business entity with a dual mission:

- To strengthen the structure of companies in the cluster, providing them competitive advantages through cooperation mechanisms, and putting in value of their products like natural elements, recyclable, sustainable, helping to improve comfort and quality of life.

- The CMD is defined as an open and inclusive organization for all companies in the value wood chain, with the aim of contributing to the improvement of their competitiveness, leveraging the synergies, the sharing of experience and knowledge of the mechanisms supportive and cooperative networking.

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)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Details of support services: 

- Acts as a dynamic agent of all project partners, collaborating in the development of both sectoral initiatives and initiatives in different areas of business.

- Discloses business and professional activities developed by its partners, spreading the proceedings, studies and activities carried out by those.

- Coordinates institutional relations and acts as liaison with authorities and institutions in seeking support for projects and activities of interest to its members.

- Helps improve the qualification and training of partners, promoting, coordinating and teaching courses, seminars and training programs.

- It acts as a tool for gathering and transmitting of information of interest to Cluster member companies.

- Coordinates with the media, dissemination of the purpose of the cluster, promoting improved perception of society regarding their activities and associates.

- Establishes relationships with entities pursuing similar purposes (associations, clusters, etc.)

- Collaborates with its technology partner, CIS -Madera, to increase the technological training and the level of innovation in product and process of the Cluster partners, promoting the execution of collaborative projects, specific technical formation, etc.

- Co-participates with other associations Timber Sector in implementing strategic actions and if required, in institutional lobbying.

 

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Canada
Colombia
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: 
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
France
Portugal
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

CANADA - Meeting with the Canadian Wood Technologial Centre to analyze the way of work of each organization and trying to share synergies.

COLOMBIA - A CMD's member organized a two-day conference in colombia. the CMD has been present on the event.

TRANS-NATIONAL COOPERATION

LINZ (AUSTRIA) - Attendance to Cluster Gold Label Meeting, organized by CEEG.

Attendance to ALPCLUSTER2020 Seminar, to analize the internationalization projects of the clusters.

BORDEAUX (FRANCE) - Attendance to a benchmarking event in Bordeaux, in order to have a meeting with close organizations to the Cluster activities and its companies to share synergies.

BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) - The CMD took part in the IV International Clusters Conference, in Brussels.

OPORTO (PORTUGAL) - The CMD signed the Manifest of Understanding (MoU), jointly with other clusters.

COPENHAGEN (DENMARK) - The CMD was involved in the 3rd Cluster-to-Cluster onference and Matchmaking - Innovation by Combination

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Cyebrforum
GreenWin
Silicon-saxony
AMUEBLA
Byggdialog Dalarma
InnoBYG
ZINNAE Cluster
ASSOCIACAO PLATAFORMA PARA A CONSTRUCAO
Dataföreningen i Norr
TEKNOLOGISTIK INSITITUTE
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME

European clusters building a new construction value chain through SMEs (BuildingValueSMEs)

European Strategic Clusters Partnership on Sustainable Construction (CROSSCUT)

 

Call: H2020-INNOSUP-2015-1

Funding scheme: IA

Proposal acronym: BuildingValueSMEs

Duration (months): 24

Proposal title: European clusters building a new construction value chain through SMEs

Activity: INNOSUP-1-2015
Note: No granted project.
 

Call: COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03

Funding scheme: Grant agreement

Proposal acronym: CROSSCUT

Duration (months): 24

Proposal title: European Strategic Clusters Partnership on Sustainable Construction

Activity: COSME-2014-3.1
Note: No granted project

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

The main achievements reached by the Cluster since its establishment, are the following:

- Implementation of Lean Management System on member companies
- Establishment of a commonwrking place for eight clusters
- Lignum Facile Project (Influencer Relationchip Management)

Why partners should choose you for cooperation?: 

The CMD is a certified cluster with the Gold Label of Excellence, and it is interested in international cooperation.

It is an entity focused on spreading the value of wood, and trying to improve its value chain through the innovation. It has a very active participation on international events by its attendance and taking part in conferences and seminars. The CMD promotes the internationalization among its members.