Home > Cluster Organisations > Croatian Wood Cluster

Croatian Wood Cluster

Primary tabs

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
General Information
Year Established: 
Tuesday, 1 January, 2013
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
CEI-Bois
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Marijan
Kavran
Cluster Manager
+38516329111
marketing@drvo-namjestaj.hr
Rosana
Šimunović
Project Manager
+38516329112
marketing@drvo-namjestaj.hr
Languages spoken: 
Croatian
English
German
Italian
Russian
Slovene
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Forestry
Wood Products
Technology fields: 
Forest technology
Wood Products
S3 EU priority areas: 
Forestry & logging
Furniture
Social innovation with regard to education, skills & training
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
77
Number of SME members: 
60
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
7
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
7
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Croatian Wood Cluster was founded in 2013 and since then it has become one of the main national professional association and operational cluster in forestry and wood processing industry in the Republic of Croatia. It has more than 70 members, mainly wood processing companies. Cluster is a member of a wide European sectoral network, the European confederation of wood working industries, CEI-Bois. Main objectives of the Croatian Wood Cluster are enhancing sustainability and competitiveness of the sector, encouraging innovations, investments, research, knowledge and technology transfer.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
None
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Austria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Italy
Serbia
Slovenia
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
INTERREG
Other
  • Interreg Danube: FORESDA
  • Interreg Danube: DanuBioValNet
  • South-East Europe: ID:WOOD
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 
Why partners should choose you for cooperation?: 

The Croatian Wood Cluster has strong connections at business, policy and academia level and is familiar with the needs and problems on the national and regional sectoral markets (SEE). Cluster has a strong national and international networks and experience in organizing different sectoral events, study visits, writing studies, EU projects, lobbying, promotional activities, etc. Through its work, Cluster is focused to improve awareness (toward key stakeholders, policy makers) and foster exchange on know-how, good practices for innovative solutions in order to increase market demand and greater use of wood products.