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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 14 September, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
City of Belgrade
Other Label: 
no
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
AHK DSW German Chamber of commerce In Belgrade
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Sladjana
Milojevic
Cluster Manager
+38163240514
fashioncluster@gmail.com
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Serbian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Textile Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Creative products
Creative services
S3 EU priority areas: 
Development of regional cultural & creative industries
Support to link cultural & creative industries to traditional industries
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Branding, Fashion , Retail
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
27
Number of SME members: 
21
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
4
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
IVKO
SME
Extreme Intimo
Larger Company
Tiffany Production
SME
FPU
University
VTS DMD Belgrade
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Cluster FACTS vision is to become a leader in increasing the overall economic competitiveness of Serbian textile and fashion apparel companies and Serbia’s textile industry as a whole.

Objectives of the FACTS cluster:

  • Increase and enhance the visibility of the organization amongst public and private sector participants, with the ultimate aim and intent to raise awareness and profile of the cluster members, as well as Serbian textiles sector as a whole
  • Increase efficiency and vibrancy of the cluster members and their workforce, via a series of targeted programmatic interventions meant to address skills/workforce gaps
  • Engage and implement a series of initiatives to address the medium to long-term financial sustainability of the FACTS Cluster
  • Expending number of services for the members through joint activities meant to achieve savings for the members and to help development of innovation projects
  • Becoming the leader in lobbying and assistance for the textile industry in Serbia, with the aim of improving business climate in the industry

Cluster FACTS defined Action Plan from the beginning of each year and in that action plan aims to undertake specific development programs. Since the beginning FACTS has established a clear maintenance services to its members.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
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.)
Details of support services: 

Joint procurement of Market research of some targeted country or joint procurement of Fashion Trend forcast for 2 and 3 season in advance; Supplying members with the Analysis of financial sources in the market and with  the support programs; Organization of B2B meetings and joint missions of intereso the import and export ; Organization Career Fair and Conference of importance to the industry, Participation in joint projects ;

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
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: 
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Italy
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Trade Mission in Turkey- procurement, Trade Mission in Copenhagen and Sweden (B2B Meetings) – export , Trade Mission in Czech Republic – export promotion, Trade Mission in Croatia – export, B2B Meeting with Macedonia – manufacturing

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Klaster KLG grupa Croatia
Fashion cluster Bulgaria
Textile cluster Macedonia
IKT Beograd
ICT Vojvodina
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
Other

Development of operational and administrative capacity of the FASHION APPAREL INDUSTRY CLUSTER SERBIA“ Association, Belgrade (FACTS) - Ministry of economy Republic of Serbia , 2010.

Establishment of virtual Innovation Centre of cluster FACTS - Ministry of economy Republic of Serbia, 2011.

Integrating innovative tools in regular management processes of developing  new fashion collections - National Agency for Regional Development - NARR , 2012.

Establishing a common innovative method of improving skills and work in fashion industry - National Regional Development Agency of republic of Serbia  - NARR , 2013.

Sustainable development of FACTS companies member - leadership transition in family business - The European  Bank of Reconstruction and Development -  EBRD , 2015

Development of innovatiove production processes , NARR, National Regional Development Agency of Republic of Serbia ,2014.

Improving the comptitiveness of member companies of the Cluster FACTS and jointly purchased licenses for the use of on-line service WGSN and work together to improve processes in companies - RAS -Regional Development Agency, Serbia , 2016.

 

 

 

Support the foundation of Fashion apparel cluster Serbia - EU Delegation Project in Serbia - SECEP, 2010 - 2012.

Support regional textile internationalisation by ORF Project - GIZ , GermanDie Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH  from end 2011 - end 2013. 

Support the organization of B2B meetings with a delegation of textile companies  - Serbian Investment and Export Promotion Agency, 2011.

Marketing and promotional tools of cluster FACTS  - The European  Bank of Reconstruction and Development -  EBRD, 2011.

Support the organization of B2B meetings and Analysis the potential export market  -  Serbian Investment and Export Promotion Agency , 2012.

Support the organization of B2B meetings and Trande mission (export)   - Serbian Investment and Export Promotion Agency, 2013.

European Enterprise Network - organization of B2B Meetings - Czech Republic , 2015

SES Senior expert service from Germany, The German Chamber of Commerce AHK DSW , 2015 - 2017. 

 Presentation and promotion of member companies at the international trade fair in Munich Germany- Supreme, August 2015 - National Regional Development Agency, Serbia - 2015.

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Participate at the Textile Conferences in Belgrade , Serbia ( from 2011- 2016) ,

participate at the Textile Conference in Skopje Macedonia (2012)

Promotion of Fashion apparel cluster Serbia , FACTS with presentation  to

  • The Chamber of Textile of Austria, 2013 in Salzburg
  • Textile Association of Bavaria, 2013.  Munich , Germany
  • Textile Association of Turkey, in Istanbul ( 2011, 2012, 2013.)
  • Ministry of economy and Association of Textile , Sweaden , 2013
  • South Korea Textile Delegation , Belgrade 2013.
  • In the Serbian Ambassy in Copenhagen , 2013
  • In the Croatian Chember of Commerce, 2014
  • Participation at Taiex Conference on Digital Integration and Efficiency in Textile and Clothing Value chains across the Euro-Mediterranean Area. Krakow Poland, 2015.
  • Presentation at EuroTex Conference of Creativite, Inovation in textile and fashion industry , Florence, Italy 2014.
  • Presentation at Euromed Invest , promotion of investments in Euro Mediterranean Area, Belgrade 2015.
  • Participation at European cluster conference in Wienna , Austria 2012.
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Cluster FACTS is very much reliable partner, consist of the best Serbian production companies mainly brand owners, more than 400 stores all over Serbia and ex Yugoslavia, emloy the best designers, holders of prestigious awards for the best employers, exporters, best promotions, total number of employers for last year close to 3000 people with the turnover with more than 50 million USD etc . The Faculty members are from the state Universitiy of Belgrade and Novi Sad and are very well known in the region. The cluster FACTS manager is listed amoung the 1500 professioanal woman in Serbia etc...