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PRO WOOD Regional Wood Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 19 April, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Centru
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Bagoly
Miklós-Levente
Other
president@prowood.ro
Male
Sulyok-Pál
Andrea
ECCP Responsible Person
+40742051315
office@prowood.ro
Female
Kádár
Rezső
Cluster Manager
+40726343436
manager@prowood.ro
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Hungarian
Romanian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Forestry
Wood Products
Technology fields: 
Silviculture, Forestry
Wood Products
S3 EU priority areas: 
Forestry & logging
Furniture
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
63
Number of SME members: 
44
Number of larger company members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
12
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 
  • Become trustful partner of the members. Representing member’s interests
  • Provision of advisory services to cluster members
  • Networking of members
  • Exchange of experience
  • Initiation, preparation, implementation of joint projects
  • Organization of thematic workshops
  • Foster R&D, innovation
  • Exchange information, matchmaking, networking
  • Common BRAND
  • Increase competitiveness on foreign markets
  • Internationalisation
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Periodic Information dissemination
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Details of support services: 

 

The Pro Wood Cluster has initiated the meeting of clusters and associations from the wood sector, in the Centru region, Romania. The aim of this meeting was to discuss about the commonly encountered problems in the wood processing sector. This meeting was very important because the wood industry from the Centru region is facing some major changes because of some foreign investments in the region. A consortium of associations and clusters was established, thanks to the initiative of the Pro Wood Cluster, in order to develop this sector. The creation of the whole value chain was considered to be important, from the forest owner, till the producer and seller. This value chain could contribute in the implication of each actor  from the wood industry, to create a middle- and long-term strategy. As a major impact of this activity, we want the establishment of a consultative comission on national level, which includes every cluster and association from the wood sector, from the country.

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The members of the Pro Wood Cluster participated together at an auction to furnish a campus university.  A price offer was made acording to the request of the University. The amount of furniture was too huge for one company, so a consortium was created with companies interested in this work, in order to fulfil the order. The tender book contained also furnishing of teh rooms with bed clothes, curtains, etc., a collaboration has been set up with companies from the textile cluster from Sf. Gheorghe, the members provided the textile products specified in the tender book. In the cluster, the set up of common businesses among the cluster members has a great importance.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Costa Rica
Mexico
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: 
Austria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Germany
Hungary
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Bulgarian Furniture Cluster
Pannon Fa Cluster
EMAFA Cluster
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
INTERREG
Other

ADC - Adriatic Danubian Clustering - South East Europe Programme -  Transnational Cooperation Programme

POS CCE 1.3.3 Sectorial Operative Programme,Increase of Sectorial Competitiveness; Integration of SME,s in Clusters

Smart FurniturRE RE- Manufactoring - Danube Region Strategy Start - Danube Region Project Found

Interreg Danube - FORESDA - Forest-based cross-sectoral value chains fostering innovation and competitiveness in the Danube Region

Horizon 2020 - ROSEWOOD - European Network of Regions on Sustainable Wood Mobilization

 

 

Adriatic Danubian Clustering - South East Europe Programme - Transnational Cooperation Programme

The ADC project aimed to create sectoral cluster networks in the Adriatic-Danubian region. Partnership agreements were established in 4 main areas: agro-food processing; mechatronics; modern housing; logistics.The PRO WOOD Cluster signed the Partnership Agreement in the Modern Housing category, and was one of the representatives from this Sector, from Romania. As Romanian partners we've participated at several actions, to promote the concept of environmental friendly and modern housing, presenting the assimilated best-practices to the members of the cluster.

Clustering knowledge, Innovation and design in the SEE wood sector - South East Europe Programme - Transnational Cooperation Programme 

The Regional Development Agency of Centru Region, Romania was one of the partners in this project. Thanks to the good cooperation with the RDA, and on the other hand the woody region, Covasna, Harghita and Brasov counties, where the cluster members were situated, the PRO WOOD Cluster was selected as example of best-practice in the region. The cluster participated at several experience-exchange events, fairs in the country and abroad. ID:WOOD aims to promote and foster innovation and competitiveness of SMEs in the wood sector in the SEE area by sharing and transferring technical and organizational know-how to enable local support organizations to address structural deficits of SMEs and enhance innovation potentials. Project objectives: building up and consolidating transnational network of wood-furniture clusters, wood technology centres, RDAs and knowledge poles; fostering innovation skills in the wood sector supporting structures; creating new functions and competencies on design, intellectual property and environmental issues; bridging gaps between the productive sector and knowledge poles; rising SMEs capacity to implement innovation processes.

 

POS CCE  1.3.3 - Sectorial Operative Programme, Increase of Sectorial Competitiveness; Integration of SME's in Clusters

A project  for the development of cluster management, to integrate SME's in clusters. Besides the development of cluster management, the PRO WOOD Cluster aims to develop with the help of this project, to create a whole value chain among its members, from the forest owner till the producer and seller, in order to create a common brand and popularize it at national and international level.  During this project several thematic meetings will be organized, market research, trainings will be held to improve communication and cooperation between institutions and companies from the wood industry sector.

 

Smart FurnituRE RE-Manufacturing

defining the status quo of the environmental aspects of the Furniture Sector & Furniture Remanufacturing as a key instrument for environmental sustainability and business growth (produce an extensive researche study)  

Interreg Danube - FORESDA - Forest-based cross-sectoral value chains fostering innovation and competitiveness in the Danube Region

Horizon 2020 - ROSEWOOD - European Network of Regions on Sustainable Wood Mobilization