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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 9 September, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Please Specify: 
Pôle de Compétitivité
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Marc
Vincent
Cluster Manager
+33651268020
marc.vincent@xylofutur.fr
Male
Apolline
Oswald
Project Manager
+33641332722
apolline.oswald@xylofutur.fr
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Forestry
Wood Products
Technology fields: 
Silviculture, Forestry
Wood Products
S3 EU priority areas: 
Forestry & logging
Chemicals & chemical products
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Wood Chemistry, Timber Construction, Furniture Packaging (bio-packaging and wood-packaging)
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
220
Number of SME members: 
130
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
5
Number of larger company members: 
15
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
40
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
35
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Domolandes
Co-working Space
Forinvest Business Angel
Investor
Nobatek/INEF4
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin
Larger Company
EDF-NA
Larger Company
Groupe Thebault
SME
Beynel Manustock
SME
Alliance Foret Bois
Larger Company
International Paper
Larger Company
Université de Bordeaux
University
Université de Limoges
University
Université de Poitiers
University
Université Pau et Pays de l'Adour
University
FCBA
Technology Center
Rayonnier AM
Larger Company
Steico France
SME
FINSA France
SME
PEFC France
Ecole Supérieure du Bois (ESB)
University
Fibre Excellence R&D Kraft
SME
Ecole d'architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux
University
Nobatek/INEF4
Technology Center
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Among the 70 French competitiveness clusters, Xylofutur is the only one dedicated to the forest-wood-paper sector and it is approved by the French State. Its objective is to improve the  competitiveness of companies in this sector, thanks to innovation and Research & Development. Its mission is to create durable links between the different actors: companies, education and research, communities, institutions, investors, the aim being to bring out innovative projects in order to create added value.

Moreover, this encourages the development of industrial activities towards current and future target markets such as sustainable buildings, home improvement, furnishings, fine and convenience chemicals, packaging and energy.

In the fields of Research & Development and training, Xylofutur is active, visible and attractive, and thus meets the priorities displayed by the French government in the context of economic development.

It is organized according to three strategic axes: «Forest management and exploitation», «Wood materials and construction», «Fibers, Chemical and energy».

Xylofutur aims to support companies, particularly SMEs, in areas such as marketing, access to public and private financing, internationalization and anticipation of skills needs.

The forest-wood-paper sector has major advantages in the economic, ecological and industrial domains, and the will of Xylofutur is to support its members in their commitment within this  sector.

Xylofutur is based in Gradignan (near Bordeaux) in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is the largest region in France, with 84,100 km2, and the first forest region with 2.8 million hectares of forest of various species: maritime pine, douglas fir, oak, poplar, chestnut, spruce ...

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Japan
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: 
Finland
Portugal
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Baskegur (Spain)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
INTERREG

WOODMARKETS

SUSTFORESTPLUS