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Global Cosmetics Cluster - Europe (Cosmetics4Wellbeing -C4W)

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Name: 
Global Cosmetics Cluster - Europe
Acronym: 
Global Cosmetics Cluster - Europe (Cosmetics4Wellbeing -C4W)
ESCP-4i Status: 
Implementation Phase - Strand2
Start of Partnership: 
01/09/2020
Partnership duration
24 months
Number of partners
6
Number of SMEs involved
1000
Targeted third countries
India
Mexico
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United Arab Emirates
United States

Global Cosmetics Clusters - Europe is a partnership of European Cosmetics clusters to boost SMEs international business opportunities toward third markets. It is composed of 6 structures (Cosmetic Valley, Beauty Barcelona Cluster, Transilvania Lifestyle Cluster, Beira Baixa Business Association and Istanbul chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters Association, covering 4 European Member States (FR, ES, RO, PT) and Turkey. 

Our ESCP-4i has set 6 specific objectives:

  • To encourage business, international and R&D cooperation across sectorial boundaries;
  • To focus on supporting SMEs in international accessing markets in particular through an Acceleration Programme tackling these 5 targeted countries;
  • To foster cooperation among cluster organisations and its members in the ESCP-4i;
  • To support the establishment of value chains (in particular in health, digital, agroindustry, circular economy) along with the cosmetics cross-sectorial industry, geared towards international markets, based on inputs and needs from SMEs;
  • To develop a governance system and a common branding for the ESCP-4i to ensure active and sustainable collaboration among the different stakeholders;
  • To promote and increase the visibility of GCC.eu as a cluster representing the whole value chain on cosmetics: Production of plants, raw material or ingredients, beauty brand (cosmetics, perfumes, devices…), manufacturing and formulation, distribution and retail, testing and analysis, packaging, research and training, engineering, machines, tools, instruments.
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Technology Fields: 
SOCIAL AND ECONOMICS CONCERNSTechnology, Society and Employment
S3 EU priority areas: 
Public health and securityPublic health and well-being
Emerging industries: 
Experience Industries
Partnership planned events: 
Target GroupTypeEstimated DateCountryCity
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
October 2020
France
Paris
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
June 2020
Spain
Barcelona
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
Mai 2021
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Partnership other activities: 

Global Cosmetics Cluster Europe is thus designed for the development (implementation, upscaling, upgrading) of the European Strategic Cluster Partnership–Going International (ESCP-4i), that was created by Cosmetics4Welbeing (C4W), and which is oriented towards increased internationalization and strengthened sustainability of European SMEs.

It proposes an innovative approach to foster the internationalisation of the European and Turkish companies through the development of an Acceleration Programme that will not tackle only the actors of  Cosmetics but will involve the new and cross-sectorial value chains that were identified in the strand 1: Agro-Food, Circular Economy, Health, Industry 4.0 (specially photonics)

 

The Joint Internationalisation  Strategy  that was set by C4W and will be now improved and  implemented, is targeting five (5) third countries, carefully selected taking into account previous market research and consensus with clusters’ SMEs. These markets are

  • Mexico
  • South Korea,
  • United States of America
  • India
  • United Arab Emirates

Global Cosmetics Cluster Europe is thus designed for the development (implementation, upscaling, upgrading) of the European Strategic Cluster Partnership–Going International (ESCP-4i), that was created by Cosmetics4Welbeing (C4W), and which is oriented towards increased internationalization and strengthened sustainability of European SMEs.

It proposes an innovative approach to foster the internationalisation of the European and Turkish companies through the development of an Acceleration Programme that will not tackle only the actors of  Cosmetics but will involve the new and cross-sectorial value chains that were identified in the strand 1: Agro-Food, Circular Economy, Health, Industry 4.0 (specially photonics)

 

The Joint Internationalisation  Strategy  that was set by C4W and will be now improved and  implemented, is targeting five (5) third countries, carefully selected taking into account previous market research and consensus with clusters’ SMEs. These markets are

  • Mexico
  • South Korea,
  • United States of America
  • India
  • United Arab Emirates
    Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 
    CountryName
    Madagascar
    CHESE – Cluster Huile Essentielle Sud Est Madagascar
    France
    TAHITI FA’AHOTU
    France
    CBB CAPBIOTEK
    Taiwan
    TAIWAN BEAUTY VALLEY
    Thailand
    THAILAND CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR LIFE SCIENCES
    Thailand
    THAI COSMETIC CLUSTER
    France
    UESS – European University of Scents and Flavours
    Japan
    JAPAN COSMETIC CENTER
    Morocco
    CLUSTER MENARA
    France
    ADEBIOTECH
    Switzerland
    TEDD – TISSUE ENGINEERING FOR DRUG DEVELOPMENT AND SUBSTANCE TESTING
    Tunisia
    CLUSTER 2TS : Cluster textile technique du Sahel
    France
    C2iME
    Canada
    Canadian Cosmetics Cluster

    Partnership composition

    Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
    Aebb - Associação Empresarial da Beira Baixa Agricultural Inputs and Services, Business Services

    Silviculture, Forestry, Traceability of food

    Agricultural servicesForestry & logging, Nature & biodiversityEcotourism

    Creative Industries, Digital Industries
    Portugal Centro (PT) 180 177
    Transilvania LifeStyle Education and Knowledge Creation, Hospitality and Tourism

    Creative products, Education and Training

    Creative, cultural arts & entertainment:Creative, arts & entertainment activities, Cultural and creative industriesDevelopment of regional cultural & creative industries

    Biopharmaceuticals, Creative Industries
    Romania Nord-Vest 52 36
    COSMETIC VALLEY Biopharmaceuticals, Paper and Packaging

    In vitro Testing, Trials, Toxicology

    Manufacturing & IndustryBiotechnology, Manufacturing & IndustryChemicals & chemical products

    Advanced Packaging, Digital Industries
    France Centre 500 410
    Beauty Cluster Barcelona Biopharmaceuticals, Downstream Chemical Products

    Fine Chemicals, Dyes and Inks, Packaging for materials

    Digital Agendae-Health (e.g. healthy ageing), Manufacturing & IndustryBiotechnology

    Advanced Packaging, Creative Industries
    Spain Cataluña 200 173