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Cosmetics4Wellbeing (C4W)

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Name: 
Cosmetics4Wellbeing : a driver to international wellbeing industry
Acronym: 
Cosmetics4Wellbeing (C4W)
ESCP-4i Status: 
Preparation Phase - Strand1
Start of Partnership: 
01/12/2017
Partnership duration
18 months
Number of partners
5
Number of SMEs involved
1000

Cosmetics4Wellbeing is a partnership of 5 structures (Cosmetic Valley, Beauty Barcelona Cluster, Transilvania Lifestyle Cluster, France Cluster and Beira Baixa Business Association, covering 4 European Member States (FR, ES, RO, PT). The aim of the project is the creation and development of a European Strategic Cluster Partnership–Going International (ESCP-4i) in the cosmetics sector and related industries (Technology, Health and Agro-food), which is oriented towards increased internationalisation and strengthened sustainability of European SMEs. 

Our ESCP-4i has set 4 specific objectives:

1. Fostering cooperation among cluster organizations and its members in the ESCP-4i and across sectorial boundaries;

2. Promoting new value chains along the cosmetics cross-sectorial industry, geared towards international markets, based on inputs and needs from SMEs;

3. Developing a Joint Internationalization Strategy geared towards third key markets beyond Europe;

4. Developing a governance system and a common branding for the ESCP-4i to ensure active and sustainable collaboration among the different stakeholders;

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
Conference
June 2018
Romania
Cluj-Napoca
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
October 2018
France
Paris
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
October 2018
Thailand
Bangkok
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
February 2019
Portugal
n/a
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
May 2019
Spain
Barcelona
Partnership other activities: 

To develop the Internationalization Strategy, the partnership will conduct several complementary actions: diagnosis of capabilities and SWOTs, development of cross-sectoral value chains, identification of international trends and most promising third markets, development and selection of internationalization tools and one exploratory action in one of these markets, with the participation of SMEs. These actions will be complemented by training sessions to upgrade skills of SMEs and clusters’ staff. The ESCP-4i will also develop a sound communication plan and a common brand&identity for the partnership, as well as a robust governance and sustainability plan to ensure a longlasting cooperation beyond EU funding.

To develop the Internationalization Strategy, the partnership will conduct several complementary actions: diagnosis of capabilities and SWOTs, development of cross-sectoral value chains, identification of international trends and most promising third markets, development and selection of internationalization tools and one exploratory action in one of these markets, with the participation of SMEs. These actions will be complemented by training sessions to upgrade skills of SMEs and clusters’ staff. The ESCP-4i will also develop a sound communication plan and a common brand&identity for the partnership, as well as a robust governance and sustainability plan to ensure a longlasting cooperation beyond EU funding.

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
France
TRIMATEC
Tunisia
CLUSTER 2TS : Cluster textile technique du Sahel
France
C2iME

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

Bio-pharmaceuticals, 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 130 85