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Transylvania Textile & Fashion Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Balkan Cluster Network
Cluster Management Team: 
Sanda Mirela
Cluster Manager
ECCP Responsible Person
Internationalisation Responsible
Languages spoken: 
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Computer Technology/Graphics, Meta Computing
Information Technology/Informatics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Support to link cultural & creative industries to traditional industries
Computer programming, consultancy & related activities
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Creative Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Apparel, Home Textile
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
Number of SME members: 
Number of larger company members: 
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy

The vision of the Transylvania Textile & Fashion cluster is to create an environment in textile and clothing industry in the Central region, where through the formation of a system of relationships and the value chain, all the while ensuring quality management, the sustainable development of the region can be established.

Main goals:

  • Strengthening cooperation between cluster members, utilizing resources more efficiently.
  • Sustainable development of the cluster – developing and strengthening the economic potential of productive firms.
  • Establishing a strategy for regional development
  • Establishing national and international relations
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of technology transfer
Details of support services: 

- we arranged for cluster members to take part in international fairs and exhibitions

- we organize meetings and workshops every month where they recieve useful information, and they also recieve information on different national and international projects

- we send out weekly newsletters

-  we transfer larger order inquiries which they can split among themselves

- we also provided them with top of the line cutting software

- we also have members not working in the textie industry, members working in the wood industry, IT, HO-RE-CA industry and there already were fine examples of cross-sectorial collaboration

- we have a list of innovative project ideas which are based on mutual ideas

- we organize seminars, workshops and study visits to facilitate knowledge transfer between members

- we have applied for a project call to establish a knowledge transfer hub


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
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

- we participated and were members of the European delegation at the Mission4Growth in China

- we took part at the Korea Grand Sourcing Fair

- EU-ASEAN, EU-CELAC matchmaking event in Italy

- Study visit at the Creative Industry Cluster in Pecs, Hungary

- Expos and fairs we participated in: Techtextil & Texprocess in Frankfurt; Apparelsourcing Paris, Premiere Sourcing Paris, Styl & Kabo in Brno

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Archenerg cluster Hungary
Green Energy cluster Romania
Prowood cluster Romania
Cultural Creative Industry Cluster Hungary
Emafa cluster Hungary
Cluster House Serbia
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)

- we have applied with foreign clusters for an INTERREG project for which we are awaiting the result

Sectoral Operational Programme 'Increase of Economic Competitiveness " '' Investing in your future " DE-MA-CO Textile, management development Cooperation in Textile Industry Project co-financed from European Regional Development Fund

Success Story / Achievements: 

The textile industry was not included in the areas of smart specialization. Due to our call to the Central Region Regional Development Agency and a solid argumentation, through which we showed the importance of the textile industry in the region, the textile industry was included in the areas of smart specialization.

We initiated the formation of a national textile cluster network which we named “NOATEX”. We also organized a conference with this occasion at Bucharest on 19-20th March 2015. The objectives of the NOATEX network are numerous: cooperation, research, innovation, human resources, coordination, etc.

The National Textile and Leather Industry Olympics were held on 6-10 April in Sfântu Gheorghe, event which was hosted by the „Kós Károly” Technological High School. Due to the immediate and serious cooperation between the textile clusters the awarding ceremony was a huge success and one full of joy. 


Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Every cluster/company looks for stable and experienced cooperation partners that can provide high-quality service and solve arising problems, offering new and innovative solutions.

The reason for choosing us is different for every cluster, but we focus on creative products that help people feel better at home, in the restaurant and in the clothes they wear.

We promote cross sectorial collaboration, in our cluster there are also companies that do not work in the textile industry, companies that work in the wood industry, packaging, HO-RE-CA industry and IT. The main goal of promoting cross sectorial collaboration is to create innovative products, smart applications and complete solutions for clients.

We speak English, native hungarian and native Romanian, which proved to be a large asset in many complex projects