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Cluster of Czech Furniture Manufacturers
KCN

Czechia: South-East (Czechia)
Monika Perdochova

Overview

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About us

  • Improve cluster member companies´access to the modern technologies, device equipment and equipment needed for R&D activities through joint technology centers.
  • Encouraging its members to take advantage of collective research opportunities and intensive utilization outcomes of joint research and development activities by launching innovative processes and products into production.
  • Support the international activities of the cluster and its member companies in selected foreign territories through the cluster internationalization incl. support for international technology transfer.
  • Strengthen joint promotion and presentation of cluster member companies through joint participation in trade fairs and exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad, organizing professional conferences and seminars.
  • Further develop mutual cooperation among KČN members by organizing joint meetings, events, joint purchase of products and services and also members cooperation in the production and supply of large interior units in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 49
    Cluster Members
  • 36
    SME's
  • 8
    Large Companies
  • 5
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

Cluster of Czech Furniture Manufacturers and its member organizations are involved in a number of research and development projects. Some of these projects are financed from the European Union funds for science and research or from the funds of the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Cluster of Czech Furniture Manufacutrers (KČN) initiated as international partnership: FURNITURE AND WOODWORKING CLUSTER PARTNERSHIP. The partnership was established by signing the Memorandum on Collaboration in the Furniture and Woodworking industry on 29 October 2019. The partnership was concluded by KČN and 4 other partners: Basque Habitat, Wood, Office and Hospitality Cluster (Spain); Cluster Arredo e Sistema Casa (Italy); Interior Design Cluster Sweden and Wood Industry Cluster (Slovenia). The basic motivation for establishing a partnership was an international cooperation in the field of scientific research, technology transfer and KNOW-HOW transfer as well as preparation of joint international projects leading to European Strategic Cluster Partnership. 

Management team

Cluster Manager
Lucia Haraslínová
Cluster Manager
Monika Perďochová
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Manufacturing:C31 Manufacture of furniture
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Furniture; domestic articles or appliances; coffee mills; spice mills; suction cleaners in general
S3 EU priority areas
Cultural & creative industries:Development of regional cultural & creative industries
Cross-sectoral industries
Social Economy and Innovation

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Communication
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Further information

We help our members to obtain national funding for joint research and development, then we present our members on national and international events and help them with commercialization of their products.

What will bring the membership?

  • Strengthening the market position of the sector
  • Presentation in the media and on the web
  • Presentation in KČN Newsletter
  • Participation in negotiations on laws, standards
  • Background for presentation at trade fairs
  • Professional training and professional qualifications
  • Information and news

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
CIP/COSME Other

Name & description

Project name

Virtual Educational Programme for Furniture Branch

ID of the project: CZ/10/LLP-LdV/TOI/134011

The main goal of the project is to create explanatory dictionary for furniture branch to increase the attractiveness of vocational education in furniture branch. This dictionary will be supported by e-learning module which will help to get an overview and to simplify understanding of specific terms and standards of furniture functionality requirements.

The project target groups are students of vocational schools, pedagogues, B2B, designers and furniture manufacturers.

Partners of the project:  BDS Sofia, Bulgary  TZÚ Brno, Czech republic KCN, Czech republic IHD Dresden, Germany  G.M.I.T. Letterfrack, Ireland  TUZVO Zvolen, Slovakia This project is coordinated by Mendel University Brno.

Duration of the project is: 1.10.2010 - 30.9.2012

This project has been supported by EC under Leonardo da Vinci

Boosting excellence in the European lighting value chain (BRILLIANT)

The BRILLIANT project will support 7 industrial clusters in lighting, furniture and construction to exploit their potential as an industrial network by enhancing the skills and know-how of 14 cluster managers in managing their cluster organizations to better serve their members' needs and expectations. Managers develop complete and long-term cluster strategies based on outstanding cluster values. BRILLIANT will support learning and networking across clusters to explore and embrace new business. Partners will also use ClusterXchange to facilitate international cross-industry collaboration between clusters, SMEs and development organizations.

Duration of the project is: 2020-2022

This project will be supported by EC under COS-CLUSTER-2018-03-02 (European Cluster Excellence Programme).

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Australia
Viet Nam

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Italy
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden

Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 21.01.2020
CLUSTER OF CZECH FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS GETS THE EUROPEAN CLUSTER EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE SILVER LABEL CERTIFICATE
News Published: 29.11.2019
Furniture and Woodworking Cluster Partnership