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Wood Industry Cluster Slovenia
WIC

Slovenia: West Slovenia
Igor Milavec

Overview

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About us

The mission of the Wood Industry Cluster Slovenia is promotion of the integration of companies and research institutions, aiming at improving the knowledge transfer into the companies, facilitating their participation in international development projects and implementing projects of common interest, resulting in knowledge-based competitiveness.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 92
    Cluster Members
  • 85
    SME's
  • 3
    Large Companies
  • 2
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 2
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

The Wood Industry Cluster Slovenia (WIC) has managed the Competence centre of HR development in wood sector (www.kocles.si), which comprised 27 companies (with 2.470 employees) and 8 institutions. The Competence centre organized trainings for the companies with aim to help them at their products, processes and business models’ development. In years 2016-2018 we realized 898 trainings sessions with 97 different lecturers. Trainings attended 5.392 participants from companies. Final video HERE

We encourage our SME members to participate in the FP7 and Horizon 2020 and to invest in RTD. Until now, we succeed to include several companies direct in the FP7 and H2020 project consortiums as partners. With such good practices, we accelerate development activities also in other SMEs.

With aim to strengthen and linked the existing capacities and competencies of the institutional actors in the Slovenian Forest-Based sector, in 2013, we initialize and arrange signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between 19 sector organizations. We act as a promotor of networking between institutional actors and SMEs and accelerator of knowledge transfer.

Management team

Igor Milavec, WIC Manager
Igor Milavec
Cluster Manager
Bernard Likar, WIC Advisor
Bernard Likar
Internationalisation Responsible

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Manufacturing:C16 Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials - Manufacturing:C31 Manufacture of furniture
Technology fields
Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Technologies or applications for mitigation or adaptation against climate change
S3 EU priority areas
Cultural & creative industries:Support to link cultural & creative industries with traditional industries - Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing) - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable production & consumption
Cross-sectoral industries
Creative Industries

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG Other

Name & description

Project name

H2020 ECO-SILENTWOOD, H2020 WINTHERWAX, H2020 FURNIT-SAVER, DTP FORESDA, IEE RENEW SCHOOL, Woowisdom Era-Net ReWoBioRef, SEE ID:WOOD, FP7 NEXT1KOAT, FP7 FREEFOAM, FP7 ECOVARN, FP7 SILENTWOOD

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

United States
Canada

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
Croatia
France
Germany
Italy

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Name
Furniture and Woodworking Cluster Partnership
Website
https://www.clustercollaboration.eu/cluster-networks/furniture-and-woodworking-cluster-partnership
Profile name Location
Furniture and Woodworking Cluster Partnership

Czech Republic

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Latest news and documents

News Achievements Published: 06.10.2018
Competence Center for HR Development in Slovenian Wood and Furniture Industry