CENFIM - Home and contract furnishings cluster and innovation hub
CENFIM promotes competitiveness in home and contract furnishing sectors through: 1) market intelligence activities, 2) innovation projects and 3) training courses.
CENFIM was founded in 2005 by the Catalan wood and furniture companies’ association as a private non-profit foundation. Nowadays, CENFIM’s board is composed by company associations, university and public administration.
As a cluster, CENFIM puts together 140 associated entities among knowledge providers and companies in home and contract furnishing sectors. All value chain is covered: manufacture of raw materials, auxiliary industry, manufacture of finished products (furniture, lighting, home textiles, flooring, decoration...) and distribution (B2B and B2C).
Market intelligence activities are focused on contract hospitality (hotel interiors). Several collaborative activities have been launched: marketplaces (InteriHOTEL in Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Las Palmas and Malaga), showrooms (WeContract in Barcelona and DoContractMAD in Madrid), on-line platform (HiContract) and exporting (SENTINEL and WELLIANCE).
Innovation topics cover digitalization along value chain, IoT products (smart home), circular economy and design process. On training activities, we work on new skills needs for workers as a vector of companies’ transformation. CENFIM is leading a number of innovation projects financed by Catalan and Spanish programs and it participates in several European Commission projects like DIGIT-FUR, FURNIT-SAVER, ECO4VET, BOSS4SME, SAYWER, DITRAMA, EASIMS, FLAME, CRAFT 4.0, FACET, WOODIGITAL, FAME, SAMANTHA, INTRIDE and others