CENFIM_FUSRNISHINGCLUSTER

CENFIM Home & Contract Furnishings Cluster

Spain: Catalonia
Jordi Albacar
Adminstration Department
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Overview

Type of organisation
Resource efficiency support services
Resource efficiency expertise
How many companies per year do you support in becoming more resource efficient?
Cooperate with international partners
Geographical coverage

Mission, vision and objectives

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-FURFURNIT-SAVER, ECO4VET, BOSS4SME, SAYWER, DITRAMA, EASIMS, FLAME, CRAFT 4.0, FACET, WOODIGITAL, FAME, SAMANTHA, INTRIDE and others

Services offered

  • Technical Services to SMEs and consultancy
  • European projects involvement, to help financing research and innovation developments
  • Strategic alliances with other partners, in order to create a network of international collaborators

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
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Tourism
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Furniture; domestic articles or appliances; coffee mills; spice mills; suction cleaners in general G\: Physics:Information and communication technology [ICT] specially adapted for specific application fields

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News Published: 03.08.2022
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