Factsheet: Wood Industry Cluster

Wood Industry Cluster

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
The Wood Industry Cluster
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Lesarski grozd
Description: 
The Wood Industry Cluster (established in 1999, with some statutory changes in 2003 and 2007) currently (January 2015) gathers 107 firms, representing a third of employees in forestry and wood-processing industry, accompanied by the key research and higher education institutions in Slovenia. Since 2007, it has been operating together with the Association of the Wood and Furniture Industry at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Members of the cluster cooperate on various projects, which are chosen according to the needs of individual companies. The common goal of all these activities is to strengthen the competitiveness of the cluster members. The Wood Industry Cluster gives operational support to its members, helping them to achieve their goals, mostly by the implementation of projects in common interest, aiming mostly on strengthening of cooperation, integration and internationalization.
Goal/Aim: 
The Wood Industry Cluster is aiming towards a stronger 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.
Connection with National Policy: 
Action plan to increase the competitiveness of the forest/wood chain in Slovenia by 2020 "Les je lep" (Wood is beautiful) Strategy of smart specialisation (Draft, September 2014)
Responsible Authority: 
The Wood Industry Cluster

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1999