FORESDA - Workshop On The Collaboration Of The Creative Industries And Furniture Industry: How To Develop Innovative Products


During the third conference Adriatic Wood Days (December 2017) a matchmaking event and a workshop between woodprocessing companies and representatives of creative industries were organized. Namely, the Regional Development Agency of the City of Zagreb (RAZA), took the opportunity of the presence of the respective stakeholders and organized the event in order to encourage the establishment of the collaboration between woodprocessing companies and designers. It is a part of the Co-create Project within Interreg Mediterranean Programme. The Co-Create objective is to support cross-fertilization processes between creative industries and traditional clusters contributing to test co-design and creative methods applied to entrepreneurs and clusters managers with the support of IPR instruments for their management. The project will promote the cooperation with new methodologies and tools addressed to clusters managers, SMEs and policy makers. One of the main expected results is 180 cross-innovation projects, developed as a result of direct collaboration between SMEs from traditional sectors, like for example woodprocessing industry, and creative industries, which should be realized during the organization of the creative camps. Since the main goals of Co-create and FORESDA projects tend to be complementary, Croatian Wood Cluster (partner on the FORESDA Project) and RAZA will sign the agreement on the future collaboration in order to exchange experience and knowledge gathered through the project implementation activities.

Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)