CENFIM – Furnishings cluster and innovation hub

CENFIM is a furnishings cluster and an innovation hub.  Its mission is to promote furnishings and home interiors companies competitiveness by innovation, cooperation and training.

CENFIM was created in 2006 as a non-profit private organisation. The board is composed by the wood and  furniture association of the 4 Catalonia’s provinces, Catalan Wood Confederation, city council of La Sénia (city where the main Catalonian furniture sub-cluster is located), University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona) and ACC10 (Centre for Innovation and Business Development), an autonomous body of the Ministry of Innovation, Universities and Enterprise.

CENFIM brings together furniture and home interiors companies along the main goal of increasing their competitiveness through innovation. It has 73 associated companies that belong to all value chain in home interiors sector: furniture, lighting, flooring, fabrics, bathroom…

CENFIM staff is composed by 10 employees and has two branches (La Sénia and Barcelona).

CENFIM main activities are: Collaborative projects among companies, R+D+I Projects (experience in coordinating and participating in EU projects: H2020, Erasmus+), continuous vocational and training, services provision to companies.

Topics of interest are: Contract channel (focused on hotel furnishings), Industry digitalization (from design through manufacturing to sales and marketing),  Ideation for product innovation, Smart home and Circular economy,

CENFIM is recognized as vocational education and training provider by the Catalan Occupation Service (SOC) to train certified courses. It has a continuous activity (more than 800 training hours in 2016) in training courses for workers and unemployed (public & private founded).

CENFIM has performed furniture sector skill needs studies financed by regional founds and European Commission in three areas: management, design and digital skills.

Training activities in CENFIM are ISO9001:2008 certified (Nr. FS 593472).

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