VIRIDIS - Wood Cluster Virovitica is founded in 2011. The cluster was founded by entrepreneurs from the wood - processing sector in the county and two supporting institutions, VIDRA - Agency for development Virovitica- and Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb. Companies which are Cluster members employ about 350 workers and there are connected by similar business objectives. Cluster VIRIDIS is a non-profit organization. The main task of the Cluster is to create a critical mass of information, knowledge, skills and technology. VIRIDIS wood cluster is open to new members, for new knowledge, resources, technology and experience and encouraging connections with international networked structures. A well-developed business model of the functioning of the Cluster, enables increased efficiency of each member by access to raw materials, information and high-quality workers, and well-being of a region is evident from the well-being of its stakeholders.
Mission and Vision
Mission of Cluster is to promote the sector wood- processing sector and inter-sectoral collaboration between cluster with research and development institutions in the field of research and technology development, application and commercialization of innovations, new technologies and investments. Promotion and development of joint projects, supports the development of new products and the internationalization of the business, which contributes to increasing the competitive advantages of the sector.
To build a stable and powerful cluster of wood- processing sector by encouraging the development of modern, globally competitive knowledge-based companies and supporting business and technological innovation, creativity, effective technology and flexibility in cooperation with research and development institutions and representatives of the public sector in order to improve the development of wood - manufacturing sector as a major exporter and a leader in innovation.
Members of the Wood Cluster nurture long tradition of woodworking in these areas with emphasis on modernization and creativity with high standards of quality and preservation of the environment, to support wood processors institutions for development and educational institutions have joined the Cluster. Therefore, they can offer a quality built and designed furniture to suit, wood products, wood flooring, wood trusses, and etc. with professional staff. Wood Cluster is aimed for developing the economy, technology and innovation in the field of wood processing industry.