Herb Kelleher

"We have a strategic plan.
It’s called doing things."


Cluster Calzado Innovación, CCI, is a non-profit association, the main aim of which is to promote and manage innovation in footwear companies located in the Vinalopó area.

It was founded in 2008, with the support of its founding members INESCOP, FICE y C2i2-aei , and comprises 55 companies operating in the footwear and components sector.

Its structure and organisation conforms to the Innovative Business Group model (known by the Spanish acronym, AEI), defined by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, which seeks to promote the competitiveness of member companies by boosting and managing actions towards business-to-business cooperation with a special focus on innovation.

Its strategic approach is based on three main pillars:

  • Innovate to optimise the design and conception of products, materials and manufacturing processes.
  • Improve the AEI member companies’ management to cope with the challenges faced by footwear and components companies.
  • Increase the AEI member companies’ commercial presence abroad by means of internationalisation actions.

The scope of territorial action basically comprises the Valencian Region, although its activities may be carried out throughout the national territory or even abroad.

CCI is a coordination instrument between companies, as well as technological, public and training actors, and other groups linked to the footwear innovation business system, in order to promote cooperation lines.

CCI at the Cluster Matchmaking Event in Brussels

On 22nd February, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) on behalf of the European Commission hosted in Brussels an event for the creation of bonds among clusters. With more than 525 bilateral meetings, this matchmaking event…
Jornada Interclústers Valencia-Cataluña

Valencia-Catalonia Cluster Collaboration Seminar

Cluster Calzado Innovación, along with representatives of the Innovative Business Group (AEI) of the Valencian Region, attended a meeting with their Catalan counterparts in order to exchange synergies and opportunities. This seminar was…
CCI participó en el evento interclúster internacional de Stuttgart

CCI participated in the Cluster Matchmaking Conference in Stuttgart

The 5th Cluster Matchmaking Conference with the slogan “Bringing Cluster Collaboration to the Next Level” gathered 175 clusters form 30 countries. The event offered excellent networking opportunities with Europe’s leading cluster organisations…