AIPQR - ASSOCIAÇÃO DAS INDÚSTRIAS DA PETROQUÍMICA, QUÍMICA E REFINAÇÃO

Portugal: Centre (Portugal)
Amaro Nunes

Overview

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About us

MISSION

The Cluster of the  Petrochemical, Chemical and Refining Industries takes as its mission the development of strategies and programs for collective efficiency that facilitate the development of value chains, infrastructural integration, promotion of enterprises with special focus on SMEs, the increase of competitiveness, the creation of a culture of innovation and development of high value-added products, and the sustainable integration of its target industries in Portuguese Society.

OBJECTIVES

To increase of the Cluster competitiveness, the turnover and exports, to focus on innovation as a  key factor for the development and to enhance the relevance of the Cluster

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 31
    Cluster Members
  • 8
    SME's
  • 11
    Large Companies
  • 7
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 5
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

1. Studies of fundamental strategic importance to the Cluster which have contributed to other AIPQR’s projects, notably in what concerns “SMEs provision of support services to the activities of PCT”.

-"Study on the logistics requirements of the Petrochemical and Chemical industry in Portugal “

-“Study for the development of site shared utilities and support services".

These studies have contributed to:

(i)  reduce electrical energy cost and natural gas tariffs payed by some of the Cluster's industries

(ii) ensure the future water supply to Estarreja Chemical Site

(iii) other AIPQR’s projects, namely in what concerns “SMEs provision of support services to Cluster's activities.

2. R&D in Cluster’s Industries and the development of advanced skills, knowledge and excellence in human capital (Advanced Training Course and Doctoral Programme  in Refining, Petrochemical, and Chemical Engineering – EngIQ). Themes for PhD thesis are proposed by Industries of the Cluster, giving them the possibility to carry out relevant R&D projects in their industrial settings.

3. Training of plant operators and technical specialists in critical technical areas for the cluster´s industries, namely in "Automation and Instrumentation" and "thermodynamics and transport phenomena"

4. Development of a Community Panel in Sines industrial region, involving companies with local communities. Working groups were created in the following areas: (i) environment and sustainable development, (ii) civil protection and safety, (iii) cross-company cooperation and promotion of corporate social responsibility and education, (iv) culture and communication. This initiative has adopted the name of COMSINES - Sines Communities Council.

5- AIPQR has promoted the creation of six Working Groups, where relevant partners are involved. These Working Groups have enabled AIPQR to achieve its main objectives referred in this work.

6. AIPQR has been holding meetings with Official Entities in order to defend interests and objectives of the Cluster and of its associates

7. AIPQR was awarded the Bronze Seal Label - Cluster Management Excellence

8. Member of the PORTUGAL CLUSTERS partnership - an initiative which brings together national Portuguese clusters to exploring synergies and projects in areas of common interest.

Management team

Amaro Nunes
Cluster Manager
Patricia Rodrigues
ECCP Responsible Person

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Brazil

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Belgium

Transnational support activites

- none -

International support activites

- none -

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

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