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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 24 February, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Sydsverige
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
EIT Food
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmail
Marie
Malmberg Lavsen
Cluster Manager
marie@packbridge.se
Olof
Nyström
Project Manager
olof@packbridge.se
Svetlana
Eskebaek
Internationalisation Responsible
svetana@packbridge.se
Justina
Kunickaite
Other
justina@packbridge.se
Languages spoken: 
English
Swedish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Paper and Packaging
Technology fields: 
Laminate
Packaging for machines
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced materials
Machinery & equipment n.e.c.
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Logistical Services
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Packaging, Material recycling, Food packaging
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
160
Number of SME members: 
85
Number of larger company members: 
26
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
9
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
50
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Website
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Packbridge is a neutral, non profit cluster initiative / member organisation for the entire packaging ecosystem and a part of the Swedish innovation system. We strive to facilitate the leading ‘arena’ for businesses, academia and society within the packaging ecosystem and facilitate its sustainable development. In order to do this, we continuously:

  • Create a multiplatform for collaboration to connect businesses, academia and society.
  • Accelerate business opportunities in the packaging ecosystem by facilitating innovations and entrepreneurship.
  • Facilitate competence development and knowledge sharing opportunities.
  • Promote the packaging industry in the public interest.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 

PACKBRIDGE MEMBERS CAN BENEFIT FROM:

  • Collaboration in topic-driven cross-sector projects, seminars, workshops, networks and conference.
  •  Access to innovation ecosystem through, among other, Packbridge Startup community, academia, our projects and activities (see above).
    •  Take part in our matchmaking activities.  
  • Competence development and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
    •  Develop your team’s competences, exchange knowledge and expand your network within the entire packaging value chain.
    • Reach out to our contact points in other member organisations and international partner networks, including the European Enterprise Network (EEN).  
  • Channels for sharing and receiving fact-based industry information.
    • Get insights into the overall industry trends and specifics within each segment.
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Colombia
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Norway
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
The Skåne Food Innovation Network (Europe)
IUC SYD (Europe)
Media Evolution (Europe)
Mobile Heights (Europe)
Materials Business Centre (Europe)
Sustainable Business Hub (Europe)
Medicon Valley Alliance (Europe)
Packaging Cluster (Europe)
Food & Bio Cluster Denmark (Europe)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

AdPack

Cosme GA688922

AdPack

AdPack - Future materials and products for advanced smart packaging, is a European Strategic Cluster Partnership – Going International (ESCP-4i) focused in the emerging industry of advanced packaging.

AdPack will support the internationalisation of project partner SMEs towards Europe and specific third countries by fostering cross-border collaboration and trust building, as well as by providing high-standard added value services. In the long-term, AdPack will foster growth and strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of European SMEs.AdPack has been funded by the action COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03 – Cluster Go International of COSME, from the European Union Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs, under the grant agreement 688922.

 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 
  • We are the main Organizer of the Top Packaging Summit - one of the biggest packaging conference for higher management within packaging in Europe.
  • Our membership base consists of representatives from the entire packaging value chain, ensuring the arena for collaboration all the way from raw material production to recycling, including brand owners, packaging producers, etc.

 

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 
  • Participate in networking and matchmaking activities
  • Join an international partnership and participate in a well-established cluster network
  • Benefit from an internationalisation strategy in the field of packaging
  • Find strategic partners in Europe and beyond
  • Find opportunities to participate in joint cooperation projects