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Plastics Cluster @ Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 1 April, 1999
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Oberösterreich
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Kunststoffinstitut Lüdenscheid
Smart Plastics Initiative
Austrian Advanced Lightweight Technology
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Wolfgang
Bohmayr
Cluster Manager
+43 664 884 95307
wolfgang.bohmayr@biz-up.at
Jürgen
Bleicher
Project Manager
+43 732 79810 5116
juergen.bleicher@biz-up.at
Doris
Wuerzlhuber
Project Manager
+43 664 8481228
doris.wuerzlhuber@biz-up.at
Michaela
Lenhart
Other
+43 732 79810 5115
michaela.lenhart@biz-up.at
Peter
Dunzendorfer
Project Manager
+43 732 79810 5113
peter.dunzendorfer@biz-up.at
Christian
Mayr
Project Manager
+43 732 79810-5123
christian.mayr@biz-up.at
Laura
Lidauer
Project Manager
+43 732 79810-5158
laura.lidauer@biz-up.at
Timna
Reisenberger
Other
+43 732 79810-5119
timna.reisenberger@biz-up.at
Karin
Ullmann
Other
+43 732 79810-5121
karin.ullmann@biz-up.at
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Paper and Packaging
Plastics
Technology fields: 
Composite materials
Foil, fils
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced materials
Rubber & plastic products
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Recycling, Molding, Compounding
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
390
Number of SME members: 
305
Number of larger company members: 
70
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
15
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Engel Austria GmbH
Larger Company
TCKT - Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik GmbH
Research Organisation
Borealis Polyolefine GmbH
Larger Company
Johannes Kepler University Linz
University
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Research Organisation
MKW Kunststofftechnik GmbH
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Plastics Cluster is a cross-industry network for the plastics sector. We initiate, promote and coordinate successful cooperation between companies. As a hub connecting member companies, research institutes and decision-makers, we are also committed to creating better conditions in the plastics industry in Austria. The Plastics-Cluster is an initiative of the countries Upper Austria, Lower Austria and Salzburg. The legal bodies of the Plastics Cluster are Business Upper Austria - The Business Agency of Upper Austria,ecoplus. The Business Agency of Lower Austria and ITG Salzburg

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of knowledge transfer
Support of technology transfer
Details of support services: 

Successful positioning The Plastics Cluster opens the door to around 2,000 companies belonging to the cluster landscape and provides direct access to national and international R&D facilities. You will be able to position your business in the network and increase your appeal as a cooperation partner. Tailor-made support We support you in finding suitable cooperation partners and the right funding - national and international. In addition to project management, through our special interest groups we also offer you attractive platforms for specific technology and product developments. Media presence The Plastics Cluster promotes your presence in print media and online. You benefit from our national and international media work. Learn from the best The exchange of knowledge and experience within the cluster brings clear competitive advantages. KC forums, industry-specific training and workshops, experience exchange meetings and exclusive insight into partner companies ensure you have all the information you need when it really matters. Be ahead of the trend As a member of the Plastics Cluster, you will discover and be part of trends and developments in your sector much sooner than others. The national, international and cross-industry network offered by the cluster will turn you into a trendsetter. In addition to all the advantages as a Cluster partner, you also have the full range of services provided by Business Upper Austria at your disposal (e.g. support finding your business location, dealing with the authorities, applying for European funding, legal advice on intellectual property, etc.). Find out more from the Business Upper Austria website. www.biz-up.at

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
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: 
Czech Republic
Germany
Italy
Switzerland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Study visit at INNOnet Kunststoff (Germany), Leichtbau BW (Germany), CFK valley (Germany)

Trade fair K (Germany), Fakuma (Germany), JEC (France), NPI (USA)

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Leichtbau BW
Plastipolis
Kunststoffinstitut Lüdenscheid
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
INTERREG

ILBITZ: Innovative Solutions through Bionics in the transnational cooperation of Economy and Science

ChemMultimodal: Promotion of Multimodal Transport in Chemical Logistics

FFG

Innovatives OÖ 2020

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

KC provides almost 400 partners along the whole value chain in plastics industry including R&D facilities.

KC is well experienced in realization of funded projects