Plastipolis

France: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Vuillermoz

Overview

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About us

Plastipolis is the only competitive cluster of plastics engineering in France. Located in Oyonnax, in the so- called Plastics Vallée of France, it brings together all the operators in the sector (companies, R&D centres, training centres, institutional entities) in the Rhône-Alpes and Franche-Comté regions. Its aim is to promote the expertise of French plastics engineering companies on a European and international level.

Plastipolis gathers more than 400 active members (industrial firms, R&D centers, universities, training centers, institutions) including a large number of small and medium size companies. The main missions of Plastipolis are:

  • The stimulation of innovation within the plastics industry with connecting technologies and business applications
  • The support of small and medium companies in the plastics industry in new developments
  • The improvement of  the cooperations between industrial and academic entities and the establishments of partnerships

In particular, Plastipolis has built its innovation strategy across different strategic technology domains that have been defined in connection with trends and challenges of the major business markets: construction, transportation, medical, packaging, energy and environment, sport and consumer goods.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 400
    Cluster Members
  • 200
    SME's
  • 50
    Large Companies
  • 90
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 60
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Management team

Legat Jean-Jacques
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

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

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

1) Join the Plastipolis network:

•Be included in the cluster directory
••Access to all collaborative platforms of the cluster
•Access to the information about the members of the cluster and contacts
•Possibility to publish offers or demands (jobs, suppliers…)

2) Access to technology watches and economic intelligence

•Receive quarterly newsletters about :Technological watch,Market trends (product – service and international),Regulatory watch,Patents watch
•Access to summary reports for technology watches and ecenomic intelligence on the collaborative platform
•Contacts database by theme
•Access to summary reports on international actions and inter-clusters european projects in which Plastipolis is involved
•Participation to the events organised by the cluster (workshops, working groups, forums, thematic meetings…)
•Possibility of oral presentations during Plastipolis events and publications in the communication media (newsletters, e-news…)
•Invitation to the events or meetings held with european and international cluster partners

3) Get support in the setting up of innovative projects

•Guidance from the cluster team about technical orientation or market of the projects
•Support in finding partners (companies, laboratories, institutional funders)
•Support in intellectual property and industrial property
•Review of the project by a committee of experts for the certification
•Support in funding for the project
•Support and advice in the management and monitoring of projects
 

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG

Name & description

France national programs: DGE/FUI, ANR

Regional programs: Rhône-Alpes Région

Project name

Clusterplast (Region of knowledge),  Alplastics and Alpclusters2020 (Alpine Space) , COTECH, Nanocom, Minam 2.0 (FP7 NMP), , IMPRESS, 3D Hipmas (FP7 FoF) , Degricol, Hiperdry, TDM seals, Europha (FP7 Research for association of SMEs) , COLAE (FP7 ICT), WIINTECH, Health2care (CIP)

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Brazil
China
India
Japan
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
Germany
Italy
Portugal
Spain

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 15.03.2018
Plastipolis - KIMW: French-German cooperation on polymer technologies
News Published: 27.12.2016
ESCP-S3: 4 motors for the European Industry 4.0
News Published: 23.02.2016
Wiintech 2020 initiative