Partnering to foster SMEs Innovation in all stages of the materials value chains

Submitted by Alexandru Farcas on 23 April 2020

The Romanian New Materials Cluster has partnered in two great consortiums with important actors in the new materials, plastic and garments industry in submitting first stage proposals in the frame of Horizon 2020 INNOSUP-01 (Cluster facilitated projects for new industrial value chains) regarding the fight against climate pollution resulted from microplastics dispersion and establishing new value chains in the bio-based industry.

The MISSION consortium is consisting of 4 clusters (Romanian New Materials Cluster, Catalan Water Partnership, FBA), e representatives of SMEs (European Plastic Converters, Unione Industriali Varese, Centebexbe-VKC), 2 SMEs (Rold, Demetra), 1 foundation (AquaLAB), 1 large company (Arcelik), 1 research institute (Fundació Institut Català de Recerca de l'Aigua) and 1 technical university (Politecnico de Milano) across 5 EU and 1 Associated Country.

As the matter of plastic contamination continues to remain a prevalent problem for the health of rivers, lakes, seas and ocean. The objective of the proposal is to identify innovative solutions among SMEs among all value chains that can help reduce microplastic dispersion. 

The Bio-Thruster Consortium is coordinated by BIC, a pan-European organisation grouping industries from all sectors in the bioeconomy, and including three sectoral clusters representing three industrial sectors where bio-based products and processes can make a difference in the short term, as well as two top-level service providers covering the needed fields with omplementary expertise. Plastipolis is also a member of the consortium, Omnipack, RINA and Steinbeis.The project seeks to innovate all steps in the bio-based economy value chain by establishing a European platform for value creation whitin the Bio-based enterprises.

We are thanking the project's coordinators for their work and fingers crossed for the results! 

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Romanian New Materials Cluster
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