BalticNet-PlasmaTec e.V.
BalticNet-PlasmaTec e.V./BNPT

Germany: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Alexander Schwock
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About us

BalticNet-PlasmaTec – an umbrella for YOUR plasma ideas

Default partner for YOUR R&D&I plasma needs

Established - 24 March 2006
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Lifelong learning
  • On-the-job training
  • Staff mobility

Cluster composition

  • 77
    Cluster Members
  • 37
  • 11
    Large Companies
  • 29
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers


BNPT - Cross-sectoral and international cluster

BalticNet-PlasmaTec started as an international network and therefore international cooperation is the main focus of our work. Additionally, in the last years, cross-sectoral cooperation became more and more important. Thus the cooperation with other international acting clusters is a strong focus of the cluster work. To address these challenges, three joint internationalisation strategies were developed together with 12 other clusters. The three internationalisation strategies are based on the cross-sectoral topics of advanced and smart packaging, water technologies and industry 4.0. All three internationalisation strategies are based on surveys about the member SME needs for internationalisation from all included clusters.

Based on these strategies, the visibility of each cluster and their members in the EU and outside the EU was already increased during the past 2 years and will be further increased during the next years. Due to the bundling of resources, more attractive actions (e.g. member visits, joint booth at conferences, delegation trips etc.) will be organised.

To have a sustainable structure of the internationalisation strategies and to include new services and activities to the BNPT member, BNPT is one of the founding members of a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) which was established in December 2018. An EEIG is a type of legal entity of the European corporate law. It was designed to make it easier for companies in different countries to do business together, or to form consortia to take part in EU programmes.

Due to the merge of different clusters into the EEIG, BNPT can offer more services and activities to the cluster members which will be paid services. During the upcoming month, the EEIG will enlarged with new clusters towards more than 1215 entities from which 891 are SMEs, 93 large companies, 117 research organisations / universities / technology centres and 114 other institutions. Two highly important changes are foreseen to be implemented in the next month. The first change will need the adaptation of the internal bodies, by-laws and consecutively to create legal framework for the working groups. The name of the legal structure will be updated as the overall focus will be widened and working groups included.

BMWi CLOU – Cross-cLuster Open innovation groUps

More and more large enterprises using the dynamics of open innovation. Open innovation is a management concept for the active inclusions of partners and customers to generate new products and services. To facilitate the out of the box thinking also for SME, the go-cluster competence networks InnoZent OWL, Food-Processing Initiative and BalticNet-PlasmaTec developed the open innovation platform CLOU. This online platform will start in July 2015 and will provide cluster managers, cluster members but also other clusters through cross-cluster cooperation with an easier access to more target-oriented expertise.

Clou5 - multi-functional communication and collaboration platform for network cooperation

Network manager use as a part of their daily work a variety of web-based instruments such as e.g. Dropbox or Google Drive for document exchange, Trello for management tasks, Skype for videoconferencing or Xing for expert search. The functions behind these tools are essential for cross-cluster/network collaboration. CLOU5 is a tool that combines all of these instruments network manager and network members can use this unique multifunctional communication and cooperation platform regardless of individual hardware and software configurations.

CLOU5 offers network managers and their members space to develop cross-sectoral innovation and network management tools for the realisation of joint projects at the same time.

All activities take place in the environment of trust of the involved network organisations. Additionally users may individually decide who can see their information e.g. one special group, the selected network, all platform users or the broad public. Target groups are industry/technology networks with a professional network management and their members.

More information about Clou5 (starting July 2016)

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
English German
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Cluster Manager Alexander Schwock
Alexander Schwock
Cluster Manager
Project Manager Katherina Ulrich
Katherina Ulrich
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C24 Manufacture of basic metals - Manufacturing:C25 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment - Manufacturing:C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Manufacture of basic metals:C2420 Manufacture of tubes, pipes, hollow profiles and related fittings, of steel - Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment:C2511 Manufacture of metal structures and parts of structures
Cross-sectoral industries
Blue Growth Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Renewable Energy
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Spraying or atomising in general; applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces, in general - B\: Performing operations; transporting:Nanotechnology - C\: Chemistry; metallurgy:Coating metallic material; coating material with metallic material; chemical surface treatment; diffusion treatment of metallic material; coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering, by ion implantation or by chemical vapour deposition, in general; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general - D\: Textiles; paper:Treatment of textiles or the like; laundering; flexible materials not otherwise provided for
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Aeronautics - Aeronautics & space:Aeronautics & environment - Aeronautics & space:Space - Blue growth:Blue renewable energy - Digital transformation:Robotics, autonomous and cyber physical systems (e.g. vehicles, embedded systems) - KETs:Advanced manufacturing systems - KETs:Advanced materials - KETs:Micro/Nano-electronics - KETs:Nanotechnology - KETs:Photonics - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable energy & renewables - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable production & consumption - Sustainable innovation:Waste management

Key members


Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Access to finance: Public funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Further information

  • Information about market-driven innovation & development
  • Innovation management
  • Contacts to / cooperation with companies and research facilities
  • Search of partners from R&D and from industry
  • Provide latest information and findings of leading experts
  • Presentation of R&D – results, services and products
  • Preparation of market and feasibility study e.g. for R&D – results
  • Technology marketing for new procedures & products
  • Support application and development of plasma technologies
  • Concrete help to set-up cross-border project consortia and to apply for international projects
  • Preparation and coordination of projects & cooperation
  • Acquisition and organization of projects (EU)
  • Internationalisation support
  • Cross-sectoral cooperation (e.g. Packaging Industry, Environmental Indutries etc.)
  • Training on the job (learning by doing)
  • Placement for PhD students
  • Organisation of staff exchange
  • Organisation and management of professional events, fairs, workshops, delegation journeys etc.
  • Member presentation during events, fairs, workshops, delegation journeys etc.
  • Website with a profile of each member
  • Joint PR and marketing activities

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Facilitation of collaboration between members (eg. joint training programs) - Promotion of activities (eg. job fairs and exhibitions) - Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation (reskilling staff from other sectors) - Support of knowledge sharing - Connecting to other actors or signposting to vocational training

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Internationalisation - Strategy development - Marketing/ branding - Funding - EU project development - Administrative tools

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Lifelong learning - On-the-job training - Staff mobility

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes

Project name

BMWi CLOU – Cross-cLuster Open innovation groUps

BMBF International Bureau „From the Baltic Sea to the South Atlantic – Innovative plasma technology from Germany to Brazil“

BMBF International Bureau „Intensifying the cooperation between partners from Germany, Poland, Baltic States, Scandinavia and Russia in the field of further education as well as application-oriented (basic) research“

INTERREG IVB – Baltic Sea Region „Attracting investments in plasma-based air and water cleaning technologies – PlasTEP+“

BMBF International Bureau „Plasma technologies as the basis for environmentally friendly production in Russia“

BMBF International Bureau „Specific expansion of the international plasma technology network BalticNet-PlasmaTec in the Baltic Sea region (GAIP-BNPT)“

INTERREG IVB – Baltic Sea Region „Dissemination and fostering of plasma based technological innovation for environment protection in the Baltic Sea region“ (PlasTEP)

BMBF International Bureau „Building up of an international project group for development and characterisation of photo active materials with a focus on hygiene and cosmetics“

BMBF International Bureau “Potential analysis and contact initiation to scientific and industrial facilities in India with the main focus of plasma technology“

BMBF International Bureau „Exploratory trip scientific and industrial institutions in Israel with focus on plasma technology“

BMBF International bureau „Building up of contact structures in Poland and in the Baltic States“

FP6-2005-Science and Society - Space Weather and Europe - an Educational Tool with the Sun (SWEETS)

BMBF International Bureau „Preparation of the integration of Russian scientist and companies into bilateral plasma projects“

BMBF International Bureau “Integration of partner from Russia into the network BalticNet-PlasmaTec”

BMBF International Bureau “Acquisition of partner from south Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia into the international network BalticNet-PlasmaTec”

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Czech Republic

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Profile name Location
Food-Processing Initiative e.V.


Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Document Published: 21.07.2021
BLUES new promotional video
News Published: 19.03.2019
Join our AdPack² missions to Canada, China and USA
News Published: 10.03.2017
BalticNet-PlasmaTec together with the AdPack consortium will be present at the Interpack Fair in Germany
News Published: 17.02.2017
Last call for request for Cluster Excellence Management trainer in Berlin

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