History

April 2005

The project "Identification of the Possibility of the Plastics Cluster Establishment" was completed. The project was elaborated by the Technology Innovation Centre Ltd. (a company founded by the Zlín Region and Tomas Bata University in Zlín). The project was funded by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic (MIT) from the Operational Programme Industry and Enterprise – "1.4 Clusters – Search" and it was co-financed by the Zlín Region

September 2005

Processing of "Methods of Mapping the Plastics Cluster in Zlín Region" by the Mintzberger Ltd. Company for Technology Innovation Centre Ltd.

February 2006

Establishing General Assembly meeting of the Plastics Cluster, the Interest Association of Legal Entities, with the participation of 18 founding companies

July 2006

Application for support from the Operational Programme Industry and Enterprise (OPIE) managed by MIT – call 1.4. The Establishment and Development of Clusters. Project title: "The Establishment and Development of the Plastics Cluster"

February 2007

MIT decided to award a grant under OPIE for the project "The Establishment and Development of the Plastics Cluster". Starting date 1.8.2006, closing date 30.6.2008

December 2008

Signature of the Grant Agreement (No. 230019) with the European Commission for the international 7th Framework Programme (FP) project "CLUSTERPLAST – Inter-Cluster Initiative's Target and the Future Challenges for the European Polymer Converting Industry". Starting date 1.1.2009, closing date 30.6.2010

April 2009

Submittion of the full grant application under the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation (OPEI) – Clusters – Call I, managed by MIT

June 2009

Signature of the "Agreement on Cooperation on the Project under the Programme for Cross-Border Cooperation of Slovak Republic – Czech Republic 2007-2013" for the international cross-boarder project "AUTOPLAST – Creating the Conditions for Increasing the Quality of Human Resources for the Needs of the Automotive Industry in Terms of Plastics" (project code 22410420007). Starting date 1.1.2009, closing date 31.12.2011

June 2009

Signature of the Grant Agreement (No. 230017) with the European Commission for the international 7th FP project "CERADA – Central European Research and Development Area". Starting date 1.3.2009, closing date 30.4.2011

October 2009

MIT decided to award a grant under OPEI – Clusters – Call I for the project "Plastics Cluster". Starting date 1.1.2010, closing date 31.12.2012

February 2013

MIT decided to award a grant under OPEI – Clusters – Call II for the project "Plastr 2012". Starting date 1.1.2013, closing date 31.12.2014

December 2015

The start of the implementation of projects approved by MIT under the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations for Competitiveness (OP EIC) – Cooperation – Clusters – Call I:

  • Research and Development for Plastic Production (Plastr 2015 – R&D, call No. 01_15_007 Cooperation – Clusters – Call I – Collective Research, project No. CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_007/0002305). Starting date 1.12.2015, closing date 30.11.2017
  • Plastr 2015 – Cluster Development (Plastr 2015 – Development, call No. 01_15_012 Cooperation – Clusters – Call I – Cluster Development, project No. CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_012/0001230). Starting date 1.12.2015, closing date 30.11.2017
  • Development "Centre for Modeling of Plastic Products" (Plastr 2015 – Infrastructure, call No. 01_15_008 Cooperation – Clusters – Call I – Shared Infrastructure, project No. CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_008/0001226). Starting date 1.1.2016, closing date 30.4.2017
  • Smart Coating Systems for Process Control and Increased Wear Resistance in Processing of Natural Fibre Reinforces Polymers (CORNET SmartNFR, call No. 01_15_007 Cooperation – Clusters – Call I – Collective Research, project No. CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_007/0001161). It is an international project of collaborative research within Cornet network. Starting date 1.1.2017, closing date 21.7.2018

February 2017

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic (MoLSA) signed a grant under OP Employment (OP E) for the project "Education for the Development of the Member Companies of the Plastics Cluster" (call No. 03_16_060, project No. CZ.03.1.52/0.0/0.0/16_060/0005885). Starting date 1.2.2017

January 2018

MIT signed a grant under OP EIC – Cooperation – Clusters – Call III for the project "Plastr 2017 – Internacionalisation" (call No. 01_16_081 Cooperation – Clusters – Call III – Internacionalisation, project No. CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/16_081/0008704). Starting date 1.1.2018, closing date 31.3.2019

January 2018

The start of the implementation of projects approved by MIT under the OP EIC – Cooperation – Clusters – Call IV:

  • Plastr 2018 – Shared Infrastructure (Plastr 2018 – Shared Infrastructure, call No. 01_17_151 Cooperation – Clusters – Call IV – Shared Infrastructure, project No. CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/17_151/0011814). Starting date 1.1.2018, closing date 30.11.2019
  • Industrial Development in the Field of Plastic Waste and New Applications of Plastics (Plastr 2018 – R&D, call No. 01_17_103 Cooperation – Clusters – Call IV – Collective Research, project No. CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/17_103/0011804). Starting date 1.1.2018, closing date 31.12.2019
  • Plastr 2018 – Cluster Development (Plastr 2018 – Cluster Development, call No. 01_17_149 Cooperation – Clusters – Call IV – Cluster Development, project No. CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/17_149/0011818). Starting date 1.1.2018, closing date 31.12.2019

May 2019

MoLSA signed a grant under OP E for the project "Professional Education of the Member Companies of the Plastics Cluster" (call No. 03_19_110, project No. CZ.03.1.52/0.0/0.0/19_110/0010917). Starting date 1.6.2019

June 2019

MIT signed a grant under OP EIC – Innovation Vouchers – Call IV for the project "LCA Study on the Technology Food Packaging" (call No. 01_18_215 Innovation Vouchers – Call IV, project No. CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/18_215/0017832). Starting date 1.7.2019, closing date 31.12.2019