Objective: Sharing experiences and examples of good practice with other partners through international cooperation.

At the beginning of 2014, Plastr became a member of the EuPC association (European Plastics Converters), which aims to promote the interests of plastic processors at European level. Plastr also actively cooperates with the PlasticPortal platform, which operates specialized internet catalogue of companies and manufacturers in the field of plastics, including the labor market in the sector.

As part of international networking, we have also been involved in two projects (CLUSTERPLAST, CERADA) under the EU 7th Framework Programme and one project (AUTOPLAST) under Operational Programme of the Cross-Boarder Cooperation Slovak Republic – Czech Republic 2007 – 2013.

AUTOPLAST Project

In January 2009, the Plastics Cluster got involved in the project under the Operational Program of the Cross-Border Cooperation Slovak Republic – Czech Republic 2007 – 2013 entitled AUTOPLAST – Creating Conditions to Increase Quality of Human Resources for Automotive Industry Needs in the Field of Plastics.

Project information

Project title: Creating Conditions to Increase Quality of Human Resources for Automotive Industry Needs in the Field of Plastics (AUTOPLAST)
Starting date: 1.1.2009
Closing date: 31.12.2011
Project number: 22410420007

Project partners

  • Trnava City (lead partner)
  • Plastics Cluster
  • Automotive Cluster West SLovakia
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava

Project objective

The project is aimed at cooperation and exchanging experience in the field of research and development of materials and technologies through clusters. Another key area is to increase the quality of professional training in plastics at MTF STU in Trnava, which will be guided in cooperation with Tomas Bata University in Zlin (TBU). The specific objective is to build and operate a training and teaching center at MTF STU in Trnava, which will focus on the most demanding plastics processing technologies. The accompanying activities of the project include professional seminars and conferences, meetings of companies from both regions or cooperation in organizing the competition for the best student project in the field of plastic for TBU and MTF STU students.



CLUSTERPLAST Project

In January 2009, the Plastics Cluster got involved in the project under the EU 7th Framework Programme entitled CLUSTERPLAST – Inter-Cluster Initiative to Target the Future Challenges for the European Polymer Converting Industry.

Official project websites www.clusterplast.eu.

Project information

Project title: Inter-Cluster Initiative to Target the Future Challenges for the European Polymer Converting Industry (CLUSTERPLAST)
Starting date: 1.1.2009
Closing date: 30.6.2010
Grant agreement number: 230019

Project partners

The project consortium represents research-driven clusters consisting of processing companies, scientific research institutions and public authorities. In the case of CLUSTERPLAST project, there are three already existing plastics clusters from France, Italy and Austria, which will initiate the formation of three new knowledge-based plastics clusters in the Czech Republic, Spain and Portugal.

  • Région Rhône-Alpes (project coordinator)
  • Plastipolis (Pôle de Compétitivité Plasturgie)
  • Proplast - consorzio per la promozione della cultura plastica
  • CLUSTERLAND GmbH
  • Centimfe (Technological Center for the Mouldmaking, Special Tooling and Plastic Industries)
  • CEFAMOL (Portuguese Association for the Mould Industry)
  • OPEN (Associaçao Oportunidades Específicas de Negócio)
  • IST (Instituto Superior Técnico Lisbon)
  • Municipality of Marinha Grande
  • Technology Innovation Center Zlín
  • Plastics Cluster Zlín
  • Instituto de la Mediana y Pequena Industria Valenciana-Generalitat Valenciana
  • University of Alicante
  • Asociación Valenciana de empresarios de Plástico
  • ALMA Consulting Group

Project objective

The main theme of the project is to strengthen the position of the European plastics industry, which has to face competition from both highly developed countries and countries with cheap labor. The aim of the project is to prepare a strategy and a joint action plan that will include sharing of scientific and technological background, transfer of knowledge and good practice, mentoring activities and publicity. It will be specifically aimed at disseminating information to SMEs, which are a very important part of economic reality and have a significant impact on the economic development of regions. It will be specifically aimed at disseminating information to SMEs, which are a very important part of economic reality and have a significant impact on the economic development of regions.

                                                                                             


CERADA Project

In March 2009, the Plastics Cluster got involved in the project under the EU 7th Framework Programme entitled CERADA – Central European Research and Development Area.

Project information

Project title: Central European Research and Development Area (CERADA)
Starting date: 1.3.2009
Closing date: 30.4.2011
Grant agreement number: 230017

Project partners

The project consortium consists of representatives of industry, scientific research institutions and public administration bodies of 4 regions of the Central Europe: Zlín and Moravian-Silesian (Czech Republic), Žilina (Slovak Republic) and Katowice (Poland). The project partner is also the British consulting company Pera Innovation.

  • Regional Development Agency (project coordinator)
  • VSB – Technical University of Ostrava
  • Moravian-Silesian Automotive Cluster
  • Technology Innovation Centre Zlín
  • Tomas Bata University in Zlín
  • Plastics Cluster Zlín
  • Górnośląska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A.
  • Akademia Ekonomiczna im. Karola Adamieckiego w Katowicach
  • Górnośląska Agencja Przekształceń Przedsiębiorstw S.A.
  • Science and Technology Park Žilina
  • University of Žilina
  • CEIT
  • PERA Innovation

Project objective

The project is focused on one of the key industrial sectors of all participating regions – the transport sector, especially the automotive and aerospace industries. The aim of the project is to create effective cooperation and communication between the industry, scientific research institutions and public administration bodies. The main outputs of the project include the preparation of an action plan, the creation of catalogue of the scientific-research institutions, and, in cooperation with a British partner (PERA Innovation), the training of expert team for technology transfer. The accompanying activities include workshops and technical conferences.