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COS-CLUSINT-2019-3-01- PERCY - INTERNATIONAL CLUSTER COOPERATION FOR RECYCLING OF POLYMERS
MISSION CANADA: 30 MAY – 3 JUNE 2022

CanadaPERCY – mission CANADA

Polymeris as a PERCY partner is organizing a Cluster Business mission from 30 May – 3 June 2022 to Montreal, CANADA to promote the cooperation between European project companies with Canadian partners. A representative from Slovak Plastic Cluster together with two Slovak companies´ representatives are also taking part in this mission to represent Slovakian interests.

Canada mission✅During the 3 days of activities, the participants will be invited to visit some of the most diverse and innovative Canadian companies.
✅The b2b meetings is also an opportunity to potentially find new partners, projects, and/or innovative ideas.
Hybrid Conferencing – Video Calls possibilities.

For more information, check the link below:
www.percyproject.com

EXTRATEX CLUSTERXCHANGE – TECHTEXTIL - FRANKFURT – 21 -24 JUNE 2022

COS-CLUSTER-2018-03-02- EXTRATEX - European TEXtile-TRAnsport-Sustainability paradigm for industrial clusters EXcellence in cross-sector innovation

image textilThe EXTRATEX project is organizing the third business ClusterXChange in 2022, which will take place during the TechTextile International Exhibition in Frankfurt am Main on 21-24 June 2022.

Techtextil Frankfurt is a leading international exhibition for technical textiles and nonwovens. Thousands of visitors from all over the world come to Techtextil to find out the new developments in technical textiles, functional apparel fabrics, and nonwovens. EXTRATEX will have own booth to present the activities, the products, and the possible collaboration among regions and sectors.

We would like to kindly invite you to take part in the EXTRATEX ClusterXchange program to participate in guided tours of selected companies at Techtextil, B2B meetings, and networking activities to find new partners for your business!

Duration: 21st – 24th June 2022
Location: Germany – Frankfurt am Main
Focus area: technical textiles, nonwovens, smart materials, cross-sector collaboration development
Host: IVGT – Industrial Association for Finishing
          – Yarns – Fabrics – Technical Textiles
Visitors: Cluster organizations
                SME´s representatives
                Scaling-up organizations other than SMEs
                Partners of EXTRATEX consortium

Participants can be financially supported by the project budget of up to 415 EUR, to cover their travel expenses under the condition of a minimum presence of 3 days.
All participants will have to subscribe to the dedicated section of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform –assistance will be given by SPK.

For further information, please contact SLovenský plastikársky klaster (SPK) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EXTRATEX CLUSTER EXCHANGE – LYON, FRANCE - 16.-18.5. 2022

COS-CLUSTER-2018-03-02- EXTRATEX - European TEXtile-TRAnsport-Sustainability paradigm for industrial clusters EXcellence in cross-sector innovation

The EXTRATEX project organizes the second ClusterXChange of 2022 from the 16th to the 18th of May, with the support of TECHTERA and POLYMERIS both gold clusters. This time, the SMEs within the 4 cluster networks from the textile, plastics and automotive sectors will be able to visit scientific and R&D institutes from the Lyon region in France.

These visits will provide powerful knowledge and insights that improve existing processes where efficiency can be increased and costs reduced. It also allows businesses to develop new products and services to be more resilient and thrive in competitive markets.

Apart from exploring the innovative research ecosystem of Lyon, the participants will have the opportunity to attend an interactive workshop to create synergies and collaboration among them.

Besides, there is the opportunity to find new partners, business opportunities, projects, and/or innovative ideas during b2b meetings with companies from the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, and France at POLYMERIS facilities.

This ClusterXChange mission to Lyon will include visits to the following institutes:

Gold Label Clusters
• POLYMERIS – a competitiveness cluster for rubber, plastic, and composites
• TECHTERA – an innovation cluster dedicated to the French textile industry

R&D
• Axel One – a collaborative innovation platform dedicated to smart processes and innovative materials
• IFTH – a French technology center of reference in the textile-clothing sector
• CTTN – IREN – an Industrial technical center for textile cleaning
• SWARM – Innovation and Transformation Center
• 3d.FAB – Research and Innovation platform for additive manufacturing applications

Participants of the ClusterXchange Program can be financially supported by the project budget to cover their travel expenses.

For further information, please contact SPK at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EXTRATEX – Valencian Region ClusterXchange Event Announcement

After a successful ClusterXChange Joint Learning event in the Czech Republic, the EXTRATEX project is announcing a new event focused on the Valencian Textile Ecosystem to be held from 11th till 13th of April 2022.

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The ClusterXchange Xchange Programme encompasses exchange activities in which enterprises, managers, and other actors visit industrial excellence actors in a different country to make an “on-the-job experience”. The visits are short-term exchanges to invest in strategic interregional collaboration.

FOMENTEX, as an EXTRATEX partner, is organizing this ClusterXChange event within the Valencian Textile Region to promote the cooperation between Spanish and other European companies. 

During the 3 days of activities, the participants will be invited to visit some of the most diverse and innovative Valencian textile companies such as:

  • HILATURAS FERRE – that produces better-recycled yarns for sustainable manufacturers and brands;
  • RECOVER – transforms textile waste into sustainable recycled fibers, closing the loop on fashion;
  • MLS TEXTILS 1992 – is a leading textile company in innovation and development of new fabrics;
  • MOPATEX – a pioneer company dedicated to manufacturing and commercialization of cleaning products;
  • SAGE AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS SPAIN - dedicated to the manufacture of upholstery for the automotive industry by on plain-woven and jacquard weaving;
  • PIEL S.A. – leading Spanish company in the manufacture of textile products home, upholstery, decoration, fabrics, technical fabrics, fashion, and clothing;
  • PERTEX – a leader in the field of textile finishing with cutting-edge technology

To further improve the participant’s knowledge regarding the Valencian Textile sector there will be also visits to academic and research institutes: 

  • AITEX – research association that performs characterization trials and certification of textile materials and articles for a wide range of sectors;
  • UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALENCIA | CAMPUS DE ALCOY – to explore some University departments related to the participant’s main sectors of interest.

Besides, there is the opportunity to find new partners, projects, and/or innovative ideas during b2b meetings at FOMENTEX headquarters.

The full agenda will be made available soon.

Participants of the ClusterXchange Program can be financially supported by the project budget to cover their travel expenses.

For further information, please contact SPK at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COS-CLUSINT-2019-3-01- PERCY - INTERNATIONAL CLUSTER COOPERATION FOR RECYCLING OF POLYMERS
MISSION INDIA: 02 – 09 APRIL 2022

Percy logo   validPERCY - INDIA mission Event Announcement
“Supporting preparatory actions for the establishment and shaping of new European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for Going International.”

Plast Center Danmark (PCD) as a PERCY partner, is organizing a Cluster Business Mission from the 02 – 09 April 2022 to Mumbai – Pune – New Delhi, INDIA to promote the cooperation between European project companies with Indian partners.

✅During the 5 days of activities the participants will be invited to visit some of the most diverse and innovative Indian companies
✅The b2b meetings is also an opportunity to potentially find new partners, projects, and/or innovative ideas.
Hybrid Conferencing – Video Calls possibilities.

SMEs are welcome to join the mission at their own expense – based on prior communication and agreement with a representative from Slovak Plastic Cluster.

For more information, check the link below:
https://percy.spklaster.sk/

COS-CLUSINT-2019-3-01- Percy - International Cluster Cooperation for Recycling of Polymers
MISSION ISRAEL: 14 – 19 May 2022   POSTPONED

Percy logo   validAs part of the PERCY project, a list of countries that could be of interest to businesses in all project partner countries (Denmark, Germany, France, and Slovakia) in the field of plastics processing was compiled.
The first mission to Israel will take place in May, which will be attended by a representative of the SPK project consortium. Its aim is to establish business cooperation with the visited entities and subsequently to sign multilateral cooperation at the level of all partner clusters in the form of a Memorandum of Cooperation.

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UPCOMING NEGOTIATIONS AND VISITS OUTSIDE THE EU

COS-CLUSINT-2019-3-01 - PERCY - International Cluster Cooperation for Recycling of Polymers

As part of the PERCY project, surveys were conducted in 2021 in all partner countries. This survey provided information on the interest of businesses in the field of recycling, but also polymer processing, and information about interest in trade with other countries (outside the EU). According to the evaluation, a list of countries that could be of interest to businesses in all project partner countries (Denmark, Germany, France, and Slovakia) in the field of the plastic converters industry was compiled. The goal in 2022 is a visit of representatives of all partner clusters (thus also a representative of SPK) in 2 preferred countries, establishing business cooperation with visited entities. The final result will be signing multilateral cooperation at the level of all partner clusters in the project (also SPK) in the form of a Memorandum of Cooperation.

List of missions that SPK can participate in:
India: 04 April – 8 April 2022
Israel: 14 – 19 May 2022
Canada: 30 May– 3 June 2022
USA: 19. – 24 June 2022

The preliminary selection of countries for trade negotiations was determined for the SPK to be Canada and Israel.

During February 2022, SPK will carry out a short survey of SPK members - a survey of preferences (companies, areas, markets for this purpose) in individual countries. The preferred interest of the members in a certain area (country and areas of trade) will direct the SPK representative to the missions in which he will participate in person. Also, areas and countries of less interest will not go unnoticed. They will be transferred to project partners who will take part in the mission in person in the specific country.
The output of the whole project is the signing of 4 Memoranda among all project partners and subsequently partner organizations from the above-mentioned countries of.

COS-CLUSTER-2018-03-02- Extratex - European TEXtile-TRAnsport-Sustainability paradigm for industrial clusters EXcellence in cross-sector innovation

ExtratexThe Extratex project focuses on cross-sectoral cooperation between the plastics, automotive, and textile industries.
The ClusterXchange Xchange Programme encompasses exchange activities in which enterprises, managers, and other actors visit industrial excellence actors in a different country to make an “on-the-job experience”. The visits are short-term exchanges to invest in strategic interregional collaboration.
In the upcoming months, SPK representatives, together with interested companies from member companies, will undertake the following missions:

Spain, Valencia region: April 11 - 13, 2022

France, Lyon: May 16-18, 2022

SPK is authorized to send one member company for each mission. A company that decides to complete the mentioned Xchange program must register within the Exchange program on the portal (with help of SPK) and sign 2 contracts in advance:

  • Commitment to Quality
  • Financial Agreement

After returning from B2B negotiations, it will be necessary to complete the Final Activity Report for VO (visitors organization). The company will then be eligible to receive a refund of the costs associated with the mission.

PROJECT EPIC - 3. TRANSNATIONAL MEETING – 2-3.2.2022, STU FCHPT BRATISLAVA (HYBRID)

EPIC - Educational Package for SMEs to Increase their Innovation capabilities and productivity, Project number:2020-1-HU01-K202-078669

On 2-3.2.2022, SPK organized a partner meeting of the EPIC project at the ground of Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Partners had the chance to meet in person as well as in the online space and discuss the goals and progress of the project. The EPIC partnership created a complex educational package for SMEs including online self-assessment tools, training materials, and an offline interactive training kit in the field of innovation and innovation management. A significant part of the meeting was also the feedback to the individual modules/chapters of the prepared Training Package. Dates of its testing were also planned at the meeting. Project partners discussed also project management-related aspects and overall project dissemination activities.

The training package with all tools in the national language (Slovak language) should be prepared in May 2022. SPK will test the Training Package with all tools on 20 participants. Also in May 2022, we will contact SPK member companies, which may be the first to use innovation management training in their own company.

 


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