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RTD-based Cluster iniciative to target future challenges of the Valencia plastic processing industry

Objective

The plastic processing industry faces many challenges, although the use of plastics grows with new opportunities and applications To take advantage, SMEs have to innovate and diversify their business offer. Clusters assist this process by joining technical centres to monitor technological development, and suppliers of equipment and materials to improve competitiveness. The plastic processing industry in the Valencian Region supplies to a large number of industries such as the toy, footwear and textile sectors who face the same issues; fierce competition forces these industries to invest heavily to develop new and innovative products and processes, compete on an international level and with more high-tech companies. The creation of a research driven cluster would enable dialogue between different actors, transfer good practice and common strategy development. Besides, the plastic processing industry requires little initial capital, is labour-intensive and is not tied to a particular location unlike the plastic production industry. It is an industry to develop and stabilise economies and create local jobs. The Valencia regional government has announced full support and willingness to coordinate the creation of the cluster. The objective of the project is to unite the main regional actors of the plastic processing industry to develop specific actions which will drive to the creation of a RTD-based cluster, to target and face the future challenges of the Valencian plastic processing industry. Specific objectives are: - To elaborate a regional RTD roadmap for the years 2008-2012 - To identify potential specific RTD projects, taking into account environmental aspects related to the reduction of CO2 emissions - To create the operational framework for the cluster - To guarantee its financial sustainability This will provide the starting point for a sustainable collaboration between the different actors of the plastic processing industry in the Valencian Region.

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2008-2
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE LA COMPETITIVIDAD EMPRESARIAL
Address
Calle De La Democracia 77
46018 Valencia
Spain

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Ferrando Casanova (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 46 480,80

Participants (10)

ASOCIACION VALENCIANA DE EMPRESARIOS DE PLASTICOS - AVEP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 13 850,08
Address
Avenida Del Oeste 38 2a
46001 Valencia

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Cristina Monge Frontiñán (Ms.)
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 18 818,63
Address
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Valentín Polo Ramírez (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL JUGUETE CONEXAS Y AFINES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 21 132,50
Address
Avenida De La Industria 23
03440 Ibi (Alicante)

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jose Jaime Vilaplana García (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LAS INDUSTRIAS METALMECANICAS, AFINES Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 673,29
Address
Parque Tecnologico Valencia - Avda. Leonardo Da Vinci 38
46980 Paterna

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuel Sánchez De La Asunción (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 12 140,97
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Perez Garcia (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 24 318,68
Address
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Escarre (Mr.)
SABIC Innovative Plastics Ibérica, S.A
Spain
EU contribution
€ 8 185,50
Address
C/ Frederic Mompou 5, 2º 1ª
08960 Sant Just Desvern

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jordi De Tera (Mr.)
Avenida Plastics, S.A
Spain
EU contribution
€ 8 292,50
Address
Poligon Industrial L'alfaç Iii, Calle Palencia 3
03440 Ibi

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julia Vicedo Jover (Ms.)
CERVIC S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 8 854,25
Address
Avda. Del Juguete 14
03440 Ibi

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gustavo Cerdá Vilaplana (Mr.)
Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo
Spain
EU contribution
€ 18 199,63
Address
San Fernando 40
03001 Alicante

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Senabre Rubio (Mr.)