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ASOCIACION VALENCIANA DE EMPRESARIOS DE PLASTICOS - AVEP

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 29 June, 1977
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Comunidad Valenciana
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Cristina
Monge
Cluster Manager
0034963516159
cmonge@avep.es
Etelvina
Ortiz
Project Manager
0034963516159
innovacion@avep.es
Languages spoken: 
Catalan
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Plastics
Technology fields: 
Plastics, Polymers
Plastics and Rubber related to Chemical Technology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Rubber & plastic products
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
new plastic materials
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
159
Number of SME members: 
100
Number of larger company members: 
7
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
6
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
46
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Association for Valencian companies in the Plastics industries a not-for-profit organisation that was founded in 1977. Nowadays AVEP represents around 140 companies (mostly SMEs) being the most representative industrial association of the plastic processing industry in Valencian region. AVEP network offers the following services to the local business companies:

  • Represent the common interests of its members to regulatory and other authorities; Including Trade Union relationship fixing the labour regulatory framework for Plastic Industries in Valencia.
  • Provide fiscal, legal, administrative, financial, economic and technological assistance to its members.
  • Elaborate studies and publish reports and bulletins including information about production, import, export and consumption figures. Own magazine to promote and disseminate information at national and international level.
  • Active participation in RTD and Innovative projects including EU calls such as: Research for SMEs and AGs, COSME, LIFE and Life +.
  • Commercial promotion in fairs and commercial missions at international level, such us: K fair (Düsseldorf), Plast (Italy), Brasilplast (Brazil), Emballage (Paris), Equiplast (Barcelona), Plast Expo (Morocco), Plast Alger (Alger).
  • Active contribution to European Plastic Network Clusterplast exchanging knowledge, experiences and transferring technology within plastic cluster network group.

To serve as an effective network among Research entities, Companies and public sector. The main focus is to promote the applicative innovation and commercial promotion to plastic companies in Valencia Region.

Main activities of the cluster organisation:

  • serve as a forum for the generation of ideas and detection of business needs of the Valencian plastics industry;
  • enhance its innovative culture supporting the participation of plastic industry companies in activities of R+D+i;
  • boost competitiveness and the expansion and diversification of the commercial offer of companies of the sector.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Algeria
Brazil
India
Morocco
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Italy
Portugal
Slovenia
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Plastipolis
Proplast
Poolnet
AIJU
Clusterland - Biz up
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
Other

EU Programme

Year

Project Identification or Contract Number

Applicant/Beneficiary Name

ULTRAMELT - Innovative Energy Saving Development for the Injection Moulding Sector

2002

IPS-2001-CT-98011

 

AVEP

Horizontal Research Activities involving SMEs - Collective Research. FREEFLOW "The development of a high output processing method for the extrusion of solid thermoplastic sheet and profile"

2005

COLL-CT-2005-516225

AVEP

Programme "Capacities" FP7-REGIONS-2008-2. PLASTIVAL "RTD-based Cluster initiative to target future challenges of the Valencia plastic processing industry"

2008

Project nr: 229935

AVEP

Programme "Capacities" FP7-REGIONS-2008-1. CLUSTERPLAST "Inter-cluster initiative to target the future challenges for the European polymer converting industry"

2008

Proposal Number: 230019

AVEP

Life + Environment Policy and Governance. WETCOMP "Wet-laid technology application for textile residues revalorization in composites industry."

2012

LIFE10 ENV/E/431

 

AVEP

Research for the benefit of specific groups SME-2013-2: Research for SME Associations. SLIPSAFE " Development of safe and resilient flooring with controlled slip under varying environments"

2013

SLIPSAFE FP7 606691

AVEP

Research for the Benefit of SME-Ags. GREEN PACK "Fully recyclable 100% PET package for food contact with O2 barrier, improved transparency and low CO2 footprint"

2013

GREENPACK FP7 605698

AVEP

RESEARCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF SMEs FP7-SME-2013-1. BANUS "Definition and development of functional barriers for the use of recycled materials in multilayer food packaging”

2014

BANUS 606572

AVEP

COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-04-02-1. MATERIALIX “Strengthen cluster management excellence along the industrial new materials value – chain”

 

2016

MATERIALIX 696673

AVEP