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BalticNet-PlasmaTec e.V.

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 24 March, 2006
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
Cluster Manager
+49 3834 550 102
ECCP Responsible Person
+49 3834 550 105
Languages spoken: 
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Lighting and Electrical Equipment
Technology fields: 
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced materials
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Plasma Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
Number of SME members: 
Number of larger company members: 
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy

Registered as a non-profit association, BalticNet-PlasmaTec (BNPT) is an international cluster – located in Greifswald, Germany – which stands for a technology and market-oriented cooperation of science, research and economics in the field of plasma technology. As one of the most important plasma technology clusters in Europe, BNPT’s aim is to support technology- and research-oriented companies and application-oriented universities and research facilities to find the right partners and to establish sustainable cooperation across the borders. BNPT is also a contact partner for interested parties who intend to expand their own technical and economic potential in using the plasma technology.

  • Get to know companies, research facilities and universities from across the borders
  • Create synergies between companies, research institutes and universities
  • Find opportunities for cooperation
  • Develop innovative, joint cross-border R&D and technology projects
  • Open up new markets
  • Collective strategic actions
  • Packaging of the single-actions of each member
  • Pushing of the Know-How-Process and build-up of knowledge
  • Watching trends and main aspects of research and technology
  • Give impulses and arrange projects i.e. on EU-level
  • Supporting experience- and knowledge exchange in field of plasma technology
  • Disseminate the plasma technology
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 
  • Information about market-driven innovation & development
  • Innovation management
  • Contacts to / cooperation with companies and research facilities
  • Search of partners from R&D and from industry
  • Provide latest information and findings of leading experts
  • Presentation of R&D – results, services and products
  • Preparation of market and feasibility study e.g. for R&D – results
  • Technology marketing for new procedures & products
  • Support application and development of plasma technologies
  • Concrete help to set-up cross-border project consortia and to apply for international projects
  • Preparation and coordination of projects & cooperation
  • Acquisition and organization of projects (EU)
  • Internationalisation support
  • Cross-sectoral cooperation (e.g. Packaging Industry, Environmental Indutries etc.)
  • Training on the job (learning by doing)
  • Placement for PhD students
  • Organisation of staff exchange
  • Organisation and management of professional events, fairs, workshops, delegation journeys etc.
  • Member presentation during events, fairs, workshops, delegation journeys etc.
  • Website with a profile of each member
  • Joint PR and marketing activities
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
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: 
Czech Republic
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Packbridge - Sweden
Inovcluster - Portugal
Packaging Cluster - Spain
Plastiwin - Belgium
ZINNAE - Spain
The Water Cluster - Great Britain
Food-Processing Initiative - Germany
Aragon Food Cluster - Spain
Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster - Italy
Associazione Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardia - Italy
Aqua Valley - France
Greek International Business Association - Greece
Vitartis - France
STARK and DIGEMA alliance
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)

BMWi CLOU – Cross-cLuster Open innovation groUps

BMBF International Bureau „From the Baltic Sea to the South Atlantic – Innovative plasma technology from Germany to Brazil“

BMBF International Bureau „Intensifying the cooperation between partners from Germany, Poland, Baltic States, Scandinavia and Russia in the field of further education as well as application-oriented (basic) research“

INTERREG IVB – Baltic Sea Region „Attracting investments in plasma-based air and water cleaning technologies – PlasTEP+“

BMBF International Bureau „Plasma technologies as the basis for environmentally friendly production in Russia“

BMBF International Bureau „Specific expansion of the international plasma technology network BalticNet-PlasmaTec in the Baltic Sea region (GAIP-BNPT)“

INTERREG IVB – Baltic Sea Region „Dissemination and fostering of plasma based technological innovation for environment protection in the Baltic Sea region“ (PlasTEP)

BMBF International Bureau „Building up of an international project group for development and characterisation of photo active materials with a focus on hygiene and cosmetics“

BMBF International Bureau “Potential analysis and contact initiation to scientific and industrial facilities in India with the main focus of plasma technology“

BMBF International Bureau „Exploratory trip scientific and industrial institutions in Israel with focus on plasma technology“

BMBF International bureau „Building up of contact structures in Poland and in the Baltic States“

FP6-2005-Science and Society - Space Weather and Europe - an Educational Tool with the Sun (SWEETS)

BMBF International Bureau „Preparation of the integration of Russian scientist and companies into bilateral plasma projects“

BMBF International Bureau “Integration of partner from Russia into the network BalticNet-PlasmaTec”

BMBF International Bureau “Acquisition of partner from south Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia into the international network BalticNet-PlasmaTec”

Success Story / Achievements: 

INTERREG IVB – Baltic Sea Region „Dissemination and fostering of plasma based technological innovation for environment protection in the Baltic Sea region“ (PlasTEP)

The Project

The pollution control is a transnational request of all countries and a strategic aim of the European Union. This is also reflected in the increasing tightening of the exhaust emission standards particularly in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries. The objective of the project was to push plasma based cleaning technologies of atmospheric air and water treatment to a visible practical application. PlasTEP raised wide awareness about the practical applications of plasma technology for environmental protection. BalticNet-PlasmaTec was the initiator of this project.

The public should know that PlasTEP contributes to a better future by cleaning exhaust gases or wastewater. The project disseminated and fostered plasma based technological innovations for the environment protection in the BSR. PlasTEP was also building up a network (one of the BalticNet-PlasmaTec Working Groups "Plasma & Environment") to combine the existing knowledge about plasma technologies with partners from industry, science and policy.

This project was one of 22 new transnational projects of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013. It is contributing to the EU Strategy for the BSR and it is part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund). It aimed to bring the idea of investing in plasma technology and therewith in future research into the minds of decision makers and show them: Plasma opens new ways!

Plasma technology breaks new ground and gives the chance for environment-friendly industrialisation, which means that it is not necessary to miss the advantage of modern time beside reducing air pollution.

The Work Packages

The working field of the PlasTEP project was separated into different work packages (WP).

WP 0: Preparation activities WP 1: Project Management and Administration WP 2: Communication and Information WP 3: Plasma technologies sustainability analysis and integration into the educational process WP 4: Plasma based cleaning of exhaust gases of combustion WP 5: Removal of organic/hazardous compounds and aerosols from gases WP 6: Plasma technologies for water cleaning

More information about PlasTEP.


BMWi CLOU – Cross-cLuster Open innovation groUps

More and more large enterprises using the dynamics of open innovation. Open innovation is a management concept for the active inclusions of partners and customers to generate new products and services. To facilitate the out of the box thinking also for SME, the go-cluster competence networks InnoZent OWL, Food-Processing Initiative and BalticNet-PlasmaTec developed the open innovation platform CLOU. This online platform will start in July 2015 and will provide cluster managers, cluster members but also other clusters through cross-cluster cooperation with an easier access to more target-oriented expertise.

Clou5 - multi-functional communication and collaboration platform for network cooperation

Network manager use as a part of their daily work a variety of web-based instruments such as e.g. Dropbox or Google Drive for document exchange, Trello for management tasks, Skype for videoconferencing or Xing for expert search. The functions behind these tools are essential for cross-cluster/network collaboration. CLOU5 is a tool that combines all of these instruments network manager and network members can use this unique multifunctional communication and cooperation platform regardless of individual hardware and software configurations.

CLOU5 offers network managers and their members space to develop cross-sectoral innovation and network management tools for the realisation of joint projects at the same time.

All activities take place in the environment of trust of the involved network organisations. Additionally users may individually decide who can see their information e.g. one special group, the selected network, all platform users or the broad public. Target groups are industry/technology networks with a professional network management and their members.

More information about Clou5 (starting July 2016)

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

You should choose BalticNet-PlasmaTec because we:

  • are the most important plasma technology clusters in Northern Europe,
  • are experts in the field of cooperation of science, research and economics in the field of plasma technology,
  • expand our technical and economic potential by using plasma technology,
  • have 71 members from 15 different countries (international cluster),
  • support the creation of new jobs in the long-term by introducing and disseminating knowledge about plasma technology to the academic world, industrial sector, SME, public facilities and individuals,
  • open up new business fields,
  • intensify joint marketing and R&D activities,
  • search for and connecting partners from R&D and industry (worldwide),
  • define joint projects and participate in international calls,
  • manage international projects,
  • organise exchange of employees, teaching staff and students,
  • arrange technology marketing for new procedures and products,
  • present R&D results, services and products,
  • present the cluster and the members at fairs,
  • organise workshops, congresses, matchmaking events and fair participation.