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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 24 February, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Sydsverige
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmail
Johan
Mårtensson
Cluster Manager
johan@packbridge.se
Languages spoken: 
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Paper and Packaging
Technology fields: 
Laminate
Packaging for machines
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced materials
Machinery & equipment n.e.c.
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Logistical Services
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Packaging
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
230
Number of SME members: 
110
Number of larger company members: 
30
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
80
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Website
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

We are an international, member-based packaging network, or cluster, which was founded in 2010. We are a rapidly growing network for the packaging industry and all its stakeholders, customers, suppliers, researchers and innovators. The idea of Packbridge is to create a venue that naturally connects industry with academia, research with commercial application, and perhaps most importantly people with people. Packbridge is headquartered in the south of Sweden, a melting pot for research, innovation and communication as well as established clusters in food, pharmaceuticals and several other relevant industries. Packbridge has international ambitions and a well-developed network of contacts throughout the world. In countries like Japan, China and Korea, we have MoU agreements with several organizations and companies.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 

We are an international, member-based packaging network, or cluster, which was founded in 2010. We are a rapidly growing network for the packaging industry and all its stakeholders, customers, suppliers, researchers and innovators. The idea of Packbridge is to create a venue that naturally connects industry with academia, research with commercial application, and perhaps most importantly people with people. Packbridge is headquartered in the south of Sweden, a melting pot for research, innovation and communication as well as established clusters in food, pharmaceuticals and several other relevant industries. Packbridge has international ambitions and a well-developed network of contacts throughout the world. In countries like Japan, China and Korea, we have MoU agreements with several organizations and companies. Packbridge has a Bronze certification in cluster management excellence from the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis, ESCA.

Packbridge offers members an exciting mix of networking and cross-fertilization activities. Our recurring activities,  Packbridge LIVE  seminars always gather many participants. We arrange Top Packaging Summit by Packbridge an annual, international packaging conference at the highest level. Packbridge Research Forum is another of our larger events, a day where academia in the Nordic countries presents its latest packaging research.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Japan
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
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: 
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Netherlands
Norway
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

AdPack

Cosme GA688922

AdPack

AdPack - Future materials and products for advanced smart packaging, is a European Strategic Cluster Partnership – Going International (ESCP-4i) focused in the emerging industry of advanced packaging.

AdPack will support the internationalisation of project partner SMEs towards Europe and specific third countries by fostering cross-border collaboration and trust building, as well as by providing high-standard added value services. In the long-term, AdPack will foster growth and strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of European SMEs.AdPack has been funded by the action COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03 – Cluster Go International of COSME, from the European Union Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs, under the grant agreement 688922.

 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Top Packaging Summit by Packbridge, the biggest packaging conference in Europe. International participation.

MoU with organisations in Japan, China and South Korea.

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

* Participate in networking and matchmaking activities

* Possibility to join an international partnership and participate in a well-established cluster network

* Benefit from an internationalisation strategy in the field of packaging

* Find strategic partners in Europe and beyond

* Find opportunities to participate in joint cooperation projects

* Benefit from services and practices to be provided by AdPack ESCP-4i