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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 30 June, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Rhône-Alpes
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Other Label: 
EFQM C2E
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Legat
Jean-Jacques
Project Manager
+33474121923
jean-jacques.legat@plastipolis.fr
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Plastics
Technology fields: 
Biobased materials
Composite materials
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Advanced materials
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Medical Devices
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
400
Number of SME members: 
200
Number of larger company members: 
50
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
90
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
60
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
IPC
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Plastic Omnium
Larger Company
Solvay
Larger Company
CEA Liten
Technology Center
Université Lyon 1
University
Pernoud
SME
Billion
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Plastipolis is the only competitive cluster of plastics engineering in France. Located in Oyonnax, in the so- called Plastics Vallée of France, it brings together all the operators in the sector (companies, R&D centres, training centres, institutional entities) in the Rhône-Alpes and Franche-Comté regions. Its aim is to promote the expertise of French plastics engineering companies on a European and international level.

Plastipolis gathers more than 400 active members (industrial firms, R&D centers, universities, training centers, institutions) including a large number of small and medium size companies. The main missions of Plastipolis are:

  • The stimulation of innovation within the plastics industry with connecting technologies and business applications
  • The support of small and medium companies in the plastics industry in new developments
  • The improvement of  the cooperations between industrial and academic entities and the establishments of partnerships

In particular, Plastipolis has built its innovation strategy across different strategic technology domains that have been defined in connection with trends and challenges of the major business markets: construction, transportation, medical, packaging, energy and environment, sport and consumer goods.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Support for IPR
Details of support services: 

1) Join the Plastipolis network:

•Be included in the cluster directory
••Access to all collaborative platforms of the cluster
•Access to the information about the members of the cluster and contacts
•Possibility to publish offers or demands (jobs, suppliers…)

2) Access to technology watches and economic intelligence

•Receive quarterly newsletters about :Technological watch,Market trends (product – service and international),Regulatory watch,Patents watch
•Access to summary reports for technology watches and ecenomic intelligence on the collaborative platform
•Contacts database by theme
•Access to summary reports on international actions and inter-clusters european projects in which Plastipolis is involved
•Participation to the events organised by the cluster (workshops, working groups, forums, thematic meetings…)
•Possibility of oral presentations during Plastipolis events and publications in the communication media (newsletters, e-news…)
•Invitation to the events or meetings held with european and international cluster partners

3) Get support in the setting up of innovative projects

•Guidance from the cluster team about technical orientation or market of the projects
•Support in finding partners (companies, laboratories, institutional funders)
•Support in intellectual property and industrial property
•Review of the project by a committee of experts for the certification
•Support in funding for the project
•Support and advice in the management and monitoring of projects
 
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
China
India
Japan
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: 
Austria
Germany
Italy
Portugal
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Poolnet
Proplast
Plastival
Business Upper Austria
Chemie Cluster Bayern
NEPIC
CCIS
Innovation Lab
KIMW
AFIL
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

Clusterplast (Region of knowledge),  Alplastics and Alpclusters2020 (Alpine Space) , COTECH, Nanocom, Minam 2.0 (FP7 NMP), , IMPRESS, 3D Hipmas (FP7 FoF) , Degricol, Hiperdry, TDM seals, Europha (FP7 Research for association of SMEs) , COLAE (FP7 ICT), WIINTECH, Health2care (CIP)

France national programs: DGE/FUI, ANR

Regional programs: Rhône-Alpes Région