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Name: 
European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Advanced Smart Packaging
Acronym: 
AdPack²
ESCP-4i Status: 
Implementation Phase - Strand2
Start of Partnership: 
01/12/2017
Previous initiatives: 
Others: 
AdPack ESCP-4i 2016
ESCP-4i Charter: 
Main Achievements Document: 
Partnership duration
24 months
Number of partners
6
Number of SMEs involved
530
Targeted third countries
Canada
China
United States

Summary

The purpose of this project is to foster cross-sectoral cooperation between the European clusters in the partnership and their SME  members, as well as to support their SME members in going international and positioning them in the advanced smart packaging global value chain.

This will be done through the establishment of an ESCP formed by 6 European clusters which bring together different competencies to apply a cross-sectoral approach for the development of the advanced smart packaging global value chain. In this regard, the partnership brings together clusters involved with the final product (packaging), the application market (food), cross-cutting technology clusters (nanotechnologies, microelectronics, software, telecommunications and plasma technologies) and new materials (plastics, polymers and biopolymers). The partnership clusters aim to cooperate in order to implement their joint internationalisation strategy towards defined target third countries (Canada, China and United States) and support AdPack2 SME members in establishing cooperation with relevant counterparts in the target countries.

 

Therefore, the project includes the following activities:

  • Training and knowledge sharing actions to prepare SMEs to go international
  • Activities fostering cooperation between partnership SMEs contributing to decrease sectoral boundaries
  • Establishment of cooperation agreements with international business and research intermediaries in target countries
  • Implementation of fact-finding and business internationalisation missions
  • Establishment of ambassadors in target markets, to provide high added value services to AdPack2 SMEs
  • Support the establishment of business partnership agreements to develop joint collaborative projects between the partnership SME members and business and other relevant stakeholders from third countries
  • Developing the exit strategy in order to continue internationalization support activities after the project lifetime

 

General purpose of AdPack²

The general purpose of AdPack² is to foster cross-sectoral cooperation between the European clusters in the partnership and their SME members, as well as to support their SME members in going international and positioning them in the advanced smart packaging global value chain. This will be done through the establishment of a European Strategic Cluster Partnership (ESCP) formed by 6 European clusters from sectors linked to the smart packaging value chain, that aim to cooperate in order to implement their joint internationalisation strategy towards defined target third countries (Canada, China and United States). This general purpose will be achieved through the following specific objectives.

 

Specific objectives of AdPack²

  • Specific objective 1: To prepare AdPack² SMEs to go international through training and knowledge sharing actions
  • Specific objective 2: To foster cooperation between partnership SME members; thus, contributing to decrease sectoral  boundaries
  • Specific objective 3: To establish cooperation agreements with international business and research intermediaries in each target country
  • Specific objective 4: To establish an internationalisation ambassador in each target country
  • Specific objective 5: To support the establishment of business partnership agreements to develop joint collaborative  projects between the partnership SME members and business and other relevant stakeholders from third countries
  • Specific objective 6: To develop a long-term exit strategy that ensures the sustainability of the internationalisation support services after the end of AdPack² project
Sectoral Industries: 
Paper and Packaging
Technology Fields: 
AGROFOOD INDUSTRYTechnologies for the food industryFood Packaging / Handling
S3 EU priority areas: 
KETSAdvanced materials
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Partnership planned events: 
Target GroupTypeEstimated DateCountryCity
Cluster Organisations
Matchmaking Event
22/02/2018
Belgium
Brussels
Cluster Organisations
Study Visits
13-17/10/2018
United States
Chicago
Cluster Organisations
Study Visits
17-19/10/2018
Canada
Toronto
Cluster Organisations
Study Visits
13-15/11/2018
China
Shanghai
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
2019
Canada
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
2019
China
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
2019
United States
Partnership other activities: 

One main goal of the consortium is to identify a core group and enlarge this core group during the project lifetime. The core group consists of four target groups:

  • Target group 1: this group is formed by partnership SME members
  • Target group 2: these are SME non-members
  • Target group 3: universities, research institutes, large companies, etc.
  • Target group 4: this target group includes relevant regional authorities, chambers of commerce, regional, national trade agencies, other clusters and ESCPs

Currently, the core group consists of 56 entities from Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

# Company name Web Page Country
1 3d-Oxides  www.3d-oxides.com St Genis Pouilly, France
2 ACAN Navarra www.clusterautomocionnavarra.com Navarra, Spain
3 ANP -  National Association of Pêra Rocha Producers www.perarocha.pt Portugal
4 APPEC ASTRO www.appecastro.cz/en Czech Republic
5 Autoklastr http://autoklastr.cz/ Czech Republic
6 barthel HF-Technik GmbH www.barthel-hf.com Aachen, Germany
7 Bioinova http://bioinova.cz/en Czech Republic
8 Bochemie www.bochemie.cz Czech Republic
9 Branson www.emerson.com/en-us/automation/branson Catalonia, Spain
10 CATAA - CENTRO DE APOIO TECNOLÓGICO AGROALIMENTAR www.cataa.pt Portugal
11 CEMEF www.armines.net France
12 CENTIMFE www.centimfe.com/index.php/pt Portugal
13 Chespa Sp. z o.o. www.chespa.eu Krapkowice, Poland
14 Cluster of Czech Furniture Manufacturers www.furniturecluster.cz Czech Republic
15 Comissão Vitivinicola Regional da Beira Interior www.cvrbi.pt Portugal
16 CREA Hydro & Energy www.creacz.com/es Czech Republic
17 DAMAR www.damar.pt Portugal
18 E21 www.e21technologies.com Catalonia, Spain
19 EDITAG www.editag.eu France
20 EMSE www.mines-stetienne.fr France
21 Enplater www.enplater.com Catalonia, Spain
22 EPS www.epscr.cz Czech Republic
23 ETIK www.etikcz.cz/en Czech Republic
24 EVOX inspiring innovation www.evox.pt  Portugal
25 Filtrex www.filtrex.cz Czech Republic
26 FNOP - Federação Nacional das Organizações de Frutas e Hortícolas  www.fnop.pt Portugal
27 Food Processing Initiative www.foodprocessing.de Germany
28 FoodPackLab https://foodpacklab.eu/ Catalonia, Spain
29 Frutoeste, CRL   Portugal
30 GAIA http://gaia.es/ Spain
31 HighTech NL www.hightechnl.nl Netherlands
32 Hinojosa www.grupohinojosa.com Catalonia, Spain
33 Industrial Sagarra www.industrialsagarra.com/es Catalonia, Spain
34 Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology www.ichtj.waw.pl/ichtj Varsovia, Poland
35 IRTA www.irta.cat/es Catalonia, Spain
36 Leitat www.leitat.org/castellano Catalonia, Spain
37 LINXENS www.linxens.com France
38 Moravian Aerospace Cluster www.aero-cluster.cz Czech Republic
39 Nanopharma www.nanopharma.cz/cs Czech Republic
40 nanoSPACE www.nanospace.cz Czech Republic
41 Natureef Association www.natureef.pl  Szczecin, Poland
42 NG Plastics www.ngplastics.es/es/inicio Catalonia, Spain
43 Oboya Horticulture Poland Sp.z o.o www.oboya.pl Rybnik, Poland
44 Pardam www.pardam.cz Czech Republic
45 Plasma Processing Laboratory of Lithuanian Energy Institute www.lei.lt/main.php?m=425&k=9 Lithuania
46 Polymer Competence Center Leoben www.pccl.at/en Leoben, Austria
47 Quadpack www.quadpack.com Catalonia, Spain
48 Samtack www.samtack.es Catalonia, Spain
49 Secpho www.secpho.org Catalonia, Spain
50 Sintex www.sintex.cz/?language=cs Czech Republic
51 Smart Food Cluster www.litmea.lt/en Vilnius, Lithuania
52 TECNAN www.tecnan-nanomat.es Navarra, Spain
53 TESCAN / BIOPHY RESEARCH www.tescan.com France
54 TICE.pt www.tice.pt Portugal
55 Tylex www.tylex.cz Czech Republic
56 WISEKEY www.wisekey.com Meyreuil, France

 

Envisaged partnership with other European Strategic Cluster Partnerships:

  • New Frontier in Food
  • NATUREEF
  • EU4FOOD
  • FoodPackLab

A detailed explanation how to achieve the excepted results is part of the joint internationalization strategy which was developed during strand 1 of the AdPack project. Tthis strategic document includes also an implementation roadmap is also the basis for the founding of the European economic interest grouping (EEIG). The EEIG will be founded in February 2018. The joint internationalisation strategy was developed mainly based on desk research of trends in the packaging sector, knowledge and intelligence gathered within the consortia collaboration and joint events (including working missions), preferences of member base and strategic goals of consortia cluster organizations.

 

Main expected results:

  • 6 cluster organisations and business networks from different COSME participating countries should benefited from the supported actions
  • 12 events (not organised by the project) where the project partners participate and disseminate AdPack²,
  • 40 SMEs that are interested in participating in the core group
  • Organising 3 training webinars for SME to go international
  • 3 ESCPs that cooperate with AdPack² for knowledge sharing or organisation of joint activities
  • 5 potential partners per country (clusters, business associations, technology centres) related to the packaging sector
  • 1 fact-finding missions conducted per target country (Canada, China, USA)
  • 1 ambassadors established in each target country (Canada, China, USA)
  • 18 SMEs that participate in the internationalisation mission conducted to each target country (Canada, China, USA)
  • 4 meetings that each SME has with potential partners in the scope of each internationalisation mission
  • 2 cooperation agreements or Memoranda of Understanding signed between the Partnership and international partners (sectoral and/ or business organisations) for each target market
Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 
CountryNameLink
Czech Republic
CzechBio
Czech Republic
HTI Cluster
Romania
IND-AGRO-POL
Greece
SEVE
Spain
VITARTIS
France
Matikem
Poland
Natureef Cluster
Sweden
Paper Province
Sweden
Packbridge
Czech Republic
STAR Research & Innovation Cluster
Hungary
OMNIPACK
Portugal
TICE.PT
Czech Republic
Asociace nanotechnologického průmyslu
Germany
Food-Processing Initiative

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
SMART food cluster Food Processing and Manufacturing

Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food, Food Packaging / Handling

Manufacturing & IndustryFood, beverage & tobacco products, Public health and securityFood security & safety

Advanced Packaging, Digital Industries
Lithuania Lietuva 25 12
Packaging Cluster Paper and Packaging, Plastics

Food Packaging / Handling, Packaging for machines

KETSAdvanced materials, Manufacturing & IndustryFood, beverage & tobacco products

Advanced Packaging, Digital Industries
Spain Cataluña 70 52
Nanoprogress z.s. Business Services, Environmental Services

Non weaving related to Textiles Technology, Textile fibres

KETSNanotechnology, Sustainable innovationSustainable energy & renewables

Advanced Packaging, Environmental Industries
Czech Republic Severovýchod 41 32
PLASTIWIN Plastics

Plastics and Rubber related to Chemical Technology, Textile fibres

KETSAdvanced materials, Sustainable innovationWaste management

Advanced Packaging, Creative Industries
Belgium Prov. Liège 96 78
InovCluster - Associação do Cluster Agroindustrial do Centro Agricultural Inputs and Services

Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food, Food Processing

Manufacturing & IndustryFood, beverage & tobacco products, Nature & biodiversityBiodiversity

Advanced Packaging, Creative Industries
Portugal Centro (PT) 174 140
BalticNet-PlasmaTec e.V. Automotive, Lighting and Electrical Equipment

Coatings, Nanomaterials

KETSAdvanced materials, KETSNanotechnology

Advanced Packaging, Environmental Industries
Germany Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 73 31
Secured Communicating Solutions cluster Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics, Smart cards and access systems

Digital AgendaICT trust, cyber security & network security, Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)Telecommunications

Digital Industries, Mobility Technologies
France Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 305 200