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Your competitiveness cluster in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is the major region in which the cluster is based and operates, with a strong economy dedicated to chemistry and materials on an international scale and considerable potential for project development.

With its chemical and plastics valleys, it is also France's leading rubber-producing region in terms of workforce, thanks to the presence of the world's leading tire manufacturer Michelin, the only CAC 40 company to have its headquarters in the region. The cluster is in line with the regional guidelines for the industry of the future and is part of the network of 13 regional clusters with which it collaborates.

Resources and means


head office



Strategic partners

Industry partners:
  • IPC
  • Polyvia
Regional partners:

Universités Lyon St Etienne, Grenoble-Alpes, Clermont-Auvergne
CEA Tech, AxelOne, Itech, PlastiCampus, LPSE, CTCPA…
Techtera, Minalogic, Axelera, Cimes…

Funding partners:

Regional targets 2020-2025

Rubber, Plastics & Composites Ecosystem



by 2025

Innovation Project Reactor



new projects
each year

European and international visibility



new actions
and projects each year

Innovation Project Reactor


Intercluster actions within the framework of regional strategic domains and  intercluster regional working groups
(industry of the future, composites, circular economy)

Key figures


End-of-2019 participants


Projects financed
over 2018–2020



Rubber industry companies



Plasturgy and composite industry companies


The news

Polymeris launches monthly Plastics Valley meetings

Many of you joined us for this first edition of the Plastics Valley Monthly Meetings (RMPV). Thank you once again for your participation!
During this meeting, we were able to present the principles and objectives of this format, our services aimed at boosting your visibility, cluster news (events, new members) and current calls for projects. You'll find the presentation attached to this post.

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Find out more about: the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Innovation Partnership scheme

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region is launching its Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Innovation Partnerships scheme. Its main aim is to support the competitiveness of regional companies through short-term innovation projects, carried out by mobilizing the skills of a regional research and innovation organization, and aimed at developing a new product, service or process that meets the company's needs or challenges.

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Polymeris sets up in the Clermont-Ferrand ecosystem

As part of its new development strategy, Polymeris has opened a new office in Clermont-Ferrand. The new offices are located in Hall 32 of the Campus des Métiers et Qualifications autour de l'Industrie in the heart of the Cataroux park. A new innovation officer joined the cluster in early May.

This new location in the Parc Cataroux will enable Polymeris to be as close as possible to the Clermont-Ferrand ecosystem, its local members and in particular IPC, academics such as the Institut de Chimie, the Université de Clermont Auvergne and the CNEP. The Park was born out of Michelin's desire to continue developing its historic site in the heart of Clermont Ferrand. Conceived and realized with public and private players, educational organizations, entrepreneurs, multinationals, SMEs and startups, as well as representatives of civil society, the Parc Cataroux aims to be a collective response to the technological and economic challenges of today and tomorrow.

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Event June 28, 2023 - Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Region of engineers and technicians

The Region is organizing an event dedicated to bringing together companies and engineering and technical training establishments, in order to create and accelerate dynamics, drive new partnerships and mobilize stakeholders to act more effectively for our industries and territories.

Throughout the day, participants will be able to visit the stands of local schools and universities to find out more about their training offerings and their initiatives with companies, with over twenty of the region's engineering schools, IUTs and universities represented.

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Upcoming events

Find all our upcoming events by theme

Technical days


International congresses

Collective missions


Partners events

Pollutec: The largest show on solutions for the environment

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Clusters meet Regions 2023

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in Brussels

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Exhibition FIP 2024

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Past events

On one afternoon, September 29, 2023, innovation players from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region will meet at the CECOF in Ambérieu-en-Bugey.

This event is THE time to meet around the theme of plastic recycling this year

We invite you to the celebration of the 3rd anniversary of Plastic Velay

The Clermont innovation week is an event imagined, designed and animated for all those who make the metropolis a territory of innovations.

Addresses and contacts

Maison des entreprises

180 rue Pierre et Marie Curie

Sophie DUEZ

+33(0)4 74 12 09 76

Laurence MERCIER

+33(0)4 74 12 19 23

Campus Région du Numérique

78 route de Paris
69260 Charbonnières-les-Bains

Jean-Jacques LEGAT
+33 (0)6 88 39 54 07

+33 (0)6 31 31 04 50

+33 (0)6 48 18 88 76

Thibaut LEFORT
+33 (0)7 72 32 41 62

Annabelle SION
+33 (0)6 33 70 06 74

Plastic Velay

13, rue de la Grand Croix
43600 Les Villettes

13, rue de la Grand Croix
43600 Les Villettes
+33 (0)6 30 50 20 15

Hall 32

32 rue du Clos Four
63100 Clermont-Ferrand

Adrien SIMON

+33 (0)6 07 08 66 07

Bureau Lyon 8e

1 Boulevard Edmond Michelet
69008 Lyon

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