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R&D Booster Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - Opening of the call until February 21, 2023

R&D Booster: Financing the validation and prototyping stages of my collaborative R&D projects

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region is launching a new call for projects "R&D Booster" to increase the development of regional companies in connection with regional research laboratories.

This call for projects aims to promote public-private R&D projects to develop new products, processes or services. In concrete terms, this means optimizing all the functions of a product, service or process, estimating the impact and acceptability of the innovation and identifying collateral applications.

Meet our members at MECAPLASTRONIC CONNECTION 2022

With 10 editions to its credit, MecaPlasTronic Connection includes a B2B exhibition, Fablab workshops and a program of conferences and round tables dedicated to innovation in the fields of mechatronics, plastronics and printed electronics.

Many members will be present on the show, do not hesitate to meet them on their stands!

Meet our members at the Formnext 2022 exhibition

Formnext 2022 takes place from November 15 to 18 at Messe Frankfurt. In addition to the new products exhibited, numerous conferences are organized to exchange and better understand the current state of additive manufacturing technologies. Formnext is an opportunity to meet international players, from the aerospace sector to small startups, including the medical, automotive or large chemical groups.

Many members will be present on the show, do not hesitate to meet them on their stands!

The K trade fair is over!

A look back at the Polymeris highlights during the fair!

This year's K in Düsseldorf celebrated its 70th anniversary! With 3,037 exhibitors offering the widest range of innovations along the entire value chain, K 2022 offered a comprehensive overview of the industry. Exhibitors came from 60 countries, with strong participation from Europe, including Germany, Italy, Austria, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland and France (110+ exhibitors), as well as from the USA.

Polymeris worked with the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Business France and Polyvia to offer its members and partners visibility, innovation tours and networking opportunities to encourage meetings. In the run-up to the show, we raised awareness among our European and international partners in order to highlight our members supported by Polymeris at the show.

Salon K 2022 - Our partners at the show

Discover our international partners present at the show

Meet our members at the K exhibition from 19 to 26 October 2022

On the occasion of the "K", the world's No. 1 exhibition for plastics and rubber with 3,331 exhibitors from 63 countries and 225,000 visitors from 165 countries in 2019. Polymeris will be present on booth D04-16 in the French Pavilion, Hall 5 (materials).
Many of our members will be present at the show, so don't hesitate to meet them on their stands!

French-Korean Forum and Tech4Good event

POLYMERIS participated in the French-Korean Forum for innovative companies and Tech4Good event in Seoul from September 19 to 23.

At the request of the DGE, Polymeris participated in the French-Korean week held in Seoul from September 19 to 23, which included the 7th French-Korean forum for innovative companies and an event dedicated to technology start-ups Tech4Good 202.

Launch of the POLREC project

The European project POLREC "Supporting a green and resilient Europe through POLymer RECycling" funded by "Euroclusters", of which Polymeris is the coordinator, has started on September 1, 2022.


The objective of the project is double: to enhance the polymer industry’s capacity to reduce the environmental impact of its products while increasing the European strategic autonomy in its supply of raw materials for polymer production.

Launch of the CircVet project

The new CircVet Project starts!

Plastics are an essential part of our daily lives and they are everywhere, being an important catalyst for the progress of humanity. On the other hand, because of the way they are manufactured and used today, they are also responsible for 80% of marine litter and 26 million tons of waste per year. Furthermore, if we could recycle these materials, manufacture them more efficiently and apply circular business models, there would be a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions. These are just some of the reasons why the European Union has opted for a circular economy. (CE) in the plastics sector a centerpiece of its action plan.

POLYMERIS was present at IndTech 2022

IndTech 2022 is a flagship event on the European agenda, organized every two years by the European Commission in one of the countries holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Part of Horizon Europe's Cluster 4 "Digital, Industry and Space" program, this event mobilizes key European and global players on the theme of tomorrow's industrial technologies.

New projects labelled by Polymeris and funded

Discover Global Polymers

GLOBAL POLYMERS

Polymeris is pleased to launch the first version of the global Polymers marketplace platform to meet the needs of polymers and related products suppliers and solution providers on an international level.

Global Polymers (www.globalPolymers.net) aims to be a global marketplace for innovation, networking and business cooperation in the polymer industry.

Launch of the PLASTICE project

Integrating plastic waste in the circular economy: new project PLASTICE kicks off

Today, only 20% of plastic is recycled but a new EU-funded project – PLASTICE – hopes to improve this figure by introducing valorisation processes aligned with the latest chemical recycling technologies.

A-RING Newsletter N°3

With this third edition of the A-RING newsletter, we are pleased to share with you the highlights of the final event of the project in public, held at the University of Milan on May 31, 2022. The project partners had the opportunity to present the results of the in-depth work carried out over the last three years, while the main stakeholders of the Alpine Space had the chance to discuss together the past and future perspectives of the Intelligent Specialization (S3) Strategies (Research & Innovation) and to explore the possibility to join their efforts for the development of a shared R&I Agenda for the Alpine Space macro-region.

POLYMERIS - Feedback on the collective mission in Spain

Mission in Spain - May 2022

POLYMERIS, ADI Nouvelle-Aquitaine and EEN have organized a business mission in Spain, in the Basque Country and Navarre on May 31st and June 1st 2022. Within the framework of this mission, we took 4 actors of innovation from New Aquitaine to discover Spanish companies and technical centers. The objective of this mission was to initiate R&D collaborations and to identify technological opportunities in polymer and composite materials. B2B and company visits were proposed.

PERCY - Feedback on the collective mission to CANADA

Within the framework of their objective to develop relations with international partners, the 4 European clusters of the PERCY project, including POLYMERIS, organized a collective mission to Canada from May 30 to June 3.

Polymeris was accompanied by the other partners in the PERCY project (Polymer Recycling): Fonden Plast Center Danmark, Denmark, Project Coordinator,    Wirtschaftsforderung Raum Heilbron GMBH, Germany and Slovensky Plastikarsky Klaster, Slovakia. They were hosted on site by 3 Canadian clusters and 30 representatives of their members (companies and research centers).

POLYTRONICS, winner of the EDIH call for projects

A project to support the digitalization of polymer materials companies

POLYTRONICS is the winner of the "Initial Network of European Digital Innovation Hubs" (EDIH) call for projects launched by the European Commission to support the digitalization of polymer materials companies

Supported by the Polymeris cluster, POLYTRONICS is one of the 10 French EDIHs selected and funded by the European Commission as part of the "Digital Europe" program. This program aims to strengthen the adoption of digital technologies by companies and to build an ethical and sustainable European vision of the deployment of digital solutions for businesses (Artificial Intelligence (AI), cybersecurity and high performance computing).

The 18 members of the consortium mobilized for the construction of the POLYTRONICS application, as well as the associated partners, are delighted with this announcement which marks the starting point of a new stage in the deployment of the digital roadmap in three regions: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche Comté, Centre-Val de Loire.

Label HI France, The label of innovative companies to invest in

Are you planning to raise funds? Polymeris is with you!

Since 2010, the French Competitiveness Clusters have been helping innovative companies strengthen their equity capital through a national label, the Innovative Company of the Clusters (EIP) label. In 2021, the French Competitiveness Clusters, within the French Association of Competitiveness Clusters, wanted to give a new impetus and strengthen their support to the search for private funding for the growth and internationalization of startups and innovative companies. This national labeling process enhances the scientific base and market potential of innovations developed in France by drawing on the combined expertise of technological and market experts from the public and private sectors.

A-RING Newsletter N°2

With the second edition of A-RING newsletter we are pleased to further introduce you to the project and its consortium. In this volume, four A-RING project partners are presenting themselves, sharing the most relevant details of their institutions, their role in the project and main activities. The 2nd part of the newsletter is dedicated to an update on what has been achieved within the three A-RING work packages and a highlight of the latest events. Finally, you will find details about the partnership and the website and social media links, for learning in greater detail about ongoing and finalized activities, as well as about news and upcoming project events.

ELCA Newsletter

2021 has been an important year for the ELCA network. We have continued with the consolidation of the community by engaging in activities to stimulate cooperation among our members and foster innovation. In this period, the ELCA platform has proved to be a relevant tool to foster innovation campaigns linked to ongoing projects (RIGHTWEIGHT, ELCA COSME, AMULET), as well as to share funding opportunities (Horizon Europe and EIT calls for example) and technology offers among our members.

Meet our members at JEC WORLD from May 3 to 5, 2022

JEC World 2022

JEC World is the leading international trade show dedicated to composite materials and their applications. Every year in Paris, JEC World is the industry's leading event, welcoming all the major players in a world of innovation, business and exchange. Polymeris will be present on the Composites-Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Hall 5 Booth E70 with the other partner clusters and on the Polymeris stand Hall 5 Booth R80.

GUATECS, labelled hi France in March 2022

Since 2010, the French Competitiveness Clusters have been helping innovative companies strengthen their equity capital through a national label, the Innovative Company of the Clusters (EIP) label. In 2021, the French Competitiveness Clusters, within the French Association of Competitiveness Clusters, wanted to give a new impetus and strengthen their support to the search for private funding for the growth and internationalization of startups and innovative companies. This national labeling process enhances the scientific base and market potential of innovations developed in France by drawing on the combined expertise of technological and market experts from the public and private sectors.

Meet our members at the FIP show from April 5 to 9

Évènement phare et référent pour toute la profession, il fédère tous les acteurs pour porter haut la performance d’une plasturgie high-tech, compétitive et responsable avec plus de 10 000 visiteurs et 800 exposants dont de nombreux adhérents sur pôle !

Exchanges between Polymeris, Elastotech, Cycl-add and Olga GIVERNET

The Ain, France's leading industrial department, is renowned for its expertise in plastics, rubber and polymer manufacturing. The region has a dense network of highly qualified SMEs that are always looking for innovation and competitiveness.

ELCA has just released its 1st video!

Learn how ELCA aims to strengthen the cooperation between the experts in lightweight materials in strategic industries to increase efficiency and environmental sustainability. Hear from a selection of ELCA partners to learn the value of the ELCA network.

You want to position yourself on the export market? We can help you !

Do you want to position yourself internationally?
Polymeris, through the International Club, supports you in your export projects in several ways:

1) Trade fairs: we are present at the main events in the sector.
How do we support you?

  • On our booth, we prepare the trade fair together.
  • Through webinars on trade fairs and country focus to allow you to monitor and identify opportunities.

Announcement of DigiPrime Open calls for SMEs and Expert Evaluators

The H2020 project DigiPrime (www.digiprime.eu) is developing a new concept of Circular Economy digital platform overcoming current information asymmetry among value-chain stakeholders by operating a federated model of digital platforms for cross-sector business in the Circular Economy.

EPOXY resins - Launch of the European project VIABLE

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a commodity chemical produced in large quantities each year worldwide. It is used in the production of epoxy resins and polycarbonates. However, its endocrine disrupting properties and fossil-based composition raise concerns about its environmental impact and health toxicity, as well as its durability.

The VIABLE (Valorization of lignin bIomass into competitive components grAdually replacing BPA in the formuLation of Epoxy resins) project aims to improve the sustainability and environmental impact of epoxy resin manufacturing by reducing the BPA content in epoxy resin formulation by 20-50%.

Launch of the community for materials and the circular economy

Since 2020, the Polymeris, Materalia and Plastinnov Technology Platform clusters have joined forces to organize a cycle of webinars dedicated to Circular Economy approaches in the materials field and in which you have participated. These events provided the groundwork for the launch of the "COMETE" community (Community for Materials and the Circular Economy), which was initiated this summer.

Polymeris 2020-2025 strategy

The project led by POLYMERIS aims to become a leading, recognized and acclaimed competitive cluster, bringing together all the Rubber, Plastics & Composites players, around a POLYMERIS roadmap built around 2 major strategic axes: Industry of the Future and the Circular Economy.

COSMEBOOSTE: Creation of a digital expertise platform in cosmetics

Creation of a digital expertise platform for cosmetics, to assess the risk levels of content/container

The CosmeBooste project is financially supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, in order to "Boost the competitiveness of strategic regional sectors". Supported by a regional consortium of 7 public and private partners in the cosmetics and plastics industries, its ambition is to achieve three objectives:

On the road to smart materials and the digital transition of the polymer industry

The DIH (Digital Innovation Hub) Polytronics project aims to support polymer manufacturers in their digital transition for the plastics, textiles, composites and elastomers sectors, by offering them the opportunity to use the data obtained via AI. their products and their manufacturing processes. Polytronics combines expertise in AI and from these 4 sectors to meet the needs of businesses in a personalized, comprehensive and easy-to-access manner via a one-stop-shop powered by Polymeris.

 

Opening of a third place for innovation in the plastics industry

In order to meet this expectation of the plastics industry present in Haute-Loire, Polymeris has launched a third-place project thanks to the support of the Region, a unique place for meetings and exchanges between plastics professionals.

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