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Launch of the European ZEvRA project

The European Commission's declared aim is to achieve 0 CO2 emissions by 2035, particularly in the electric vehicle value chain. Consequently, the Horizon Europe ZEvRA research project (28 partners from 13 countries, running from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2026, €11.4 million grant, G.A. n° 101138034) aims to improve the circularity of light electric vehicles along their entire value chain, from materials sourcing and manufacturing to end-of-life processes. Polymeris is one of the 28 partners in the consortium.

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Your Voice Matters - Participate in the Innovators' Morale Barometer

We are delighted to invite you to take part in the 1st Baromètre du Moral des Innovateurs, initiated by the Association Française des Pôles de Compétitivité. Your experience and vision as an innovator are essential in shaping the future of our sector.
Why is your participation important? This barometer aims to gather your opinions, challenges and aspirations. The results will be shared with public authorities, the media and other influential players, offering a unique platform to make your voice heard and influence the decisions that shape our innovation ecosystem.

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Feedback on the Value4Pack project workshop at the Saint-Etienne packaging club

Feedback on the "Mapping of food packaging players in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes" workshop held on February 6, 2024
The first stage of the project was to identify and analyze food packaging players: in total, 15 regional structures were able to take part in this initial identification phase.
The next workshop on March 14, 2024 is now online!

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HI France label, find out more about our member who will be awarded the hi France label in January 2024

Are you planning to raise funds? Polymeris can help!
Since 2010, France's competitiveness clusters have been helping innovative companies strengthen their equity capital through a national label, the Entreprise Innovante des Pôles (EIP) label. In 2021, the French Competitiveness Clusters, within the Association Française des Pôles de Compétitivité, have decided to give a new impetus and strengthen their support for the search for private financing 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, drawing on the combined expertise of technological and market experts from the public and private sectors.

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Meet our members at JEC World 2024

JEC World is the world's No. 1 trade show dedicated to composite materials and their applications. Held in Paris, JEC World is the industry's leading trade show, hosting the main players in the market, who come together to develop their business and their network, as well as to share their innovations.

JEC World is "the place to be" for composite materials, with hundreds of product launches, innovation awards, a start-up competition, conferences, machine demonstrations... not forgetting the Innovation Planets, which present innovative finished products and multiple opportunities for networking.

Many of our members will be present at the show, so don't hesitate to meet them on their stands!

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Launch of the European Value4Pack project

We are pleased to announce the launch of the European Value4pack project, the first project proposal of the European S3 Food Packaging Partnership, which began on November 1, 2023!

Value4Pack aims to strengthen the capacity, competitiveness and resilience of players in the European food packaging value chain. The aim is to create a resilient inter-regional ecosystem between relevant penta-helix players in the regions concerned (manufacturers, research institutes, investors, regional authorities, consumers and NGOs).

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Polymeris strengthens its partnerships in Europe: three new European intercluster projects to stimulate collaboration and innovation.

Polymeris kicks off the new year with the launch of three Europe-wide interclustering projects: Value4Pack, IDEALIST and GreenSmartMed. These projects position Polymeris at the heart of innovation and transnational collaboration for the next three years. They will enable the cluster to develop and strengthen its partnerships in Europe and deploy new services and expertise for the benefit of its members.

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POLREC Innovation Open Call: 25 winning projects, including 9 from France

The results of the first call for projects launched as part of the European POLREC project coordinated by Polymeris are in: 25 SMEs have won, including 9 French ones, for a total budget of €660,000. The aim of this call for projects was to finance new, innovative polymer recycling processes, and it proved a resounding success, with 13 winning projects focusing on mechanical recycling, 8 on chemical recycling and 4 on digitalization.

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