Swiss Plastics Cluster

Short description

Boosting your competitiveness in plastics

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Standards, Products, Services

  • S Application development
  • S Consulting
  • S Workshops
  • S Contract research and development
  • S Further services
  • S Marketing / sales services
  • S Further education and training

About us

It is the mission of the cluster to enhance the competitiveness and productivity of its members by actively promoting plastic engineering technologies, fostering public-private partnerships, offering tailored continuous staff training, creating an exchange, networking and business opportunities between its members and value-adding services.

Fields of activity

1. Education and Training: Developing an education and training platform based on its members’ needs with respect to third party training for the apprenticeship as plastics technologist, continuous training as well as knowledge and technology transfer provided within the scope of conferences.

2. Technology & Innovation: Promoting activities in the area of research and development through pre-competitive joint-projects that allow every member to upgrade to the desired level of technology. Fostering competitive projects by connecting private and public actors as well as a state of the art technology monitoring through an exclusive member-only databank access and the organization of workshops.

3. Commercial Cooperation: Creating business opportunities by facilitating encounters between two or more members which in return leads to new product development, taping new markets or reducing cost.

4. Networking on a national and international scale: Visits of members and potential members by the cluster manager, ensuring networking opportunities among members by hosting technology meetings or business lunches at members premises, taking part in national and international events, actively promoting external organizations to participate in cluster activities, networking as well as matchmaking opportunities.