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R&D consortium for Plastics Innovation Competence Centre
An R&D consortium was created for the Plastics Innovation Competence Centre in January 2018, bringing together the expertise of three HEIA-FR institutes: Applied Research in Plastics (IARP), Chemical Technology (Chemtech) and Complex Systems (IcoSys). The consortium is focusing on scientific and technological challenges from Johnson Electric International in Morat, WAGO Contact in Domdidier, and the European Technical Centre of DuPont International Operations in Meyrin. Consolidating transversal knowledge and skills makes it possible to offer comprehensive and workable industrial solutions. The four-year R&D programme will advance industrial innovation in the areas of actuators and plastic components for the automotive industry and electrical connectors. INNOSQUARE initiated the creation of the R&D consortium by defining research themes and helping partners to draw up contracts for R&D collaboration.
Logistics and marketing support for Cluster events
INNOSQUARE is development partner to the three Clusters, which every year organize conferences, workshops and meetings. The Swiss Plastics Cluster has participated in several editions of the Swiss Plastic trade show in Lucerne and organizes its own Technology Days. The Building Innovation Cluster organizes Zero Carbon conferences and showcased its activities at Energissima 2018 in Bulle. The Food and Nutrition Cluster is involved in the organization of the Agri&Co Challenge. INNOSQUARE has been giving the Clusters support with the organization, logistics and communication of their events since 2015. Every year, more than 30 events are organized with the support of the INNOSQUARE platform which takes care of event websites, posters and brochures, speaker contacts, social network news, exhibition stands and reception facilities.
AlpLinkBioEco - Linking BioBased Industry Value Chains Across the Alpine Region
The transition from a linear fossil-fuel based to a circular bio-based economy is a key EU objective. To achieve this objective, the Alpine Space (AS) regions have significant biomass resources, strong industry sectors, and knowledge centers. Unfortunately, no holistic cross-regional approach exists to connect all relevant actors. The huge potential remains untapped for lack of innovative bio-based value chains (VCs). Thus, the AS regions have a common challenge to bring together bio-feedstock producers, intermediates processors, product developers, brandowners, retailers and product end users to address pressing societal needs with novel cross-regional and sectorial value chains for implementing a circular bio-based economy. The project’s main objective is precisely to develop a cross-regional circular bio-based economic strategy that includes a roadmap and demonstrators for intelligently assessing, selecting and creating innovative VCs for the AS wood, agriculture, food/pharma and chemistry sectors. The project targets all relevant stakeholders including, policy makers, cluster initiatives, sectoral agencies, research centres, SMEs and individual actors, who can benefit from the specific tools and engagement in the novel VCs. The Plastics Innovation Competence Center, member of INNOSQUARE, is the lead partner of the project.