Promote and support contacts to develop competitiveness

As a Cluster, Proplast connect the industrial word in research and innovation in the plastic sector, integrating the industrial and academic competencies, approaches and needs

The Cluster management team is a group of expert in plastic materials, Proplast resources offer different types of services supporting the industrial development of the Cluster members.

Proplast’s experiences, gained in the last twenty years and the capacity to connect the industrial and the academy sector, allow it to be recognized as an International Cluster.

Until 2015 Proplast is recognized with the Silver Label - Cluster Organisation Management Excellence (quality label) awarded by ESCA, the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis, received from the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI) (03/2013)

Regional Innovation Cluster in New Materials Sector


Until 2008, Proplast is recognized by the Piedmont Region as a Regional Cluster in “New Materials” Sector and until 2016 is a part of the managing body of the Green Chemistry and Advanced Materials (CGREEN - Regional Cluster)

  • Call: I1b12_cluster – Azione I.1.b.1.2 “Sostegno alle attività collaborative di R&S per lo sviluppo di nuove tecnologie sostenibili, di nuovi prodotti e servizi”
  • Partners: Consorzio IBIS – P.S.T. – Proplast
  • Country: Italy
  • Duration: 01/01/2016-31/12/2018

PackAlliance: European alliance for innovation training & collaboration towards future packaging


The project aims to modernise the Higher Education curricula by enhancing its alignment with the Plastics Packaging labour market needs.

It is a Knowledge Alliance that brings together academic and industry partners from 4 EU countries (Spain, Poland, Finland and Italy) in order to foster Academia-Industry collaboration for innovation and competence building in innovative and sustainable packaging, as a nuclear element for the transition to the Circular Economy within the plastic industry.

  • Call: Erasmus+ – Cooperation for Innovation and the exchange of good practices
  • Partners: Campus Iberus – Ecoembes – AGH University of Science and Technology – Synthos – Tampere University of Applied Sciences – Università di Salerno – Proplast
  • Country: Spagna – Polonia – Finlandia – Italia
  • Duration: 01/01/2020-31/12/2022
  • Budget: €991.620

Development of new services for cluster member companies


Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) to build an Innovation model for Alp Clusters.

The project aimed at enhancing smart industrial transition in the regions of the Alpine Space by making use of the interplay between clusters and S3.

It offered a set of tools for cluster initiatives and regions to explore capacities and opportunities for transformation and to facilitate the identification and development of transformative activities based on need-based interregional cooperation.

S3-4AlpClusters community, supported by public authorities and S3 experts, is composed of Cluster managers, entrepreneurs and academic word.


  • Call: Alpine Space 2014-2020
  • Partners: Business Upper Austria – Regione del Veneto – Poly4EmI hosts by Anteja ECG d.o.o – Innovations und Technologietransfer Salzburg GmbH – Université de Franche-Comté –  PROPLAST – Fondazione Cluster Tecnologie per le Smart Cities&Communities di Regione Lombardia – Provincia autonoma di Trento – Hub Innovazione Trentino – Regione Lombardia – Bayerische Forschungsallianz GmbH – Sluzba Vlade RS zarazvoj in evropsko kohezisko Politiko – VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH – INNOSQUARE CLUSTERS HES-SO//FR HEIA-FR
  • Country: Austria – France – Germany – Italy – Slovenia – Switzerland
  • Duration: 01/11/2016-30/04/2019
  • Total budget: €3.921.964
  • Project results


Development of a training software of SMEs production management


Development of a Training Program on Advanced ICT Tools for enhancing Manufacturing Process Planning competences in Plastic Industries SMEs. Clusters, plastic industry associations and academia, representative of the plastic sector, are the partnership of the project.

  • Call: Erasmus+ – Cooperation for Innovation and the exchange of good practices
  • Partners: AVEP – Poolnet – Proplast – Universitat Politecnica de Valencia – Uniersitè de Bordeaux – Giz Grozd Plasttehnika
  • Country: France – Spain – Portugal – Italy
  • Duration: 01/09/2016-31/08/2018
  • Total budget: €545.000

Development of a training program for enhancing the adaptation of plastic SMEs business models to Industry 4.0


Transnational Strategic Partnerships are aimed to develop initiatives addressing one or more fields of education training and youth and promote innovation, exchange of experience and know-how between different types of organizations involved in education, training and youth or in other relevant fields.

Strategic Partnerships offer the opportunity to organizations active in the fields of education, training and youth, as well as enterprises, public authorities, civil society organizations active in different socio-economic sectors to cooperate in order to implement innovative practices leading to high quality teaching, training, learning and youth work, institutional modernization and societal innovation.

  • Call: Erasmus+ – Cooperation for Innovation and the exchange of good practices
  • Partners: AVEP – PoolNet – Centimfe – Nunsys – Politecnico di Milano – Proplast
  • Country: Spain – Portugal – Italy
  • Duration: 01/11/2018-31/10/2020
  • Budget: €269.885
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We offer a wide range of services for the industrial growth of our members


Proplast connect the companies with potential partners / suppliers / clients to increase the competitiveness of the value chain they belong to.

Funding R&D opportunities

Proplast supports the companies that are looking for funding to their R&D activities by public calls for funding (es. H2020, Piedmont Region, Ministry).

EU_Funded Cluster projects

Proplast is active in EU projects specific for clusters, in order to constantly improve the quality of the services supplied to the members and to facilitate the internationalization.

Creation of events

Proplast is expert in organizing congresses, seminars, workshops, technical tables.

Regional Innovation Cluster

Until 2008, Proplast is recognized by the Piedmont Region manager of the Regional Innovation Cluster “New Materials” and until 2016, as part of the managing body of the Green Chemistry and Advanced Materials CGREEN offering a different services to the regional companies.