Elastopole wants to become a reference cluster in Europe for collaboration and innovation in the field of elastomers. To do this, it has established links with several European partners to give its members the keys to European and worldwide innovation.
Elastopole has established links and wishes to develop a network of several European clusters, to allow its members to establish technological partnerships and access know-how within European projects.
Also, the European Union’s 2014-2020 Horizon 2020 programme provides access to new funding. The Cluster has taken several actions to give its members access :
Outside Europe the Cluster has established strategic relations with several professional associations and clusters in major industrial countries with a view to providing its members with connections to businesses and research laboratories right around the globe for the purpose of establishing innovative technological partnerships.
These contacts are regularly maintained through participation in sponsored missions and meetings, often held during trade shows. So, after several missions to India, the USA on bio-polymers and to Quebec, in 2013 Elastopole participated in :