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European and international network

Elastopole’s European and international network

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’s European network


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 :

  • encouraging the emergence of a greater number of European projects through scientific exchanges,
  • putting together an ever more extensive network of European clusters,
  • being involved in European projects.


At a European level the Cluster is a member of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) and MANUFUTURE via Mécafuture inter-clustering.

European partners

  • Germany
    • Kunststoffland NordRhein - Westphalen
    • Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie
  • Belgium
    • PlastiWin
  • Spain
    • ASICE
  • Italy
    • CERISIE

Elastopole’s international network


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 :

  • the 2013 IRC (International Rubber Congress) which took place in Paris from 20 to 22 March 2013,
  • a competitiveness cluster sponsored mission organised to Germany on the fringes of K2013 in Düsseldorf with the support of the DGCIS and Ubifrance and in partnership with the Plastipolis cluster, a show during which the Cluster welcomed several member companies on to its stand.

International Partners

  • Brazil
    • SINDIBOR 
  • Canada
    • Vallée des Elastomères 
  • USA
    • Mississippi Polymer Institute 
    • PolymerOhio
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