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In 2013, Elastopole put together a new strategic road map as part of phase 3.0 of the competitiveness cluster policy launched by the government for the 2013-2018 period.
Apart from its support missions for collaborative research projects, Elastopole has developed a more complete range of services for its members as part of this road map, the objective of which is to facilitate the acquisition of value by new products, processes and services and to promote job creation.


Skills search


Elastopole responds to all requests from industrial companies and academic institutions for searches for skills within its network and those of its partners (Mécafuture, Polymers Technologies, market clusters) as well as through regional networks (clusters, ARI (regional innovation agency), incubators).


Project support


Elastopole has strengthened its project support role, in order to

  • Promote the marketing of innovations, products and innovative services.
  • Assist SMEs in their role as owners or partners in collaborative projects.
  • Provide complementary scientific expertise where required.

Funding


Elastopole provides support to its members when they are looking for funding for innovative projects via devices such as the EIP label, Investissements d’avenir, European funding or even tax credits.
Similarly, the cluster supports its members in their relations with public authorities for funding for investment or research projects.


International development


To support the development of companies internationally and to promote international technology partnerships, Elastopole suggests that its members take part in Mécafuture’s sponsored missions.
The cluster also offers the possibility to its members of having a presence at numerous trade shows for the sector throughout the year, to make new contacts and prospect international markets.


Economic intelligence


A shared knowledge base for the sector is currently under construction and a customisable technology and economic watch is available via the members extranet.


Training


Every year, Elastopole, as a training organisation, organises several training days, allowing companies in its network to address subjects such as creativity, R&D funding, nanosecurity, industrial property, etc.


Human resources


Elastopole puts all its skills at the disposal of companies, to provide them with access to manpower trained to match their needs.
For this, Elastopole works along two closely related lines :

  • Support for initiatives aimed at the creation of new initial training :
    • By endorsing the training provided by existing organisations : universities, colleges, institutes
    • By promoting the industry’s image, particularly the rubber industry, to the general public, especially young people.
  • Taking on board changes in professional areas, through collaboration with :
    • Initial and ongoing training organisations.
    • The rubber trades observatory.
    • Trade associations : UCAPLAST, SNCP, plastics federations, etc.
    • The OPCA (French training body) for the rubber industry : AGEFOS PME.
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