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Objectives European Polymer Converting Industry (EPCI) is a major European industry, comprising 50,000 companies – of which 85% are SMEs - and 1.4 million employees (source: EuPC 2008).

To encourage the EPCIs economic development, CLUSTERPLAST will develop support actions common to 6 regional clusters in Europe.

CLUSTERPLAST will set-up of a Joint Action Plan (JAP) designed to promote synergies between the local/regional authorities, business entities and research organisations from the 6 European regions. The JAP will support technology-led development in the regions, encouraging innovation through collaboration between RTD infrastructures and companies, stimulating new enterprise, attracting new investment through a number of varied initiatives, and coordinating actions to ensure consistent use of public and private funding.