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European Commission - CORDIS
An information space for European Research and Development (R&D) and exploitation of European R&D results.

European Technology Platform

Manufuture mission is to propose, develop and implement a strategy based on Research and Innovation, capable of speeding up the rate of industrial transformation to high-added-value products, processes and services, securing high-skills employment and winning a major share of world Manufacturing output in the future knowledge-driven economy.

Fórum Manufuture Portugal
The "Civic Association for Progress and Development in the Portuguese Manufacturing Industry - FORUM MANUFUTURE PORTUGAL" – aims to promote the reflection and the study of the problems within the Portuguese and European Manufacturing Industry. Practically, the aim is to develop long-term policies that will define a vision, a strategy and an action plan for the sustained development of the national and European industry over the next 15 years, in the sequence of the Lisbon Strategy and the Barcelona Summit.


The International Special Tooling & Machining Association (ISTMA) is an international association representing 30 special tooling and machining associations throughout the world.


ISTMA World is in charge of the central coordination and organization of all international activities. United under this roof are the following regional sections: ISTMA Americas ISTMA Asia / FADMA ISTMA Europe.

Horizon2020 is the website dedicated to the European Commission’s latest research and innovation framework programme, covering developments in policy, ongoing projects and research investigations.


ANI assumes itself as a platform that embodies the growing alignment of technology-based R & D, Innovation and Entrepreneurship policies in the areas of Science and Economics, with the main attribution of promoting knowledge appreciation, namely through greater And better collaboration and coordination between companies and SCTN.

European Cluster Collaboration Platform

Being at the service of cluster organisations, with a unique offer of facilities and tools to create a favourable environment for collaboration to emerge and develop, ECCP aims to become the leading European hub for international cluster cooperation, building cluster bridges between Europe and the world.


The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is a non-for-profit, industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies. It is the official representative of the private side in the 'Factories of the Future' public-private partnership.

Tooling Portugal

Pool-net – Portuguese Tooling Network is the entity responsible for the management of the Portuguese Engineering and Tooling Cluster, making the connection between institutions that support Portuguese mouldmaking industry (CEFAMOL and CENTIMFE), educational and scientific institutions and mouldmaking companies around a common strategy.


The GPPQ's mission is to liaise between Portuguese researchers and companies and the activities of the Framework Program (FP) through the mutual coordination of the Delegates to the Committees, the Network of National Contact Points (NCP) and representatives in the European Technology Platforms (ETP) and Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs). The aim will always be to improve the performance of national participants in European competitions and increase the financial return of Portugal's contribution to the FP, while promoting excellence in research and innovation.


We connect Companies and Universities, we make avaliable our competences and technologies. We offer consultancy services, we transfer knowledge.


The unique French competitiveness cluster for plastics and polymers, our mission is to create more innovation and make new R&D projects emerge, promote innovation in education and competences management for the plastics industry and open the companies development toward other industrial sectors and toward international cooperation


The VALENCIAN ASSOCIATION OF PLASTICS ENTREPRENEURS is constituted as a voluntary Professional Entity in accordance with the provisions of Law 19/1977, of 1 April, although since the mid-50s it had acted as a Group of Plastic Transformers. AVEP, at present, welcomes more than 110 companies in the plastics processing sector.

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