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ECP4 Annual Conference, complete agenda now available!

Venue of the event: Arima Hotel

Address: P.º de Miramón, 162, 20014 Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Check out the complete agenda!

08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome and opening

  • Eva Garcia, Director of CIDETEC Surface Engineering Institute & Dr. Elena Jubete, Business Development Manager at Cidetec Surface Engineering Institute

  • Lola Elejalde, Innobasque Internalisation Director (Basque Innovation Agency)

  • Dr. Bertrand Fillon, Vice President of European Affairs at CEATech & ECP4 President - ECP4, The association’s mission

9:30 - New generation materials, Session 1

CHAIR: Elena Jubete, CIDETEC Surface Engineering

  1. Materials in the new Horizon Europe Program - Nieves González, Spanish Delegate Industry-Cluster

  2. EU-level requirements for recyclates: the need to boost investments in innovation – Silvia Freni Sterrantino, EuPC Senior Legal and Regulatory affairs manager & Packaging Division Manager

  3. Advanced Materials 2030 Initiative - Dr. Bertrand Fillon, Vice President of European Affairs at CEATech

  4. Intrinsically recyclable composites - Dr. Alaitz Rekondo, Head of Unit of Polymers and Composites in Cidetec Surface Engineering Institute

  5. Processing and re-processing charts for vitrimers - Josep Costa Balanzat, Professor of Materials Science at the University of Girona (UdG)

  6. Intrinsically recyclable and sustainable plastic products - Berta Gonzalvo, Research Director at AITIIP

11:30 Coffee break

11:45 - New generation materials, Session 2

CHAIR: Alaitz Rekondo, CIDETEC Surface Engineering

  1. IRISS CSA in Safe and Sustainable by Design - Amaya Igartua, Coordinator of Materials Initiatives at Tekniker

  2. The promotion of a framework to assess the safety and sustainability of chemicals and materials, - Javier Sanfelix, DG RTD Policy Officer (TBC)

  3. Standardisation of SSbD in the context of the Circular Plastics Alliance - Gilles Dennler, IPC Research Director

  4. UNLOCK, Sustainable biodegradable polymers from feather waste – Dr. Sarah Montes, Senior Researcher at Cidetec Surface Engineering Institute

  5. Sustainable building blocks for next generation of polymers - Dr. Coralie Jehanno, Co-founder at POLYKEY

13:20 - 14:10 Networking lunch

14:10 - 15:00: Visit to CIDETEC Surface Engineering

15:00 - Sustainable options for EOL of polymers and composites: novel strategies for reuse and recycle

CHAIR: Jan Diemert, ICT Fraunhofer & ECP4 vicepresident

  1. Circular Plastics Alliance and MORE platform - Marjan Ranogaje, EuPC Project Manager

  2. Plastics second life beyond mechanical recycling: closing the loop with PLASTICE project - Polymeris (speaker TBC)

  3. Improving circularity on railway applications, from innovation to standardization - Eduardo de la Guerra Ocho R&D Project Manager at Talgo

  4. PRIMUS PROJECT, Reforming Secondary plastics to become the primary raw material choice for added value products - Carolina Mejia, Innovation Project Manager at Mondragon Corporation

  5. BUDDIE PACK, Reusable Plastic for a Green Future - Guillaume Zietek, European Program Manager at IPC

16:40 - Panel discussion: EU Research programme for the plastics and composites industry – What do we need?

MODERATED BY: Benoît Hennaut, EuPC President

17:10 - closing by Bertrand Fillon, ECP4 president


What is ECP4?

ECP4 The European Composites, Plastics and Polymer Processing Platform is an industry-driven collaboration uniting the top-level European research institutions, regional plastic clusters, and EU-level industrial organisations of plastics and composites converters.

ECP4 facilitates informal networking among innovation partners. By making use of the different levels of expertise, it identifies opportunities for collaborative Research and Development efforts which yield industrial innovation. It, therefore, supports plastics and composites sectors in Europe to improve their competitiveness in the global economy.

Get in touch with the association's management to find out more about the group's activities.

Contact details

Federica Gallicchio

This event organised in media partnership with Aemac


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