• IPPT_TWINN: Reinforcing the scientific excellence and innovation capacity in polymer processing technologies of the Faculty of Polymer Technology


<strong>Project financing value:</strong> 1.188.125 € Project financing value: 1.188.125 €
<strong>Duration of project:</strong> January 2023 - December 2025 Duration of project: January 2023 - December 2025


The project conducted on the basis of the Grand Agreement for an Action with multiple beneficiaries within the Horizon Europe Framework Programme and the Twinning (HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03) call, project number 101079051.


Global annual consumption of plastics is expected to increase from the current 368 million tons (2019) to 1.1 billion tons in 2050. However, this growth also poses some dangers, such as the increasing amount of plastic waste and a rise in CO2 emissions. One of the ways to tackle these problems is to produce more durable products and to use processing technologies that generate less waste. The IPPT_TWINN project addresses both methods, as more durable products can be manufactured through a better understanding of processing methods and waste can be reduced through the application of new technologies and better waste management.

The main objective of IPPT_TWINN is to increase the knowledge of polymer processing at FTPO. This will be achieved both through joint scientific work with 4 partners from 4 EU countries, covering several advanced processing techniques and through the organization of a series of events such as workshops, summer schools, expert visits, etc.

However, the project is organized in such a way that not only FTPO, but all four partner institutions will make progress in this area. Although partners knowledge largely overlaps, each is a specialist in a particular field, and together they represent a concentration of knowledge in the whole field of modern polymer processing.

The proposed joint research work will improve the research excellence and innovation capacity of researchers at FTPO that will result in more scientific publications in high-impact journals. This will make FTPO more attractive as a partner also for other educational and research institutions. Industry representatives will also be invited to the events to be organized, which will increase the visibility of all partners in the business sector and strengthen cooperation. Last, but not least, one of the main goals of the project is to train researchers, especially the young ones, how to find suitable calls, right partners and to prepare and manage excellent project proposals.


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Event date: 14. 5. 2024 - 15. 5. 2024 Export event
2nd IPPT_TWINN conference: Challenges, trends and solutions in developing and processing biobased products
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2nd IPPT_TWINN conference: Challenges, trends and solutions in developing and processing biobased products

Faculty of Polymer Technology (FTPO), Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

The aim of the 2nd IPPT_TWINN conference is to connect different stakeholders from industry and academia interested in the topic of biopolymer materials and biocomposites, with the focus on challenges, trends and solutions for the present and future of different industries such as; packaging, automotive, construction, aero and furniture. 

 Main goals are to share knowledge, good practices, ideas and to make new connections between R&D institutions and companies and between different companies in the value chain. With interesting presentations on status and trends, new research findings and innovations, real life case studies from companies, a panel discussion of experts and B2B meetings we expect to create new partnerships and value chains between and among academia and industry stakeholders. 

Join us at:

2nd IPPT_TWINN conference: 

Challenges, trends and solutions in developing and processing biobased products
14th -15th May 2024, 

Zaragoza, Spain

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