Inspiring plenary sessions, informative workshops and targeted 1:1 meetings.

Dear reader,

Extratex partnership (European TEXtile-TRAnsport-Sustainability paradigm for industrial clusters EXcellence in cross-sector innovation) is glad to invite you to join the first Virtual Exchange experience around sustainable materials.

The event is a unique opportunity to start dialogue and co-operations with leading companies from Slovakia and many other European regions in the area of plastic, sustainable materials and polymers.

The program encompasses 3 days of work during which you can meet Slovak industries and get advantage of innovative solutions from the sustainable materials ecosystem. This will allow you the generation of cooperation ideas by linking sustainable materials to textile, automotive and other manufacturing sectors in Europe.

All participants have the opportunity to hold private b2b meetings through B2MATCH platform during the two dedicated sessions. 

Topics addressed

  • Biodegradable plastics
  • Circular economy in trans-sector cooperation
  • Bio-materials in textile and automotive
  • Polymer-based products (fibers, films & plastics)
  • Innovative solutions for bioplastic applications
  • Roadmap to future
  • Funding opportunities for sustainability
  • Virtual visits to Slovak companies

How can you benefit from this event?

  • Publish and showcase your products, projects, services or business needs to event participants.
  • Initiate and arrange promising pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings at the event
  • Generate fresh leads and meet new contacts in a time and cost-efficient way
  • Start new business and cooperation opportunities
  • Stay one step ahead of your competitors by being seen at the event.

The Top 5 objectives to make your stay a success:

  • Meet Partners and Customers
  • Discover New Products & Services
  • Prepare Purchases or Projects
  • Meet New Suppliers
  • Get Information about latest's trends.

The schedule

·       2nd February 2021: Workshop on BIOPLASTICS AND CIRCULAR ECONOMICS

·       3 March 2021 - morning: First round of virtual visits to Slovak companies

·       3 March 2021 – afternoon: Virtual brokerage (B2B and C2C meetings)

·       10 March 2021 – morning: Second round of virtual visits to Slovak companies for inter-sectoral cooperation

·       10 March 2021 – afternoon: Virtual brokerage (B2B and C2C meetings)


The link to the registration form is available in the attached programme. For more details, check these out:


For more info: https://extratex.eu-vri.eu/



The ClusterXchange programme is a pilot programme to support short-term exchanges to better connect Europe’s industrial ecosystems. It aims to facilitate transnational cooperation, peer learning, networking and innovation uptake between actors of different industrial clusters. It is implemented with support from cluster organisations that have teamed up in ESCP-4x partnerships, like EXTRATEX.

The Xchange programme supports short-term visits to better connect Europe’s industrial ecosystems. Take part to a Xchange and you can:

  • Learn from actors in another cluster;
  • Explore growth opportunities in new markets;
  • Take up new technologies;
  • Invest in strategic interregional collaboration. 

You can candidate yourself to be a visitor or a host if you are a SME or a scaling-up organisation that is cluster member from COSME countries.
Lump sums are available for visitors, to cover their travel and accommodation expenses Exchanges can last from three working days up to one month
If you do not know where to go or who to visit, the EXTRATEX Xchange Programme proposes two predefined opportunities for visitors.

For more information about the target countries and organisations, please refer to the dedicated section of the ClusterXchange website at www.clustercollaboration.eu.


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