European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Advanced Smart Packaging

The purpose of this project is to foster cross-sectoral cooperation between the European clusters in the partnership and their SME members, as well as to support their SME members in going international and positioning them in the advanced smart packaging global value chain.

This will be done through the establishment of an ESCP formed by 6 European clusters which bring together different competencies to apply a cross-sectoral approach for the development of the advanced smart packaging global value chain. In this regard, the partnership brings together clusters involved with the final product (packaging), the application market (food), cross-cutting technology clusters (nanotechnologies, microelectronics, software, telecommunications and plasma technologies) and new materials (plastics, polymers and biopolymers).

The partnership clusters aim to cooperate in order to implement their internationalisation strategy towards defined target third countries (Canada, China and United States) and support AdPack² SME members in establishing cooperation with relevant counterparts in the target countries.

Therefore, the project includes the following activities:

  1. Training and knowledge sharing actions to prepare SMEs to go international
  2. Activities fostering cooperation agreements between partnership SMEs contributing to decrease sectoral boundaries
  3. Establishment of cooperation agreements with international business and research intermediaries in target countries
  4. Implementation of fact-finding and business internationalisation missions
  5. Establishment of ambassadors in target markets, to provide high added value service to AdPack2 SMEs
  6. Support the establishment of business partnership agreements to develop joint collaborative projects between the Partnership SME members and business and other relevant stakeholders from third countries
  7. Developing the exit strategy in order to continue internationalization support activities after the project lifetime


Events :


  • 28th June – 8th November, 2018 – Webinars to the core group – More Informations HERE
  • 13th November, 2018 – Second Fact Finding Mission in Shanghai – More Informations HERE
  • 2nd to 7th June, 2019 Canada (Toronto) –  also as part of the EU-Canada match making event delegation
  • 16th to 20 th June 2019 China (Shanghai)
  • September 30th to October 4th 2019 – USA (Washington DC and Philadelphia)


Project details :


  • Programm : COSME
  • Duration : 1/12/2017 till 1/12/2019
  • Coordinator : Nanoprogress z.s.  (Czech Republic)


Partnership :



Communication :


  • Official Brochure  HERE
  • May 16, 2019 – Press Release : AdPack² is the European Strategic Cluster Partnership for going international (ESCP-4i) of the Year 2019 here


Contact :


Marielle Campanella –


The AdPack² project has received funding from the European Union’s Cosme  programme under grant agreement n° 783418