Excellent science and industry dialog at the PROTECA-network breakfastCopyright: © Cluster of Excellence Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries
The operator network PROTECA invited 20 companies from the City of Aachen and the Region Aachen to the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV)
The basic idea of casually exchanging innovative ideas and opportunities for the own company while having a cup of coffee and a biscuit, was proved as popular during the PROTECA-network-breakfast (PRoduktionsTEChnologie Aachen). The aim of this event was creating a basis for practice-orientated-dialogs between scientists from Aachen and regional small and medium-sized enterprises.
Existing cooperations have been demonstrated through projects by the Institute of Plastics Processing. Furthermore the exiting development of the “StreetScooter” project was presented. Regarding the interdisciplinary scientific exchange, the participating companies rate the small round of talks as a highlight of the event.
Together with the department of economic promotion of the City of Aachen, the Region Aachen and the United Entrepreneurial Union, the Cluster of Excellence created a solid ground for the interaction and communication between practice and science with PROTECA. The future purpose is to strengthen this collaboration and to optimize manufacturing processes.
The next PROTECA-Event is planned for spring 2015.