Reinforcing the scientific excellence and innovation capacity in polymer processing technologies of the faculty for polymer technology and the broader Balkan region
The polymer processing sector in Slovenia and worldwide has been growing steadily for decades, with a continuously increasing demand for innovative know-how and research services in this field. IPPT_TWINN focuses on specific challenges and opportunities in the field of polymer processing in Slovenia the wider Balkan region. These challenges refer to a great need for know-how, research and transfer of knowledge in innovative polymer processing technologies. As the main beneficiary of IPPT_TWINN, the Faculty of Polymer Technology (FTPO), is the only higher education and research institution in the region which is focusing explicitly on polymer materials and technologies, the action aims at reinforcing its scientific excellence, innovation and teaching capacity, with the strategic goal of becoming a regional lighthouse in this field in Slovenia and the broader Balkan are. For this purpose, the IPPT_TWINN consortium has planned a mix of workshops, staff exchanges, joint work, summer schools, and other events, which will create a long-lasting and effective partnership that will have a significant impact on the evolution of the polymer processing sector in the region.