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OUR PROCESS AT A GLANCE

CLIMATE CHANGE
REQUIRES COLLECTIVE
ACTION!

„Today, it is essential to be at the technical and technological forefront in the field of CO2 emission reduction in order to be able to best support our customers with the simple aim of caring for Mother Nature and ensuring the future. Plastics for Zero Emission allows us to have a broad but precise vision thanks to the help of the best actors in this field.“ Simon Gremaud, ARBURG AG

READY FOR
A CULTURE
OF OPEN
INNOVATION

TOGETHER WE CREATE
NEW PERSPECTIVES –
MADE IN SWITZERLAND

The global challenge of climate change requires collective action. Switzerland therefore wants to bring its CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest.

As part of the solution, the Innovation Booster Plastics for Zero Emission relies on the strengths of the Swiss plastics and composites industry. Together with the research community, disruptive ideas are sought and promoted to avoid CO2 emissions and waste, to save energy and resources as well as to develop fossil free and even negative emission materials.

By cooperation of all partners in the value chain, economic potentials shall be released and jobs created in Switzerland.
Join us and be a part of the solution!

INNOVATION BOOSTERS POWERED BY INNOSUISSE

More details about the Innovation Booster Programme can be found  here.

Our Vision for the funded period (2022-2025) is to have a significant impact on reaching “net zero CO2” in Switzerland by follow-up projects. These can either be R&D projects, funded by one of the industrial partner, or larger innovation projects funded by Innosuisse, regional funding agencies, European programs, etc.

NEWS & EVENTS

Ideation Workshop for Call 4 in Lausanne is in the books

Ideation Workshop for Call 4 in Lausanne is in the books

The Ideation Workshop for the 4th Call took place on 8 November at Tibits in Lausanne. More than 40 participants from industry and academia accepted the invitation and were able to experience a very constructive workshop with excellent food under the methodical guidance of Bambooster. During the workshop, new project teams were able to form initially and look at various approaches to solving the problems presented. The fact that both the workshop itself, the location and the food were...

Noriware Success Story – Redefining sustainable packaging

Noriware Success Story – Redefining sustainable packaging

Noriware, a Swiss start-up founded in 2022, has emerged as a beacon of hope in the fight against plastic pollution. Equipped with a ground-breaking technology developed in collaboration with ETH Zurich and FHNW, Noriware set out to revolutionise the packaging industry. Their goal? To find a long-term and sustainable solution to the global plastic problem. Their weapon of choice? Algae-based packaging materials that can be 100% composted at home, and in an unprecedented timeframe. Noriware's...

Preventing FOD during composite layup and avoiding material waste

Preventing FOD during composite layup and avoiding material waste

Beyond Gravity produces cylindrical, conical and ogive-shaped structures made from prepreg for space applications. Several measures are already in place to minimize Foreign Object Damage (FOD) risks and to ensure that only high-quality parts are produced. The Innovation Booster project aims to develop a detection system to prevent FOD during the composite layup process used in the production of functional composite panels. The system helps to avoid the waste of materials and to reduce the...