WIINTECH – Plastipolis, Director General
Helping SMEs accessing international markets– The WIINTECH Network experience: 14/11 – 13:45 – 14:30
Patrick Vuillermoz is graduated from the Ecole Centrale Paris in 1992 (Eng. PhD in mechanical and aerospace Engineering) and from University of Concordia, Canada in 2005 (MBA). He held different positions in the aerospace sector (SAFRAN, CNES – French Space Agency, EADS-Astrium) where he has been involved in many industrial developments such as Ariane 5 launcher, orbital spacecrafts or defense systems. His activity has been including several international cooperations at European level as well internationally (USA, Russia, and Japan).
From 2006, he is general manager of the French competitiveness cluster for plastics and polymers industry, Plastipolis, which is gathering more than 350 members including 220 companies (90% of SMEs). From its creation in 2005, Plastipolis generated a portfolio of more than 150 national or EC projects for 400 M€ overall budget.
As General Manager of Plastipolis, P. Vuillermoz has been involved in numerous European projects (e.g. NMP projects: MULTIHYBRID, COTECH, NANOCOM; ICT: COLAE; Factory of the future: IMPRESS, 3D-Hipmas; Regions of knowledge: CLUSTERPLAST; CIP: WIINTECH, Health2care; Interreg Alpine Space: Alplastics).