PackAlliance is a Knowledge Alliance that brings together academic and industry partners from 4 EU countries (ES, PL, FI and IT) committed to foster Academia-Industry collaboration for the development of new skills and competence building for innovation towards the transition of the plastics packaging industry to a circular economy model.
PackAlliance aims to:
- equip higher education students and industry professionals with updated skills required for circular economy transformation of the plastic packaging sector
- modernise and align Higher Education Institutions (HEI) curricula with the plastic packaging industry needs
- establish long-lasting collaboration schemes between HEI and industry on knowledge, talent transfer and entrepreneurship in sustainable plastics packaging.
The PackAlliance consortium is supported by a strong network of 15 associated partners, representing EU industrial associations, business clusters, large companies and SMEs, regional governments, and higher education accreditation bodies. It also brings together 3 members of the Coordination Group of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform.
The project involves a comparative analysis of Higher Education training available versus skills demand in the plastics packaging sector for a transition to a circular economy and creates "PackAlliance Hubs" to connect academia and business to stimulate skills up-take, innovation and entrepreneurship.