Mission Statement:

Promote collaboration between the industry and academia by facilitating research, generation and exchange of knowledge that provides measurable benefits to both universities and industry


This platform within the Society of Plastics Engineers is being formed to initiate and facilitate the transfer of fundamental knowledge to industry and industrial practices to academia

Key benefits:

  • Teaching and research programs will be better tuned to the industry needs and industry will be exposed to the latest research in academia
  • Students will get practical industrial experience; This will give them more visibility to career opportunities while allowing industry to look at students as potential employees
  • Long-term company-university relationships will be strengthened allowing academic research to focus on areas most desired by companies
  • Promotion of existing training material for academia to incorporate in existing curricula as well as industrial employees newly entering the field of plastics.

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