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Goals

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Generate the appropriate breeding ground to inspire the creation of new business opportunities for companies, as well as start-ups and small technology-based companies.

Organizer:

THE MATERIALS OF THE FUTURE

Social challenges will shape the needs of the future. Climate change, the circular economy, sustainable mobility, food safety, health, Industry 4.0 and sustainable agriculture are the main guidelines that will shape the future of our society. In this context, materials will only be successful if they are able to meet the demands and needs of society.

The 20th century has seen the birth of plastics, their explosive growth and the extension of their field of applications to unprecedented levels. Thanks to their versatility, they allow the design of tailor-made materials capable of having almost any property and, therefore, solving the proposed needs. Today, plastic materials are present in practically all fields of economic activity and modern society cannot be understood without their presence.

Materials must be at the service of society's needs. Materials for reduction of contaminants and water consumption, solar panels, the mobility of the future, substrates for hydroponic growing, microplastic control, biogenetics, active packaging, rapid disease detection tests, cancer treatment, release of active ingredients and endless possibilities in polymers will be the protagonists of this event. All this within a new industrial framework where Industry 5.0, connectivity and Big Data, the marking of materials and technologies such as 3D printing, plastronics and flexible printing will be positioned.

This forum aims to address, in an eminently practical way, what is to come, those materials that will soon make our lives easier.

AGENDA

Program

CLIMATE CHANGE. AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECONCILE OURSELVES WITH THE PLANET.It is said that the human being attacks the weak health of planet Earth again and again. With a very high probability, this will not disappear. But we must be aware that it is increasingly difficult to maintain the optimal conditions for the survival and coexistence of humanity. Plastics, although they are often attacked precisely because they contribute directly or indirectly to these harmful effects on the planet, are so versatile, so extensive, that their capacity to solve problems in our environment has an incalculable impact. The development of new materials helps to establish the balance of greenhouse gas emissions, reduce energy costs in urban and industrial environments, sustainable mobility, renewable energies, are just a few examples that show the tip of the iceberg in the cure of our beloved planet.

PLASTICS AS A REVOLUTIONARY VECTOR FOR FOOD PRODUCTION AND FOOD SAFETY. Society is a tremendously complex, chaotic entity. To understand its structure, to improve its current efficiency, to promote equality, is a tremendously complex, abyssal challenge. Global food flows and balances run parallel to this complexity. They are absolutely necessary to maintain this social structure. Plastic materials are currently the main guarantors and spearheads in the improvement of food production means, as well as protagonists of the logistics necessary to carry food to any corner of the world, in terms of time, quality, security, and survival. Revolutionary innovations in the agricultural sector, be it optimisation of production systems, revolutionising them, in food transport, preservation, improvement of their properties, are absolutely necessary and challenging. Without plastic, this would not be possible.

BIOMEDICINE. FORGING THE HEALTH OF THE FUTURE.To live longer or to live better? Which is the better, quality or quantity? Having to choose between the two should not be an option. It is not reasonable, nor is it the goal. We want to live longer and with increasingly better quality of life. Polymers have been an unmitigated revolution and have marked an inevitable path that will be explored throughout the 21st century. When we hear talk about impressive concepts such as bioengineering, artificial organ generation, tissue regeneration, cancer therapy, all this happens with versatile materials such as polymers. There is no alternative, they are the ones that give us the opportunity. And we must not forget the great challenge of the future, a future that this year has come with something that was completely unexpected, the great nightmare: the bacterial threat, the inevitable persistence of infections, the viral pandemics. Polymers offer us great opportunities in detection, prevention, and treatment methodologies, in short, opportunities for hope.

THE TISSUE THAT GENERATES THE FUTURE: CONNECTIVITY, BIG DATA and ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.Technology is advancing at an unstoppable speed. And that is good. Solving the problems around us means always being one or two steps ahead. The great revolution of the 21st century is none other than the connectivity of things. Distances have become minimal, tiny and insignificant. This has led to the emergence of such culturally ingrained concepts such as Big Data, artificial intelligence, mining, and machine learning, among others. Concepts such as Industry 4.0 are already obsolete, it is time to talk about Industry 5.0, where the main paradigm lies in the man/machine duality and artificial intelligence. The development of new polymeric materials, needed to address all future challenges we face in terms of health, environment, sustainability, and food, they need tools that are up to task, ground-breakers. And here are these new technologies that revolve around connectivity, artificial intelligence, which can critically help the evolution of future materials...the ones we want to make and the ones we can’t even imagine today. They are our most powerful weapons.
8:30
Reception and registration
9.00
Opening and welcome remarks

CLIMATE CHANGE. AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECONCILE OURSELVES WITH THE PLANET.
Sustainable mobility
9:10
Plastics lead us to the mobility of the future Begoña Galindo (AIMPLAS)
9:35
Vision PI - A concept of individual mobility in 2040 Philipp Rosenberg (The Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT). Fraunhofer)
10:00
Polymers in advanced batteries: solid state battery technologies Óscar Miguel Crespo (CIDETEC Energy Storage)
Q&A time
10:45
Coffee break

Sustainable construction
11:15
Building a house with LEGO technique: 3D printed beams Jose Ramón Albiol (UPV)
11:40
Reaching the energy and climate goals: functional films in windows and solar panels Daniel Mann (TNO)

Microplastics
12:05
Microplastics. What is the real impact? Juan Francisco Ferrer (AIMPLAS)
12:30
Impact of microplastics on agrosystems and fluvial ecosystems Andreu Rico (Imdea)
12:55
Presence of microplastics in water and food and their potential impact on public health Clara Bollaín (Centro Salud Pública. GVA)
Q&A time
13:30
Lunch break
14:30
ENZPLAST* PROJECT WORKSHOP + VISIT TO AIMPLAS’ FACILITIES (at the same time)
*Enzplast project workshop: Use of enzymes in the plastics sector to achieve more efficient and sustainable processes

From waste to high value-added raw material
15:00
Drones to take care of the environment: remote detection of marine litter Dra. Estíbaliz López-Samaniego (AEBAM)
15:25
Bacteria and microorganisms to facilitate the recycling of plastics Pablo Ferrero (AIMPLAS)
15:50
WASTX Plastic: the world's largest modular recycling plant Stefan Thiel (BIOFABRIK)
Q&A time
Coffee break

BIOMEDICINE. FORGING THE HEALTH OF THE FUTURE.
17:00
From cancer to the detection of viruses and bacteria. Smart polymers. Pavel Bartosky (AIMPLAS)
17:25
Cryoprotectant polymers to preserve tissues and cells. Matthew I. Gibson (Universidad de Warwick)
17:50
Innovative polymers: the fight against ultra-resistant bacteria Héctor Martínez (Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe)
Q&A time
18:30
End of the sessions
9:00
Reception

PLASTICS AS A REVOLUTIONARY VECTOR FOR FOOD PRODUCTION AND FOOD SAFETY
9:30
How plastic materials will contribute to meet the food safety challenges Raquel Requena (AIMPLAS)
09:55
Bioactive film to prevent the spoilage in sliced cheese Guiseppe Meca (Universidad de Valencia)
10:20
The bioplastics of the future in the development of agricultural production and food packaging Rosa Puig Moré (Novamont Iberia, S.L.U)
10:45
Hydroponics: growing plants without soil Carlos Baixauli (CAJAMAR)
Q&A time
11:15
Coffee break

THE TISSUE THAT GENERATES THE FUTURE: CONNECTIVITY, BIG DATA and ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.
11:45
Industry 5.0 is knocking on the door. Are we ready? Ignacio Valero (LIS DATA SOLUTIONS)
12:10
What blockchain can do for the industry Juan Miguel Pérez (FINBOOT TECH)
12:35
Artificial intelligence. The new industrial paradigm of production processes Adela Ruiz (ITI)
13:00
A trip to Mars. Isotopically labelled plastics Julio Mora (INTA)
Q&A time
14:00
Closing remarks
Posters

Among the different activities that will be developed, there will be a Poster session on new scientific projects developed during the last three years in any of the conference themes.

The proposals must be sent before the 15th september 2021 with the following information:


The organisation will review the proposal and, once approved, you will be sent a template in order to mock up the digital poster and send it in PowerPoint or PDF format before the 27th September 2021.
The cost of participation is equivalent to the cost of entry (general fee). One poster admitted per entry.

ATTEND

Hybrid Event

Two types of assistance: Online and face-to-face

Fees
Venue


AIMPLAS Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico
Valencia Parque Tecnológico
46980 - PATERNA (Valencia) - ESPAÑA
N 39º 32,817' - W 0º 27,406'
Google Maps

How to get?
* From Valencia:
- CV-35 (Destination Ademuz)
- Exit 9AB (Parque Tecnológico-Mas Camarena)
- Exit 8A (Parque Tecnológico Este) or - Exit 8B (Parque Tecnológico Oeste)
* From Madrid, Alicante and Airport:
- A3 (From Madrid)
- A7 Circunvalación Valencia (Destination Barcelona)
- Exit 497 (CV-35 Ademuz)
- Exit 8A (Parque Tecnológico Este) or
- Exit 8B (Parque Tecnológico Oeste)

* From Barcelona:
- A7 Ring Road Valencia (Destination Madrid)
- Exit 497 (CV-35 Ademuz)
- Exit 8A (Parque Tecnológico Este) or
- Exit 8B (Parque Tecnológico Oeste)

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Accomodation

Recommended Hotels

HOTEL MAS CAMARENA

The Hotel Mas Camarena, 4 stars, located in the Technology Park, only 200 meters from AIMPLAS
Prices per night (IVA included)
- Double room 55.50 €
- HSingle room 51.00 €
- Price of buffet breakfast per person and night 10.50 €
Reservations: +34 963 11 09 50 o reservas@hotelmascamarena.com
Indicate attendance at an AIMPLAS conference .
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POSADAS DE ESPAÑA PATERNA

The hotel Posadas de Espana Paterna is located in the Technology Park 800 meters from AIMPLAS. Free internet WiFi. Quick and secure connection. Free parking for clients with assured availability.
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SH INGLÉS BOUTIQUE HOTEL

The Hotel SH Ingles is one of the best situated, 4 star hotels in Valencia. You can access the main tourist points of the city by walking or on public transport. The bus stops closest to the hotel are the daytime and night-time busses. The metro service will also be available just 500m from the hotel.
In our elegant rooms you can enjoy relaxation like you would at home. All our rooms are exterior, large and have bright, opening windows and a 32” television. Free WiFi in all rooms.

Price per night (IVA included)
- Double room 115 €
- Single room 105 €
- Buffet breakfast included
Reservations: +34 960 911 900 o grupos@sh-hoteles.com
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Fees

Not associated

400

Associated to AIMPLAS

300

Students

150

Unemployed

150


From the third assistant group discount of 20%
(Except students and unemployed)

Sponshorship

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING AS A SPONSOR?

Consult all the sponsorship options we offer.
Download the sponsorship dossier


ADVANTAGES OF SPONSORING THE EVENT

VISIBILITY AND POSITIONING

  - Promotion of your company during the event and logo placement on the signage, promotion materials and digital communications
  - Interview on a sectoral media outlet

NETWORKING

  - Moderation of a thematic segment of the conference
  - List of attendees (subject to prior authorisation)
  - Invitations to the event for your company personnel

BROADCASTING

  - Presentation at the conference (subject to approval by the Technical Committee)
  - Welcome-desk in the event venue
  - Mention in the press releases

Collaborators

Sponsors

Raorsa
Sp-Berner
Novamont

Organizer

AIMPLAS

Collaborators

MAV
Equiplast
esPlásticos
ITI

Media Partners

Revista plásticos modernos
Tecnología alimentaria y packaging
Bioplastics magazine
Futurenviro
Plásticos universales
Retema
Magazine Plástico
Plastics information Europe
MundoPlast
Plast21
Compositi Magazine
EPPM Magazine
Contact
info@plasticsarefuture.com
Elisa Mínguez - +34 96 136 60 40 – Ext. 180
Gemma Martín - +34 96 136 60 40 – Ext. 149