Facing Innovation

PICC has been a competence centre of HEIA-FR until the retirement of its founder, Prof. Dr. Rudy Koopmans. Since then, all previously started projects are run until completion by the scientific staff already known and allocated to these projects. You may get in touch directly with these people. In the medium term future, HEIA-FR has initiated quite a while ago a strategic plan on how to capitalize on the remarkable achievement of PICC during the past seven years by reorganising and further developing its activities in advanced bio-sourced materials and processing.
Plastics Update Conference 2023 About Us

Our Vision Is

We set out to be the leading and internationally recognized competence center that advances circular nature-inspired and innovative materials and products in plastics supporting a sustainable society.​




How can we improve the circularity of the existing plastics today...


Biobased Economy

How can we step into tomorrow considering biobased plastics...



How can we prepare the future exploring nature principals ...

Our Mission is

to deliver sustainable materials and product solutions for a circular plastics industry, by leveraging and managing the knowledge and resources of partnerships for implementing sustainable solutions.


We don't have all the skills ...


... but our network of experts does !


Ecobility Check
Trouble Shooting
Material Selection
Material & Product Development
Material & Product Solution & Prototyping
Material & Product Qualification

News & Events

Read the article "Ein Weg zur Nachhaltigkeit"

News | Monday, 11 December 2023

Plastics Update Conference 2023

🌿Reflecting on an incredible day at the Plastics Update Conference 2023! 🌍

Event | Tuesday, 14 November 2023 08:30 to 18:00


Rudy Koopmans

Vasiliki Mavrozoumi

Sonia Dietrich