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Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

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Coopetition: The Key to Packaging Sustainability?

Lisa Spicka  (Founder & Principal, Maracuja Solutions)

Alyssa Harding  (Operations and Packaging Collaborative Director, OSC2)

Jake Hebert  (Sales & Marketing Manager, Futamura Group)

Date: Wednesday, December 2

Time: 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Track: Advancements in Packaging

Vault Recording: TBD

A rising tide raising all boats illustrates the basic principle of coopetition, in which competitors collaborate to address shared challenges—allowing the individual companies to become more competitive where it really matters. Attend this session to learn how industry players are using coopetition to make better products and build new supply chains that drive profits but also conserve natural resources and minimize the environmental and social impacts of packaging.
You will learn:
  • How to identify, communicate with, and build trust with supply chain partners
  • How to identify shared challenges and find shared solutions while protecting proprietary knowledge
  • How the packaging space is using coopetition to develop new biodegradable materials and solve the complex sourcing challenges that come with them