Throughout history, the ICIPC has received different awards, some which are worth noting are:

2016 - Maximum category A1 given by Colciencias for the Group of Applied Research in polymers

grafica-grupoa1-colcienciasThe group of applied research in polymers of ICIPC obtained the highest category "A1" in the recent Colombian call for the recognition of research and technological development groups of the National innovation System of Science, Technology and innovation.

2014 - El Colombiano ejemplar Award 2014, category Science and Technology-Institution


ICIPC received the El Colombiano ejemplar award (Exemplary Colombian). This award is given by the Antioquian newspaper, el Colombiano which has highlighted for 16 years the work of people and institutions that give example to the general public. This award was granted by unanimous decision, March 4, 2015 at the Metropolitan Theatre in Medellín.


2013 - Lápiz de Acero Award 2013


The ICIPC along with ESTRA Industries (A Colombian plastic company) received the "Lápiz de Acero Award" in the category of Industrial Design, Product Area, with the development and design of a modular and stackable plastic locker. This award was given in Bogota.

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2009 – Prepaid Energy Counter: Award at NPE 2009


Winner of the People's Choice Award in the "International Plastics Design Competition", with the design of a prepaid energy meter by students of the Faculty  of Product Design at the University EAFIT, presented by ICIPC and the company Excelec Cia. Ltd.


2008 - Red Dot Design Award 2008

silla-menta-reddot-peqIn 2008, the ICIPC along with the company Manufacturas Muñoz - MUMA, received an honorable mention at the Red Dot Award for the Menta Chair in the Product Design – Furniture category.

2008 - Order of Merit Don Juan Del Corral Grade Silver

concejo-mllinAwarded by the Council of Medellin for ICIPC 15 years of foundation, in February 2008.

2006 - INNOVA – Award 2006: Award for technological innovation

menciondehonor1The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism awarded the honorific mention for technological innovation for SMEs (Small and Medium sized  Enterprises) - INNOVA to the ICIPC, rewarding its commitment to generate knowledge and develop talent and technology, through the design  and implementation of a comprehensive set of software tools. These software tools are easy to use, reliable and sufficient to solve quickly  most of the problems in polymer processing, especially in the areas of injection molding and polymer extrusion.


2003 - The Harvard Business School deemed the managing of ACOPLASTICOS as a Study Case No. N9-703-437

reconocimiento3The Business School of Harvard University in its study case N9-703-437 2002 devoted a large part to the role of ICIPC in the success of Acoplásticos for the benefit of productive chains in Colombia.


2003 – "Grand Officer" Medal, order of Industrial Merit

mini-dllo-econAwarded by the Minister of Economic Development, according to Decree 380 of 2003.


2003 – Award given by the Government of Antioquia to ICIPC for 10 years of its Foundation

decreto-merito-gobBy decree No. 0156 of February 19, 2003. Order of Civic and Industrial Merit Mariscal Jorge Robledo Plata in February 19, 2003.


2003 - Resolution No. 260 of honors February 20, 2003

res-honoresAwarded by the Legal Ethics Committee of the Colombian Senate.


Turning knowledge into wealth


By 2021, ICIPC aims to grow integrally by 50 % generating benefits for the Institute, through national and international consolidation of its technological value-added services and certified quality standards, to generate and apply knowledge, retain core talents and create new strategic alliances that contribute to sustain its growth and autonomy

* MEGA: It is the largest and ambitious goal of the organization.

The Rubber and Plastic Institute for Training and Research, known as the ICIPC from its initials in Spanish, is a non-profit technology development center, leader in Colombia, which provides technology solutions to the plastic, rubber and related industries, such as, automobile, foods, pharma, consumer products, packaging, internet of things, among others.

During its 23 years of operation, the Plastic and Rubber Training and Research Institute has conducted various activities for the benefit of enterprises working in the plastic and rubber chains in Colombia and Latin American countries. Up to 2015, the Institute had satisfied the needs of more than 1200 enterprises belonging to the most diverse sectors of the Colombian economy. Of those enterprises, more than 700 belong to the production chains referred to and are located in the main cities on Colombian territory.

The structure of the technological services provided by the ICIPC in 2015 for Colombian and Latin American enterprises is corresponding to Research, Development and Design that constitutes 80 per cent of the Institute’s portfolio, followed by specialized laboratory tests with 12 per cent and training with 8 per cent.



On April 21st of 1987, the “Foundation Institute for the Plastic and Rubber Research and Training” ICIPC (Spanish acronym) was created with the purpose of effectively contributing to increase competitiveness and productivity of the companies in the plastic and rubber sector, according to the decision of the founding partners. The ICIPC officially began its operations on February 22nd of 1993, the date of its inauguration.

The founding partners of the ICIPC are:

  • FORMACOL, a plastics company located in Medellin, Colombia
  • EAFIT University, one of the most important universities in the country
  • ACOPLASTICOS, the Colombian Association for the Plastics Industry

In 1988, The German Association for Technical Cooperation offers its support to the ICIPC for 10 years, donating funds for the acquisition of equipment for the laboratory and other processes, as well as sponsoring the training of a group of researchers in some of the most important German institutions.

Since its foundation in 1987, the ICIPC has been working in the following activities:

  • Training for technicians, engineers and experts
  • Applied research
  • Technical consulting in processing of plastic and rubber

Since 1996, COLCIENCIAS (Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia) on behalf of the Government offers support to the ICIPC’s projects in innovation and technological development. In 1998 SENA (National Learning Service) joined the ICIPC as a special adherent partner.

In May of 2010, the inauguration of the ICIPC building expansion took place. This was accompanied by important personalities such as the President of the Republic, Alvaro Uribe Vélez; the director of COLCIENCIAS, Juan Francisco Miranda; as well as the presence of over 150 executives from different companies of the plastic and rubber sector.


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ICIPC at its beginings ICIPC currently


Nature of the ICIPC

  • Non-Profit Foundation
  • Service Company opened to public
  • Academic Center
  • Research and Development Center
Monday, 09 September 2013 10:26

Ley de protección de datos personales


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