Within the framework of its partnership with the National University of Science and Technology MISiS (Moscow, Russia), Université Paris-Saclay is organising jointly with the Digiscope Fablab a workshop dedicated to plastic UpCycling, from 30 June to 13 July 2019, which will take place at the NUST MISIS Fablab (Moscow).



Over the course of this 13-day workshop at the NUST MISiS Fablab in Russia, you will be involved in every stage of the building process of one or several functional machines for the Precious Plastic project. 

Precious Plastic is a global community working on the building of machines dedicated to recycling or, more specifically, to the UpCycling of plastic waste that is produced every day. In order to enhance the inherent value of plastic waste immediately after its collection, Precious Plastic machines enable plastic waste to be converted back into new raw material, locally, and then cast into objects for everyday use (containers, tools, urban furniture, etc.).

As they join forces in this participatory project, Université Paris-Saclay and MISiS are bringing together a team of international students motivated by new participatory approaches in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Workshops will be organised to teach participants different building techniques.

The workshop will be entirely led in English.



Participation in the Precious Plastic Workshop is entirely free. Transportation, accommodation and catering costs will be covered by MISiS and Université Paris-Saclay.



To apply, students must:

  • be enrolled with a Université Paris-Saclay member institution
  • be in at least second year of an undergraduate programme, in any field (humanities, engineering, materials chemistry, sport science, etc.)
  • have technical skills (3D Design, 3D printing, laser cutting, etc.)
  • have a good level of English.

6 Université Paris-Saclay students will be selected.


Interested students must send their CV and motivation letter before 21 April 2019 (midnight) via the link below.

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Any questions? Contact Sergei Shikalov <sergei.shikalov@universite-paris-saclay.fr>.