Harald Bleier has more than 20 years professional experience in the development of plastic injection moulding machines, last as head of the R&D department with BATTENFELD Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH, an enterprise with address in Lower Austria, acting world-wide. He is mentioned as inventor in more than 50 national, European, USA and PCT patents. From 2002 to 2005 he was involved in the establishment of the regional polymer processing companies’ network „Kunststoffnetzwerk Ost”, a nucleus of the Plastics Cluster in Lower Austria.
Since 2005 he has been managing the Lower Austrian branch of the Plastics Cluster, a cross regional cluster initiative of 3 Austrian regions with about 400 member companies. Since 2010 he is also in charge of managing the Mechatronics Cluster in Lower Austria. Harald Bleier and his team of 5 project managers initiate collaborative projects of SMEs, coordinate national and international research projects, introduced and coordinate the Lower Austrian bio plastics initiative and many more.