South Poland Cleantech Cluster

Janusz Kahl, CEO in South Poland Cleantech Cluster has been chosen by the
European Commission as member of the Steering Committee for the project

„Skills for smart industrial specialization and digital transformation”

for Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) acting under the powers delegated by the European Commission EASME / DG GROW, which has been granted to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Luxembourg.

EASME is the largest EU agency managing, among others, EU funds from the HORIZON 2020, COSME, LIFE and ERASMUS+ programs.

Members of the Steering Committee will:

  • monitor work and perform reviews of reports developed by PwC
  • meet in Brussels with EASME and the European Commission to review progress and discuss the preparation of periodic reports, which should be approved by the Steering Committee
  • participate in teleconferences
  • provide advice and guidance during work

Se more: Steering Committee

SPCleantech as Pre-Accelerator Point for Polish startups organized on 27.06.2016 the third workshop “Find your customer first !!!” of the series of 6 workshops and 2 conferences. The aim of the workshop was to provide experiences of Polish and Scandinavian mentors to Polish start-ups and coaches. SPCleantech is working with a group of experienced mentors from Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

“The goal of a start-up is to figure out the right thing to build – the thing customers want and will pay for – as quickly as possible.” – Eric Ries,  “If you’ve invnted something new but you haven’t invented an effective way to sell it, you have a bad business – no matter how good the product.” – Peter Thiel

You might think your idea or innovation is great, but if you want to start a business, it doesn’t matter what you think. What matters is what the customer think.

During this workshop our mentors presented a new customer-centric model of working with start-ups and told about:

  • Different sales & revenue models
  • Sales manager – his responsibilities and skills profile
  • Direct and indirect sales channels
  • Diagnosing clients needs and satisfaction
  • Building sales team
  • Pricing models for different target groups and products (from success fee to monthly subscription to unit price)
  • Building long term relationships with key clients
  • Sales proposition – its structure, message and layout

There was limited number of places. Workshop was in English.

Special guests during the workshop were Rafał Szczepanik (PL) and Magnus Lüttkens (S).

Rafał Szczepanik-CV                   CV-Magnus Lüttkens.se                 3. workshop

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