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 (SIS&DT)”

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.

The main goal of the task is to work out:

EU 2030 Common Vision on High-tech skills for SIS&DT

Members of the Steering Committee are responsible for:

  • monitoring of the work and reviews of reports developed by PwC
  • meetings 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
  • participating in teleconferences
  • providing advice and guidance during the work

Se more: Steering Committee and EU 2030 Common Vision and 5th expert workshop , 6th expert workshop i Conference


Visit of Martin Garratt from Cambridge Cleantech Cluster

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On 10-11.10.2019, Martin Garratt, managing director of Cambridge Cleantech Cluster, the largest cleantech cluster in Europe, visited South Poland Cleantech Cluster in Krakow. The purpose of the visit was to establish close cooperation between clusters, in particular between cluster members and joint applications for EU funds.

Martin is the founder and Chief Executive of Cambridge Cleantech. Martin supports members by encouraging supply chain opportunities for companies in the sector, enabling shared experience of innovative growth businesses and providing collective services such as access to finance, government regulatory updates and links to international partners. Previously, Martin was the Environmental Manager for IBM, has undertaken governmental liaison roles whilst working for Boots the Chemists and was one of the UK’s first City Centre Managers in Nottingham. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an Honours degree in Town and Country Planning and a Bachelor of Planning focused on environmental issues. He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Meetings started with Martins presentations of the Cambridge Cleantech Cluster activities, cooperation opportunities and the Scale up program for SMEs proposing innovative solutions.

The first meeting with SPCleantech members interested in the British market and cooperation took place on Thursday, 10.10.2019 at  the headquarters of SPCleantech, NordicHouse in Krakow. 6 SPCleantech members belonging to our thematic platforms – Smart City, Smart Grid / Renewables, BMS, Intelligent Buildings, Energy Efficiency presented their companies and solutions during 10-minute presentations. All presentations and conversations were conducted in English.

The second meeting took place on Friday, 11.10.2019 at the same place. 5 members from our platform VR, AR and MR presented their companies and solutions during 10-minute presentations. All presentations and conversations were conducted in English.

Members of SPCleantech had the opportunity to learn about Cambridge Cleantech Custer activities, ask questions and participate in discussions. The meetings ended with a business mixer.

For more information on the Cambridge Cleantech Cluster here,
Please visit the Scale up program here.

Pictures from the first day.

Pictures from the second day.