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.
Pictures from the first day.
Pictures from the second day.