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

General benefits of membership in the cluster:

  • clusters promote economic development through regional specialization in activities in which the companies can achieve higher performance through participation in external economies of large-scale or other comparative advantages
  • industry organized in a strong cluster record higher growth rates of employment, greater degree of expansion and number of registered patents
  • clusters reduce production costs and replacement costs by strengthening trade relations and transparency in local trade markets
  • local knowledge transfer: Local related inventions can simultaneously increase the knowledge base of many local businesses
  • qualitative research of clusters emphasize the central role of specialized local R&D institutions, test facilities, etc.
  • activities carried out by clusters encourage investments in innovation, individual research projects, R&D cooperation and business-to-business cooperation

By joining South Poland Cleantech Cluster companies, universities, research institutions, public organizations and authorities can obtain a lot of benefits such as:

  • competing on international arena
  • increasing innovation and pursuit of scientific research – sectorial approach
  • initiation and organization of joint ventures between the groups of entities in the cluster – cooperation links
  • integration of production processes, distribution, purchasing among the members of the cluster – vertical integration
  • ensuring long-term actions
  • developing and strengthening the brand of the region as a center of exellence in the field of cleantech – smart specialization