South Poland Cleantech Cluster

is a platform for cooperation between companies, universities and research and development units, local government units (municipalities, cities) and non-governmental organizations

South Poland Cleantech Clusters vision is to become a leading cleantech cluster in Central Europe and one of the most competitive clusters in the world by creating a superior innovation and research environment to bring cleantech technology and services to various sectors and value chains.

SPCleantech brings together members and partners around the following collaboration platforms:

  • intelligent, low-emission buildings / management systems / ecological building materials
  • Smart city / sustainable urban development / e-mobility
  • energy efficiency
  • smart grid, renewable energy
  • virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)
  • Big Data
  • internet of things (IoT), internet of everything (IoE)
  • bio-based economy
  • circular economy

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