South Poland Cleantech Cluster

NordicHouse Café 

networking for Start-ups
organizes the next regular meeting

"How to negotiate with institutional investors - Venture Capital (VC)?"

Date: Wednesday, 29.11.2017 at 18.00 - ??
Location: NordicHouse, ul. św. Anny 5, Krakow

Special guest: Marek Kapturkiewicz, co-founder & partner at Innovation Nest (VC fund), co-founder of SPIN Entrepreneurship School

During the activity of most startups there is a moment in which the so-called bootstrapping, development based on your own financial resources becomes no longer sufficient to effectively grow your business. There is a need for external financing. The type of funding often chosen by start-ups is cooperation with one of the venture capital funds (VC). The undoubted advantages of this type of financing are primarily the development of start-ups without debt, and the ability to use the knowledge and business experience of the VC's representatives. The most serious disadvantage is partial loss of startup control. You will learn about the pros and cons of working with VC funds during our next networking meeting.

Registration: free tickets on negocjacje-vc-spcleantech

Member of the SPCleantech cluster

STMicroelectronics

organizes the event "ST-UP Info Day", 15.11.2019 in Kraków
 

On November 15, 2017 at the Cracow Innovation Center, STMicroelectronics will present its offer and instruments to support Polish startups.
If you would like to participate and receive detailed information about the event, please fill in the form at the web address Info Day

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