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

Goals for the next 5 years

  • continues introduction of new cleantech technologies and services
  • creation of 500 new jobs
  • introduction of 25 foreign companies to the cluster
  • facilitation of 35 new research and innovation projects between companies and research institutions, for example start-ups or joint research applications/projects
  • starting collaborations with 15 international cleantech clusters
  • establishing of a financially independent and self supporting organization with minimum 250 members
  • helping minimum 50 entrepreneurs in developing their business
  • organizing a minimum of 100 events

The overall objective of the cluster is the realization of the state and the regions policy by providing a faster growth in the regions cleantech companies, creating new and attracting foreign companies, investment and talent.

South Poland Cleantech Cluster implements these objectives by stimulating the demand of companies for innovation and scientific research, including:

  • projects “from concept to market”
  • supporting the creation and development of R & D infrastructure in enterprises
  • supporting the implementation of results of R & D
  • preparing enterprises to participate in international programs
  • internationalization of innovative companies
  • mediation in dealing with joint venture funds, business angels and seed capital funds