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

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