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

SPCleantech applied together with Bay Zoltan (H), KIC InnoEnergy/CC Poland Plus (PL), CVVI (Czech Republic), Optimizacija (Cr) and National Innovation Office (H) for funding to Central Interreg territorial cooperation instrument BOOST+ Project.

The BOOST+ is a consortium project submitted for funding to Central Interreg territorial cooperation instrument. Successfully concluded, the project will focus on improving the acceleration capabilities in the region through training and best practice sharing. The consistent acceleration model resulting from partners’ collaboration will benefit the innovation ecosystem long term as well as acceleration of specific cases in energy and clean tech.

 Project Strongpoints 

The main advantage of the project is the thematic focus on the domain of sustainable energy. The activities remain embedded in a broader context, however, lead to addressing the region-specific energy-linked needs and problems. The other advantage is the leverage of partners’ competences in business acceleration, including the biggest energy accelerator in Europe (240 ventures, 115 partners including Total, EDF, ABB, Schneider Electric), and disseminating them to enhance the innovation capacity. BOOST+ will also closely cooperate with policymakers in order to develop effective legal framework used in managing innovation.

Project Objective 

The objective of the BOOST+ Project is to foster sustainable links among the actors of the innovation system. To attain that, partners’ skills and competences in business acceleration will be leveraged, and their competences combined to establish the most efficient know-how in the domain of bringing innovative clean tech product and services to the market in a reasonable time frame. The pan-European co-op in the project will serve knowledge sharing across the region as well as well address a key topic in policy competitiveness of the energy sector through innovation.