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

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.