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

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.