South Poland Cleantech Cluster

organizes in cooperation with

Małopolska Center for Energy-efficient Buildings (MCBE) of the Cracow University of Technology 
Center for Sustainable Development and Energy Conservation AGH in Miękinia

conference

"Passive buildings and NZEB in single- and multi-family housing"

During the 1st day of the conference on 26.04.2018, at 10.00 - 14.00, "Kotłownia", Cracow University of Technology, ul. Warszawska 24, Kraków, you will learn what a passive house is, how to design it, what equipment to use and building materials.

On the 2nd day during the workshop on 27.04.2018, at 11.00 - 19.30, NordicHouse, ul. św. Anny 5, Kraków, you will learn about the methods of implementing facilities in the passive standard, components dedicated to passive construction, the most common executive errors or appropriate executive practices consistent with the current state of knowledge in various fields.

Registration for the 1st day of the conference (buy a free ticket): domy-pasywne.evenea.pl

Data has become a key asset for the economy and our societies similar to the classic categories of human and financial resources. Whether it is geographical information, statistics, weather data, research data, transport data, energy consumption data, or health data, the need to make sense of “Big data” is leading to innovations in technology, development of new tools and new skills.

Big Data refers to large amounts of data produced very quickly by a high number of diverse sources. Data can either be created by people or generated by machines, such as sensors gathering climate information, satellite imagery, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, GPS signals, etc. It covers many sectors, from healthcare to transport and energy.

Generating value at the different stages of the data value chain will be at the centre of the future knowledge economy. Good use of data can bring opportunities also to more traditional sectors such as transport, health or manufacturing. Improved analytics and processing of data, especially Big Data, will make it possible to:

■ transform Europe’s service industries by generating a wide range of innovative information products and services;
■ increase the productivity of all sectors of the economy through improved business intelligence;
■ better address many of the challenges that face our societies;
■ improve research and speed up innovation;
■ achieve cost reductions through more personalized services
■ increase efficiency in the public sector.

EU strategy

In July 2014, the Commission outlined a new strategy on Big Data, supporting and accelerating the transition towards a data-driven economy in Europe. The data-driven economy will stimulate research and innovation on data while leading to more business opportunities and an increased availability of knowledge and capital, in particular for SMEs, across Europe.