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

On Wednesday, 15.03.2017 at 18.00, SPCleantech organized in cooperation with the Pre Acceleration Point next edition of the NordicHouse Café for Start-ups. These regular meetings in the form of informal networking meetings, are a continuation of workshops for start-ups and 2 conference organized in cooperation with NordicHouse and KIC InnoEnergy.

Networking meeting was held in the basement of SPCleantech and NordicHouse offices, św. Anny 5 in Kraków

The theme of the event was “Unleash your creativity. What is lateral thinking?

We are taught, to follow the shortest route when we are looking for some answers. For solving problems, the mind uses experiences from the past. This procedure is correct, but having little to do with creativity. Instead of using elaborated and tested traditional thinking, one should jump back for a moment, to reverse the problem, or to focus on the seemingly obvious piece of riddle. Rejection of linear and vertical thinking, is a simple way to awakening creativity. It is not easy to switch from vertical to lateral thinking, but if you try, good ideas by themselves will get into your head.

Special guest: Dr. Paweł Cabała, Head of Department of Process Management, University of Economics (UEK) in Krakow
“Seeing the forest behind the trees – the basics of systems thinking”