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

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”