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 Thursday, 16.02.2017 SPCleantech organized in collaboration with Pre Acceleration Point, the NordicHouse Café, an informal meeting place for networking for start-ups. These regular meetings in the form of informal networking meetings are a continuation of workshops for Start-ups and 2 conferences organized in cooperation with the NordicHouse and KIC InnoEnergy.

The networking meeting took place at the seat of SPCleantech, NordicHouse, ul. św. Anny 5 in Krakow.

The main theme of the event was “How to give a “kick” to your Start-up. What is traction?”

“Start-up is a company designed for rapid growth. The fact that the company has recently been established, does not make it a start-up. Start-up does not have to work in the technology industry, benefit from the VC investment or have a specific exit strategy. The only important feature is growth. Everything else that we associate with start-ups, is due to growth “- Paul Graham
Traction is growth.
The desire to get traction defines Start-ups.

Our special guest this time was Piotr Przewrocki, mentor, investor – QBN Seed Fund

NordicHouse Café is:

  • informal meeting place for start-ups in all phases of activity – here you will spend the evening in a relaxed atmosphere in the company of other start-ups, mentors or investors
  • you have an idea for a start-up, but do not know how to implement it – others more experienced will advise you how to do it
  • you lack a partner, investor or mentor – maybe you can find them here

Business cards, brochures or other promotional materials were exchanged during the event.