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 26.01.2017 SPCleantech organized in cooperation with NordicHouse, INTECH PH, KIC InnoEnergy and Consulates of Denmark, Finland and Sweden  a conference for Start-ups “Unleash your creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship – create a Start-up!”

The conference took place at the Cracow University of Technology, Conference and Exhibition Pavilion “Kotłownia”, ul. Warszawska 24, Building 10-06 (hours10.00 – 15.30)

You are creative, innovative and entrepreneurial, you have an idea for a start-up, but do not know how to realize it?

On our conference you could learn what is a Start-up, how to initiate your business and succeed. We showed that, in this process as a beginning entrepreneur you are not alone. We presented individuals, organizations and institutions to which you can turn to in this difficult and risky process of creating a repeatable, scalable and profitable business model.

Conference programme:

09.30 – 10.00  Registration 

10.00 – 10.10  Opening of the conference

10.10 – 10.45 “You have an idea – what next? From an idea to a Start-up”, NordicHouse, South Poland Cleantech Cluster – Janusz Kahl

10.45 – 11.00  KIC InnoEnergy, Tomasz Jastrzębski

11.00 – 11.15 “INTECH PK’s proposal for young entrepreneurs”, INTECH PK – Cracow University of Technology’s special purpose company, Krzysztof Oleksy

11.15 – 11.45 “Start-up – funding at different levels of development. VC or business’s angels?’ Venture Capital Fund, Piotr Przewrocki

11.45 – 12.15  “Motorway of innovation – from an idea to an industry. Possibilities of gaining support from EU for receiving and leading a bussines activity”, Cracow University of Economics, Zofia Gródek-Szostak

1215 – 12.35 “Cooperation – the key to innovative projects”, Ogrody Przedsiębiorczości, coach, facilitator, Roman Warkocz

12.35 – 13.00  Coffee break

13.00 – 13.30 “Ready for a happiness” – how to animate and foster your own creativity”, Fundacja Laboratorium Innowacji i Kreatywności, Mirosława Długosz

13.30 – 14.00  “How does it happen that from nothing arises something? How does it happen that procedures and tools, though they are the most perfect, have not made the biggest commercial success yet? What differ logicians from creators? How to create your own history which will change the world?”, Jacek Kubrak

14.00 – 14.30  “First step in business – from what start planning development your own company and a few words about innovativeness”, Cracow University of Economics, Marek Makowiec

14.30 – 15.00  “Creative society – contemporary trade workshop”, Wytwórnia Kraków, Katarzyna Dulińska-Bochonko

15.00 – 15.30  “Pre-acceleration as a way of cooperation of scientists with business”, Kraków – miasto Start-upów, Michał Adamczyk

15.30                 End of the conference