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 (SIS&DT)”

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.

The main goal of the task is to work out:

EU 2030 Common Vision on High-tech skills for SIS&DT

Members of the Steering Committee are responsible for:

  • monitoring of the work and reviews of reports developed by PwC
  • meetings 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
  • participating in teleconferences
  • providing advice and guidance during the work

Se more: Steering Committee and EU 2030 Common Vision and 5th expert workshop , 6th expert workshop i Conference


Cooperation with Coventry University

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On 04.07.2019 SPCleantech entered into cooperation with the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship of Coventry University. The meeting in Kraków was organized by The British Council, which is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. In the meeting participated leaders of the Centre, Joan Lockyer, Liliana Biglou and Katarzyna Szczepaniak from British Councils in Warszawa.

Since 2007, Coventry University has been through different evolutionary phases promoting enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation. During 2008, the Institute for Applied Entrepreneurship (IAE) was created and was instrumental in winning various awards on behalf of Coventry University such as Times Higher Entrepreneurial University of the Year during 2011 and Incubation Awards. In order to move on to a next level of supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship, during August 2015 the IAE was unbundled and all  entrepreneurial education and research activities were grouped under the new International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE). ICTE has a unique focus which is explained in its philosophy (see the position paper on From this philosophical stance, ICTE defines its mission as using “Enterprise and entrepreneurship to foster leadership that can organise resources, act upon opportunities and create economic and social impact beyond the local level.” Its purpose is “to promote enterprise and entrepreneurship through a systemic approach, bringing about transformation in socio-economic development.”

Following the mission and purpose, there are five pillars underpinning ICTE’s strategy:

  • Entrepreneurial leadership – which aims to forge a new generation of great entrepreneurial thinkers and doers
  • Entrepreneurial education – which aims to create new knowledge to support transformational entrepreneurship
  • Innovation – to drive forward fresh ways of doing business for the 21st century
  • Socio-economic development – to ensure a healthy and equal society by meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future
  • Policy support – to analyse and promote enterprise and entrepreneurial policies that will enable transformational entrepreneurship ICTE is operating locally, nationally and internationally