South Poland Cleantech Cluster

SPCleantech is very pleased to inform, that our application, submitted on the 26th February 2020 to the
EU Program, Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance, has been selected for EU co-funding.
Our proposal received 82/100 points and has been selected out of 216 eligible applications (30 have been selected in total). That’s a really good result!

The duration of the project will be 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023. We must now keep our fingers crossed that the circumstances will allow us all to meet in person in Leipzig for our Kick-off meeting in January.

Title of the project is

“IMPACT / Building values-based innovation cultures for sustainable business impact”

with the vision of Envisioning the Future of Teaching and Training for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

More information on: ERASMUS+ Knowledge Alliance

SPCleantech cooperates in the “Energy Efficiency” platform with the largest players on the Polish market in the field of heating, EDF Polska and PGE Energia Ciepła. On November 12-16, 2017, SPCleantech organized a study visit for the Management Board and managers of EDF Polska directly involved in the development of external services in the group – “Good practices of energy management in Scandinavian cities”.

During the visit to Copenhagen, the president of EDF Polska signed a contract for the sale of the company, resulting in the creation of the largest heating company in Poland, PGE Energia Ciepła. All former employees of EDF Polska, also participants of the study visit in Copenhagen, were employed in the newly established company.

In Scandinavian cities, where energy generation has been promoted and used for years, high-efficiency cogeneration and renewable sources, knowledge and good practices in energy management have come from many sources. At the same time it is done in cooperation with the local government and authorities as well as entrepreneurs and ecological organizations, based on the business model, respecting the preferences and needs of the local community.

The purpose of the study visit was to learn good practices:

  • energy management from multiple sources including: generation, delivery and accounting, long-term and medium-term planning, IT support systems, business models
  • cooperation with local government and authorities 
  • formulas of cooperation with entrepreneurs and pro-ecological organizations 

The EDF Group is the world’s largest power company with a strong position in Europe. The Group has 38 million customers worldwide. In 2014, the entire EDF Group generated revenues of € 73.9 billion, and as much as € 650 million was spent on research and development.

EDF in Poland has almost 10% share in the energy market and 15% in the network heat market.