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


How to stay ahead

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On 16th September, 2015 SPCleantech participated in the conference “How to stay ahead in the race for EU subsidies?” organized in Krakow by BZWBK and Credit Guarantee Fund.

Bank Zachodni WBK SA and Credit Guarantee Fund POLFUND organized a workshop in a series of Entrepreneurs Academy. This year’s edition was devoted to issues related to EU grants in 2014-2020.

In the new EU perspective there will be allocated 17 billion on entrepreneurship development. It’s a big opportunity for the development of the SME sector, which is why the Entrepreneurs Academy presents the changes in the principles of allocation of funds, compared to the years 2007-2013 and practical tips for businesses on how to deal with complicated procedures.

The special guest of the meeting was Kuba Giermaziak, a talented young generation race car driver, competing in the prestigious Porsche Supercup series that accompanies the Grand Prix Formula 1. He showed how you can translate sport competition for business and talked about his experience in obtaining EU subsidies, that he used in the implementation of his own business projects.

Workshops was led by experts from renowned consulting firms, that specialize in acquiring EU funds. It’s people with years of experience working with  local and international projects. During the Academy the Entrepreneurs shared with participants the practical knowledge and skills, that will help in obtaining EU funds.

In this workshop, experts in the field of EU funds advised on:

  • how to win the competition competing for EU funds?
  • how one can go through the maze of regulations and prepare properly for funding?
  • how to effectively use EU funds and properly account for the project?

The workshop program

9:30 Registration guests, welcome coffee

9:45 Welcoming guests

9:55 New rules for granting EU subsidies – more support for entrepreneurs at regional level

10:25 How to use the national operational programs in the company’s development? Practical advice.

11:00 Thanks to EU funds he achieved success. Examples of projects with EU support

11:15 In business as in sports – competition and clearly defined objectives allow you to succeed. Special guest Kuba Giermaziak

12:15 How the bank can assist your company in the race for subsidies?

12:30 Instruments to support capital raising

12:45 Lunch

13:30 How you go through complicated procedures and avoid common mistakes when applying for EU grants? Workshop on filling in the application form

14:45 Panel discussion

15:00 End of the workshop