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


Innovations – Working Groups in Małopolska

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SPCleantech invites members of the cluster from Malopolska to participate in recruiting to Working Groups for the Małopolska smart specializations.

Working Groups created by Małopolska Region are a new tool of cooperation with entrepreneurs and other participants of the innovation system, to help in adjusting the policy of regional development of new technologies and innovations to meet the needs primarily companies but also universities, research and development units and the business environment. SPCleantech reported its participation in the Working Group – Sustainable Energy and the group eight – Interdisciplinary. The aim of participation in this group is to convince regional authorities to introduce the Cleantech as Smart Specialisation of Małopolska region.

Moreover, the aim of the Working Groups will be working out of detail technological areas / technologies included in the regional specializations, and to stimulate new ideas regarding investment of public and private resources in order to implement innovative projects. The results of Working Groups will be transferred to the Management Board of the Małopolska Region.

In total Małopolska Region intends to appoint eight Working Groups. Seven of them will correspond to the following areas of Małopolska smart specializations: Life sciences, Sustainable energy, Information and Communication Technologies, Chemicals, Manufacture of basic metals, metal products and manufacture of non-metallic mineral products, Electrical and mechanical engineering, Creative industries and the Free time industries. In addition, the eighth group is created, the so-called. Interdisciplinary, which will be focused on the search for new development areas.

The composition of the Group will be completed in the course of open recruitment. Recruitment will be conducted to 8th May 2015. Applications are made by using the Application Form, which is attached to this letter. The electronic version of the form, together with the rules of the Working Groups are available on the website:

Contact persons in the above case are:

  • Agnieszka Bachórz, Manager of Monitoring and Management RSI, Economic Development Department, Marshal Office of the Małopolska Region: E-mail:; tel. 12 63 03 348;
  • Piotr Kaczor, Office of Monitoring and Management RSI, The Department of Economic Development, Office of the Marshal of the Małopolska Region: E-mail:; tel. 12 63 03 534.

SPCleantech is convinced that thanks to the involvement of members and of co-operation with science sector and business environment institutions like Working Groups will become a place of meeting, collaboration and developing of new solutions for the most promising and desirable directions of innovation policy development in the region.