South Poland Cleantech Cluster

is a collaborative ‘quadruple helix’ cluster established by cleantech industry, research institutions, public/semi-state players and NGOs in the region of Southern Poland, with a vision to create Central Europe’s leading and at the same time one of the most competitive cleantech clusters in the world. This will deliver superior innovation and co-create a facilitating for the introduction of cleantech technologies and services across sectors.

Today’s major global challenges arising from climate change, rapid urbanization, population growth and increasing energy consumption can not be solved by a single technology. Equally, no single sector-government, business or civil society – has the mandate and/or resources to address such long term and complex challenges. Only a combination of technologies and working partnerships of expertise, including integrated water systems, renewable energy, intelligent grids, smart city solutions and waste treatment systems can deliver sustainable, multi-sectoral solutions.

The vision of the cluster is implemented by building and developing the potential of 10 cooperation platforms:

  • industry 4.0
  • Smart City / sustainable urban development / e-mobility
  • intelligent buildings / management systems / ecological building materials
  • energy efficiency
  • smart grid / green energy
  • VR / AR / MR
  • Big Data
  • internet of things / internet of everything
  • bio-economy
  • circular economy


Matchmaking event in Kiev, Ukraine

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SPCleantech participates in an event organized by PwC in collaboration with the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), that is organising the EU-Ukraine cluster policy and matchmaking event on behalf of the European Commission, which will take place on March 27th-28th, 2018 in Kiev. The event represents a unique opportunity for European and Ukrainian clusters to explore common areas of interest for cooperation and build complementarities in terms of sectoral, value chain and market focus.  

The EU-Ukraine cluster policy and matchmaking event is set up to support clusters as internationalisation support organisations for research institutions and companies, notably SMEs, in their mission to open up new markets, to collaborate on cross-sectorial level and provide first relevant contacts to their members. 

As part of an approach aimed at promoting international cluster cooperation for the benefit of SMEs, the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission (DG GROW) is continuing its support to international and cross-sectorial cluster cooperation through the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, including by organising specific cluster matchmaking events. These activities are carried out to support efforts of cluster organisations in developing partnerships and business cooperation in European and global markets, for the benefit of their members. The current activities are funded under the EU COSME Programme. 

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform provides a visible framework for cluster collaboration and for subsequent events. The ECCP is the cornerstone of the European strategy in support of SME internationalisation through clusters. It provides a wide range of information and services to facilitate the interaction between clusters, not only within Europe but also with international partners. 

Agenda for the event:

March 27th, 2018 09:30 – 10:00: 

Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:20: 

Welcome Introduction by Ukrainian representative (tbd) and European Commission Slawomir Tokarski, Director of Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, DG GROW 

10:20 – 11:20: 

Policy Round Table moderated by PwC 

Potential speakers from: 

– Ukraine 

– France, Germany, Poland and Romania 

– European Commission Joint Research Centre 

11:20 – 11:40: 

Q&A Session 

11:40 – 11:50: 

European Cluster Collaboration Platform services

11:50 – 12:40: 

EU-Ukraine Cluster Cooperation showcases 

12:40 – 13:30: 

Pitch session 

13:30 – 14:30: 

Walking lunch 

14:30 – 15:00: 

Keynote speeches by H.E. Commissioner E. Bieńkowska and H.E. First Vice Prime Minister – Minister S. Kubiv 

15:00 – 17:00: 

Matchmaking session 

17:00 – 17:45: 

Debriefing session for EU clusters 

The EU’s External Investment Plan by DG NEAR for Ukrainian clusters 

17:45 – 20:30: 

Visit of iHub and networking cocktail