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


High Level EU visit in Kiev, Ukraine

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Janusz Kahl, CEO in SPCleantech participated on March 27th-28th, 2018 together with EU Commissaire, E Bieńkowska and Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, S. Kubiv in an event organized in Kiev by PwC Luxembourg in collaboration with the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), that is organising the EU-Ukraine cluster policy and matchmaking events on behalf of the European Commission. The event represented 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 events are initiatives supporting 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) led by Commissaire E. Bieńkowska 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