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


MPEC Krakow new member in SPCleantech

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It is with great pleasure that we welcome Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej S.A. in Krakow (MPEC Kraków) as an ordinary member of SPCleantech. Membership of such a large player on the heating market together with cooperation of the cluster with PGE Energia Ciepła (potential cluster member) opens new possibilities in building the potential of cluster cooperation platforms such as: SmartCity or Energy Efficiency.

Eco-friendly heat instead of low emissions

MPEC S.A. successively implements the Low Emission Reduction Program (PONE project). From 2005 to 2017, 385 buildings were connected to the municipal network, thus removing over 4,500 coal fires.

In 2016, as part of the investment for PONE, the Company achieved the best result, counting the power of connected facilities. It amounted to 7.6 MW, recording an increase of 70% compared to 2015.

Currently MPEC S.A. implements the largest heating project supported by European funds in Poland. The total cost of the project is PLN 365,000,000. The contract, signed in October 2017, allows receiving PLN 155,000,000 in subsidies under the Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment (OPI & E) 2014-2020 for the implementation of 3 heating projects aimed at reducing CO2 emissions, dust and other air pollutants generated in the combustion process at home furnaces and in boiler rooms using solid fuels. In addition, the implemented investments directly contribute to increasing the use of energy generated in high-efficiency cogeneration through the construction of a heating network, including nodes and heat connections enabling the connection of new facilities and (to a lesser extent) existing buildings with a different heat source. Another goal of projects implemented under the European funds is to reduce heat losses generated in the process of heat transmission and distribution, and thus to reduce final energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.