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


Scientific conference at UofE in Krakow

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SPCleantech took part in a scientific conference organized on April 25, 2017 by the Scientific Circle of International Economic Relations at Cracow University of Economics. The topic of the conference was broadly understood innovation under the title “Innovation – a chance or an imperative?”

Conference programme:

09:30 – 10:00 – conference start
10:00 – 10:30 – Filip Paprocki, Fermentum Mobile
10:30 – 11:00 – Sylwia Majkut, Academic Business Incubators
11:00 – 11:30 – Wojciech Polan, Van Pur S.A.
11:30 – 12:00 – coffee break
12:00 – 12:30 – Agata Stępnik, the Jagiellonian University’s Theatrologists, Mateusz Kuta, KN Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Jagiellonian University
12:30 – 13:15 – Janusz Kahl, South Poland Cleantech Cluster
13:15 – 13:45 – Andrzej Zakręcki, AGH Space Systems, Barłomiej Gaczorek
13:45 – 14:00 – Conclusion of the conference

SPCleantech’s president, Janusz Kahl, has focused in his speach on creativity, which is the basis for inventing any innovative solutions.

The theme of the speech was:

“Unleash your creativity. What is lateral thinking?
We are so taught that we seek the answer, going the shortest path. Solving problems, the mind uses the experience gained earlier. This is the right thing to do, but it has little to do with creativity. Instead of using elaborate and proven logic schemes based on logical thinking, it is worthwhile to step aside for a moment, reverse the problem, or focus on the seemingly obvious element of the puzzle. Resigning from linear, vertical thinking is a simple way to awaken creativity. It is not easy to switch from vertical to lateral thinking, but when you try, good ideas will come to your mind.