South Poland Cleantech Cluster

is a platform for cooperation between companies, universities and research and development units, local government units (municipalities, cities) and non-governmental organizations

South Poland Cleantech Clusters vision is to become a leading cleantech cluster in Central Europe and one of the most competitive clusters in the world by creating a superior innovation and research environment to bring cleantech technology and services to various sectors and value chains.

SPCleantech brings together members and partners around the following collaboration platforms:

  • intelligent, low-emission buildings / management systems / ecological building materials
  • Smart city / sustainable urban development / e-mobility
  • energy efficiency
  • smart grid, renewable energy
  • virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)
  • Big Data
  • internet of things (IoT), internet of everything (IoE)
  • bio-based economy
  • circular economy

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.