South Poland Cleantech Cluster

NordicHouse Café 

networking for Start-ups
organizes the next regular meeting

"How to negotiate with institutional investors - Venture Capital (VC)?"

Date: Wednesday, 29.11.2017 at 18.00 - ??
Location: NordicHouse, ul. św. Anny 5, Krakow

Special guest: Marek Kapturkiewicz, co-founder & partner at Innovation Nest (VC fund), co-founder of SPIN Entrepreneurship School

During the activity of most startups there is a moment in which the so-called bootstrapping, development based on your own financial resources becomes no longer sufficient to effectively grow your business. There is a need for external financing. The type of funding often chosen by start-ups is cooperation with one of the venture capital funds (VC). The undoubted advantages of this type of financing are primarily the development of start-ups without debt, and the ability to use the knowledge and business experience of the VC's representatives. The most serious disadvantage is partial loss of startup control. You will learn about the pros and cons of working with VC funds during our next networking meeting.

Registration: free tickets on negocjacje-vc-spcleantech

Member of the SPCleantech cluster


organizes the event "ST-UP Info Day", 15.11.2019 in Kraków

On November 15, 2017 at the Cracow Innovation Center, STMicroelectronics will present its offer and instruments to support Polish startups.
If you would like to participate and receive detailed information about the event, please fill in the form at the web address Info Day

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.