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

STMicroelectronics

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

International Outreach

SPCleantech is working actively to cooperate with international expertise and networks. The challenge of globalization includes a change towards more open, networked and international ways of organizing innovation processes.

We develop constantly with the purposes of improving excellence in cluster development and creating bridges and channels for cluster company’s internationalization efforts.

All cleantech clusters are faced with an increasing request from cluster companies to improve business access to “nearby markets” i.e. within EU. Thus cluster-to-cluster cooperation with the objective to facilitate business-tobusinesscooperation and trade within EU is much in demand on the side ofbusiness.

Another point of departure for cooperation is benchmarking activities that by comparing cleantech cluster best practices within the EU will support the cleantech cluster organizations to deliver improved business development services. Various clusters have different sets of uniqueness. Some are strong in entrepreneurship, others in match-making, othersin demonstration and solutions and yet others in testing and simulation. Sharing knowledge and experiences will build competitiveness across clusters.

SPCleantech has the ability to connect regional cleantech companies with the global marketplace. By connecting key cleantech players across sectors, clusters can initiate and facilitate new innovations through partnerships.

That’s why SPCleantech continues to enhance its membership with numerous international organizations in order to further establish an international presence.

We utilize our international access to accelerate the global market opportunities for our member companies.

Using SPCleantech as a doorway simply makes international collaboration, investments and export easier and expands our companies reach.