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

Test and Demonstration

South Poland Cleantech Claster facilitates acces to the state-of-the-art test and demonstration installations in the region. Start-ups and other innovative companies can utilize these facilities to conduct R&D, build working prototypes or test existing products that are close to market.

SPCleantech is carrying out a mapping of what test and demonstration facilities are available in the region.Test facilities are defined as facilities in which the company can test the stability and functionality of a product pre-commercialization. Demonstration facilities are defined as facilities, where companies can demonstrate that a product works under realistic operating conditions or in relation to other technologies.

There are 3 types of test and demonstration facilities in South Poland:

  1. Government test facilities
  2. Private sector test facilities
  3. University/Polytechnic/Research Centre test facilities

Access to the relevant cleantech testing- and demonstration-facilities is critical for the development work of regions cleantech companies. An international study among cleantech companies (Oxford Research, 2011) found that testing and demonstrating products or concepts, together with product-development, are the most highly prioritized tasks for companies.

Companies have identified the lack of sufficient test & demonstration facilities as a major obstacle for their future growth.  Without access to facilities that can prove the new concepts it is very difficult for the new product or service to enter the market.That’s why South Poland Cleantech Cluster cooperates with external partners on establishing new test and demonstration facilities on small-scale as well as full-scale.

The objective is to create innovative projects and promote the operability and efficiency of new technologies. The demonstration facilities within the region address initiatives for new and advanced technology, particularly for sustainable energy consumption and solutions.