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

Given the increasing number of our Members and Partners working in the field of “Smart City, Sustainable Urban Development” SPCleantech organized on 03.23.2017 the Business Mixer at the headquarters of SPCleantech, NordicHouse, ul. św. Anny 5. Our special guest was dir. Rafał Kulczycki, Development Department of the City of Krakow. Rafał has told us about the strategy for the city of Kraków as one as the leading cities in Poland in the field of Smart cities with sustainable urban development. He stressed the role of SPCleantech as one of the main drivers for sustainable urban  development and declared the will to cooperate with members of SPCleantech in building Krakows capacity to become the leading smart city in Poland.

The meeting on Thursday, 23.03.2017 is also the initiation process of creating the second platform of cooperation among Members and Partners of SPCleantech – “Smart City, Sustainable Urban Development”.

In the meeting participated:

University of Agriculture
INTECH PK, Technological University of Krakow 
LCG Projekt Ltd.
Klucze Municipality
Malopolska Center for Energy-efficient Buildings, Technological University of Krakow 
BLOK Achitekci Sp. z o.o.
City of Krakowa, Department of City Development
MB Energy Sp. z o.o.
C6 Polska Sp. z o.o.
Startup Magazine
GAEU Consulting Sp. z o.o.
APA Group Sp. z o.o.

For the record – the first platform of cooperation within SPCleantech is a “Smart-low emission buildings, their management systems, and ecological building materials”.

Business Mixer is an informal networking meeting for Members and Partners of the cluster in order to establish direct contacts, start joint projects or business.

Smart City
The complexity and pace of change, coupled with the need for integrated system solutions, poses today major challenges for local authorities, which traditionally answered to such needs in a “silos”.

The current situation requires organizational changes and implementation of new innovative technologies. South Poland Cleantech Cluster is trying to provide support for cities, proposing a more integrated approach by creating a platform for regional entrepreneurs to develop and implement the necessary solutions.