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

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.