South Poland Cleantech Cluster

Janusz Kahl, CEO in South Poland Cleantech Cluster has been chosen by the European Commission as member of the Steering Committee for the project

„Skills for smart industrial specialization and digital transformation (SIS&DT)”

for Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) acting under the powers delegated by the European Commission EASME / DG GROW, which has been granted to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Luxembourg.

EASME is the largest EU agency managing, among others, EU funds from the HORIZON 2020, COSME, LIFE and ERASMUS+ programs.

The main goal of the task is to work out:

EU 2030 Common Vision on High-tech skills for SIS&DT

Members of the Steering Committee are responsible for:

  • monitoring of the work and reviews of reports developed by PwC
  • meetings in Brussels with EASME and the European Commission to review progress and discuss the preparation of periodic reports, which should be approved by the Steering Committee
  • participating in teleconferences
  • providing advice and guidance during the work

Se more: Steering Committee and EU 2030 Common Vision and 5th expert workshop , 6th expert workshop i Conference


SPCleantech in Beijing, China

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Janusz Kahl, CEO in South Poland Cleantech Cluster participated in Scouting Mission for Cleantech EU organizations to Beijing in China organized by EU Gateway I Business Avenues on the 28-30th of November 2016 aiming at bringing CleanTech organisations and clusters from Europe in contact with their Chinese counterparts.

The aim of the mission was to get acquainted with the potential of the Chinese market for European  Cleantech companies and opportunities to enter the products or services on this huge market. The European Commission supports with the program EU Gateway companies interested in this market. SPCleantech is the only representative of the Cleantech industry from Central Europe.


The programme will consisted of meetings on Monday 28, Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 November during the daytime.

During the mission the participating organizations met:

  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)
  • China International Cooperation Association for SMEs
  • China Association of Environmental Protection Industry
  • China New Energy Association
  • China Ministry of environmental protection, Department of International Cooperation
  • EU SME Centre
  • Energy Research Institute
  • National Energy Conservation Center

On Wednesday, 30.11.2016 the delegation of the scouting mission was received by the EU Ambassador to China, Mr. Hans Dietmar SCHWEISGUT. On Wednesday afternoon the EU Gateway to China programme was launched by the EU Ambassador and high Chinese officials in Beijing, for which about 100 guest from associations in China were invited.

The delegation of the scouting mission consisted of representatives of CleanTech cluster organisations, such as South Poland Cleantech Cluster, Cambridge CleanTech, Flanders Cleantech Association, Cleantech Bulgaria and European Cluster Collaboration Platform.

These organisations will continue to facilitate the contacts for the member companies. After the visit they will promote and facilitate member’s future visits and entrance to the Chinese market.

The EU Gateway to China will continue with other business missions in Food Safety and in Health.

Pictures from the visit in Beijing, China.