South Poland Cleantech Cluster

is a collaborative ‘quadruple helix’ cluster established by cleantech industry, research institutions, public/semi-state players and NGOs in the region of Southern Poland, with a vision to create Central Europe’s leading and at the same time one of the most competitive cleantech clusters in the world. This will deliver superior innovation and co-create a facilitating for the introduction of cleantech technologies and services across sectors.

Today’s major global challenges arising from climate change, rapid urbanization, population growth and increasing energy consumption can not be solved by a single technology. Equally, no single sector-government, business or civil society – has the mandate and/or resources to address such long term and complex challenges. Only a combination of technologies and working partnerships of expertise, including integrated water systems, renewable energy, intelligent grids, smart city solutions and waste treatment systems can deliver sustainable, multi-sectoral solutions.

The vision of the cluster is implemented by building and developing the potential of 10 cooperation platforms:

  • industry 4.0
  • Smart City / sustainable urban development / e-mobility
  • intelligent buildings / management systems / ecological building materials
  • energy efficiency
  • smart grid / green energy
  • VR / AR / MR
  • Big Data
  • internet of things / internet of everything
  • bio-economy
  • circular economy


SPCleantech participated on 05.03.2018 in the XIII meeting of the IATI Monday Business Meeting (IATI MBM) entitled “The road to a circular economy through industrial symbiosis” organized in cooperation with the Marshal’s Office of the Małopolska Voivodship. The subject of the meeting were barriers in the pursuit of industrial symbiosis.

The purpose of the consultation meeting in the form of workshops was to gather comments / suggestions regarding the following documents developed within the project:

  • Comparative analysis of national and regional policies in the field of circular economy and industrial symbiosis;
  • Investment potential in industrial symbiosis;
  • Good practices for the exchange of waste, energy and by-products;
  • Green public procurement as a stimulus for the development of industrial symbiosis.

Consultations of these documents were carried out after reading the documents, a synopsis of which was in Polish on the SYMBI website:

SYMBI-Spotkanie konsultacyjne