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


Visit to Stockholm and Västerås (S)

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SPCleantech, represented by the President, Janusz Kahl participated in a conference organized by the Swedish Foreign Ministry in Stockholm and Västerås on 18-21.09.2017. Stefan Gullgren, Ambassador of Sweden to Poland, was also in attendance.

The purpose of the visit was to familiarize with the economic situation of the country and to present Sweden as one of the most innovative countries in the world and to establish contacts with various organizations.

On the first day of the study visit, a meeting was held at Stockholm Chaimber of Commerce, where CEO Maria Rankka presented the activity and invited to cooperate. In the afternoon there was an audience with the King of Sweden, Carl Gustav XVI and Queen Sylvia.

On the second day was a visit to one of Sweden’s most innovative cities, Västerås – 100 km west of Stockholm. The Speaker of the Västmanland region, Minoo Akhtarzand presented the region as one of the most innovative in Sweden. Västerås Chaimber of Commerce has presented its activities. We then took a tour of the Västmanlands Industrialization Council and visited the Västerås Science Park, Expectrum, which specializes in robotics.

The culmination of his stay in Västerås was a visit to ABB Corporate Research & Synerleap, where Research Manager Leif Pettersson showed ABBs latest energy solutions and Smart Grid.

On the third day of the visit there was a meeting at the Swedish Institute / Svenska Instituttet. The director of the institute, Annika Rembe, talked about the institute’s activities and presented Sweden’s image abroad, the tools for promoting Sweden, and the website Sharing Sweden.

During a successful visit to the Stockholm region, Janusz Kahl made many interesting contacts, especially with Västerås Science Park, Expectrum in the field of robotics and with ABB Corporate Research & Synerleap, which has a large research and science center in Krakow.