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”

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.

Members of the Steering Committee will:

  • monitor work and perform reviews of reports developed by PwC
  • meet 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
  • participate in teleconferences
  • provide advice and guidance during work

Se more: Steering Committee

Activities which develop (including consultancy and research), produces or implement new or improved processes or products, that contribute to:

  • produce renewable energy or sustainable materials
  • reduce the use of natural resources by exploiting the resources or energy more efficiently
  • reduce the harm caused by fossil fuels
  • reduce pollution problems through products, processes and / or consultation

Cleantech represents a diverse range of products, services and processes, all intended to:

  • provide superior performance at lower costs, while
  • greatly reducing or eliminating negative ecological impact, at the same time as
  • improving the productive and responsible use of natural resources

As it encompasses many different types of technologies, cleantech as an investment category has typically  been divided into 11 sectors, for which non-exclusive examples of technologies are provided here:

1. Energy Generation: wind, solar, hydro/marine, geothermal, biofuels
2. Energy Storage: advanced batteries, hybrid systems
3. Energy Infrastructure: management, transmission
4. Energy Efficiency: lighting, buildings, glass, fuel cells
5. Transportation and Logistics: vehicles, logistics, structures, fuels
6. Water and Wastewater: conservation, purification, treatment
7. Air and Environment: emissions monitoring and offset, trading
8. Advanced Materials: nano, bio, green chemicals
9. Manufacturing and Industrial: advanced packaging, smart production
10. Agriculture: natural pesticides, land management, aquaculture
11. Recycling and Waste: recycling, waste treatment and recovery

ENERGY ENVIRONMENT
Green energy 
Hydro energy
Wave energy
Wind energy
Solar energy
Geothermal energy
Biomass energy
Biogas
Biofuels
Sustainable materials
Sustainable building materials
Bio plastics
Biological based materials
Biodegradable materials
Materials using nanotechnology
Recycled materials
Noise-reducing materials
Energy infrastructure 
District heating
Smart grid
Pipes
Cables
Insulation
Natural gas or biogas distribution
Water and waste 
Water supply
Water treatment
Sewage drainage
Wastewater treatment
Desalination technologies
Water filters
Water saving technologies
Energy efficiency 
Light-saving technologies
Low energy buildings
Biotechnologies
Low-energy water supply
Measuring equipment
Energy saving electronics
Industrial equipment and processes
Cooling equipment
Air and environment 
Air purification
Air and particle filters
Ventilation
Soil treatment
Advice about green accounting
Environmental monitoring
Agricultural technologies
Energy storage 
Fuel cells
Fuels
Accumulators
Batteries
Waste and recycling
Waste incineration
Recycling of resources
Landfill sites and dumps
Waste separation
Handling of hazardous waste