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

Member of SPCleantech, Palettenwerk received support from the Intelligent Development Operational Program for 2014-2020 for the development of technologies for the construction of low-carbon or passive residential and public buildings. The project is implemented by Palettenwerk in cooperation with a founding member of the cluster, Cracow University of Technology represented by the Małopolskie Centrum Budownictwa Energooszczędnego (MCBE) and SPCleantech – “Development of innovative modular construction technology, prefabricated on wood base by PalettenWerk Kozik Spółka Jawna”. SPCleantech is responsible within this project for promotion, marketing and sales on foreign markets, especially Scandinavian ones.

The goal of the project is to develop technologies for the construction of low-carbon or passive residential and public buildings.

The project received support from the Intelligent Development Operational Program for 2014-2020, Priority axis I. Support for conducting R & D works by enterprises, measure 1.1 R & D projects for enterprises, Sub-measure 1.1.1. Industrial research and development works carried out by enterprises.

As part of research and development activities, in cooperation with experts and civil engineers from the Cracow University of Technology, coordinated by MCBE, the company creates an innovative technology of prefabrication on base of improved cross-laminated timber slabs CLT (Cross Laminated Timber). SPCleantech is responsible for promoting and providing the product abroad, especially on the Scandinavian markets.

The new technology is characterized by properties significantly exceeding currently available technologies:

  • buildings made according to their own technology made of laminated wood crosswise: high thermal and acoustic insulation, clean-dry technology of building objects, high energy efficiency, tightness, record low cost of building use, significant heat and humidity capacity.
  • the use of flexible joints in wooden constructions: the possibility of reduction of concentration peaks, safe transfer of loads, resistance to moisture, new quality of wooden constructions and extension of exploitation possibilities beyond the existing limitations, elimination of steel connectors.
  • prefabrication of glued laminated timber: perfect quality due to production in the factory – durability, naturalness and aesthetics. Fast production and assembly: production within 4 weeks, assembly within 10 days.
  • buildings offered modularly         

In addition, the project develops innovative materials using flexible connectors, which will be patented with obtaining certificates for use.

Achieving the above features of innovative technology is possible by carrying out R & D works in two stages:

  • stage 1: conducting a series of dynamic simulations, computer simulations aimed at determining optimal material and geometric solutions, taking into account the assumed climatic conditions, work on the development of construction nodes using innovative materials.
  • tage 2: Development of fully functional prototypes of innovative modular construction technology, prefabricated on a wood base.