South Poland Cleantech Cluster

SPCleantech is very pleased to inform, that our application, submitted on the 26th February 2020 to the
EU Program, Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance, has been selected for EU co-funding.
Our proposal received 82/100 points and has been selected out of 216 eligible applications (30 have been selected in total). That’s a really good result!

The duration of the project will be 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023. We must now keep our fingers crossed that the circumstances will allow us all to meet in person in Leipzig for our Kick-off meeting in January.

Title of the project is

“IMPACT / Building values-based innovation cultures for sustainable business impact”

with the vision of Envisioning the Future of Teaching and Training for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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SPCleantech is very pleased to inform, that our application, submitted on the 26th February 2020 to the EU Program, Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance, has been selected for EU co-funding. Our proposal received 82/100 points and has been selected out of 216 eligible applications (30 have been selected in total). That’s a really good result!

The duration of the project will be 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023. We must now keep our fingers crossed that the circumstances will allow us all to meet in person in Leipzig for our Kick-off meeting in January.

Title of the project is “IMPACT / Building values-based innovation cultures for sustainable business impact” with the vision of Envisioning the Future of Teaching and Training for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The ERASMUS+ Programme, as well as the IMPACT project promote the open access to the educational material, documents and audio-visual media developed and produced in the project lifetime, which gives an opportunity to the wider community to get freely accessible material and benefit from newly obtained results and knowledge.

The ambition of IMPACT is to drive innovation and entrepreneurship based on values of sustainability and facilitates organisation-wide cultural change toward more sustainable innovation processes.

IMPACT directly contributes to the key objective of the Knowledge Alliance action to strengthen Europe’s capacity for innovation and foster entrepreneurship in higher education, business and society at large. Most importantly, the project ensures that the new innovation and entrepreneurship approaches are based on values of different stakeholders, striving for enhanced sustainability and making positive impact to the broader socio- economic environment.

Partners in the Project:

  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management – project coordinator
  • Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • HMKW University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management (HMKW), Germany
  • Foundation for Research and Innovation, Italy Cracow University of Technology, Poland
  • 3M España, S.L, Spain
  • TÜV Nord Mobility, Germany
  • SPCleantech Cluster, Poland
  • Nuovo Pignone International s.r.l, Italy
  • Innofora Ltd, Cyprus
  • Creative Labs, Poland
  • Circular Change SI, Slovenia
  • ISPIM – International Society for Professional, Ireland
  • ASIIN Consult GmbH, Germany
  • University of Florence, Italy

IMPACT is a practice-based, sustainability-oriented, and result-driven project aiming to advance Europe’s capacity and effectiveness in training and teaching sustainability-oriented innovation and entrepreneurship (SOIE). The ambition of the project is to drive innovation and entrepreneurship based on values of corporate sustainability, and to facilitate organisation-wide cultural change toward more sustainable innovation processes. With its explicit focus on sustainability, IMPACT makes a unique contribution to effectively translating Europe’s new growth strategy presented in the “Green Deal” into an innovative educational program and business practice.

More specifically, IMPACT brings together leaders from industry, academia and innovation ecosystems to:

  1. empirically generate, aggregate, exchange and disseminate knowledge about good practices and methods in SOIE
  2. facilitate values-based and sustainability-oriented innovation and entrepreneurship practices and methods that help to establish a sustainability-oriented innovation culture
  3. create advanced education methods and real problem-based materials to teach and learn SOIE

IMPACT builds on the results of previous projects and draws on the experience of innovation scholars and practitioners to generate actionable insights for students, young entrepreneurs and industrial partners striving to make a positive impact on society as a whole. The main outcomes of the project are: I) a database of concrete examples and best practices for enhancing sustainability; II) facilitation methods toolkit for enabling the effective involvement of internal and external stakeholders in innovation- related activities, as well as the collaborative review and redefinition of cultural routines, implicit values and hidden assumptions; and III) methods for teaching and coaching SOIE toolkit, which includes a module on Sustainable Innovation Practices (12 ECTS) for professional development and elective university courses.

IMPACT directly contributes to the key objective of the Knowledge Alliance action to strengthen Europe’s capacity for innovation and foster entrepreneurship in higher education, business and society at large. Most importantly, the project ensures that the new innovation and entrepreneurship approaches are based on values of different stakeholders, striving for enhanced sustainability and making positive impact to the broader socio- economic environment.