South Poland Cleantech Cluster

is the initiator of the krakowurbanhub.pl project - a sustainable CEE (Central- and Eastern European) urbanization hub
krakowurbanhub is a partner in the urbanhub europe consortium of European cities consisting of BLOXHUB in Copenhagen, KIRAHub in Helsinki, Munich Urban Colab, FACTORY Hammerbrooklyn Hamburg, FAKTORY Berlin, Urban Resilience Hub Barcelona
krakowurbanhub is a national and international meeting place that engages people in architecture, design and sustainable urban development. This is done through exhibitions, debates, events, business development and new partnerships.
krakowurbanhub is an ecosystem for creating cities of the future, and at the same time a space to share ideas, skills and strategies for designing buildings and urban development based on a people-centered approach and high standards of sustainable development, and a membership-based community combining urban development, architecture, design, design, construction, circular economy and digitization.
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South Poland Cleantech Cluster

SPCleantech is co-founder of European Alliance for Cross- Industrial Circular Economy Investments (ICEI Alliance) consisting of European clusters and universities. During 2020-2021 there have been held meetings to prepare the establishment of the European Alliance for Cross- Industrial Circular Economy Investments, hosted by the Circular Economy Centre at Digipolis, Kemi, Finland.

The ICEI Alliance has for ambition to make Europe the global industrial circular economy platform to accelerate the deployment of world-class circular economy solutions to industry. It acts as a pipeline of business-led circular economy investment projects. Alliance members support businesses with the structuring of their investment cases as well as with accessing funding and financing streams.
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SPCleantech applied together with Bay Zoltan (H), KIC InnoEnergy/CC Poland Plus (PL), CVVI (Czech Republic), Optimizacija (Cr) and National Innovation Office (H) for funding to Central Interreg territorial cooperation instrument BOOST+ Project.

The BOOST+ is a consortium project submitted for funding to Central Interreg territorial cooperation instrument. Successfully concluded, the project will focus on improving the acceleration capabilities in the region through training and best practice sharing. The consistent acceleration model resulting from partners’ collaboration will benefit the innovation ecosystem long term as well as acceleration of specific cases in energy and clean tech.

 Project Strongpoints 

The main advantage of the project is the thematic focus on the domain of sustainable energy. The activities remain embedded in a broader context, however, lead to addressing the region-specific energy-linked needs and problems. The other advantage is the leverage of partners’ competences in business acceleration, including the biggest energy accelerator in Europe (240 ventures, 115 partners including Total, EDF, ABB, Schneider Electric), and disseminating them to enhance the innovation capacity. BOOST+ will also closely cooperate with policymakers in order to develop effective legal framework used in managing innovation.

Project Objective 

The objective of the BOOST+ Project is to foster sustainable links among the actors of the innovation system. To attain that, partners’ skills and competences in business acceleration will be leveraged, and their competences combined to establish the most efficient know-how in the domain of bringing innovative clean tech product and services to the market in a reasonable time frame. The pan-European co-op in the project will serve knowledge sharing across the region as well as well address a key topic in policy competitiveness of the energy sector through innovation.