Smart V4 Strategies

South Poland Cleantech Cluster participates in a newly started Visegrad project together with partners – Czech Smart City Cluster, Slovak Smart City Cluster and Digitalis Jolet nonprofit from Hungary. The project “Smart V4 Strategies” was awarded financing support from the Visegrad Fund.

The aim of the project is to connect relevant partners in the given area of SMART strategies and prepare procedures for classification of SMART strategies in V4 countries into one complex database portal. The project offers V4 partners international cooperation in unifying SMART strategies to GreenDeal/SDG rules. The vision is to strengthen the unity and effectiveness in implementation of SMART strategies in all V4 countries.
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South Poland Cleantech Cluster

is the initiator of the krk UrbanHub 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
krk UrbanHub 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.
krk UrbaHhub 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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Benefits of belonging to SPCleantech

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The basic value and goal of belonging to SPCleantech is the possibility to derive benefits from this fact, which translate into greater innovation, i.e. greater development ability – in the organizational and personal dimension. These benefits result from active participation in the innovation ecosystem, and thus from access to cooperation networks and to resources facilitating building a competitive advantage. As a rule, the Cluster is such a cooperation platform, the value of which depends on the activity of the Partners, i.e. the Cluster is used by those who know and have the opportunity to do so.

For this purpose, SPCleantech has implemented the SPCleantech Partnership Program, i.e. activities for the benefit of cluster members and partners by building partnerships and creating SIG – Special Interest Groups. The aim of the strategy is to integrate the activities of cluster members who are interested in a joint effort to identify key challenges, exchange knowledge and develop strategic partnerships with other cluster members or other stakeholders in order to increase their innovation or carry out digital transformation.

Through the SPCleantech Partnership Program, we connect people, share knowledge and scale businesses.

1. We describe and define the challenge

Together with the challenge owner, we define and qualify a challenge relevant to the company or organization

2. We build a team

We recruit a multidisciplinary team from our ecosystem (members of SPCleantech) and among partners and researchers to meet the challenge

3. We come up with and co-create solutions

We choose a method, plan, invite and organize meetings (workshops) to create specific concepts and solutions (project development process)

4. Summarize the process

We prepare a report summarizing the findings and recommendations

5. We evaluate the results and implement

We evaluate, track, share results and implement products, services and technologies or apply for funds for further development and implementation works

Each initiative under the SPCleantech Partnership Program should end with the implementation of the results of the work of teams (teams) created to solve the proposed challenge in the company or organization or an application for national (NCBR, PARP, RPO) or EU funds (Horizon Europe) to implement the developed solutions .

If you have a challenge or an idea for a new innovative product, service or business model, please contact We will surely find a solution together for the benefit of all of us.

At present, we have in SPCleantech 12 SIG and 8 applications to NCBR for further financing of projects.