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 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.

More information on ICEI Alliance

On Wednesday, 15.03.2017 at 18.00, SPCleantech organized in cooperation with the Pre Acceleration Point next edition of the NordicHouse Café for Start-ups. These regular meetings in the form of informal networking meetings, are a continuation of workshops for start-ups and 2 conference organized in cooperation with NordicHouse and KIC InnoEnergy.

Networking meeting was held in the basement of SPCleantech and NordicHouse offices, św. Anny 5 in Kraków

The theme of the event was “Unleash your creativity. What is lateral thinking?

We are taught, to follow the shortest route when we are looking for some answers. For solving problems, the mind uses experiences from the past. This procedure is correct, but having little to do with creativity. Instead of using elaborated and tested traditional thinking, one should jump back for a moment, to reverse the problem, or to focus on the seemingly obvious piece of riddle. Rejection of linear and vertical thinking, is a simple way to awakening creativity. It is not easy to switch from vertical to lateral thinking, but if you try, good ideas by themselves will get into your head.

Special guest: Dr. Paweł Cabała, Head of Department of Process Management, University of Economics (UEK) in Krakow
“Seeing the forest behind the trees – the basics of systems thinking”