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 (SIS&DT)”

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.

The main goal of the task is to work out:

EU 2030 Common Vision on High-tech skills for SIS&DT

Members of the Steering Committee are responsible for:

  • monitoring of the work and reviews of reports developed by PwC
  • meetings 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
  • participating in teleconferences
  • providing advice and guidance during the work

Se more: Steering Committee and EU 2030 Common Vision and 5th expert workshop , 6th expert workshop i Conference


Conference “Local Government and startups”

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On 5th January, 2016, SP Cleantech participated in the conference “Local Government and startups – the roles, expectations and opportunities” organized within the framework of the European Week of startups. CEO Janusz Kahl presented SPCleantech and took part in the panel and discussion.

European Commissions initiative ‘Startup Europe Week “was established with the aim of informing local startups and entrepreneurs about the possibilities of development in the region. As part of this initiative, they organized the conference, which was attended by representatives of local government units and supporting startup ecosystem and offering development programs for startups.

The theme of the presentation and discussion was the cooperation of the public sector with the private sector in terms of the development of start-ups, mutual benefits, best practices and ongoing initiatives. The conference was attended both by the business and environmental leaders.
There were also startups that shared valuable experiences and provided success factors in the development of international projects.


– community representing startups
– entrepreneurs interested in supporting the development of startups
– representatives of local authorities
– representatives of the academic and scientific institutions
– representatives of institutions supporting innovative entrepreneurship


17:30 – Registration of participants
17:45 – Welcome and presentation of the initiative of Startup Europe Week


18.00 – Presentations from Representatives of the City and the Regional Marshal’s Office and variuous organizations supporting the development of start-ups

Municipality of Krakow – Filip Jarmakowski
Region of Malopolska – Elżbieta Sztorc, Bartłomiej Gąciarz
Krakow Technology Park – Małgorzata Popławska
Life Science Cluster – Kazimierz Murzyn
KIC InnoEnergy – Christo Balinow
Hub:raum – Łukasz Cieśla
InnoVenture – Marcin Bielówka
South Poland Cleantech Cluster – Janusz Kahl
Innovation Nest – Krzysztof Kobyłecki

18:45 – Panel discussion with speakers “Effective forms and effective practices to support entrepreneurship”


20:00 – Second panel discussion with startup founders ( – Marcin Kasz, XTRF – Dominik Radziszewski, Craftinity – Konrad Pabiańczyk) moderated by Krzysztof Nowak “Success stories – Lessons learned”
20:30 – Open-mic (1 minute speech per participant)
21:00 – Afterparty i networking