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.
More information on ICEI Alliance

SPCleantech cooperates in the “Energy Efficiency” platform with the largest players on the Polish market in the field of heating, EDF Polska and PGE Energia Ciepła. On November 12-16, 2017, SPCleantech organized a study visit for the Management Board and managers of EDF Polska directly involved in the development of external services in the group – “Good practices of energy management in Scandinavian cities”.

During the visit to Copenhagen, the president of EDF Polska signed a contract for the sale of the company, resulting in the creation of the largest heating company in Poland, PGE Energia Ciepła. All former employees of EDF Polska, also participants of the study visit in Copenhagen, were employed in the newly established company.

In Scandinavian cities, where energy generation has been promoted and used for years, high-efficiency cogeneration and renewable sources, knowledge and good practices in energy management have come from many sources. At the same time it is done in cooperation with the local government and authorities as well as entrepreneurs and ecological organizations, based on the business model, respecting the preferences and needs of the local community.

The purpose of the study visit was to learn good practices:

  • energy management from multiple sources including: generation, delivery and accounting, long-term and medium-term planning, IT support systems, business models
  • cooperation with local government and authorities 
  • formulas of cooperation with entrepreneurs and pro-ecological organizations 

The EDF Group is the world’s largest power company with a strong position in Europe. The Group has 38 million customers worldwide. In 2014, the entire EDF Group generated revenues of € 73.9 billion, and as much as € 650 million was spent on research and development.

EDF in Poland has almost 10% share in the energy market and 15% in the network heat market.