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

South Poland Cleantech Cluster

 organizes workshop

"Pitching (presentation) for start-ups for investors and clients"

Date: 29.10.2019 at 3 pm.
Place: NordicHouse, św. Anny 5, Krakow

The project is organized with the support of the Marshal's Office. 

The theme of the third workshop is "Pitching (presentation) of the start-up to investors and clients". Each start-up has its own story and your task is to tell it. You will learn the art of pitching during our next workshop. The mentor will not only provide potential entrepreneurs with various technical skills, but also strengthen their entrepreneurial mindset.

The mentor during the workshop will be Christo Balinow, InnoEnergy's Business Development Director for CEE, Middle East and North America. KIC InnoEnergy is a European company dedicated to promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and education in the field of sustainable energy by coordinating cooperation between scientists, enterprises and research institutes. KIC InnoEnergy provides services to accelerate the development of start-ups and risky ventures by supporting entrepreneurs and their business ideas.

The number of places is limited - the order of applications decides. 
Regestration: https://evenea.pl/event/spcleantechwarsztaty3/

EU application for funding from ERASMUS+

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SPCleantech together with VIC University (E), National University of Ireland, (IR). University of Verona, (I), Krakow University of Technology (PL) and Krakow University of Econimics (PL) apply for EU-funding for the project “European network of business schools & enterprises for a green economy” from ENGINE in ERASMUS+ programme.

Objectives

The project’s main objective is to include environmental management knowledge within the curricula of business schools and business related university departments in order to guarantee that environmental knowledge is incorporated as one of the key aspects of business management. Preparing future entrepreneurs and managers at different levels will contribute to the development of a green economy in the EU both, in SMEs and large companies in different sectors .

Project phases

The project will be structured as follows:

  1. Assessment phase (market needs & training needs):
  • To assess the level of inclusion of green economy, circular economy, environmental management or CSR related studies within the curricula of the business schools and business university departments in Europe and particularly in the MS involved in the project.
  • To identify the best practices and professional curricula addressed to business and environmental management based on the comparison report.
  • Identification of training needs taking into account the business sector and other interested parties
  • To identify the issues related to green entrepreneurship / green economy that could be included within the curricula of the economics and business management studies taking into account the needs of the enterprises and the point of view of other interested parties. 
  1. Development of a European network of business schools & enterprises for a green economy:
  • To identify key sectors and enterprises and to invite them to participate in the network in order to boost green entrepreneurial capabilities and cooperation between Universities and enterprises willing to face their environmental challenges (potential speakers within the training programme, case studies, visiting tours, testimonial videos, training material, video conferences, fellowship programme).
  • To create a platform or a group within a professional social network in order to facilitate contact among the participants to the network.
  • To activate the network and to maintain an active interaction (discussions, forums, activities, company tours, etc.)
  1. Greening the current training programme at business schools:
  • To develop the training units, a training programme and training tools which provide answer to the current business management needs in terms of environmental management of activities and processes and the eco-innovation of products and services. The training programme will also include enterprises’ case studies and interviews belonging to different EU countries in order to be shared among all the educational centres and to provide a European approach to business and sustainability.
  • To develop a fellowship programme in order to provide participants the opportunity to carry out a project within one of the companies of the network. 
  1. Market evaluation
  • Potential trainees, top managers, entrepreneurs, and other interested parties will be invited to a presentation and feedback session in order to evaluate the final output from their point of view.
  1. Training & EQF evaluation
  • To assess the level of compliance with the appropriate EQF level accordingly to the strategy defined in phase 1. In this phase relevant functions of the University partners will evaluate the outputs of phase 3 (learning objectives, training units and training programme) and will provide a report in order to establish whether they comply with the EQF level and which adaptations must be done if needed.