South Poland Cleantech Cluster

SPCleantech is very pleased to inform, that our application, submitted on the 26th February 2020 to the
EU Program, Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance, has been selected for EU co-funding.
Our proposal received 82/100 points and has been selected out of 216 eligible applications (30 have been selected in total). That’s a really good result!

The duration of the project will be 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023. We must now keep our fingers crossed that the circumstances will allow us all to meet in person in Leipzig for our Kick-off meeting in January.

Title of the project is

“IMPACT / Building values-based innovation cultures for sustainable business impact”

with the vision of Envisioning the Future of Teaching and Training for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

More information on: ERASMUS+ Knowledge Alliance

SPCleantech is one of the founders and partners in European Industrial Circular Economy Investment Alliance. The Alliance was officially started on 11.02.2020 during the meeting in Kemi, Finland. 

1/ Status. An overview of the current state of play:

  1. Preparatory work. Pierre Padilla (N-ABLE) and his team supported DIGIPOLIS and SITRA in the setup of the Alliance, starting from the analysis of business cases and a stakeholder analysis to finally produce a first draft scoping note that materialises the initial ambition of the partnership. Full business analysis is not public yet but provided a strong ground for us to move forward.
  2. First Scoping Note. The first scoping note itself was already amended based on some feedback from a few partners but the message here is that it is meant to evolve as to be a picture of the Alliance, its partners and (most important) its businesses and their needs.
  3. Soft Launch. The soft launch of the Alliance took place in Kemi on 11/02/2020 in presence of keynote officials from the European Commission (Joanna Drake, Deputy Director General of DG ENV; Slawomir Tokarski, Director in DG GROW; Ulla Engelmann, Head of the DG GROW Cluster Unit; etc.). Some of you were present and we wish to thank them for their participation. 

2/ Next Step: Kick-off meeting. Most of the ground ambitions were discussed and built upon the on-boarding process and feedback from the partners. In short, the Alliance will 1) accelerate the structuring of industrial circular economy investment projects and 2) Feed back to policy makers and the financial sector on adjustments needed in funding and financing models and instruments.

To operationalise our common approach and take key decisions (which can only be joint ones), Digipolis is currently organising the Kick-Off Meeting of the Alliance which should take place on 28/05/2020 in Brussels (Belgium). While we are still working on the logistics (venue, etc.) Alliance invites everybody to already save the date in your agenda.

Founding members of the Alliance: