From 28 to 30 May 2013, Janusz Kahl, managing director in South Poland Cleantech Cluster participated in the International Cleantech Convention in Hamburg. Representatives from 13 international clusters discussed goals and working methods. The Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster was responsible for the organization of the summit.
“The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg welcomes the fact that the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster is organizing the fifth International Cleantech Conventionfor 13 international clusters. The cluster approach is one of the core pillars of our economic policy in Hamburg. The Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster in particular has become a driving force over the last two years,” said Frank Horch, Hamburg’s Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation.
As one of the highlight events of 2013, the International Cleantech Network has convened 13 of the world´s leading Cleantech Clusters from Europe, USA and Asia in Hamburg. “Renewable Energy Hamburg has done a fantastic job of organizing the International Cleantech Convention where stakeholders from leading green regions came to Hamburg to learn about renewable energy and smart city solutions, meet local companies and stakeholders and forge new cross-regional partnerships,” said Stephan Skare Nielsen, Head of International Cleantech Network (ICN).
The workshops focused on storage, forms of mobility based on renewable energies, renewable energies in building constructionand smart grids. Participants went on tour to the IBA premises, participated in a senate reception in the Hamburg city hall, as well as the “Renewable energies meeting point, Hamburg”.
The clusters participating in the International Cleantech Convention 2013 in Hamburg:
ACLIMA (Basque country), Bilbao, Spain
Colorado Clean Energy Cluster (CCEC), USA
Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster (CCC), Denmark
Eco World Styria, Austria
Ecotech Quebec, Canada
Renewable Energy Hamburg, Germany
Incheon Technopark, Seul, South Korea
International Technology Match-making Centre of Yixing, China
Lombardy Energy Cluster, Milano, Italy
Oslo Renewable Energy and Environment Cluster (OREEC), Norway
Singapore Sustainability Alliance (SSA), Singapore
Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), North Caroline, USA
Tenerrdis, Grenoble, France