Smart V4 Strategies

South Poland Cleantech Cluster participates in a newly started Visegrad project together with partners – Czech Smart City Cluster, Slovak Smart City Cluster and Digitalis Jolet nonprofit from Hungary. The project “Smart V4 Strategies” was awarded financing support from the Visegrad Fund.

The aim of the project is to connect relevant partners in the given area of SMART strategies and prepare procedures for classification of SMART strategies in V4 countries into one complex database portal. The project offers V4 partners international cooperation in unifying SMART strategies to GreenDeal/SDG rules. The vision is to strengthen the unity and effectiveness in implementation of SMART strategies in all V4 countries.
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South Poland Cleantech Cluster

is the initiator of the krk UrbanHub 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
krk UrbanHub 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.
krk UrbaHhub 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

Kokos – Student Structures Competition

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The president of SPCleantech, Janusz Kahl, participated on May 13, 2023 as a juror in the KOKOS competition committee, i.e. the Student Structures Competition. KOKOS is a nationwide project implemented by the Independent Student Association this year at AGH.The purpose of the KOKOS competition is to select and reward the most talented young constructors, confront their works with the demanding world of business and help in the commercialization of projects and attracting investors.

In addition, the Student Constructions Competition supports young constructors in terms of content through the implementation of accompanying events – certified trainings and workshops in the art of self-presentation, soft skills, or business strategies.

KOKOS is also an opportunity to integrate students with representatives of the world of business, science and technology, as well as popularize the idea of innovation and inventiveness.

This year, the Commission’s deliberations were divided into two groups:

Commission I – Smart Robots, Ecology, Life Upgrade categories
Commission II – Railway, Joker, Vehicle, Sky categories

Prototypes of devices eligible for the following categories could be submitted to the competition:

Vehicle – any land vehicle, watercraft, aircraft and combinations thereof
Smart robots – robots of any kind
Life upgrade – constructions that contribute to facilitating the daily functioning of people with disabilities or the elderly, and are also used in medicine or the pharmaceutical industry
Ecology – prototypes of devices that have a positive impact on the environment, using, for example, modern solutions of renewable energy sources or ecological fuels
Joker – unusual structures and difficult to classify
Sky – all kinds of flying machines – from smaller ones, such as drones, to long-range ones, i.e. planes and rockets;
Railway (special category) – projects and concepts that can improve the railway, improve the quality of infrastructure or travel comfort.

Important information about the competition:

  • The leader submitted a team consisting of a maximum of 4 members (including the leader).
  • Constructions are eligible for the competition (except for the Railway category), i.e. working prototypes of mechanical devices.
  • The team could submit its construction in no more than one competition category.
  • The constructions had to be made entirely by students.

Constructors presented themselves according to a fixed schedule. Participants had 6 minutes to present the construction and 3 minutes for questions from the Commission. After all the presentations, the winners were selected according to the evaluation criteria, which were slightly different for each category. In addition, 2 special prizes were awarded – the Hero of Construction and the Master of Innovation.

The prizes were awarded on the basis of the evaluations of the Competition Commission included in the form in specific criteria. In disputes, decisions were made by the Preliminary Competition Committee in consultation with the event’s Partners.