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 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.

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On 23.11.2017 another meeting of a group of partners dealing with bio-economy issues took place in Krakow, Małopolska. The bio-economy is one of the key issues included in the Regional Strategy for Innovation of Małopolska, concluded within the framework of the intelligent specialization of the “Science of Life”.

Business and business-related environments have long expressed the need to define a regional strategy aimed at channeling cooperation and making effective use of regional, national and European funds for the development of this sector of the economy.

The Thematic Group meeting aimed to discuss the possibility of increasing the competitiveness of companies participating in a single value chain eg agricultural and food products. The participants set themselves the goal of encouraging action and demonstrating the potential for using the knowledge and experience to support the development of a single company.

The role of the Cluster is to foster cooperation that results in innovation, that is, new ideas and technologies implemented for practical use for the benefit of the interested. We help you find and implement solutions that build the competitiveness of your business. We help find partners, technologies and funds. We help increase the scale and go beyond traditional markets.

The main objective of the meeting was to present and discuss the prospects for the development of the bio-economy in the entire Małopolska Region and to develop a common position and conditions for the implementation of the common development strategy of this sector.