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.
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On February 5, 2022, a meeting of the krk UrbanHub Council – a sustainable urbanization hub based in Krakow – was held. Hub operates within the structure of SPCleantech and is the first organization of this type in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. The meeting was attended by an invited guest, a councilor of the city of Krakow – Łukasz Maślona

The Council consists of:

Janusz Kahl – president of SPCleantech – krk UrbanHub
Magdalena Sroka – former vice-president of Krakow, Alvernia Planet
Małgorzata Tomczak – editor-in-chief of A&B
Krzysztof Goerlich – former vice-president of the city of Krakow
Tomasz Janowski – Institute of Civic Communities
Romuald Loegler – architect, Atelier Loegler
Bartłomiej Kisielewski – architect, HORIZONE Studio
Wojciech Stawowczyk – architect, BLOK Architekci

During the meeting, issues related to the further development of krk UrbanHub were discussed and activities in which the hub will be involved in the near future were discussed. The current task for the hub is to get involved in developing a revitalization program for the Wesoła quarter. krk UrbanHub cooperates with the Krakow Development Agency in order to develop a concept for the development of this extremely attractive area of ​​Krakow. The development of the revitalization program for the Wesoła quarter would be the beginning of the process of developing a new Municipal Revitalization Program, which should be established by 2023.

Other planned activities ofkrk UrbanHub include an attempt to develop a master plan for Wesoła and the initiation of the Nowy Bauhaus Wesoła project.

krk UrbanHub is a national and international meeting place that engages people in architecture, design and sustainable urban development. This is done through exhibitions, events, business development, new partnerships, customized workshops, acceleration programs and export services.

Here, the door will be open to anyone who wants to experience, feel and understand city life – and anyone who wants to be part of the professional networks and deep professional environments that develop the sustainable cities of tomorrow.

“Collaboration across sectors is key to building better cities of the future”

The main goal of the initiative is:

CONNECT – create an interface for interdisciplinary innovation
SHARE – facilitate the sharing of knowledge and communicate nationally and internationally
SCALE – bring commercial effects to the global market
create partnerships – connect people, share knowledge and scale your business through innovative programs, activities, random meetings at the coffee machine