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

On 19.11.2017 South Poland Cleantech Cluster organized in the scope of NordicHouse Café another networking meeting for start-ups “How to negotiate with institutional investors – Venture Capital (VC)?”

During the activity of most startups there is a moment in which the so-called bootstrapping, development based on your own financial resources becomes no longer sufficient to effectively grow your business. There is a need for external financing. The type of funding often chosen by start-ups is cooperation with one of the venture capital funds (VC). The undoubted advantages of this type of financing are primarily the development of start-ups without debt, and the ability to use the knowledge and business experience of the VC’s representatives. The most serious disadvantage is partial loss of startup control. You learned about the pros and cons of working with VC funds during our networking meeting.

The participants of the meeting learned what Venture Capital funds are, how they function, how they negotiate with start-ups. Marek Kapturkiewicz, one of the most experienced investors in Poland, gave many comments and information, which he normally does not share with outsiders. It was worth listening to.

Special guest: Marek Kapturkiewicz, co-founder & partner at Innovation Nest (VC fund), co-founder of SPIN Entrepreneurship School