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 July 4th, 2016, CEO in SPCleantech, Janusz Kahl participated in a panel of experts in regional semi-finals of KICoff Competition 2016 in Kraków. KICoff Competition is the business idea aimed at promoting the entrepreneurship among young people and picking the best projects to accelerate the European sustainable energy market development.

7 groundbreaking startups from the field of sustainable energy have already faced jury of the regional semi-finals of the KICkoff Competition 2016 in Krakow. Energy market experts, entrepreneurs and business angels rated BIN-e and Lerta to be the best ideas at this regional stage. Both teams have qualified for the Grand Final in Warsaw, where on 20 September they will perform their final pitch and fight for €10 000, professional mentoring and a chance to get into KIC InnoEnergy Highway® accelerating programme with the financial support of up to €150 000.

BIN-e offers a solution for waste management in smart buildings. Their intelligent waste bin automatically recognizes, sorts, compresses and informs a user about the level of its filling. Their proud competitors, Lerta, is a cloud-based, modern energy intelligence software which helps utilities understand their customers’ usage, automates processes, rolls out DSR programmes and controls distributed generation. In a couple of weeks they will join 12 finalists from other CEE regions at the Final’s Boot Camp to master their public speaking and pitching skills, getting ready to introduce their ideas to the world.

KICkoff Competition – what is it all about?

KICkoff Competition is the business idea aimed at promoting the entrepreneurship among young people and picking the best projects to accelerate the European sustainable energy market development. The first stage of the competition is right behind us – over 100 applicants will take part in the workshops and the best of them will pitch in front of the start-up and energy market experts in seven countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania and Poland. Join one of the four remaining events for free and support them! KIC InnoEnergy together with local partners  invites everyone, start-upers, business and energy experts, enthusiasts, communities, students, journalists, mentors and investors, who is interested in sustainable energy, start-ups and business development.