South Poland Cleantech Cluster

is the initiator of the krakowurbanhub.pl 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
krakowurbanhub 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.
krakowurbanhub 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

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

South Poland Cleantech Cluster catalyzes innovation in Southern Poland by increasing the commercialization of new technologies, promoting entrepreneurship, supporting the creation of startups, and stimulating access to risk capital for early-stage enterprises.

SPCleantech links and integrates existing community resources at all levels to create a more robust innovation environment. Through this integration, we are connecting the dots for aspiring entrepreneurs, small- and medium-sized businesses, researchers, and inventors and are working to fill any gaps with transformative programs and resources.  We remove roadblocks and help you build your bridge to success. With the support of our partners and members, we are accelerating South Poland’s transformation to a more knowledge-based economy.

Small firms depend on entrepreneurs – the individuals who have the ideas and are willing to take the risks necessary to get a firm off the ground. South Poland needs more entrepreneurs and our Cluster is looking at ways in which potential entrepreneurs may be encouraged to set up firms.

First, there are cultural factors, which discourage too many people from starting a business. We need to develop a more entrepreneurial culture, starting with young people and from school education. Also there is too often a stigma attached to failure. Second, the administrative requirements – are often a major factor in putting entrepreneurs off. Third, entrepreneurs need to find it easier to attract investors.