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

Test and Demonstration

South Poland Cleantech Claster facilitates acces to the state-of-the-art test and demonstration installations in the region. Start-ups and other innovative companies can utilize these facilities to conduct R&D, build working prototypes or test existing products that are close to market.

SPCleantech is carrying out a mapping of what test and demonstration facilities are available in the region.Test facilities are defined as facilities in which the company can test the stability and functionality of a product pre-commercialization. Demonstration facilities are defined as facilities, where companies can demonstrate that a product works under realistic operating conditions or in relation to other technologies.

There are 3 types of test and demonstration facilities in South Poland:

  1. Government test facilities
  2. Private sector test facilities
  3. University/Polytechnic/Research Centre test facilities

Access to the relevant cleantech testing- and demonstration-facilities is critical for the development work of regions cleantech companies. An international study among cleantech companies (Oxford Research, 2011) found that testing and demonstrating products or concepts, together with product-development, are the most highly prioritized tasks for companies.

Companies have identified the lack of sufficient test & demonstration facilities as a major obstacle for their future growth.  Without access to facilities that can prove the new concepts it is very difficult for the new product or service to enter the market.That’s why South Poland Cleantech Cluster cooperates with external partners on establishing new test and demonstration facilities on small-scale as well as full-scale.

The objective is to create innovative projects and promote the operability and efficiency of new technologies. The demonstration facilities within the region address initiatives for new and advanced technology, particularly for sustainable energy consumption and solutions.