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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As part of SIG – BIM in the modernization of buildings, a group of SPCleantech members is in the process of agreeing details on the possibility of using BIM technology in the modernization of buildings. At subsequent meetings, the group will select a building that could be used to implement a pilot project to modernize the building using BIM technology. Ultimately, the SIG – BIM in the modernization of buildings must decide on the financing of the developed solutions and develop an application for regional or EU centers to finance these activities. SPCleantech has adequate knowledge of available sources of financing for projects such as -NCBiR, Regional Operational Program, Horizon Europe, COSME, Erasmus + etc.

The group leader is Wojciech Stawowczyk from BLOK Architekci.
If you are interested in joining the group, please contact

Members of SPCleantech are currently participating in the meetings:

  • BLOCK Architekci 
  • Małopolska Center of Energy-Efficient Construction of the Cracow University of Technology
  • Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology
  • NordicHouse

One of the main factors influencing the slow pace of modernization of buildings is the unavailability of digital models, which makes planning, costing and calculating the efficiency of works much more difficult.



BIM is a modern information management system for construction investment. Already at the design stage, a digital investment model is created, where it is possible to test various construction variants so that the entire process is the most effective and economical. This type of approach to the design and subsequent management of a building allows you to have constant control over the project and allows you to visualize various investment scenarios. Building Information Modeling (BIM) increases transparency and reduces costs and resource use.

BIM technologies are also applicable not only in the design and implementation of new investments. BIM can also be applied to existing facilities for which comprehensive IFC data is not available. Of course, this requires the creation of a BIM model on the basis of existing plans (paper 2D or electronic 2D / 3D), and in the absence of such plans (eg historic objects), many measurements or the use of, for example, 3D laser scanning techniques to pose – scanning spatial data and building a 3D model of the object. Such a model can be further supplemented with further data related to materials, operation, etc., creating a complete BIM model. In addition to using data to visualize an object or create a virtual walk around the object, such documentation can be extremely useful when planning the renovation of a historic building. BIM software such as Revit allows you to get all your teams working at an early stage. Such close cooperation also results in much more structured documentation.

Most of the existing buildings are not energy efficient. Many of them use fossil fuels for heating and cooling, and use old technologies and wasteful appliances. Energy poverty remains a serious challenge for millions of Europeans. Overall, buildings account for around 40% of the EU’s total energy consumption and 36% of its greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector.