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

SIG – Special Interest Groups in SPCleantech

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SPCleantech is creating SIG – Special Interest Groups, the purpose of which is to integrate the activities of cluster members who are interested in forming a group within SPCleantech, that has a common interest in developing a specific area of ​​knowledge, science or technology in which members they collaborate to influence or create solutions in their specific field and can communicate, meet and organize conferences.

The goal of SIG is to find a common topic that is relevant and attractive enough to the group of SPCleantech members, that they will want to devote time and energy to it. After finding a sufficient number of members interested in building a coherent group, the group will have to choose its leader who, together with SPCleantech, will be responsible for coordinating the further work of the group. Ultimately, each SIG must decide on the financing of the developed solutions and develop an application for regional or EU funds in order to finance these activities. SPCleantech has adequate knowledge about available sources of financing for projects such as – NCBiR, Regional Operational Program, Horizon Europe, COSME, Erasmus + etc.

SIG – Carbon Footprint

SIG – Carbon Footprint consists of the following members of SPCleantech:

  • Carbon Footprint Foundation
  • IT for Carbon Footprint Foundation
  • NordicHouse
  • Onteon

The group leader will be chosen during our next meeting.
If you are interested in joining the group, please contact j.kahl@spcleantech.com 

The carbon footprint is a calculation of the total greenhouse gas emissions during the full life cycle of a functional unit / entity, which may be, inter alia, company, product, service, event e.g. conference, air travel, etc., city, country, private person.

Each time the carbon footprint is counted is a unique process. Each company or organization is distinguished by a unique structure, processes or specificity of activity, and calculating the carbon footprint is based on this uniqueness. It is not possible to create a universal calculator that will fit any type of business, therefore we use an individual approach to each project.

The average carbon footprint of a Pole is approx. 10 tonnes per year, of which CO2 accounts for approx. 8 tonnes, and other greenhouse gases, such as methane or nitrous oxide, the remaining 2 tonnes. The atmosphere is treated as open free sewage for chimneys and exhaust pipes. Unfortunately, there are consequences of this. In order to avoid a climate disaster, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced quickly.

The Carbon Footprint Foundation has developed its own CO2 emissions calculator, which can be found at:

1.0 – identifying emissions in daily life
2.0 – dedicated to the office environment

what distinguishes them from others available on the Polish market?

The estimates are based on Polish living and economic conditions. So the results are most relevant to our lifestyle. @Emilia Kozikowska co-author.

It is worth using a personal CO2 emission calculator, because it will help in inventorying our emissions and show what can be done to reduce them. Identify the greatest threats and focus on reducing them. The important thing is not to do the 1,000 things that are of tertiary importance, but to do the things that can really make a difference.

You should be aware that you will not reduce your carbon footprint to zero, but it is worth doing everything that can minimize it as much as possible.