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.
More information on ICEI Alliance

Platform: “Smart grid/renewable energy” 

Architects:

  • Bjerg Arkitekter Polska
  • BLOK Architekci
  • Horizon Studio
  • SUMA Architektów

Technological companies:

  • Anew Institute
  • APAGroup
  • BMW
  • Columbus Energy
  • DIMPLEX Polska
  • Frapol
  • Lumico
  • MARR
  • MPEC Kraków
  • Nilan
  • NordicHouse
  • PalettenWerk
  • RM Filipowicz
  • Slag Recycling
  • SMS Group
  • THB
  • Termoklima

Construction:

  • Łęgprzem
  • Podium Park
  • PP Leman

Institutions:

  • Akademia Górniczo Hutnicza (AGH)
    • Centrum Energetyki
    • Center for Sustainable Development and Energy Conservation
    • Centrum Zaawansowanych Technologii Miasta Przyszłości AGH
  • Politechnika Krakowska
    • INTECH PK
    • Małopolskie Centrum Budownictwa Energooszczędnego (MCBE)
  • Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny
  • Uniwersytet Jagielloński
  • Uniwersytet Rolniczy
  • Gmina Raciechowice

NGO:

  • Energie Cités

Partners:

Stowarzyszenie Budowniczych Domów i Mieszkań, PGE Energia Ciepła, PLGBC, Ecophon-Saint Gobain, Glasssolutions, Macrosoft, ORLEN Oil, Ponzio, Phillips, Samsung

The world currently relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. Fossil fuels are non-renewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, the many types of renewable energy resources-such as wind and solar energy-are constantly replenished and will never run out.

Most renewable energy comes either directly or indirectly from the sun. The sun’s heat also drives the winds, whose energy, is captured with wind turbines. Renewable energy can also be produced from hydroelectric power, biomass, hydrogen, geothermal energy and ocean energy.

In April 2009, the Council of the European Union adopted a directive setting a common EU framework for the promotion of energy from renewable sources (Directive 2009/28/EC). The aim of this legislative act is to achieve by 2020 a 20% share of energy from renewable sources in the EU’s final consumption of energy and a 10% share of energy from renewable sources in each member state’s transport energy consumption.

According to the new proposal renewable energy will play a key role in the transition towards a competitive, secure and sustainable energy system. The Commission proposes an objective of increasing the share of renewable energy to at least 27% of the EU’s energy consumption by 2030.

“Smart grid” generally refers to a class of technology people are using to bring utility electricity delivery systems into the 21st century, using computer-based remote control and automation. These systems are made possible by two-way communication technology and computer processing that has been used for decades in other industries. They are beginning to be used on electricity networks, from the power plants and wind farms all the way to the consumers of electricity in homes and businesses. They offer many benefits to utilities and consumers – mostly seen in big improvements in energy efficiency on the electricity grid and in the energy users’ homes and offices.