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

In October 2020 the IMPACT consortium signed the Grant Agreement with the EACEA EU Agency (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency). The kick-off of the project was organised on 21-22.01.2021 with participation and short presentation of all partners. During the kick-off meeting different organisational matters and contents of Work Packages (WP) were discussed.

The duration of the project will be 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023. The planned kick-off meeting could not be realised as planned in Leipzig because of travel restriction ceased by corona virus. 

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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.

The ERASMUS+ Programme, as well as the IMPACT project promote the open access to the educational material, documents and audio-visual media developed and produced in the project lifetime, which gives an opportunity to the wider community to get freely accessible material and benefit from newly obtained results and knowledge.

The ambition of IMPACT is to drive innovation and entrepreneurship based on values of sustainability and facilitates organisation-wide cultural change toward more sustainable innovation processes.

IMPACT directly contributes to the key objective of the Knowledge Alliance action to strengthen Europe’s capacity for innovation and foster entrepreneurship in higher education, business and society at large. Most importantly, the project ensures that the new innovation and entrepreneurship approaches are based on values of different stakeholders, striving for enhanced sustainability and making positive impact to the broader socio- economic environment.

Partners in the Project:

  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management – project coordinator
  • Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • HMKW University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management (HMKW), Germany
  • Foundation for Research and Innovation, Italy Cracow University of Technology, Poland
  • 3M España, S.L, Spain
  • TÜV Nord Mobility, Germany
  • SPCleantech Cluster, Poland
  • Nuovo Pignone International s.r.l, Italy
  • Innofora Ltd, Cyprus
  • Creative Labs, Poland
  • Circular Change SI, Slovenia
  • ISPIM – International Society for Professional, Ireland
  • ASIIN Consult GmbH, Germany
  • University of Florence, Italy

IMPACT is a practice-based, sustainability-oriented, and result-driven project aiming to advance Europe’s capacity and effectiveness in training and teaching sustainability-oriented innovation and entrepreneurship (SOIE). The ambition of the project is to drive innovation and entrepreneurship based on values of corporate sustainability, and to facilitate organisation-wide cultural change toward more sustainable innovation processes. With its explicit focus on sustainability, IMPACT makes a unique contribution to effectively translating Europe’s new growth strategy presented in the “Green Deal” into an innovative educational program and business practice.

More specifically, IMPACT brings together leaders from industry, academia and innovation ecosystems to:

  1. empirically generate, aggregate, exchange and disseminate knowledge about good practices and methods in SOIE
  2. facilitate values-based and sustainability-oriented innovation and entrepreneurship practices and methods that help to establish a sustainability-oriented innovation culture
  3. create advanced education methods and real problem-based materials to teach and learn SOIE

IMPACT builds on the results of previous projects and draws on the experience of innovation scholars and practitioners to generate actionable insights for students, young entrepreneurs and industrial partners striving to make a positive impact on society as a whole. The main outcomes of the project are: I) a database of concrete examples and best practices for enhancing sustainability; II) facilitation methods toolkit for enabling the effective involvement of internal and external stakeholders in innovation- related activities, as well as the collaborative review and redefinition of cultural routines, implicit values and hidden assumptions; and III) methods for teaching and coaching SOIE toolkit, which includes a module on Sustainable Innovation Practices (12 ECTS) for professional development and elective university courses.

IMPACT directly contributes to the key objective of the Knowledge Alliance action to strengthen Europe’s capacity for innovation and foster entrepreneurship in higher education, business and society at large. Most importantly, the project ensures that the new innovation and entrepreneurship approaches are based on values of different stakeholders, striving for enhanced sustainability and making positive impact to the broader socio- economic environment.