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 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

Activities which develop (including consultancy and research), produces or implement new or improved processes or products, that contribute to:

  • produce renewable energy or sustainable materials
  • reduce the use of natural resources by exploiting the resources or energy more efficiently
  • reduce the harm caused by fossil fuels
  • reduce pollution problems through products, processes and / or consultation

Cleantech represents a diverse range of products, services and processes, all intended to:

  • provide superior performance at lower costs, while
  • greatly reducing or eliminating negative ecological impact, at the same time as
  • improving the productive and responsible use of natural resources

As it encompasses many different types of technologies, cleantech as an investment category has typically  been divided into 11 sectors, for which non-exclusive examples of technologies are provided here:

1. Energy Generation: wind, solar, hydro/marine, geothermal, biofuels
2. Energy Storage: advanced batteries, hybrid systems
3. Energy Infrastructure: management, transmission
4. Energy Efficiency: lighting, buildings, glass, fuel cells
5. Transportation and Logistics: vehicles, logistics, structures, fuels
6. Water and Wastewater: conservation, purification, treatment
7. Air and Environment: emissions monitoring and offset, trading
8. Advanced Materials: nano, bio, green chemicals
9. Manufacturing and Industrial: advanced packaging, smart production
10. Agriculture: natural pesticides, land management, aquaculture
11. Recycling and Waste: recycling, waste treatment and recovery

ENERGY ENVIRONMENT
Green energy 
Hydro energy
Wave energy
Wind energy
Solar energy
Geothermal energy
Biomass energy
Biogas
Biofuels
Sustainable materials
Sustainable building materials
Bio plastics
Biological based materials
Biodegradable materials
Materials using nanotechnology
Recycled materials
Noise-reducing materials
Energy infrastructure 
District heating
Smart grid
Pipes
Cables
Insulation
Natural gas or biogas distribution
Water and waste 
Water supply
Water treatment
Sewage drainage
Wastewater treatment
Desalination technologies
Water filters
Water saving technologies
Energy efficiency 
Light-saving technologies
Low energy buildings
Biotechnologies
Low-energy water supply
Measuring equipment
Energy saving electronics
Industrial equipment and processes
Cooling equipment
Air and environment 
Air purification
Air and particle filters
Ventilation
Soil treatment
Advice about green accounting
Environmental monitoring
Agricultural technologies
Energy storage 
Fuel cells
Fuels
Accumulators
Batteries
Waste and recycling
Waste incineration
Recycling of resources
Landfill sites and dumps
Waste separation
Handling of hazardous waste