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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Member of SPCleantech, Palettenwerk received support from the Intelligent Development Operational Program for 2014-2020 for the development of technologies for the construction of low-carbon or passive residential and public buildings. The project is implemented by Palettenwerk in cooperation with a founding member of the cluster, Cracow University of Technology represented by the Małopolskie Centrum Budownictwa Energooszczędnego (MCBE) and SPCleantech – “Development of innovative modular construction technology, prefabricated on wood base by PalettenWerk Kozik Spółka Jawna”. SPCleantech is responsible within this project for promotion, marketing and sales on foreign markets, especially Scandinavian ones.

The goal of the project is to develop technologies for the construction of low-carbon or passive residential and public buildings.

The project received support from the Intelligent Development Operational Program for 2014-2020, Priority axis I. Support for conducting R & D works by enterprises, measure 1.1 R & D projects for enterprises, Sub-measure 1.1.1. Industrial research and development works carried out by enterprises.

As part of research and development activities, in cooperation with experts and civil engineers from the Cracow University of Technology, coordinated by MCBE, the company creates an innovative technology of prefabrication on base of improved cross-laminated timber slabs CLT (Cross Laminated Timber). SPCleantech is responsible for promoting and providing the product abroad, especially on the Scandinavian markets.

The new technology is characterized by properties significantly exceeding currently available technologies:

  • buildings made according to their own technology made of laminated wood crosswise: high thermal and acoustic insulation, clean-dry technology of building objects, high energy efficiency, tightness, record low cost of building use, significant heat and humidity capacity.
  • the use of flexible joints in wooden constructions: the possibility of reduction of concentration peaks, safe transfer of loads, resistance to moisture, new quality of wooden constructions and extension of exploitation possibilities beyond the existing limitations, elimination of steel connectors.
  • prefabrication of glued laminated timber: perfect quality due to production in the factory – durability, naturalness and aesthetics. Fast production and assembly: production within 4 weeks, assembly within 10 days.
  • buildings offered modularly         

In addition, the project develops innovative materials using flexible connectors, which will be patented with obtaining certificates for use.

Achieving the above features of innovative technology is possible by carrying out R & D works in two stages:

  • stage 1: conducting a series of dynamic simulations, computer simulations aimed at determining optimal material and geometric solutions, taking into account the assumed climatic conditions, work on the development of construction nodes using innovative materials.
  • tage 2: Development of fully functional prototypes of innovative modular construction technology, prefabricated on a wood base.