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Polish Cluster Policy 2014-2020.
Objectives and principles
President of Parliamentary Group on Cluster Policy
Current situation of Polish Clustering.
Challanges for upcoming years.
There are over 200 Clusters and Cluster
Initiatives in Poland. Unfortunately many of
them exist only on paper. The reasons for
this are many, like e.g:
However, Cluster Benchmarking analysis
show that among all those initiatives, there
are around 55 best practices examples,
How to transform quantity into quality?
The main challange for Polish Parliament is
to create a strategy and Cluster Policy that
indicates the best directions for clusters
development for upcoming years.
Authorities and Institutions working on
establishing Cluster Policy 2014-2020
Parliamentary Group on Cluster Policy
PARP – Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
Polish Employers’ Cluster Association
Ministry of Economy
Ministry of Regional Development
Ministry of Education
Cluster Policy 2014-2020 - main goal
The main goal is
strengthening innovation and competitiveness of
the Polish economy based on intensification of
cooperation, interaction and knowledge transfer
within clusters and supporting strategic economic
specialization Clusters (so called Key Clusters).
There are a few principles to follow in order to
Cluster Policy 2014-2020
• Support for the process of networking, matchmaking and
establishing cooperation in the Polish economy.
• Combining top-down and bottom-up approach in supporting
the development of clusters.
• Creation of an effective ecosystem of institutions working on
development of clusters.
• Integration of public support around the critical clusters (so
called Key Clusters) that are competitive for national and
regional economy and have have a highest potential for
• Coordination of public policies and instruments (such as
expenditures on infrastructure, R & D, and education) around
the Key Clusters.
• Private co-financing the development of clusters.
Proposed division of European Funds for
As part of the Cohesion Policy Funds there will be carried out 6
The total allocation (in millions of euros)
Best practices - examples
LifeScience Kraków cluster (Klaster Life Science) is a platform of cooperation
biotechnology, pharmacy, medicine, cosmetology and environmental protection.
The cluster was created in 2006 and brings together seventy entities who are offered
access to cooperation network of scientific and business community of life-science
sector. The aim of the initiative is to develop stable cooperation between business
and science which will make it
possible to execute joint R&D projects
and commercialize their results. The
cluster brings together life-science
environments from Małopolska, it
coordinates joint undertakings as well
as organizes, publishes and facilitates
information sharing. It also assists in
establishing new contacts within the
environment and beyond.
The Aviation Valley is located in the south east of Poland, a region known for its
developed aviation industry and pilot training centers. The region is characterized
by a big concentration of companies from the aviation industry, research institutes
and developed educational and training environment. Most companies within the
cluster are located in the Podkarpackie Voivodeship and the heart of the Aviation
Valley is located in the capital of that region – Rzeszów. The cluster was established
in 2003 at the initiative of entrepreneurs from the aviation industry. At the
moment it has more than ninety members. The cluster undertakes many actions
both within the country and internationally. Organization and development of a
supply chain, or creating good
conditions for the development
of aviation industry in the region
belong to some of the cluster’s
Aviation Valley, through its
activities, wants to stimulate
dynamic development of the
region, create more jobs and
generally contribute to the
increase of living standards.
companies, organizations, R & D institutions, universities and business institutions that
base their activities on a variety of innovations, the exchange of knowledge, transfer of
innovative solutions and technologies and the creation of networks. Cluster is a supra
association, focusing businesses and institutions from the whole Poland.
The Cluster recognizes the potential of companies aimed at innovation, which are
characterized by high of quality of research activities and rapidly developing
technology. Appreciates those who in their actions are characterized by
entrepreneurship and creativity.
OKIP sees long-term benefits brought by
enhanced collaboration between those
who depend on growth through
The I Congress of Polish Clusters in Polish
Parliament was organised by OKIP. It was
breakthrough event, and so far the most
important for the cluster structures and
Polish Cluster Policy. Discussed the most
important issues related to the cluster.
Thank you for your attention
President of Parliamentary Group on Cluster Policy