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  1. 1. Clustering in Poland Place for the project logo
  2. 2. Clusters in Poland Place for the project logo <ul><li>180 registered cluters in 16 voivodships </li></ul><ul><li>56 cluters on the East of Poland </li></ul><ul><li>13 cluters in podkarpackie voivodship </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The policy of supporting clusters is an important element for industry and regional development </li></ul><ul><li>Is linked to development of Special Economic Zones </li></ul><ul><li>Is linked to innovative policy, regional policy and horizontal policy </li></ul>The Cluster Policy Place for the project logo
  4. 4. <ul><li>” Strategy for Increasing the Innovativeness of the Economy, 2007-2013” </li></ul>How do we support clusters in Poland? <ul><li>Adopted by the Government of the Republic of Poland on September 4th 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>” Infrastructure for innovation” - which stresses how important is to support joint networking activity </li></ul>Place for the project logo
  5. 5. <ul><li>Assistance from The EU </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Economy Operating Programme: Support for Cooperative Connections of Supra-Regional Importance </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Operating Programmes: Support on a regional level in 16 voivodships </li></ul><ul><li>The Development of Eastern Poland Operating Programme” (for the Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Podlaskie, Lubelskie, Świętokrzyskie and Podkarpackie regions) </li></ul>How do we support clusters on a regional and supra-regional level? Place for the project logo
  6. 6. <ul><li>Cluster policy should be more closely linked with policy on the development of Special Economic Zones </li></ul><ul><li>It creates favourable environment in SEZs </li></ul><ul><li>It creates links between enterprises located inSEZs </li></ul><ul><li>It dynamises business activity in SEZs </li></ul>The Cluster policy versus Special Economic Zones Place for the project logo
  7. 7. <ul><li>It’s important to internationalise cluster Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>It leads to exchange of experience </li></ul><ul><li>It intensifies technology transfers with Europe’s most important centres of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>It helps to go beyond national borders </li></ul><ul><li>It opens new markets </li></ul><ul><li>Poland as a memeber of the PRO INNO European Cluster Alliance </li></ul>Internationalisation of Cluster Policy Place for the project logo
  8. 8. <ul><li>A prioritiy of the Europe 2020 – A Strategy for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Member States aim at putting in place stable foundations for economic growth and ensuring the European Union’s competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Poland’s National Programme of Reforms - a strategy for the long- and medium-term development which helps to expand the country’s socioeconomic areas </li></ul>Cluster Policy in EU Place for the project logo
  9. 9. Aviation Valley Assocciation <ul><li>Located in the South-Eastern Part of Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Where the aviation industry is deeply rooted </li></ul><ul><li>Where many aerospace companies are concenrated </li></ul><ul><li>Rzeszow University of Technology is the only center in Poland which educates civil aviation pilots </li></ul>Place for the project logo
  10. 10. <ul><li>Created on 11th of April 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>One of the biggest clusters in Poland </li></ul><ul><li>90 members 22 000 employees </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly companies from Rzeszow </li></ul>Aviation Valley Assocciation Place for the project logo
  11. 11. Eastern Poland IT Companies Cluster <ul><li>Coordinated by IT Association in Podkarpacie </li></ul><ul><li>Located in podkarpackie voivodship </li></ul><ul><li>Established by the Marshal Office in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Participation within the actions of the competitive economy workgroup, </li></ul>Place for the project logo
  12. 12. Eastern Poland IT Companies Cluster <ul><li>Cluster competencies: </li></ul><ul><li>R epresenting companies o f ering IT and marketing services, </li></ul>Place for the project logo <ul><li>S upport of enterprises in obtaining f nancial support and management, support in building innovative networks of co-operating companies, institutions and institutes of higher education, </li></ul><ul><li>I mproving social and economic e f ectiveness of the entire macro-region of Eastern Poland and limiting the marginalization of this part of the country. </li></ul>
  13. 13. First Casting Cluster in Poland KOM-CAST Place for the project logo <ul><li>Located in 3 voivodships podkarpackie, lubelskie and swietokrzyskie </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 2006 by Polish Foundries – Starachowice , Rzeszów University of Technology , Metallurgy Factory WSK Rzeszów </li></ul><ul><li>Over 4000 employees </li></ul><ul><li>First place in Poland in export of engineering cast-iron components </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Main activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Creating favorable conditions for entrepreneurs development ; </li></ul><ul><li>Support and promotion Polish casting industry abroad; </li></ul>Casting Cluster <ul><li>Promoting and exchanging of knowledge about casting in cooperation between entrepreurships and research centers; </li></ul><ul><li>Support of KOM-CAST members in obtain UE grants; </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation Polish and regional tradition of castin industry. </li></ul>Place for the project logo
  15. 15. Podkarpacki Cluster of Renewable Energy Place for the project logo <ul><li>Located in podkarpackie voivodship </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 2011 on the initiative of the University of Rzeszów </li></ul><ul><li>Cluster has 26 members – main companies from renewable energy sector </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Cluster competencies: </li></ul><ul><li>creating networks of cooperation between Rzeszów universities, business support institutions and administration </li></ul><ul><li>stimulating the development of new technologies as well as analytical and scienti fi c base, of innovative products </li></ul><ul><li>creating joint products employing innovative solutions developed with the participation of R&D units of partner universities. </li></ul>The pillar of these activities is close co-operation with the University Centre for Innovation and Technological and Environmental Knowledge Transfer, which is being established, and with the Centre for Microelectronics and Nanotechnology. Place for the project logo
  17. 17. Innovative Health and Tourism Cluster <ul><li>Located in 2 voivodeships: podkarpackie i swietokrzyskie </li></ul><ul><li>Formed in 2009 in Rzeszow by University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów and Zamość University of Management and Administration </li></ul><ul><li>34 members - mainly sanatori es and public organisations </li></ul>Place for the project logo
  18. 18. New Cluster POLIGEN Place for the project logo <ul><li>Established in 2011 in Rzeszów </li></ul><ul><li>The cluster engag es plastics processing Compan ies </li></ul><ul><li>Originators of the agreement and the main initiators of the creation this cluster are Rzeszów University of Technology, Marma Polish Films and the INNpuls company. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Companies centered around Poligen are employing a total of 810 people. </li></ul>