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Construction Cluster INNOWATOR

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 23 June, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Świętokrzyskie
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Grzegorz
Tworek
Cluster Manager
+48 41 34 443 92
g.tworek@dotopolska.pl
Joanna
Makuch
+ 48 41 34 443 92 22
biuro@klaster-innowator.pl
Languages spoken: 
English
Polish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Construction Products and Services
Technology fields: 
Construction engineering (design, simulation)
Management of construction process & life
S3 EU priority areas: 
Civil engineering
Construction of buildings
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
77
Number of SME members: 
66
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
3
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
5
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Chamber of Industry and Commerce "Staropolska"
Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Rzeszów
Warsaw University
University
Kielce University of Technology
University
Rzeszow University of Technology
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Enabling the cooperation between the business and science environment, strenghtening the ability of the cluster’s members to compete with international enterprises and to increase the share in the national market, development of innovativeness, creation of optimal development conditions via the transfer of knowledge and building a common brand enabling the introduction of new technologies into the market. Such objectives are the main goal of the Świętokrzyski- Podkarpacki Construction Cluster INNOWATOR. We are creating a cooperation platform which facilitates the transfer of knowledge and modern technologies, the increase of personnel’s skills and promotion of enterprises. In effect, the participants of this undertaking will increase their competitiveness.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Support of knowledge transfer
Support of technology transfer
Details of support services: 

The Cluster has been created as a cooperation platform which facilitates the transfer of knowledge and modern technologies, the increase of personnel’s skills and promotion of enterprises.

THE FORMS OF ACTIVITY:

  • Organization of conferences and seminars concerning new technologies in civil engineering, enterprise management, promotion of clustering and arbitrational judicature
  • Conducting research over new technologies
  • Co-financing of the quality management certification processes and product and service certification in the Cluster’s companies
  • Promotion of the clustering concept and of the Cluster’s companies in the mass media and in publishing houses international study trip
  • Establishing cooperation owing to new contacts, exchange of experiences
  • Realization of joint projects
  • Possibility to influence the directions of the sector’s development
  • Participation in the development and implementation of innovative technologies
  • Easier access to the knowledge of R&D institutions and to the effects of their activity
  • Management support owing to trainings and consulting
  • Co-financing of certification processes
  • Joint promotional activities
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Cluster members and managers participated in trade missions to Canada, Italy and Sweden, searching new partners and opportunities for mutually beneficial co-operation between SMEs and cluster organisations.

Cluster managers participated in  the international conferences in Danmark, Sweden and Poland in order to increase personnal knowledge on the european trends in clustering and programmes concerning collaboration of the European SMEs.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Śiwetokrzysko-Podkarpacki Klaster Energetyczny
DOMOTYS CLUSTER OF HOME, BUILDING AUTOMATION AND SMART CITIES - Barcelona, Spain
CONSTRUCTION CLUSTER OF SLOVENIA
France Région Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur
ELCA EUROPEAN LIGHTING CLUSTER ALLIANCE
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME

Project Cyber Secure Light (2018 - 2020) - co-funded by the European COSME Programme, in the framework of the COS-CLUSTPARTNS-2017-3-02 call for proposals. The overall objective of this call was to boost industrial competitiveness and investment in the EU via cross-regional cooperation and networking by supporting the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments (ESCP-S3). The CYBER SECURE LIGHT as officially labelled ESCP-S3 partnership by the EASME Agency, aims at facilitating cluster cooperation in the IOT cyber security area related to regional smart specialisation strategies, in particular to trajectories related to ICT and smart building, and at increasing the involvement of industry in the context of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.

Project of Support for Creating and Developmnet of the Świetokrzysko-Podkarpacki Klaster Budowlany INNOWATOR in the frame of Eastern Poland Development Programme.

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

INNOWATOR is searching partners/leaders for international innovative projects concerning construction sector as well as related sectors:  environment, service and energy.  

DESCRIPTION:

Activities of the Cluster INNOWATOR :

  • Organizing seminars concerning the implementation of modern technologies in construction,

company management and standardisation

  • Support for technology  researches in the construction sector
  • support  for certification of products and services for the cluster members
  • support  for implementation of quality management systems
  • Organizing of  study tours  and visits.

We are interested in cooperation on projects concerning

  • Awareness rising
  • Trainings
  • Changing experience and good practices

in the construction,  environment, service and energy.

Cluster is interested in co-operation on conducting researches  on new technologies of substances protecting biological corrosion of buildings and constructions.

INNOWATOR is also interested in supporting new, innovative companies connected to the construction sector in the świętokrzyski region.  

Cluster is interested in promoting cluster members and help  business co-operation of SMEs.

INNOVATIVE ASPECTS AND MAIN ADVANTADGES / BENEFITS:

We have experience in cooperation with the business environment in various aspects as:

  • Promotion
  • Seminars, training, workshops as well as conferences organization
  • Research and development projects

 

 

QUALIFICATION OF CO-OPERATION PARTNER:

Institution/cluster experienced in co-operation in the above mentioned areas, searching for a partner in Eastern Poland to elaborate and realize common projects dedicated to the SMEs in the construction sector.

  • Meet clusters (and SME networks) ;
  • Scout for cluster partners for joint development projects;
  • Gain knowledge about international clusters, their areas of specialisation and strategy;
  • Establish collaboration with international clusters;
  • Find new cluster partners or reestablish existing ones;
  • Present, discuss and develop new project ideas with other clusters.