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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 1 October, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Mazowieckie
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Klastry Polskie
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Piotr
Maczuga
Cluster Manager
+48508959665
piotr.maczuga@digitalknowledge.pl
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Polish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Education and Knowledge Creation
Technology fields: 
Education and Training
Technology, Society and Employment
S3 EU priority areas: 
New media & easier access to cultural contents (e.g. heritage)
Education
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
65
Number of SME members: 
50
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
10
Number of larger company members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
3
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Edtech Hub Accelerator
Accelerator
Edtech Hub Ventures
Investor
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Digital Knowledge Village
Technology Center
UMCS
University
BDO
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Digital Knowledge Cluster (DKC) is a cooperation network bringing together entities open to innovation and operating in the field of learning, business support and modern information and communication technologies.

The goal of DKC is to increase the competitiveness, innovation and quality of services provided by Cluster Members, to build a cooperation and development network, and to promote implemented activities.

The tasks of DKC include:

  • creating knowledge and solutions in the field of training and consulting,
  • development of innovative educational technologies,
  • providing exemplary infrastructure,
  • merging and cooperation of the industry,
  • dissemination of knowledge and developed solutions,
  • promotion of the cluster and members,
  • monitoring of management trends in the field of ICT, training and consulting.

The cluster serves both entities creating innovative educational solutions and clients who are recipients of knowledge. In particular, the communication needs in the field of modern Smart Learning are met by representatives of manufacturing industries, building materials, renewable energy sources, industry and energy and the b2b sector. The cluster was created in October 2007 as EduKlaster - New Media in Education. Since the establishment of EduKlastra, they have been focused primarily on joint implementation of research, training and technology transfer projects. In March 2014, the network name was changed to Digital Knowledge Cluster, which better reflects the concentration of cluster members on adult learning, cooperation with business and creating digital content.

The cluster's headquarters is the Digital Knowledge Village New Technologies Center, whose construction was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under Measure 5.1. The New Technologies Center is equipped with production and research studios, laboratories and a space intended for the organization of training sessions, meetings and events. Cluster members may use the Center on the basis of relevant agreements.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Qatar
United States
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Czech Republic
Hungary
Italy
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

In 2015 we establish modern New Technology Center "Digitital Knowledge Village". This is the result of the hard work of all cluster members to create not only a place for the market, but also methodology (knowledge) about work and education in the digital world.Thanks to this project, cluster members can use the latest technologies in their work.