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Green Chemistry Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 2 July, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Zachodniopomorskie
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
Key National Cluster
Please Specify: 
Clusters of high importance to the national economy and high international competitiveness
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Jacek
Drozdzal
Cluster Manager
+48 91 8523631
jacek@zielonachemia.eu
Przemysław
Wojdyła
Cluster Manager
+48 726041965
przemek@zielonachemia.eu
Marcin
Krawczyk
Project Manager
+48 664311396
marcin@zielonachemia.eu
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Polish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Downstream Chemical Products
Technology fields: 
Agro chemicals
Waste to Energy /Resource
S3 EU priority areas: 
Industrial biotechnology
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Blue Growth Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
158
Number of SME members: 
40
Number of larger company members: 
11
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
7
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Grupa Azoty
Larger Company
Synthos
Larger Company
Kemipol
Larger Company
Fosfan
Larger Company
Radex
SME
ZUT
University
GOT
Technology Center
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

 Vision 2022: The Green Chemistry Cluster is an internationally focused research cluster engaging companies and research institutes. The cluster supports the growth of new value chains based on research, development and demonstration projects, and as such enhances the innovativeness and competitive position of its companies in Poland and abroad.   Our strategy is focused on following goals: 1. Create new value chains 2. Increase the presence of the cluster companies in the international arena 3. Consolidate the position of the cluster as a reliable partner in international projects and consortia 4. Support the commercialization of new solutions on the market 5. Ensure an effective exchange of information between cluster members 6. Provide space to establish new business relationships and knowledge exchange 7. Build and strengthen the centers of competence 8. Improve the structure of cluster management at the level of thematic platforms 9. Provide a package of high quality services for cluster members within the membership fees 10. Strengthen the image of the cluster at regional, national and international level  

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Argentina
Colombia
Peru
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Germany
Netherlands
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Sustainable Business Hub
Femac
Vegepolys
Inbiom
Biobased Delta
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
FP7
CIP/COSME

- Chemical Regions for Resource Efficiency, R4R: Improving research and cooperation in the areas of resources and energy efficiency in the Chemicals Industry handling system, XI 2012- X 2015, Regions of Knowledge, 7 FP. http://www.regions4resource.eu/ - European Strategic Cluster Partnership for a natural resource efficient Europe, NATUREEF http://www.natureef.eu/en/, COS-CLUSTER-2014-03-03  Cluster "Go  International", 2015-2017

- Development and implementation of Smart bio-based Packaging Systems for B2B Flowers sector, SmartFlowerPack, Cornet, III 2013 – X 2015 - Subcritical water as green solvent for extraction of plants, SUBWEX, Cornet, II 2013 – II 2015 http://cornet-subwex.eu/ - Shelf life prolongation of fresh produce by functional edible coatings, FRESHCOAT, Cornet 2013-2015 - Formulation and application of temperature-stable bio-based antimicrobial agents, ExtruMiBi, Cornet 2013-2015 - ProgRESS “Development of organic PHA barrier coatings originating from paper industry side streams for paper and board packaging applications”  CORNET, 01.07.2014 – 30.06.2016 - Active Packaging to enhance shelf life of food products CORNET, 2015-2018

Relevant Project References: 
http://www.regions4resource.eu/, http://www.natureef.eu/en/
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

- Annual Chemika Expo - conference with workshops and brokerage events. Increasing number of participants each year (more than 140 participants from 7 countries last year ). - Achieving Key National Cluster status.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

- We are gateway to Polish market. - We have networking experience - We are reliable partner in European projects - We are open to new ideas nad eager to work on new challenges