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Polish Innovative Medical Cluster PIKMED

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 10 October, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Śląskie
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Please Specify: 
Medicine, Healthcare
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
European Alliance for Innovation
ISSA Section on Prevention of Occupational Risks in Health Services
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Anna
Kaczmarek
Cluster Manager
+48 509 595 975
biuro@pikmed.pl
Tomasz
Leśniak
Cluster Manager
+48 509 595 975
biuro@pikmed.pl
Tomasz
Szelągowski
Cluster Manager
+48 509 595 975
biuro@pikmed.pl
Languages spoken: 
English
Polish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Hospitality and Tourism
Technology fields: 
Health information management
Safety & systems
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Human health activities (medical services)
Emerging industries: 
Medical Devices
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
telemedicine, ICT, Risk Management, Medical Innovation, Care for elderly, Medical Tourism
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
86
Number of SME members: 
45
Number of larger company members: 
18
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
11
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
12
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
ESKOM IT
SME
Energo Biznes
SME
Cedu
SME
Medinvest Scanner
SME
Agencja Rozwoju Innowacji
SME
Centrum Transferu Technologii
University
Politechnika Wrocławska
University
Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

PIKMED is a interregional organizational structure of the corporate relationship character, which operates within the medical and health protection branches. The cluster has a form of a modern catalyst which stimulates the relationship between the areas of business, learning, government and local administration.The basic goal of PIKMED Cluster activities is to create a network of cooperation which enables an effective connection and usage of the developmental potential of people, medical entities, enterprises, higher education facilities, scientific research facilities, local administration units and business-related institutions in the area of medicine, health protection and modern technologies in the medical branch.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
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.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Support of knowledge transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 
  1. Facilitation of collaboration between members
  2. Searching and executing the innovative medical projects,
  3. Integration of the public and nonpublic medical facilities, scientific-technological parks and higher education facilities which operate within the area of medicine,
  4. Help in realization of all the developmental initiatives and obtaining financing from the national and European funds for their execution, not only for the investments, scientific researches, but also activities connected with the development of modern practices, procedures and standards as well as medical techniques, technologies and innovations,
  5. Creation of favourable conditions for medical investments.
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Germany
Hungary
Italy
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)

None

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Every Participant of the Cluster may include on their own webpages or commissioned by them the information of the membership in the Cluster, including the Cluster’s trademark, as well as use the name Polish Innovative Medical Cluster PIKMED. This right concerns also all the other marketing and promotional materials used by the Cluster’s Participant, in particular business cards, envelopes, headed papers, posters, folders and fliers. Cluster's Participant may also take part in events, seminaries, congresses where  main organisator is PIKMED.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Advantages from joining the PIKMED Cluster:

  1. Realization of innovative projects submitted jointly by the Cluster members and help in funding these projects,
  2. Influence on development of medical innovations,
  3. Exchange of information, experiences and knowledge between Cluster members especially through participation in Congresses, Conferences, Conventions, etc.
  4. Participation in directional projects – Competence Centres,
  5. Influence on the creation of conditions which favour the development of medical branch in Poland
  6. Increase of competitiveness of PIKMED Cluster Members.