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The Polish Research and Development Cluster of the Internet of Things - Lublin Science and Technology Park

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 22 September, 2015
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Lubelskie
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
IoT HUB North Poland
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Michal
Pukacz
Cluster Manager
+48 792 07 11 85
m.pukacz@lpnt.pl
Languages spoken: 
English
Polish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Technology fields: 
Automation, Robotics Control Systems
Internet of Things
S3 EU priority areas: 
Automated driverless vehicles
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Experience Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
50
Number of SME members: 
35
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
10
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Orange
Larger Company
IBS PAN
University
INDATA
Larger Company
CREOTECH
Larger Company
Warsaw University of Technology
University
ST
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

LPNT is the initiator and coordinator of the only Polish Cluster Internet of Things. The Polish Research and Development Cluster of the Internet of Things was set up on September 22 in 2015 as a voluntary agreement enterprises, scientific institutions and research institutions and the business environment, who want to work together to boost innovation and competitiveness in the key area, which today is the Internet of Things.

The cluster includes entities engaged in the internet of things from across the Poland. There is no territorial division, we focus on small and medium-sized enterprises and research and development units whose purpose is research, development, and implementation of IoT. At the moment we have more than 50 entities and their number is still growing.

Cluster creates a permanent platform for cooperation that facilitates the transfer of knowledge, experience, and innovation among the participants. In addition, it will allow effective use of their potential in the field of Internet of Things. Polish solutions effectively help get the funding, educate officials, in cooperation with the Polish Chamber of Commerce increase competitiveness and potential cities and give opinions on the Act for government administration.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Location promotion / attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Israel
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belarus
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Lithuania
Ukraine
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: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
H2020

<IMPACT> Connected Car, funded by INNOSUP Initiative [Grant Agreement No 731343 under Horizon 2020 EU Programme] aims at creating value link-chains for innovation in the Connected Car OpenSpace, with vehicle, infrastructure and device & TelCo interactions and consumer & business services, through the acceleration and smartization of 6 European Superstars and 60 Disruptive SMEs in this OpenSpace.

To this end, the project will distribute € 2.1 million funding, equity free, through 3 open calls and 6 awards.