Clusters

Cooperation with the business sector also takes place within the framework of regional clusters that Gdansk University of Technology is a member of:

  • The Pomeranian Bio-Eco-Chemical Cluster –  addresses the needs of intensively developing industries of Pomeranian Voivodeship, namely: biotechnology, chemistry, pharmacy, cosmetics and environment  conservation;
  • Polish Maritime Cluster – encourages innovation and development in the field of research, entrepreneurship, administration and local government related to the Baltic Sea Region as well as the world ocean with land and water facilities along the Vistula and the Oder. It supports the economic and social ties between Polish Pomerania and other countries of the Baltic Sea Region;
  • KlimaPomerania – it brings together enterprises, institutions and organizations  with the common goal of sustainable and innovative development of industries like air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation (HVAC industry) perceived as a key economic sector of Pomerania;
  • Interizon Pomeranian ICT Cluster – in terms of development it is one of the most advanced clusters in Poland awarded with the title of the Key Pomeranian Region Cluster in the competition organized by the Regional Board. Since the beginning of its existence the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics of Gdansk University of Technology has fulfilled the role of the Cluster administrator. The cluster brings together over 100 entities from the ICT industry, operating in the field broadly defined as electronics industry, IT services and telecommunications services;
  • Gdańsk Construction Cluster – it is based on collaboration between its members and on building mutual relations both with state administration units and research community. It seeks to build mechanisms which facilitate the access to knowledge, transfer and implementation of the latest technological advances and which reduce the cost of day-to-day running of Pomeranian construction companies.
  • Baltic Eco-Energy Cluster (BKEE) – BKEE’s strategic objective is to coordinate the implementation of Regional Energy Strategy in terms of broadly defined ecoenergy. It is realized mainly through increased efficiency in the absorption of regional and central EU funds as well as through facilitating contacts in the EU interregional cooperation.

The employees of Gdańsk University of Technology also participated actively in defining the smart specializations of Pomerania. The partnerships they entered into were positively recommended by the Competition Committee and chosen to enter into negotiations on agreements for the Smart Specialisation of Pomerania.