Smart Specializations of Pomerania – Meeting of representatives

The meeting of representatives of Pomeranian Smart Specializations was held at the headquarters of the Pomeranian Marshal’s Office on February 24, 2023.

There was a discussion on the implementation of the European Funds for Pomerania 2021-2027 program, as well as a new project dedicated to ISP – Smart Green Progress. The meeting was led by Stanisław Szultka, Director of the Department of Economic Development of the Marshal’s Office.

The last three years have undoubtedly been a time of change. The implementation of the Smart Progress project is behind us, in which we indicated that we live in times characterized by high volatility and uncertainty. Animation activities carried out by the Pomeranian Marshal’s Office proved that Pomerania is very open to research and development projects. Innovative activities are still associated with high risk, which is why they are often implemented on a smaller scale with the support of own funds, informs the Department of Economic Development of the Marshal’s Office.

During the discussion, proposals for new cross-sectoral activities were put forward, which will take into account the progress in Smart Specializations of Pomerania.

Baltic Sea and Space Cluster specialized research teams operate within six Hubs, which brings together 60 Polish innovative companies.

There are currently six Hubs: ICT & AI, construction of zero-emission ships – ZEVInnovation, design and construction of installations producing green energy – GreenTech, scientific-research, legal-financial and educational. All hubs bring together around 60 companies, research centers and R&D units. They cooperate with a group of approximately 2,300 cooperators, companies specializing in the design and implementation of innovative marine and space technologies, research and development, education and professional training for maritime industries.

After a short period of incubation and activities in the Triple Helix formula, the cluster through participation in international projects transformed into an organization operating in the Qudralupe Helix system.

Today the cluster develops in the Pentagon Helix formula, integrating the transfer of knowledge between science and business, supporting social initiatives, local government and administration, developing investor relations, says Marek Grzybowski and explains that today the cluster’s activity is characterized by a holistic, integrative and global approach, making the activity of maritime industries part of Economy 4.0. – We owe our position also to the close cooperation with the Space Science Commission of the Gdańsk Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences. 4 conferences on space and maritime technologies, maritime and space law, economics and social sciences are organized jointly every year.