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Mazovia Cluster ICT
Mazowiecki Klaster ICT/MCICT

Poland: Warsaw-Capital
Mariusz Stachnik
Profile:
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Overview

About us

Mazovia Cluster ICT connects 9 research institutes, 6 renowned Polish universities and 3 investment funds. Besides, it brings together over 400 enterprises from the SME sector as well as large enterprises, investment funds and business environment institutions. The mission of MCICT is to use and optimize the innovation potential of the region and the country and to promote it on the international arena. The strategy of the Cluster puts the growth of entrepreneurship and competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises in the first place. This goal is achieved through joint research, implementation and investment projects, under which support is offered to Cluster members in accessing financing for the implementation of innovative technologies and products.

Established - 27 November 2007
Staff in the management team - 6-10

Cluster composition

  • 274
    Cluster Members
  • 244
    SME's
  • 30
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 6
    Large Companies
  • 15
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Number of civil society members
  • 8
    Other Ecosystem Actors

1. According to the cluster strategic objectives such as supporting international cooperation between Mazovia Voivodeship and foreign entities, Mazovia Cluster ICT and State Space Agency of Ukraine established in 2015 a new legal entity - AEROSPACE COMPANY KOMMUNAR INTERNATIONAL Sp. z o.o. “KOMMUNAR” is a new platform made for starting a close cooperation between Poland and Ukraine. The main objectives of this project are: development of space sector in Poland, make use of space sector to develop polish industry, knowledge transfer, development of polish ICT through space sector technology, creating new PL-UA projects. Three functional areas of “KOMMUNAR” potential involvement within the space sector have been identified: communication with satellites, optical and radar payloads for Earth observation systems, ground support equipment for tests and satellites integration (mechanical, electrical, optical). Our members obtain a chance to put effort in space sector, make use of their ICT competences to develop industry – ICT and space sectors are closely connected. They can also look into this innovative activities – only a few entities have a chance to operate on this market. Our committed participants have an opportunity to establish cooperation with Ukrainian entities. Moreover, Polish Armaments Group is strongly involved in “KOMMUNAR” development as well as MCICT members. One of the new domains of MCICT is willing to explore is the space sector in Poland.

2. The VOICE (Virtual Open Incubation Ecosystem) - an international project implemented under CIP programme, supported by the European Commission. The VOICE  aims to create an online, open and collaborative innovation ecosystem. This crowd-driven virtual business incubator bridges the gap between entrepreneurial “need-action” and facilitates community-driven value. The VOICE ecosystem will enable individuals that aspire to become entrepreneurs to turn their entrepreneurial interest or need into a collaborative research project that will result into a prototype and to a successful business. The main objectives of the incubator are: R&D support, entrepreneurship support, innovation support, cooperation between enterprises and local authorities support, prevention of unemployment, increasing competitiveness of relevant markets, industries. The VOICE ecosystem focuses upon the ICT market and its key driver software and IT services (online & m-applications, open data apps, social networking apps, games, etc.). VOICE addresses the needs of B2C segment: individuals, students, university graduates and young entrepreneurs, etc.; B2B segment: universities and educational institutions, investors and venture capitals, mentors & innovation consultants, enterprises, individual consultants and mentors, traditional business incubators, start-up associations & non-profit organizations supporting innovation & entrepreneurship, etc.; B2G segment: European Commission, national governments and national ministries of innovation, growth and entrepreneurship, EC-BICs (European Commission -Business and Innovation Centers), governmental institutions and agencies (i.e., patent offices (national, regional, international) & Intellectual Property Organizations) and the community at large (wide comprehensiveness of the VOICE).  VOICE will enable business entities to offer their services to a broad community, have community-driven indications to serve as an “initial” market-based proof of concept mechanism for investors, VCs, and companies that want to buy-out specific ideas and/or prototypes that have been developed by VOICE’s incubators. VOICE will enable government sector to have an overview of the EU and global innovation and entrepreneurial activity, while facilitate the participatory, development of community-driven national and regional policies in relation to innovation and entrepreneurship via the VOICE Innovation Observatory. The VOICE virtual platform is ready to use. The number of total users is still growing.

3. MaxiMapa Sp. z o.o. (currently a member of the Cluster) established in 2012, is based on internal concept. The main objectives of this project were: development of Geographic Information System (Mazovia Cluster ICT competence area), innovation support, R&D collaboration, SME support and entrepreneurship development. The main activities of this project was: to establish new start-up, implement internal collaboration between cluster management team and cluster members, create a new, innovative product – automatic, floating, water measuring system. This system is an unique product on the GIS market in Poland. The product won an international contest - Galileo Masters.  Mazovia Cluster ICT participants obtained an opportunity to peer into this innovative technology, draw inspiration to make use of their own innovation potential. MaxiMapa is an example of our best practices, our members have got a chance to follow through the process – from the very beginning to the final stage. MaxiMapa is constantly developing its innovative potential, creating new projects under the MCICT.

Legal form of the cluster organisation
No Legal Form
Languages spoken
English Polish Russian
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Other label
Key National Cluster
Cumulated employment of cluster members
300000

Management team

Mariusz Stachnik - President of Mazovia Cluster ICT
Mariusz Stachnik
Cluster Manager
Łukasz Wielec
Cluster Manager
Artur Radzio
Cluster Manager
Ewa Rekosz - Cluster Manager of Mazovia Cluster ICT
Ewa Rekosz
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Information and communication:J61 Telecommunications - Information and communication:J62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities - Other service activities:S94 Activities of membership organisations
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply:D3512 Transmission of electricity - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply:D3513 Distribution of electricity - Air transport:H5122 Space transport - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities:J6201 Computer programming activities - Information service activities:J6311 Data processing, hosting and related activities - Activities of membership organisations:S9411 Activities of business and employers membership organisations
Cross-sectoral industries
Social Economy and Innovation
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Digital
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Aircraft; aviation; cosmonautics - G\: Physics:Information and communication technology [ICT] specially adapted for specific application fields - H\: Electricity:Generation, conversion, or distribution of electric power - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Y04 - Information or communication technologies having an impact on other technology areas
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Bio fuels & energy efficiency - Aeronautics & space:Space - Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:Big data, data mining, database management - Digital transformation:ICT trust, cyber security & network security - Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks) - Digital transformation:Smart system integration - KETs:Micro/Nano-electronics - KETs:Photonics

Services

Support services provided

Access to the European Internal Market
Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Access to finance: Private funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Support of knowledge sharing - Collecting needs from company members - Other (please specify)

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Internationalisation - Marketing/ branding - EU project development - Evaluation

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG Other

Name & description

Space Bridge Fund

A public-private early-stage technology seed funding instrument, combining the private capital equity investments with a non-refundable public grant into the high growth potential, technology-oriented companies in space-related industries, located in Poland. The Fund intends to invest in start-up companies realizing R&D projects in Proof of Concept and Proof of Principle stages by providing them initial non-equity financing before the start-up company is incorporated (“pre-equity investment stage”) followed by the private capital equity investment (20%) leveraged with a public grant (80%) (“equity investment stage”).

Total budget: € 10.476.000

Reimbursement rate: 80%

Programme: BRIDge Alfa

Internationalization of MCICT members in the area of ICT, Space, Creative Industries, Med-Tech, Food/Textile Industry

Total budget: € 5.300.000

Reimbursement rate: 50%

Programme: ERDF under the Intelligent Development Operational Program, Priority axis 2, Support of the environment and the potential of enterprises to run R + D + I activities,

Measure 2.3. Pro-innovation services for enterprises, Sub-measure 2.3.3 "Internationalization of National Key Clusters"

VOICE – Virtual Open Incubation Ecosystem

Mazovia Cluster ICT is participating in an international project called VOICE (Virtual Open Incubation Ecosystem). The project is funded by the European Commission (ICT policy support programme, competitiveness and innovation framework programme). VOICE is an international virtual innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem based on open innovation, crowdsourcing and co-creation principles that have no physical location as opposed to traditional business incubators. Voice is the on-line platform that will help bridge the gap in the broader entrepreneurial development ecosystem by providing the virtual innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Source of the project funding: ICT Policy Support Programme – European Commission

Semantic Baltic-assessing and developing tools & techniques to process BIG DATA in the Baltic Sea Region

Semantic Baltic is aimed to facilitate daily collaboration among R&D Institutions and their business and administrative partners in the Baltic Sea Region, by addressing key problem related to information analyses. This project is creating a new, semantically-driven framework for such a challenge and builds condition for international R&D collaboration. The project is using state of an art approach for information analysis so helps to narrow the gap and increases the international presence of R&DIs from Eastern, South-Eastern and Southern shores of the Baltic Sea, by supporting their collaboration with better-developed R&Ds across the BSR.

Source of the project funding: EUSBSR Seed Money Facility

CECIL – Cluster Excellence for Creative Industries Leadership

CECIL consortium unites European clusters to drive cluster excellence and provide top professional support services in the digital cultural and creative industries (CCI) sector (ICT for CCI). The consortium is integrated by clusters with different levels of expertise (without ESCA label, with bronze and with gold label) which provides a solid and dynamic internal structure for peer-to-peer learning that will be enriched with strong activities for the international exchange of experiences. All participants will take part in the benchmarking activity, increase their level of expertise in theoretical and practical training activities and integrate the lessons learnt into their clusters’ strategies. The consortium will analyse the currently provided services to design new ones that better adjust to the committed participants’ needs and/or upgrade current services. A study visit will provide the necessary practical insight. A targeted mentoring activity will be carried out to encourage clusters to engage in cluster excellence activities and help them to prepare for this path. Additional dissemination activities will raise awareness of the benefits of investing in cluster excellence activities among the own clusters’ committed participants, to other clusters and regional/national and European policymakers. The consortium envisages concrete follow-up activities, such as the creation of the first European Strategic Cluster Partnership (ESCP) on digital cultural and creative industries.

Source of the project funding: COSME programme

Project name

VOICE – Virtual Open Incubation Ecosystem

Mazovia Cluster ICT is participating in international project called VOICE (Virtual Open Incubation Ecosystem). Project is funded by European Commission (ICT policy support programme, competitiveness and innovation framework programme). VOICE is an international virtual innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem based on open innovation, crowdsourcing andco-creation principles that has no physical location as opposed to traditional business incubators. Voice is the on-line platform which will help bridge the gap in the broader entrepreneurial development ecosystem by providing the virtual innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Source of the project funding: ICT Policy Support Programme – European Commission

Semantic Baltic-assessing and developing tools & techniques to process BIG DATA in Baltic Sea Region

Semantic Baltic is aimed to facilitate daily collaboration among R&D Institutions and their business and administrative partners in the Baltic Sea Region, by addressing key problem related to information analyses. This project is creating a new, semantically-driven framework for such challenge and builds condition for international R&D collaboration. The project is using state of the art approach for information analysis so helps narrowing the gap and increases the international presence of R&DIs from Eastern, South-Eastern and Southern shores of the Baltic Sea, by supporting their collaboration with better developed R&D's across the BSR.

Source of the project funding: EUSBSR Seed Money Facility

CECIL – Cluster Excellence for Creative Industries Leadership

CECIL consortium unites European clusters to drive cluster excellence and provide top professional support services in the digital cultural and creative industries (CCI) sector (ICT for CCI). The consortium is integrated by clusters with different levels of expertise (without ESCA label, with bronze and with gold label) which provides a solid and dynamic internal structure for peer-to-peer learning that will be enriched with strong activities for international exchange of experiences. All participants will take part in the benchmarking activity, increase their level of expertise in theoretical and practical training activities and integrate the lessons learnt into their clusters’ strategies. The consortium will analyse the currently provided services to design new ones that better adjust to the committed participants’ needs and/or upgrade current services. A study visit will provide the necessary practical insight. A targeted mentoring activity will be carried out to encourage clusters to engage in cluster excellence activities and help them to prepare for this path. Additional dissemination activities will raise awareness of the benefits of investing in cluster excellence activities among the own clusters’ committed participants, to other clusters and regional/national and European policy makers. The consortium envisages concrete follow-up activities, such as the creation of the first European Strategic Cluster Partnership (ESCP) on digital cultural and creative industries.

Source of the project funding: COSME programme

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Brazil
Canada
China
Israel
Japan

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Italy
Germany
Hungary
Spain
Ukraine

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities - Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
NEM - New European Media
Multiklaster Mazovia KlasGRID

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

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