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.