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SAPI - renewable energy cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 3 February, 2020
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Bratislavský kraj
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Jan
Karaba
Cluster Manager
+421902287397
jan.karaba@sapi.sk
Male
Languages spoken: 
Czech
English
Slovak
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Electric Power Generation and Transmission
Technology fields: 
Photovoltaics
Wind energy
S3 EU priority areas: 
Energy distribution
Power generation / renewable sources
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
98
Number of SME members: 
96
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
5
Number of larger company members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
1
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Slovak energy and innovation agency (Slovenská inovačná a energetická agentúra)
Accelerator
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
National Center for Research and Applications of Renewable Energy Sources (Národné centrum pre výskum a aplikácie obnoviteľných zdrojov energie)
Technology Center
Viesmann
Larger Company
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave) - Institute of electrical energy and applied electrotechnics
Research Organisation
TESLA Group
Larger Company
Slovenské elektrárne, a.s.
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The vision of the cluster is to intensify the transfer of foreign global knowledge and experience in the renewable energy sector so that this knowledge and experience can enable and streamline the application of advanced and innovative renewable energy technologies and technological solutions in specific domestic business projects. The main objective of the cluster is to create an effective platform for interconnection, communication and cooperation of individual members and partners of the cluster with a focus on the renewable energy sector. The activities falling within the activities of the cluster organization include SAPI members as a business sphere operating in the RES sector, as well as partners from the state and public administration, as well as research, development and educational institutions. The role of the cluster is to provide these partners with an effective tool for mutual communication and cooperation in the implementation of projects and innovative technological solutions in renewable energy. The cluster seeks out and connects domestic and foreign organizations and expert partners with a relevant focus in individual projects, innovative RES technologies and solutions in the renewable energy sector thus providing vital knowledge transfer for domestic actors enabling them successful deployment of their projects.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 
  • setting-up of an effective communication platform between public administration, research, development and educational institutions and the business sphere in the field of renewable energy,
  • connecting domestic and foreign professional organizations and partners and transferring knowledge about innovations in the renewable energy sector with the aim of their effective use in the domestic business environment,
  • research and development cooperation with partners in order to test and implement innovative RES technologies and their application potential in domestic projects,
  • search and creation of financial resources for the implementation of its activities,
  • creation of a database and information service for members and partners in various areas of their activities within the RES sector,
  • promotion of the cluster's activities at domestic and international professional events, organization of trainings, workshops, seminars and conferences with a focus on raising awareness of innovative RES technologies and their possibilities of use in projects,
  • initiating and participating in the preparation of professional materials and projects in order to develop the activities of members and partners in the field of RES technologies and their use,
  • representing the interests of its members and partners in relation to foreign countries and ensuring representation in international bodies and organizations
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
None
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Czech Republic
Hungary
Poland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)
  • EREF - analysis of Slovak National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), 02/2020 - 06/2020
  • European climate foundation - elaborating of a policy paper for renewable energy criteria (currently pending), started in 04/2020