Between 23-25 September 2015, NordicHouse organized together with the Tatra Museum in Zakopane an international conferences in Krakow with a day study-visit to Zakopane. The conference was on the artists' colonies and return to nature around 1900. It was related to the EUROPEAN REVIVALS research project launched in 2009 by the Ateneum Museum in Helsinki. Until now there were three European Revivals conferences: two in Helsinki in 2009 and 2012 and one in the National Gallery in Oslo last year.
NordicHouse represented by the President Janusz Kahl has signed a Letter of Intent on partnership with the Malopolska Regional Development Agency (MARR) in Krakow. On MARRs behalf the letter was signed by the President Wiesław Bury and Vice President Tomasz Latocha.
The representative of NordicHouse in Scandinavia, based in Copenhagen, DK, Martin visited in the days 07-14.07.2015 Southern Poland. The aim of this visit was to conduct meetings with companies from Southern Poland to support their activities in Scandinavia.
NordicHouse has iniciated a cooparation with Industry and Technology Park REVITA PARK in Katowice. Operator and owner of the park is the company OPTIREM Sp. z o.o. The main purpose of the cooperation is technology transfer and supporting of the start-ups in the park.
NordicHouse in cooperation with SPCleantech coordinates the work of the consortium NIKKI, whose purpose is to implement research and development project “New, integrated complex-composite insulation system”. The project in which, among others, participate Malopolska Centre for Energy-Efficient Construction, Cracow University of Technology, Technical University of Lodz and PWSTE in Jarosław concerns a new generation of technologies and advanced construction activity related to “hygrothermal efficiency of buildings”.
ASPEN company from Jarocin is planning to build a manufacturing plant for production of a dehydrated and rectified alcohol. Witaszyce near Jarocin was selected as location for the manufacturing plant. NordicHouse is involved in the process of searching for partners for the project and any additional source of funding for the project planned by Aspen.
On 28-31.03.2015 NordicHouse participated in a study visit to Trondheim in Norway. The visit was organized together with the Malopolska Centre for Energy-Efficient Construction (MCBE) Project SPIN1. The aim of the visit was to familiarize with the latest Norwegian energy efficient constructions. NordicHouse prepared a program exploring the buildings of this type in Trondheim (N).
CEO in NordicHouse, Janusz Kahl was selected as influencer for the European edition of MIT “Innovators under 35 – Europe” among the top innovation, technology and entrepreneurship experts that will help to identify the most inspiring young innovators. “Innovators under 35″ is the leading global community of innovators, pioneers and social changemakers. Created in 1999, this community is curated by MIT Technology Review.
NordicHouse organized in Krakow and Katowice in cooperation with SPCleantech (www.spcleantech.com), Fraunhofer Foundation MOEZ from Leipzig, EBTC (European Business and Technology Centre) from Delhi, India, Cambridge Cleantech and ETI Dynamics workshop called "Indian Technology Adaptation" (ITA). The workshop was organized within the framework of the agreement between the European Commission and the Government of India on the European Cleantech Technology Transfer to India.
On 26th February, 2015 in NordicHouse meeting was held with the participation of the Supervisory Board of the Danish company Logstor and Deputy director of Department of Environment in Malopolska Region Marshal's Office, Tomaszem Pietrusiakiem. The meeting concerned the plans for a low carbon economy in Krakow and the region including, among others issues relating to energy efficiency in buildings, air protection, the development of heating systems and the use of renewable energy in the 2015-2020 period.