Organisers and Partners
Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (MEERI PAS) was established in 1986 in Cracow as a constituent unit of the PAS. The Institute employs approx. 100 persons. The organisation’s main research areas include Polish mineral resources, geodynamic synoptic and geothermic of Polish geostructural basins, development of information systems for the purpose of forecasting development of the mineral resources economy, fuels and energy economics, regionalisation of Polish energy policy under economic and ecologic considerations, Industrial waste storage in exhausted mine sites and management of municipal waste, sustainable development of Polish regions.
Division of Biogenic Raw Materials conducts research in the field of environmental management and engineering as well as biotechnology. Division participates in international projects (Horizon 2020, EIT Raw Materials, National Agency of Academic Exchange) related to resources and waste management, including development of recommendations (road maps) for the implementation of the European Green Deal, sustainable development (SD), circular economy (CE) in the raw materials, water and sewage, fertilizer and agri-food sectors, as well as recovery of biogenic raw materials from waste.
Proman Management GmbH
Proman Management GmbH, founded in 2002, is a small SME that designs, manages and evaluates innovation, research and development projects for business, policy makers and non-profit organisations. Our team operates at the interface of academic and industrial research combining industry driven thinking and scientific inquisitiveness for integrated process solutions. World class expertise and experience in the design, development and economic and environmental impact assessment (LCA) of biological and thermal biomass-to-energy (BtE) processes including separation, recovering and recycling of minerals and metals is documented in patents, articles, scientific papers, reports, books and presentations. A team of economists and engineers covers legal, market, business, process and environment related activities aiming at the transition of innovations to the market and the evaluation of technologies and processes. The Proman team is present in European expert groups and has authored and co-authored studies on phosphate processing on behalf of Swiss and German governmental bodies.
GreenBack Sp z o.o.
The GreenBack sp. z o. o. (Ltd.) was funded in 2012, in response to the growing social and economic demand, for the innovative environmental services and products. The main specializations of company are production, sales and distribution of bio-friendly products and solutions, from the fields of biotechnology, ecological agriculture, soil remediation and waste management. The main aim of the Company agenda is to strive for the widest possible dissemination of the principles of sustainable development. The scope of activities within the offer of GreenBack Company includes: Production sales and distribution of eco-friendly products, such as: OrbiHum, Green Antyvir Rex and more; R&D works within the fields of biotechnology, agriculture, soil remediation and waste management; Realization of the specialized works associated with the planning, development and execution of soil remediation procedures, in-situ contaminants neutralization and contaminated wastes management.
Gdansk Water Foundation (GFW)Gdansk Water Foundation (GFW) was established in 1995 as the training centre for professionals in water and wastewater sector. It organizes ca. 50 trainings and seminars yearly for 800-1000 participants. The aims of GFW (among others) include dissemination of knowledge and good practices in water management,- realization of professional training in water and sewage sector; cooperation with other countries to promote new innovative technologies; standards and exchange of experience and knowledge transfer and information in the field of water management. Link: https://www.gfw.pl/english-info/
The main areas of the interest are support projects for those in need, including social welfare centers for the elderly, the disabled and children. i Special interst is ecological education and promotion of zero waste strategy and circular economy.
Young for Climate
Stowarzyszenie Młodzi dla Klimatu (Young for Climate Poland Association) is a small youth NGO, founded in February 2020 by a group of young Polish climate and ecological activists. It focuses on education, awareness-raising, promotion of sustainable development, and climate justice, as well as dialogue, cooperation and equal participation. The main goals of the Association are to empower young people, represent their interests, and help them in implementing their innovative ideas. With approximately 40 members from all around Poland, we work mostly on regional and national levels, while also cooperating with some international organizations, including the International Youth Climate Movement. Our daily activities include direct activism, social projects, organizing events or meetings, and educational campaigns, both in-person and online.
CretiveTime is a company whose main goal is to promote Polish science and Polish business. We focus on organizing various types of meetings, innovative conferences and undertaking all activities aimed at promoting cooperation between companies, institutions, outstanding scientists, doctoral students and students. Only a joint effort can bring us tangible benefits and satisfaction. We focus on creativity! The name of the company is not accidental. In the times in which we live, every person who wants to achieve something and pursue the goals they set for themselves must be creative.
Polish Innovative Foundation
The Polish Innovative Foundation was established in 2014. It connects
representatives of the world of science, business, startups, public and
private institutions, and non-governmental organizations, creating a
scientific, innovative, and entrepreneurial network of contacts. For six
years, it has been organizing innoSHARE, an event dedicated to people
who want to build and develop ground-breaking innovations in business.
As of 2019, innoSHARE took the name of innoSAHARE UNIversity and all
efforts are put on achieving the Foundation’s main goal – development
of a private, scientific, and business university of the future along with
an efficiently operating innovation ecosystem. This way the Foundation
can fulfill its mission – supporting entrepreneurs, developing
cooperation between science and business, and creating innovation.
National Centre for Research and Development
The main task of the National Centre for Research and Development is management and execution of strategic research and development programs, which lead directly to the development of innovativeness. Among the tasks of the National Centre for Research and Development, are the support of commercialization and other forms of transfer of scientific research results, the management of applied research programs and the performance of national security and defense projects.
The Centre also attempts to provide young scientists with training and development opportunities i.a. by implementing international scientific mobility programs. Special attention is paid to the participation of young scientists in research programs. The Centre enables young researchers to expand their business and intellectual property management skills and to learn how to commercialize research results.
At the same time, via implemented initiatives, it draws attention to the necessity of rasing the R&D staff’s awareness of the importance of industrial property protection to the commercialization of modern solutions and international patent protection opportunities for research units.
Ministry of Climate and Environment
Ministry of Climate and Environment carries out tasks for Climate and Environment in the country and in the world.
The tasks of the Ministry include supporting activities in the areas of: nuclear energy, environmental funds, waste, environmental education, international aspects of sustainable development, climate policy, odor nuisance, climate peaks, air protection, eco-management and EMAS audit system, environmental fees, environmental protection against noise, Integrated permits, City with a climate, Youth Climate Council, Poland’s energy policy, Energy security strategy, Oil and gas, Cybersecurity in the energy sector, National plan for energy and climate for 2021-2030, Renewable energy sources – monitoring, Innovation, Energy efficiency, International cooperation, Electricity, Statistical research, Supervision and cooperation with non-governmental organizations, Heating and cogeneration.
Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050; CODEN: SUSTDE) is an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly, peer-reviewed and open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. It provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development, and is published semi-monthly online by MDPI. 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.798 (2019).
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