The mission was a chance to promote economic potential of Bydgoszcz and establishing new relations with foreign partners by Cluster and University members. The mission program included the participation in PLAGKEM fair in Celje (one of the biggest fair events for plastics processing and tool industry in South Europe) and individual B2B meetings. Attendees met the representatives of Regional Development Agency of Lublana Urban Region and Technology Park Lublana.
“We are glad that we talked about economic aspects and shared some experience and good practice with our friends from Lublana Aglomeration Development Agency and Technological Park. We are hoping new contacts, with support of Polish embassy in Lublana, will be strengthened in future, also with profits to entrepreneurs from other branches” – said Edyta Wiwatowska, BRDA Management President.
As part of contacts market Cluster representatives had meeting with Slovenian, Czech, Croatian and Hungarian clusters. The discussion concerned preparation of common international projects for clusters and entrepreneurs associated in them.
“Celje has similar potential to Bydgoszcz in the field of polymer processing and good cluster organization” – explains Dariusz Sykutera, Bydgoszcz Industry Cluster Vice Chairman. “Participation in this kind of events and possibility to contact foreign clusters is always very interesting experience. Nowadays it is so important, because new EU financial perspective for 2014-2020 is focused mostly on international cooperation between clusters in the field of research and development” – said Piotr Wojciechowski, Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster Office Director.
The attendees had also met Maja Makoves Brencic – Lublana University Vice-Rector. The main subject of the talk was the future cooperation between Bydgoszcz University of Life Sciences and the biggest academy in Slovenia. “We compared didactic and science potentials, students and teachers exchange organization forms. Analysis of Lublana University structure proves that there is a chance to realize common science projects co-financed by Horizon 2020. Both Universities have also signed a cooperation agreement in Erasmus programme” – said Marek Bieliński, University of Technology and Life Sciences Vice-Rector.