This success is not only prestige, but also new possibilities for the cluster members, such as participation in calls for proposals dedicated exclusively to KNCs (internationalization of its activities), additional points for cluster members in national calls for R&D projects, participation in economic missions etc.
Clusters with KNC status are entities of significant importance for the country's economy and high international competitiveness. This year the second call for proposals in contest for clusters applying for this status was carried out. In 2015, in the first edition, seven clusters received KNC status.
Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster is one of the oldest clusters in Poland. It was established in 2006 and associates companies of the tool (production of injection molds and special tools) and plastics processing industry and a range of business environment institutions, including universities, research and development units, offices, entrepreneurs’ associations and financial institutions.
This success of the cluster is the success of its members and the entire tool and plastics processing industry, the region of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship is the largest basin in Poland (only in Bydgoszcz there are around 200 companies). It is also the promotion of Bydgoszcz and the region on the national and international arena.