Polish-Norwegian Cooperation on Energy Security - Event at SME Congress in Katowice
Innovation Norway and our Polish partner – the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) - invited Polish and Norwegian businesses to the event Green Technologies for Energy Security during the 12th edition of the European Congress of SMEs in Katowice on 22 November 2022.
The event presented the essence of energy security in economic and social terms in Poland and Norway. In addition, it also focused on factors affecting its level.
"Initiatives of this type are extremely important for the Polish and Norwegian economy", says Artur Janusz from the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development. He continues:
"In recent years, the issue of energy security has attracted a lot of interest. It is the main topic of numerous meetings, debates and scientific conferences in Poland and abroad. The concept can be considered on many levels and it was here in Katowice that we discussed them in Polish-Norwegian terms. It should be remembered that energy security is the basis for the development of society and that is why it is so important to deepen this knowledge"
The event gathered entrepreneurs, startups, and business-environment institutions from Norway and Poland with innovative solutions in:
- Renewable energy
- Energy security
- Power engineering
- Solar, wind, biomass, and biofuel technologies
The seminar, as well as the combined Polish-Norwegian meetings, was attended by 58 people representing 39 companies from Poland and 11 from Norway. It was an excellent opportunity for Norwegian businesses to explore and the Polish market and establish future partnerships within the energy sector. The participants also visited the 12th European Congress of SMEs which took place at the same venue in Katowice, Poland.
Overview of participants:
- List of Polish companies for business mixer meetings
- List of Norwegian companies for business mixer meetings
The event "Green technologies for energy security", is not only lectures delivered by excellent researchers from Poland and Norway, but also a unique opportunity to establish business partnerships between the two countries.
- Polish and Norwegian entrepreneurs, startups, and all business environment institutions related to renewable energy, energy security, electric power, electromobility, solar and wind technologies, etc. have had a chance to establish such partnerships thanks to Norwegian funds," adds Justyna Kizlich from the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development.
Travel Grants for Polish and Norwegian Businesses
Norwegian businesses can apply for up to 2,000 euros for travel, accommodation and entrance to selected trade fairs in Poland. You can read more on the travel grants here Rolling deadline: Travel Grants for Norwegian Businesses to Attend Trade Fairs in Poland.
12th edition of European Congress of SMEs
The European Congress of SMEs is the largest event in Europe aimed at the SME sector!
Since the first edition in 2011, it’s been the go-to place for inspiration, meetings, and integration for tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and experts from all over the world, representatives of administrative bodies, local government officials and other professionals. 'Energy transition and its challenges' is part of this years theme.
See more on the website for the European SME Congress.
The Norway Grants Programme on Business Development, Innovation and SMEs in Poland
This event is organised by Innovation Norway and PARP, who are partners in the program 'Business Development, Innovation and SMEs in Poland', supported by Norway through the EEA Grants. Read more about the program here: Business development, innovation and SME program in Poland.