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Milestones in history of Metal Processing Cluster


MPC together with Bialystok University of Technology is awarded the title of Podlasie Brand of the Year 2021 in the category of Project 4.0 for the Smart Education 4.0 Laboratory.


The Metal Processing Cluster as the leader of the consortium HUBS4INNO+ "European Digital Hub". Research tool B-KOM Barometer is awarded the 2021 Quality International Silver Medal.


Implementing the social mission - fighting the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We managed vaccination campaign, in May and June 2020 we helped to vaccinate nearly 2,500 people.


Implementation of the Future Industry Regional Competence Center project.


Implementation of the unique project of rotary internships for students in several cluster companies. The Cluster wins the PARP contest – PLN 10 million for international expansion. MPC is once more awarded the status of the Key National Cluster with the best result in the country in the competition.


The Cluster wins the PARP competition for international expansion. Cluster firms have a stand at the largest industrial sector event, the Hannover Messe. The MPC is a strategic partner at the Subcontracting Industrial Cooperation Trade Fair in Poznań. Launch of the second edition of the Leadership Academy – a development programme for senior executives. Cooperation agreement with metal clusters from Brandenburg and Hungary. The Cluster receives the ESCA – Silver Label – a certificate awarded to the best European cluster organizations.


The Cluster becomes an Ambassador of the Podlaskie Economy. First joint trade fair stand at Subcontracting in Poznań and Midest in Paris. Launch of the MPC Management Academy – a 1.5-year development programme for corporate executives. Advanced Cooperation Group Human Resources comes into being.


Metal sector included on the Regional Intelligent Specializations list. The MPC receives Key National Cluster status. First joint representation of companies at international trade fairs in Antwerp and Sweden (ELMIA).


Cluster reconstruction – new cooperation Agreement – 4.12. First Declaration of strategic partners: local governments, universities and business environment institutions.


First management training cycle for MPC company managers and directors.


10 metal industry companies finance the first Advanced Cooperation Group. The Cluster's first Poland-wide project, 'Educated by Technology'.


The Cluster project sees the effective development of the Polish-Lithuanian border. First strategic partners join the Cluster.


The MPC reaches 96 members. 'E-Cooperation' project – innovative clusters on the Polish-Lithuanian border.


The 'Modern Technologies' teacher training programme is awarded by the Ministry of Education.


The Cluster implements the 'Educated by Technology' teacher training programme.


29 metal industry companies sign an agreement to cooperate within the Metal Processing Cluster.


European project, the Podlaskie Metal Processing Cluster, a regional opportunity for innovative development, implemented by the Podlaskie Promotion Centre (later CPiR).