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About the cluster
In a modern way, we continue the Slovak tradition of growing and processing hemp.
We focus on research and development of new hemp products or innovating already-known ones. We are a partner for farmers, industry, and technologically oriented companies. Together we are looking for ways to develop sustainable hemp production, which brings value to people. We do so in a cooperative, circular, and regional manner.
Development of particle board
The technology of pressed boards or panels from hemp shive is a “dry” way of hemp construction.
The first output is the board HEMREC 550. Compared to the usual products, this product brings a lower weight and releases the ecological burden. Prototypes focus on fully compostable binders so the boards can return to the biological cycle at the end of their life cycle. We consider this to be “real” recycling!
Innovations in construction mixtures
Hemcrete is a “wet” technology that is researched and modified in terms of active ingredients and their ratios, as well as with local resources.
These are modified filler and plaster mixtures that form a complete building system.
Development of machines and equipment
Machines and equipment for the primary processing of hemp stems are a current subject of development, ex.: in their mobile version for use in regional cycles.
Another group involves single-purpose harvesting machines and production lines. These are in use for the production of the mentioned construction materials.
Founding members of the cluster
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Management quality system
In December 2021, Hemp Cluster defended the re-certification of the Bronze Label European Cluster Excellence Initiative according to the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis methodologies, whose Benchmarking Report is a source of information for the further development of the cluster organization.
Non-repayable Financial Contribution
From September 2021 to December 2023, as part of the cluster development strategy, we are implementing a project to develop research and development and innovation capacities, plus cross-sector networking of businesses.
Recipient: HEMP CLUSTER z.p.o.
Place of implementation: Družstevná 105, SK-97632 Badín
Events and news
Let’s send clusters to school
In October, students of the 4th year of the Imrich Karvaš Business Academy in Bratislava approached us for…
SIEA cluster working morning
The Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency, together with the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, organized a…
At the Faculty of Civil Engineering, STU Bratislava
On October 30, within the topic “lightweight concrete” of the Department of Materials Engineering and…
Working day with the Bioeconomy cluster
We were invited to a work event organized by BEC and the Institute of Knowledge-Based…