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We are pleased to inform you that the event “EU-Asia Gateway 2018 – The 4th Transylvanian International Clusters Conference” was organized in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, between 16th – 18th of May 2018.

EU – Asia Gateway 2018 – The 4th Transylvanian International Clusters Conference is an annual event that resulted from the necessity of creating joint innovative projects, with a major impact on the community, but also on the industries that the member entities are part of. The conference reunited more than 300 participants from Romania and abroad.

The event aimed to bring together partners from EU and Asia, such as clusters, but also companies from the following fields: ITC, bioeconomy, agriculture, furniture, production, creative industries, tourism. We wanted to provide the appropriate framework for the creations of strategic partnerships between representative structures and regions representing the two continents.

In the aforementioned context, the Northern Transylvania Clusters Consortium, is a relevant association in Romania for the projects generated and the support provided to the economic environment, aims to promote cross-continental collaboration models for addressing global challenges.

The conference presentations made reference to the Open Innovation 2.0 concepts, where, along with actors from the knowledge triangle (companies, Universities and public administration) citizens were involved as well.

GSMAC 2018 is the annual event organised by Griffiths School of Management within Emanuel University of Oradea that brings together the academic and business community with the aim of fostering cross-pollination of ideas that will lead to creative and sustainable solutions for Romanian business environment and society.

This 9th edition of GSMAC is dedicated to the topic of “Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics: The Future and benefits of Romanian Information Technology” and will take place on May 10-11, 2018 at Oradea Trade Center.

GSMAC 2018 brings together experts from the business world, public administration, NGO sector and civil society in Romania, Western Europe and United Stated of America who will speak and engage the audience on topics of interest regarding the economic and social wellbeing of individuals, organisations, economy and society.

GSMAC 2018 is a unique event that challenges every businessman in Romania to embrace his role as agent of change to create the proper environment in which he can thrive.

Join us on the 7th of May!

The 8th edition of Cafeneaua de Inovare (Innovation Cafe) held in Cluj-Napoca, focuses on the dynamics and drivers of the regional innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem and also introduces InnoVoucher, a pilot project between five countries and regions, aiming to increase the access of SMEs to innovation services across Europe.

This event is dedicated to innovative entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, researchers and other actors supporting the innovative business environment.

Cafeneaua de Inovare (Innovation Cafe) is an initiative of the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) which aims to encourage the development of public-private partnerships and the co-creation of funding instruments in Romania.

Smart Cities Conference, Cluj 2018

iTech Transilvania Cluster’s Project Manager, Bianca Muntean was invited as a speaker to the Smart Cities Conference, organized at Cluj on the 18th of April 2018 and she presented our members’ smart ideas and solutions.

As technology evolves, so does the opportunity for cities to revolutionise the way that they work. From digital technologies to renewable energy to smart mobility the possibility to improve the lives of citizens has never been greater. At the same time cities are now able to create innovation and technology hubs that will improve economic development and ensure that future generations live in a smarter and more sustainable city.

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iTech Transilvania Cluster had the pleasure to present its activity within the “Schience, Technology and Innovation Conference”, which took place on the 31st of March 2018.

The topic of the conference points to a new direction for governance systems: institutions must keep up with technology, one of the main topics to be addressed is online safety. During the event, a Cyber Defense exercise in Public Administration will be held by representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

In the debate, practitioners are involved in the construction and development of public and private governance systems, including Dr. Raed Arafat, State Secretary, Department of Emergency Situations (MAI), Daniel Metz, NTT Data CEO and Andrei Nagy , CEO Alphablock, who are also teachers in the Masters program.

“At the conference, the winners of the Transylvania Tech Talent contest will be nominated, in which competitors identified real problems facing society and proposed practical solutions based on technology”, said the representatives of UBB Cluj.

The conference will also have a section dedicated to promoting the local IT industry, where companies will present their work, products, and jobs they offer.

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