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Innovative Digitalized Transylvania – An Excellence Model through Development

The purpose of this project is to help to increase the number of employees who benefit from practices and methods that help to increase the quality of work and improve working conditions while promoting a professional and sustainable development of the workforce.

The target group of the project is from the North-West region, consisting of 525 people, out of which:

  • 370 are managers with an individual employment contract (persons who hold management positions), persons involved in the strategic management of enterprises,
  • 55 are entrepreneurs, who manage their own businesses,
  • 100 are employed with individual labor contracts in human resources departments.

The target group was selected according to the needs identified by ARIES Transilvania members, needs related to the low level of entrepreneurial skills, the low level of skills needed to develop sustainable development strategies in SMEs, needs for skills improvement to increase individual performance and organizational performance in order to be able to work as efficiently and efficiently as possible in the team and for better collaboration both within the team and with the other members of the association.

Beneficiaries of the target group will be selected from the Northwest Region: Cluj County (approximately 335 managers and entrepreneurs and 75 employees in the human resources department), Bihor County (approximately 40 managers and entrepreneurs and 10 employees from the resource department human resources), the Satu Mare and Maramures counties (about 50 managers and entrepreneurs and 15 employees from human resources departments) as well as from the other counties of the NW region if they are people who will express their interest in the training programs in the project. Through this project, entrepreneurial culture will be promoted, the importance of professional training and the development of specific competencies for people who ensure strategic business management and human resource management within the region, in order to increase the level of adaptation of enterprises and employees to new trends in technology in to increase competitiveness.

Call code: POCU / 227/3/8 / Increasing the number of employees benefiting from new tools, methods, practices, etc., human resources management and improved working conditions in order to adapt the activity to the dynamics of competitive economic sectors identified according to SNC / intelligence specialization fields according to SNCDI.

Leard2Do4Entrepreneurship / Partener StartUP

The goal of this project is to develop entrepreneurial skills and support business initiatives by promoting entrepreneurial culture in the Northwest region, providing access to integrated counseling, support for business initiation, assistance, mentoring, and training.

Specific objectives of the project:

Enhancing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Northwest Region by Developing Entrepreneurial and Managerial Competencies of 440 People Wishing to Establish a Self-Employed Activity by Employing Entrepreneurship Training Courses.

Promoting entrepreneurial culture in the Northwest region through information campaigns to raise awareness of existing entrepreneurship opportunities. Information campaigns target a minimum of 1,000 people in the Northwest Region and will be deployed throughout the region.

Encouraging entrepreneurship by providing financial support to promote a minimum of 49 businesses and support services to ensure business development.

The project aims to support the establishment of 49 businesses in the Northwest region, offering integrated services to entrepreneurs to ensure the sustainability of the established businesses.

*Project co-financed from the Human Capital Operational Program 2014-2020.

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The objective of the action is to support Romania’s integration in the eDelivery Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI). The project aims at the implementation of generic services and the adoption of the DSI amongst private and public entities in Romania. This will contribute to achieving compliance with the eIDAS Regulation and to support the implementation of AccessPoints for other services such as eInvoicing, transportation, Environment, health, eTendering or eJustice.

The action will implement an AccessPoint(AP) and Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) to interconnect to the EU Core Platform, in order to increase the cross-border exchange of electronic documents amongst private and public sectors, and between those entities and citizens or business.

The envisaged AccessPoint is an implementation of the AS4 and AS2 profiles in a production environment. The action includes conformance testing towards the EU Core Service Platform and the deployment and connectivity testing of two SMPs.

The general project objective is to increase efficiency of the Romanian Authorities (public administration) and facilitate the cross-border exchange of documents and data through the eDelivery DSI.

The high-level objective of implementing eDelivery (eSens) is to acquire knowledge and provide national authorities in Romania the opportunity to develop interoperability standards and data exchange amongst systems. It will also help increase the scalability of SNEP by facilitating message exchange with other systems.

The business needs are represented by a better exchange of data and documents amongst stakeholders, benefiting the citizen.

How it works: by electronic message exchange (channel provisioning) amongst stakeholders.

What the project implements : an eDelivery AccessPoint

eDelivery access points enable cross-border communication and message/documents sharing, amongst back-end systems. Public administration bodies and governments become more and more interconnected while struggling to provide better service for their citizens. Integrated, cross-governmental services for citizens are both demanded by their end-users, as by European Directives.

Therefore, the deployment of cross-border digital services through generic and re-usable components represents the core foundation for eGovernment services.

Main benefits envisaged by an eDelivery AccessPoint in Romania are both domain specific and domain neutral.

Domain specific use-cases, envisaged for a later stage are related to Justice, Procurement and Consumer protection.

Domain-neutral use-cases are the object of this project, and refer to the exchange of data and documents amongst public authorities in a cross-border dimension and authorities and citizens/business.

Considering the limited number of national-available eGovernment systems, great entropy amongst existing systems and low interconnectivity of services in Romania, the eDelivery Access Point Implementation and uptake starts with the most suited and functional National Electronic System in Romania – SNEP, also known as

ROCK-Regeneration and Optimization of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge cities

ROCK develops an innovative, collaborative and circular systemic approach for regeneration and adaptive reuse of historic city centres. Implementing a repertoire of successful heritage-led regeneration initiatives, ROCK test the replicability of the spatial approach and of successful models addressing the specific needs of historic city centres.

ROCK is a Horizon 2020 funded project.

ROCK focuses on historic city centres as extraordinary laboratories to demonstrate how Cultural Heritage [CH] can be a unique and powerful engine of regeneration, sustainable development and economic growth for the whole city.

ROCK aims to support the transformation of historic city centres afflicted by physical decay, social conflicts and poor life quality into Creative and Sustainable Districts through shared generation of new sustainable environmental, social, economic processes.

ARIES through its 6 subsidiaries is considered the largest association of its kind in Southeast Europe. ARIES Transilvania has strong links and direct connections with the actors from Cluj-Napoca’s ecosystem like start-up communities, the local public authorities, software companies, tourism associations, universities, energy clusters. ARIES Transilvania created the iTech Transilvania cluster which aims to facilitate cooperative projects between its members, between its members and other companies/organizations from Romania and abroad, supporting innovation, providing technical and soft skills trainings for the employees of its member companies and creating a base of knowledge and trainers for running collaborative projects in ICT field. ARIES Transilvania team has great experience in clustering, events and trainings organizing, setting links and ways of collaboration between different entities (SMEs, authorities, universities), working with local authorities for the national and regional strategies.

ARIES Transilvania will mainly be involved in creating and strengthening ROCK communities of practice, disseminating and communicating at local and national level and in the exploitation phase of the project.

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BISNet Transylvania-Support Network for Business and Innovation in Transylvania

General Objective: creating a support network for business and innovation in developing regions in North-West and Centre, adequate to a type 1 Macroregion. Through a consortium of 7 partners, it was proposed an innovative approach and a better keeping of the IMM sector in the North-West region.

The implication of ARIES Transylvania in this project has in mind the support of innovative companies in the North-West region, providing specific services: technology related requests and offers, technological transfer, matchmaking and broker events, other support services.

Period of time: 6 years

EO ClimbLab

Earth Observation ClimLab – is a collaborative environment in cloud, in order to prototype innovative products and services for Earth Observation in order to increase the resistance at climate change for society and economy.

At the end of last year, the European Space Agency started a project, Earth Observation ClimLab (EO ClimLab), in which are involved partners from 3 countries: Romania (ARIES Transilvania, Cluj-Napoca, Indeco Soft, Baia Mare and AROBS Transilvania Software, Cluj-Napoca), Czech Republic and Poland.

The project will have a duration of 18 months, which allows a rapid development of new products based on Earth Observation (EO), wanting to reduce the effects of climate change in a multi-disciplinary way: the business environment and the society (agriculture, healthcare, risk management, infrastructure, education, dissemination).

The purpose of the project is to popularize the use of information provided by satellites in order to create apps in Romania, Poland and Czech Republic, the final objective being the identifying of the most promising apps in order to support them and to be put to use.

EO ClimLab can be seen as a “Fablab” environment which provides data, instruments and the necessary knowledge to developers, in order to expand new products and services, to increase the community resistance at climate changes.

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