North-West Regional Development Agency

North-West RDA is the coordinator of the Smart Specialization Strategy for the North-West Region of Romania, being in charge of its continuous updates, monitoring and assistance to maturation stages of the innovative projects portfolio continuously developing in the region. North-West RDA is strongly embedded into the regional development ecosystem, including public, business and academia components, by continuous collaboration within joint initiatives and projects. The embedded INNO Platform - https://www.inno.ro/ - assists foreign investors to invest in North-West Romania, for both corporates and promising startups. Acts also as a business accelerator and of promoter of innovations from the regions across EU and beyond.

Contact detail

  • Contact person

    Ioana Dragos

  • Regional Address

    Calea Dorobantilor 3
    400118 Cluj-Napoca
    Romania

North-West Regional Development Agency

S3 Strategy

The smart specialisation sectors of the North-West Region of Romania are clustered in three main pillars:

I) HEALTH CARE & WELLBEING

  • Agri-food
  • Cosmetic industry & food supplements
  • Health

II) EMERGING HIGH-TECH SECTORS

  • New materials
  • Advanced production technologies

III) DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: ICT sector

A policy mix of sectors supports the NW Region S3 main pillars, such as circular economy/ green & environment technologies, smart city & smart villages integrating urban/rural development with digital solutions and creative industries.

Strategic R&I Projects

TitleBISNet Transylvania - part of ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK

Assisting companies for boosting competitiveness, internationalization and innovation.

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ADMA TranS4MErs

Digital transformation of advanced manufacturing SMEs.

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MIND 4 MACHINES

Vouchers schemes for Industry 4.0 solutions.

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BOOST - Boosting Regional Innovation Ecosystems

Facilitating the creation of a fast-lane interregional collaboration framework between innovation-related stakeholders from five European regions and designing a joint Action Plan supporting innovation for the next five years.

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