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Cluj IT Cluster

Organisation
Original name: 
Cluj IT Cluster
Address:
No. 13, Emil Isac Street, 2nd Floor
Cluj-Napoca 400114
Romania
RO
Mission

Founded in October 2012, Cluj IT is an innovation based value chain network of Romanian IT companies and related organizations with the purpose of increasing the competitiveness and growth of IT services and products on international markets and of creating a strong sustainable public – private partnership in order to improve the life quality of the community we are part of.

The cluster is made up of 60+ companies with over 6000 employees in the IT field, 9 regional univesities with over 85000 students, and 11 public institutions and catalyst organisations (including the Regional Development Agency, the city hall of Cluj-Napoca and county-level institutions in Cluj, as well as Steinbeis Europa-Zentrum in Stuttgart).

Cluj IT Cluster envisions becoming one of the most credible suppliers from Central and Eastern Europe for innovative IT services and products as well as of organizational support systems, with the majority of its members able to be competitive on national and international markets.

Our challenge is to promote innovation in processes, design of products and services to increase competitiveness on international level, creation of a partnership culture based on trust and dependability, promotion of the Romanian IT market, founding lasting public-private partnerships for the mutual benefit of the cluster’s members and of the society in general.

Activities

The main activities of the cluster association are in relation to its goals

  • POSITION ON THE MARKET: Consolidating the position on the market and stimulating exports by designing innovative products and internationalization;
  • SUPPORT FOR THE INDUSTRY: Building a chain of structures integrated on vertical industries which enables development of complex products and services;
  • RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: Facilitate financing of R&D projects for technological transfer, either through private investments or private & public partnerships;
  • COMMON RESOURCES: Develop instruments that can support efficient processes for resource sharing amongst cluster members;
  • HUMAN RESOURCES: Increase the number of highly skilled human resources by strengthening the collaboration with educational institutions and achieve higher rates of return for training activities; and

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS: Increase the involvement of Cluj IT member companies in large international projects by expanding the network of partners.