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Transilvania IT Cluster by ARIES T

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 16 December, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Nord-Vest
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Muntean
Bianca
Cluster Manager
+4-0742-225405
bianca.muntean@aries-transilvania.ro
Female
Andrei
Martiniuc
Internationalisation Responsible
+4-0745-393811
andrei.martiniuc@aries-transilvania.ro
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Romanian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Communications Equipment and Services
Education and Knowledge Creation
Technology fields: 
Applications for Health
e-Government
S3 EU priority areas: 
New media & easier access to cultural contents (e.g. heritage)
e-Government (e.g. e-Procurement, e-Participation)
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
European funding, Human Resource training, eHealth, Smart City
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
105
Number of SME members: 
75
Number of larger company members: 
18
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
NTT Data Romania
Larger Company
AROBS Transilvania Software
Larger Company
Babes Bolyai University
University
INCDTIM
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Transilvania IT cluster by ARIES T (former iTech Transilvania) 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 is the largest and most influential organization created for the IT&C industry in Romania, with more than  250 member companies, educational institutions, and support organizations. Also, ARIES through its subsidiaries- Bucharest, Transylvania, Timisoara, Craiova, Brasov and Iasi is considered the largest association of its kind in Southeastern Europe.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Details of support services: 

Our involvement consist in supporting business development, collaboration in the elaboration and implementation process of regional policies in IT area and have an active involved in the development of Cluj-Napoca’s Smart City Strategy. We strongly support our members to develop their projects and create new collaborative one’s through our working groups within the cluster: eHealth, Smart City, Smart Mobility, e-Learning and Open Innovation 2.0.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Japan
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Netherlands
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Balkan Cluster Network
Aerospace Valley Cluster
IT Cluster Circle
Clusterobservatory
Cluster PoliSEE
Clustero
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME

iTech Transilvania - training the Human Resources in advanced technologies

 

REFLOW - 

The REFLOW project focuses on systemic urban development for circular and regenerative cities through the delocalisation of production and the reconfiguration of material flows at different scales in cities. More specifically, it uses makerspaces as catalysers of a systemic change in urban and peri-urban environments, which enable, visualize and regulate “four freedoms”: free movement of materials, people, (technological) knowledge and commons, in order to reduce materials consumption, maximize multifunctional use of (public) spaces and envisage regenerative practices. Makerspaces are in fact a natural test-bed for local initiates towards green transition because they already operate as social experiments and portray examples of small-scale running economy. Within the project makerspaces represent the backbone for “locally productive, globally connected self-sufficient cities” as defined in the EU Smart and Sustainable Cities initiative.

National Program for supporting development of the Clusters- POSCCE (Sectorial Operational Programme “Increase of Economic Competitiveness”) O 1.3.3- Support for integration of businesses in the suppliers or clusters chains

Relevant Project References: 
establishment of working groups, internatiinal cooperation, collaboration projects
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

- cluster branding

- participating in fairs and events

- website creation

- promotion materials

-delivering technical and soft-skills trainings

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Transilvania IT cluster by ARIES T is considered a best practice model for Romanian clusters and not only for its achievements in a relative short period. It is the only ITC Romanian cluster awarded Gold Label by ESCA.

The cluster's members have great experience and very good results in delivering good qualitative projects in a timely manner.

Transilvania IT cluster by ARIES T thrives to develop new links with other clusters from ITC and also other fields of activity in order to initiate new trans sectorial projects and collaboration.