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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 : 
6-10
Regions: 
Nord-Vest
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Muntean
Bianca
Cluster Manager
+4-0742-225405
bianca.muntean@aries-transilvania.ro
Bianca
Andrianu
Internationalisation Responsible
+4-0749-319168
bianca.andrianu@aries-transilvania.ro
Andrei
Martiniuc
Other
+4-0745-393811
andrei.martiniuc@aries-transilvania.ro
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 at facilitating 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 Southeast 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

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 with Gold label from 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.