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Transilvania Creative Industries Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 3 October, 2016
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Nord-Vest
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Ania
Pascalau
Cluster Manager
+40 0746771888
pascalau.ania@yahoo.ro
Languages spoken: 
English
Romanian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Music and Sound Recording
Performing Arts
Technology fields: 
Creative products
Creative services
S3 EU priority areas: 
Creative, arts & entertainment activities
Development of regional cultural & creative industries
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
48
Number of SME members: 
34
Number of larger company members: 
1
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
5
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
6
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The goal of setting up this cluster is to support the development of members by identifying and promoting initiatives capable of generating innovative products and services, as well as creating research, development and innovation projects to strengthen the cluster itself. Also, the cluster is aimed at increasing the competitiveness of enterprises in the field of creative industries, based on the intensive use of knowledge, as well as supporting and promoting projects of common interest, including big projects, cross-border, through the creation of collaborative mechanisms.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
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: 
Austria
Poland
Spain
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Northen Transilvania Clusters Consortium
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)

Transilvania Creative Industries Cluster” financed by Ministry of Culture of Romania

 For this project we organised:

• Workshop on clustering

•Workshop Collaborative Projects: Ideas, Challenges, Benefits

•Final conference

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Transylvania Studios Project

Within the Cluster was formed an interest group with regard to film. The discussions started in the beginning of 2017 with the clear intention of accessing European funding – Operational Programme on Competitiveness, Action 1.1.1. Big Infrastructures for Research- Development – Innovation Clusters. The project initiative refers to the development of the film industry in the North-West region of Romania and is putting Cluj-Napoca on the map of the big film production centers. The project proposal,  “Transylvania Studios”,  is meant to be a collaborative project of the Cluster for Creative Industries Transylvania together with the well-known Cluj-Napoca Universities ( Technical University, Art and Design University, Babes-Bolyai University), the Cluj-Napoca Municipality, and companies coming from the private area and having as object of activity the film industry.

The objective of the project is the development of the research and development infrastructure for creative industries: film production studio, research center, creative hub, render farm, sound studio, new media studio, editing stations, scenography workshops.

We consider that this project has a very high complexity of objectives and activities, as described above, is in accordance with the Cluster’s strategic objectives and for sure will have a positive impact on the majority of the Cluster participants and industry in general, because it will offer the necessary infrastructure for most of the companies that operate in the creative industries field.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

 

The Transilvania Creative Industries Cluster is the first cluster of creative industries in Romania, and after just one year of its founding, it succeeded in obtaining the bronze label from ESCA. 

The cluster's members work in different areas of the creative industries sector and actively contribute to the ever-growing development of the region through the products and services it delivers.

Transilvania Creative Industries Cluster thrives to develop new collaborative projects inside of the cluster and also with other fields of activity in order to deliver new trans sectorial projects.