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The Transylvanian Clusters International Conference – Open Innovation

The  Transylvanian Clusters International Conference – Open Innovation is an annual event that resulted from the necessity of creating joint innovative projects, with a major impact on the community, but also on the industries that the member entities are a part of. 

It is organized by the Northern Transylvania Clusters Consortium: Transylvania Furniture Cluster  AgroTransilvania Cluster,  iTechTransilvania ClusterTREC - Transylvania Energy Cluster ,  Transylvanian Taste Cluster and Transylvania LifeStyle Cluster. 

The conference will reunite more than 250 participants from Romania and abroad, and they will have the occasion to discuss and to initiate projects, within the matchmaking sessions, the objective of the event being to generate at least 5 practical initiatives.

Within the 8 workshops, the members of the clusters from Romania and other European countries, representatives of the business environment, public authorities and research institutions will learn about good practices and they will analyse, together with the invited experts, the impact of open innovation and collaboration between different ecosystems, derived from a series of case studies.

In a city of technology, this conference will bring forward the local innovative projects and their subsequent mapping will be included in the race for Cluj European Capital of Innovation. Initiatives like creating artificial blood, smart tourism and smart furniture applications, e-Health, software and other high added value innovative products, are just a part of the domains that are going to be included in the application of Cluj European Capital of Innovation.

The  Transylvanian Clusters International Conference – Open Innovation  is also an instrument that stimulates collaboration between companies, universities, research institutions, local authorities and catalysts.

The event is an initiative of the Consortium of Clusters from Northern Transylvania, which reunites more than 260 entities from the business environment, research and development and public authorities. The companies represented by these clusters have more than 18.000 employees and  a cumulated turnover of more than 1,3 billion Euros for last year.

This event in numbers:

  • More than 250 participants
  • More than 50 foreign expert guests
  • 8 workshops
  • 2 days of matchmaking
  • 100 matchmaking meetings
  • 20 exhibitors

Conference main domains:

  • IT&C and Creative industries
  • Energy efficiency
  • Agrobusiness
  • Innovation in the furniture industry
  • New materials and technology 

A very important part of the event will be also the matchmaking sessions organized by the Enterprise Europe Network partners. Through this side event the participants will have the opportunity to meet potential business partners, identified via the matchmaking platform B2Match. The platform is brought for the first time in Romania, to the International Conference of Clusters from Northern Transylvania, to facilitate interactions between company representatives and the participating clusters, before the event and to organize the meetings during the two days. 

The B2B (Business to Business), C2C (Cluster to Cluster, B2C (Business to Cluster) meetings will have a a duration of 20 minutes.

Those who are interested may register on the platform until 7th of June 2016, at:
 https://www.b2match.eu/clustersmatchmaking 

More information about conference is available at: http://transylvanianclusters.ro/

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