Cluj Innovation Days

Cluj Innovation Days is an occasion we like to dedicate to innovation, to cross-industry and cross-sectoral cooperation, to discussing new business models and establishing innovative partnerships. Cluj Innovation Days is not another technology event, but rather a celebration of people and organizations that embrace innovation and use new models, new technologies and tools to further their businesses, objectives and projects.

Over the course of the conference people and organizations from various walks of life, from public sector to business, academia, entrepreneurial and startup environments, from Romania and abroad, will be gathering in Cluj-Napoca to discuss innovation and cutting edge industry trends.

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Cluj Innovation Days 2021

The European Green Deal has the ambition to make the EU’s economy sustainable. This is an evermore challenging promise when we are all navigating a global pandemic with an anticipated ending in sight, but still marred with uncertainty. Future generations, born and unborn, are depending on the decisions that we make right now. The responsibility to correct, improve and create new paths for the way we conduct our businesses, organizations and nations lies principally with the decision makers. 

The European Union, with all its institutions, and together with the Member States are committing significant resources and are putting forward plans to make post-COVID-19 Europe a greener, more digital, more resilient and better fit for the current and forthcoming challenges continent. A number of important programs are being set up to support this objective: Horizon Europe, Digital Europe, the Recovery Plan for Europe and many national, regional and local initiatives in the same line are among these. 

The European economy relies to great extent on the strength of its estimated 25 million SMEs. Green and digital transformation cannot be achieved without the consistent engagement of SMEs across the EU. This edition of Cluj Innovation Days puts the SMEs perspective on the agenda of decision makers, with the intent to shed more light on their concerns, but also on the existing and upcoming opportunities. 

During the three days of the event we will be looking at some very practical issues about how technology can contribute to the Green Deal program. As an organization concerned with all these issues Cluj IT Cluster is determined to move forward and promote green transformation as a priority for public, private and personal agendas.

Come and join us in this discovery journey from May 19 through 21! We promise an agenda that covers many arrays of interests and gives you the chance to get engaged in lively debates and go home with new and exciting ideas for your business, organization or for you individually. It will be our pleasure to have you with us!

Cluj Innovation Days 2020

In the fall of 2019 we started preparations for Cluj Innovation Days 2020. As with the previous editions, first step was to decide upon the main topics we would like to address next year in our annual conference. We started with a short rationale and discussion in our Board of Directors (11 people from the industry and academia) to conclude by October 2019 that we should build our event on two main topics that we considered crucial for our communities: Future of Work and Resilience. Next decision was to set the dates: 21-23 May 2020. Then we started preparations: engaging with potential speakers, identifying partners, signing agreements and precontracts with suppliers of various services – the whole package for an event which usually brings together 300 participants over the two or three days of the conference. By mid March 2020 we knew that our initial plans and efforts were not in line with the new reality. The outbreak of COVID-19 determined us to first, postpone the event, and second, to move it entirely online. In the same time, made us realize that what we proposed as main topics before the pandemic is even more relevant in the new context.

So here we are, two months before the event, advancing with the preparations for a first experience of the kind. We have good people and communities helping us out and we are confident we will be able to offer a remarkable experience to all those participating, attendees, speakers and partners alike. In particular, we invite representative of companies, from all sectors of the economy, to join us and explore together, in lively debates guided by experts in their fields, the options we have, both as individuals or organizations, to stay relevant, become more productive while also enjoying a better life.

Join us on October 12th through October 14th for the 8th edition of Cluj Innovation Days, an event by Cluj IT Cluster, graciously co-organized together with Universitatea Babes-Bolyai and Activize. Let’s look together at what the future holds for us and try to shape our destiny beyond this crisis! Come and make your voice heard in shaping the future of work! Come and learn about future skills, new working environments and new opportunities! 

Cluj Innovation Days 2019

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