Ongoing Projects

inFORMAT4.0 / DigiSkills 

The project inFORMAT4.0 / DigiSkills  aims to offer equal access to lifelong learning for all age groups in formal, non-formal or informal settings by updating the knowledge, skills and competences of the workforce. It promotes flexible learning pathways, including through career guidance and also by validating the skills acquired. The specific objective consists in improving the level of knowledge/competences/skills of the employees that are active related to the economic sectors/fields identified according to the National Competitiveness Strategy (SNC) / National Strategy for Research, Development & Innovation (SNCDI).

The project provides a set of tools and  digital up-skilling & reskilling courses for SMEs and their  employees, contributing to ther competitiveness and resilience in relation to sectoral developments, as an approach to the secondary theme of social innovation.

The inFORMAT 4.0 project is co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Human Capital Operational Program 2014-2020, within the Digital Competences for SME employees call.

*More information will be available soon on the dedicated page, exclusively in Romanian.

 DESIRE Eurocluster

DESIRE Eurocluster – Development of E-Health Solutions Improving Resilience in Europe – is addressing the challenges that the SMEs is facing when accessing the European e-health and digital health market in order to build resilience and facilitate the green and digital transition.

DREAM Eurocluster

DREAM Digital Resilient Europe for Advanced Manufacturing on Digital and Smart Manufacturing – supports the adaptation of digital technologies and processes for greener and more digital manufacturing companies.

RE-CENTRE Eurocluster

RE-CENTRE – cRoss-sEctoral Cluster approach for higher CompEtitiveNess through digiTal, gReen transition and rEsilience. The mission of RE-CENTRE is to support SMEs from the 3 sectors involved – furniture-interiors, IT and energy – in developing new business models and innovation projects for being more competitive and resilient.

ACCELERATOR DIGITAL

The Digital Accelerator brings to the table a series of benefits and support actions meant to facilitate a smooth transition through the obstacles of digital transformation by using a skill-centric model. The scheduled activities and events are dedicated for representatives and/or employees in operational positions within SMEs operating in Romania, regardless of region.

Eligible small & medium enterprises need to be active in sectors with competitive and smart specialisation potential identified in the National Competitiveness Strategy (SNC) / National Strategy for Research, Development & Innovation (SNCDI), including the information and communication technology sector and other sectors with competitive and smart specialisation potential, especially mass production manufacturing.

Digital Accelerator (Accelerator Digital – 142698) is co-financed from the European Social Fund through the Human Capital Operational Programme (POCU) 2014 – 2020.

*More information will be available soon on the dedicated page, exclusively in Romanian.

BISNET TRANSILVANIA

BISNet Transylvania, comprising seven organizations in the Central and Northwest regions, is funded by the European Commission through the Small and Medium Enterprise Competitiveness Program (COSME) to provide business and innovation support services promoted under the Enterprise Europe Network umbrella.
Cluj IT has been part of the European EEN network since January 2022.
More details about the services offered by Cluj IT and the project partners can be found here: https://www.clujit.ro/bisnet-transilvania-enterprise-europe-network/ 
* Note, the information is available only in Romanian.

GEIGER

GEIGER is an innovation project that aims to develop a solution that allows small businesses and entrepreneurs to become aware of their risks related to data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity, and get help in reducing these risks.
The project will collaborate with security specialists, cyber ranges, and national cybersecurity centres to develop GEIGER, a “Geiger counter” for cybersecurity, which will help small businesses to become aware of cyber threats. A small business can use GEIGER on the web or the smartphone, and it dynamically shows the level of current risks for the company. Seeing high risk allows the user to react immediately and to take simple measures or get help in lowering the risk exposure significantly.
More details on the project at https://project.cyber-geiger.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 883588 (GEIGER).

GALATEA

GALATEA stands for “Grow and AcceLerate your smArt projecTs in nEw value chAins of the European Blue Economy”. Objectives: Development of new cross-sectoral and cross-border industrial value-chains, supporting innovative SMEs and facilitated by clusters, to foster the development of Blue Growth key industries in Europe to be competitive at the global level. This development will be based on the construction of new industrial value chains and the reconfiguration of existing ones driven by the integration of technologies and know-how from aerospace and ICT communities to the following Blue Growth domains: ports, ships, shipyards and surveillance.
More details on the project at https://galateaproject.eu/

GALATEA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement n°873026.

UFO – Emerging indUstries new value chains boosted by small Flying Objects

UFO (Emerging indUstries new value chains boosted by small Flying Objects), is a INNOSUP-1 project funded under the Horizon 2020 framework of the European Union, launched in May 2020. It aims to support European SMEs in the development of innovative products and services by integrating new technological solutions and know-how provided by Small Flying Objects (SFOs: Drones, High Altitude Platforms Systems, Small satellites).
The project is dedicated to embedded digital technologies, Key Enabled Technologies (KETs), data analysis and exploitation solutions (ICT) for 6 emerging industries: Mobility; Climate; Environment; Blue Growth; Digital Creative and Gaming; Finance and innovation.
UFO combines the experience and expertise of 8 clusters from the ICT, Aerospace and Maritime sector and one Climate cluster partner. From France, United-Kingdom, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece, the project UFO will run for 30 months to improve the development and implementation of the Outer Space and Airspace applications in our daily life!
More details on the project: https://www.ufoproject.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 873411.

For the past 10 years, Cluj IT Cluster has been promoting innovation across industries and the enhancement of interest of various stakeholders for identifying collaboration opportunities, creating strong and successful partnerships at European level, which quickly became frameworks for the acceleration and development of Romanian businesses and ecosystems at a European level.

Final Showcase Event

November 29th

London, United Kingdom

Future of Work (Urban Innovation Action, 2018-ongoing)

Project dedicated to exploring future employment and new job opportunities in a context of developing automation and digitalization processes.

Cluj Future of Work is implemented in co-management by the Cluj-Napoca Municipality and the Cultural Center of Cluj, in a consortium with eight other organizations: the Association for Inter-community development Cluj Metropolitan Area, the Cluster for Creative Industries, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster, Cluj IT Cluster, Transilvania IT Cluster, Transylvanian International Film Festival, University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca and ZAIN Transylvanian Creativity Festival.

More details on the project: https://diviziadeinovare.ro/future-of-work/