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/
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/
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.
CRONOS (PNIII, 2018-2020)
The project is aimed at strengthening the process of strategic alignment and innovation among companies, SMEs and research institutions in order to accelerate the development of innovative technologies and products in the ICT sector with internationally scalable potential based on short, medium and, especially, long term cooperation activities.
Funded through the Romanian national research program, the project is focused on building a research strategy that applies to the interests of companies and organizations within the cluster membership. Special focus is set on technologies which have applicability in a variety of sectors, from medical to automotive, industrial etc. The potential for specialization of the Cluster includes multiple areas, as existing expertise within the eco-system has placed domains such as: industry digitalization, smart and resilient territories, as well as AI and Cybersecurity among the top 5 priority domains, out of a total of 9 identified.
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/
IoT Tribe Space Endeavour
IoT Tribe Space Endeavour will take promising space technologies and find founders, start-ups and SMEs who can take them to market across industries.
The programme will curate opportunities for start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs to accelerate growth, access funding and find partners and space-tech enabled business opportunities.
You may already be a tech start-up and are looking to gain an extra technological edge or a researcher with some unique space tech. Or you might be a serial entrepreneur looking for your next big exit. Whatever your profile, find out more and apply for the activities and program at https://space.iottribe.org/
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 870480.
Future Skills <skills.passion.future/> (POCU, 2019-ongoing)
Over the next decade, millions of workers around the world will change professional categories and, as a result of the process, skill requirements within the labour market will quickly change.
For the next two decades specialists are indicating a shift in the traditional workplace where focus for the worker will be transferred toward higher autonomy, less routine, more communication technology, fewer physical tasks as well as more social and intellectual tasks.
Due to changes generated by the digitization and transformation processes, both in the IT industry and industries with potential for economic growth, the professional development of employees active in these sectors will require adjustments and support for acquiring new skills demanded by a rapidly changing market. Companies will also go through transformation processes and will be obligated to adjust their day to day activity based on the same conditions.
In this existing context, Future Skills brings to the table a series of benefits and support actions meant to facilitate a smooth transition through the obstacles ahead. Our approach is a skill-centric model in which both employee and the company can access know-how, expertise and support for a tailored life-long learning program and workplace learning program.
The scheduled activities and events are dedicated for representatives and/or employees in operational positions within SMEs operating in the North West region of Romania (Bihor, Bistrita-Nasaud, Cluj, Maramures, Satu Mare and Salaj counties) in one of the following fields of activity: creative industries and information technology and communications, food and beverage processing, health and pharmaceuticals, energy and environmental management, biotechnologies, textiles and leather, wood and furniture, construction, automotive industry and components.
More details on the project: https://futureskills.ro/
*Please note that the project webpage is available in Romanian only.