Past Projects

inFORMAT4.0 / DigiSkills 

Status: Closed 

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.

ACCELERATOR DIGITAL

Status: Closed 

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.

*For more details on how we can support your company please email us at digitalizare [at] clujit.ro

GALATEA

Status: Closed 

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

Status: Closed 

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.

Future of Work (Urban Innovation Action, 2018-2022)

POCU

Status: Closed 

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.

GEIGER

Status: Closed 

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).

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 

Status: Closed 

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.

IoT Tribe Space Endeavour

Status: Closed 

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.

PREMIEREA PARTICIPARII LA ORIZONT 2020

PN-III-P3-3.6-H2020-2020-0114

Status: Closed 

This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation, CCCDI – UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P3-3.6-H2020-2020-0114

PREMIEREA PARTICIPARII LA ORIZONT 2020

PN-III-CEI-SUPORT-PO-2020

Status: Closed 

This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation, CCCDI – UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P3-3.6-H2020-2020-0111

CRONOS (PNIII, 2018-2020)

Status: Closed 

The project was 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.

This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation, CCCDI – UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P2-2.1-CLS-2017-0041

Green ICT DeVElopment

Status: Closed

GIVE is a follow-up project to the Strategic Action Plan resulted from the Danube ICT project, focusing on 3 sectors of interest identified within the report: ICT, automotive and green technologies. As a COSME funded project, the specific objectives of the GIVE initiative and activities include the creation of a new value chain and a favorable framework for the establishment of a Strategic Partnership on Intelligent Ecological Technologies focusing on the automotive and transport sectors through supporting the development of a common knowledge base for internationalization and marketing in cluster managers and SME members.

During implementation Cluj IT was responsible for coordination of targeted activities of promotion and data gathering (survey implementation), direct investigation (focus groups) and centralization of relevant information for the elaboration of the Market Intelligence Report, as a basis for development of the Project Internationalization Strategy. Efforts towards stimulating cross-industry collaboration among SMEs active within the three sectors are strongly supported through dissemination events incorporating two essential components: presentation of Market Intelligence Report results to members of the target group and facilitation of business meetings through matchmaking events.

More details about the project activities:

Danube ICT Clusters’ sustainable cooperation for smart and inclusive growth

Status: Closed 

The main objective of the project is to create a sustainable, strategic trans- national partnership among ICT Clusters from the Balkan and Danube Region by establishing a common strategy for cross-cluster and cross-industrial cooperation in favor of SMEs. Therefore, a significant outcome of the Danube ICT Project is the Action Plan for Cross-Industry Collaboration which it proposes. Funded by the European Union and Danube Strategy Fund START, the project was coordinated by ICT Cluster Bulgaria, and benefited from the contribution of the Balkan and Black Sea ICT Clusters Network founding members.

Next Generation Brained City

Status: Closed

The general objective of the project was to contribute to the innovative development of the Cluj-Napoca urban ecosystem through computerization.

In the project context 4 innovative IT products were developed up to the marketable stage, as well as 12 other IT components/products proposed for further development up to the stage of analysis and design. An important component of the project budget was dedicated to the organizational development of Cluj IT Cluster, as support for the strengthening of the IT sector, an industry with a substantial contribution to community development.

As the first smart city project implemented at national level, it was designed to generate a living area based on the innovative concept of ecologically urban and fully computerized urban community, established under the “networked ecological city” paradigm. Subsequent and deriving activities and involvement in the area of smart city strategic development include collaborations with local authorities from cities like Oradea, Alba-Iulia and Cluj-Napoca, as well as Cluj-Napoca County Council in the scope of informatization strategy development.

Increasing Job Opportunities through Successful Internships

Status: Closed

This project has offered the framework where more than 400 students 3 pilot disciplines from Babes-Bolyai University have been able to gain relevant work experience by engaging in internships in IT companies from Cluj. Over the course of two years more than 80 host organizations have been involved and more than 50 experienced mentors and experts provided support and valuable guidance for the students. The project created a culture of cooperation and set standards of good practice in how internships need to be organized. Babes-Bolyai University has since then applied a similar approach to the organization of internships and extended the model to most of the faculties and disciplines thought in the university.