Governance Board

Transilvania IT Cluster – orchestrator

Transilvania IT Cluster is the largest IT&C cluster in Romania and it operates in the North-Western region of Romania since 2013 and has more than 130 members.

Transilvania IT Cluster established Transilvania Digital Innovation Hub in 2017 and since then it acts as a provider of competences, know-how, innovation programs, support for startups and SMEs in the region through a cross-sectoral approach.

The gold labelled cluster represents a bridge on a local, regional, national and international level and has strong links and direct connections with the actors from Transylvania’s ecosystem.

Transylvanian Furniture Cluster

Transylvanian Furniture Cluster is an associative structure that represents the interests of the furniture industry since 2012.
Collaborations that occur between members of TFC or between the cluster and external partners create their own value chain, based on mutual trust, openness, opportunities and benefits for all involved.

TFC develops networks and mechanisms that are able to accelerate the exchange of ideas, good practices, innovations and skills from one member to another, regardless of the geographical distance between them.

AgroTransilvania Cluster

AgroTransilvania Cluster is a professional association of 81 members in the field of agri-food.

Through its activity, AgroTransilvania Cluster started and developed collaboration relations in the field of representation, commercial, development, research, etc. with entities not only from Romania but also from European countries, members of the European Union) or not and from other continents.

The cluster acts as a pole of growth, innovation, and integration in the agri-food sector, to facilitate and orchestrate the related and complementary relations between all the actors involved.


Transylvania Energy Cluster was born as a result of local actors becoming aware of the importance of changing the perception of the use of renewable energy resources and the opportunities resulting from their proper exploitation. The renewable energy sector is an emerging one contributing to the economy of the growing region.

TREC Cluster became a legal entity in June 2015 and currently has more than 40 entities in both research and private firms and public authorities.

TREC is a platform for R&D driven innovations in alternative energy, renewables, energy efficiency and advance environmental technologies and environment protection.

Transylvania Creative Industries Cluster

The Transylvania Creative Industries Cluster (CICT) was established in October 2016 in Cluj-Napoca, being the first cluster of creative industries in the country, in order to generate innovative products and services.

Creative industries are those industries that originate in creativity and talent of individuals, have the potential to create jobs and generate prosperity through production and exploitation of creativity, intellectual work and ideas.

The cluster holds at the level of its members research and development infrastructure in creative fields such as IT&C, architecture and design, entertainment and advertising as well as film production.

Babes-Bolyai University

The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics is defined by promoting education and research in mathematics and informatics and related fields, in accordance with the requirements of a knowledge-based society, through initial training, continuing education and integration into the university values ​​circuit, by providing a framework for multicultural, multilingual interferences, training in Romanian, Hungarian, German, English and last but not least by contributing to local, regional and national development from a socio-economic point of view, in accordance with the needs of the community.

The faculty has built a reputation by attracting very good students from all over the country, successfully training graduates and by promoting a performance research activity.


Today INCDTIM, as a national institute with integral state capital, offers a wide range of R&D services and products, and by his human capital and scientific infrastructure INCDTIM occupies an important position among the most significant research institutes from Romania.

The quantum engineering team works on research problem related to the hardware implementations of quantum computers, especially those relying on superconductor technology, which are, at the moment, the most promising.

Cluj-Napoca City Hall

Cluj-Napoca City Hall is the local public institution available to citizens and the community. Within the processes of sustainable development of the city, the municipality is a partner that values ​​participatory co-design tools and encourages decision-making based on scientific data, which contributes together with its partners to a personalization and adaptation of local development policies to specific needs. our community.

Within the process of digital transformation city, the City Hall is connected with local energies and has both a role of contributor to strategic processes and of their beneficiary, being at the center of the concept of “city as a platform” on which the mechanisms are based. development of Cluj on the innovation side.
Along with Transilvania IT, the city hall of Cluj-Napoca started in 2017 a local process to encourage the development of a functional innovation ecosystem – on the principle of Quadruple helix – also defined by ENoLL.

Romanian New Materials Cluster

Romanian New Materials Cluster aims to support the transition to the use of new materials and production technologies (paying special attention to research-development-innovation, exchange of experience and know-how, models of good practices, education and connection of the workforce in the field of new materials).

Organized in the form of an association, the cluster is a link between the business environment, universities and RDI organizations.

The cluster facilitates the transfer of technical-scientific know-how to the industrial environment concerned with the development of products and services and the implementation of advanced technologies.

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, an “Advanced Research and Education University” as awarded with the Order of the Ministry of National Education no 5262/September 5th 2011, is today a tertiary educational institution having both tradition and national and international recognition.

The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca comprises twelve faculties in the two academic centres, Cluj-Napoca and Baia Mare, as well as in locations, such as Alba-Iulia, Bistrita, Satu Mare and Zalau. The educational offer, aligned to the Bologna system, includes bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, as well as continuous training programs.


Transilvania Branch of ARIES is based in Cluj-Napoca and is composed of members such as: companies, representatives of local government, universities, research institutes, institutions catalyst and other regional and local innovation entities interested in sharing transfer of knowledge, best practices in R&D and business opportunities.

ARIES Transilvania has strong links and direct connections with the actors from Cluj-Napoca’s ecosystem like start-up communities, the local public authorities, software companies, tourism associations, universities, energy clusters.

The premise that ARIES Transilvania was established for is the support of the Romanian informational competitiveness in the same row with the other nations of the world, having a code of ethics to which all members subscribe.


OLI Hygia (organised as the Industry Liaison Office department of Hygia Consult company) is the link between innovative industrial players and RDI entities and supports smart specialization through knowledge & technology transfer. OLI Hygia is a catalyst for industrial transformation and an active supporter of innovative and collaborative development, by aggregating the resources needed in: strengthening competitive advantages & capabilities, facilitating the progress of the business environment and creating a liaison mechanism through strategic partnerships between national and international RDI entities and innovative businesses.

UMF CLUJ – Faculty of medicine „Iuliu Hațieganu”

The only Faculty of Medicine in Romania accredited by the AMSE – Associacion of Medical Schools in Europe.