Primul hub de inovare digitală din Nord-Estul României
The Digital Innovation Zone is a non-profit association, organized in the form of a joint venture (art. 1949 et seq. Of the New Civil Code), which has as its objective - in the context of operating as a digital innovation hub
Provide ongoing support for assessing and improving the digitalisation of SMEs and local governments in the North East Region and supporting them in identifying appropriate technological solutions, partners or sources of funding to implement the solutions they need to and increase competitiveness, the innovation index and the digital index.
The digital innovation center was established in 2019, by joint decision and contribution of the founding members, organized in the form of a joint venture (art. 1949 and following the New Civil Code) - association agreement no. 12292 / 17.12.2019, between:
Atelierul de Idei Train-IC SRL (associate administrator, representation to third parties) and the North-East Regional Development Agency, Sigma App Dev SRL, Webmagnat SRL Agency, Grapefruit SRL (partner partners), in order to better collaborate at the level of region in the field of digitization. Subsequently, other legal entities, representing the ICT sector and the RIS3 priority sectors, joined the association, in terms of research and development and innovation skills in the region (all universities in the North-East development region), as well as in terms of view of representativeness for the target group (chambers of commerce from 5 counties, two representative clusters for RIS3 priority sectors).
Objectives for the period 2021 - 2028
Provide ongoing support for assessing and improving the digitization of SMEs and local governments in the North East Region and supporting them in identifying appropriate technological solutions, partners or sources of funding to implement the solutions they need to and increase competitiveness, the innovation index and the digital index.
Development of the one-stop-shop concept in the region through support services in the digitalization of companies and public institutions, covering end-to-end the entire digital innovation process
(awareness of digitization technologies, exploration of innovation, development of vision and strategy for business, training, access to funds and investments, collaborative research, support for needs mapping, identification of capabilities, testing, innovation, solutions, partnerships and funding sources for mass digitization of SMEs and local public administrations in the region)
Supporting regional, interregional and international cooperation and cooperation in the research sector - public sector - private sector - universities
Functioning as the epicenter of the regional digital innovation ecosystem in the North East region, by taking the lead in the ICT sector and improving the capacity of the ecosystem
Transforming the region's workforce into a highly digitalized one, mapped to the needs of sectors with smart development potential in the region
Concept and tech focus
The Digital Innovation Zone as EDIH in the North East region will make a decisive contribution to the development of digital transformation processes for SMEs and local public authorities. The proposed methodology is an end-to-end process that allows strategic planning and development, mapping needs, understanding them and experiencing possible solutions by beneficiaries, as well as the natural development of the regional innovation ecosystem according to strategic RIS3 priorities. Project deliverables are scalable regionally or nationally.