Digital Innovation Zone Kickoff

We are very excited to invite you to the launching of the Digital Innovation Zone, the first Digital Innovation Hub from the North-East Region, a not-for-profit initiative based on the commitment of a group of entities experienced in scaling innovation & digital solutions.
We’d love to to share the zone‘s story & objectives, get feedback from you, and see how we can help you grow your business and go more digital.
The registration is free, so make sure you book your seat!


  • 13.30: Registration, welcome coffee
  • 14.00: Intro: Florin Cardasim and Georgiana Dragomir – members of Digital Innovation Zone, Vasile Asandei – General Manager ADR North-East
  • News and opportunities for the Digital Innovation Hubs on the European agenda 2021-2027, Ioan-Marcel BOLOȘ – Minister of European Funds (TBC)
  • The role of Digital Innovation Hubs in the implementation of the National Strategy on the Digital Agenda for Romania, Sabin Sarmas – President of the Authority for the Digitalization of Romania
  • The role of Digital Innovation Hubs in the implementation of the Smart Specialisation Strategy for North-East, Gabriela Macoveiu – Director of Innovation ADR North-East
  • 14.50: Panel – Digital Innovation Hubs in Romania – impact and examples of good practice
  • Bianca Muntean – Coordonator Transilvania DIH, Cluj
  • Gabriel Gorun – Smart eHub – Digital Innovation Hub, Bucharest
  • Ionut Tata – CEO Iceberg, Brasov
  • Bogdan Pîrvu – Project Manager Sibiu Smart System – Digital Innovation Hub, Sibiu
  • 15.30: Coffee break
  • 15.50: Panel – Innovation and digital transformation – from successful examples to proposals for the future
  • Bogdan Tamba – Managing Director of BioROne cluster
  • Lucian Nita – Board Member of IMAGO-MOL Cluster, Romsoft
  • Ionel Mangalagiu – Vice-rector for scientific research, AIC University, Iasi
  • Carol Schnakovszky – Rector University of Bacau
  • Vlad Vînătu – Public Private Funded Projects Coordinator, Continental Automotive Romania
  • Cristian Paţachia – Development & Innovation Manager, Orange Romania
  • 16.50: Closing remarks
  • 17.00: Networking cocktail

Initiators: Lidia Betoaea, Florin Cardasim, Georgiana Dragomir, Cristina Baghiu, Coroama Delian, Mircea Taune, Corina Forascu, Diana Trandabat, Daniela Gifu.