BISNet Transylvania project covers Romania’s Macroregion 1 (RO1) and facilitates access to information and consultancy for SMEs located in the two development regions, North-West and Center, respectively in the 12 related counties: Cluj, Bihor, Maramures, Satu Mare, Bistrita-Nasaud, Salaj, Alba, Sibiu, Brasov, Harghita, Covasna and Mures.

In line with the latest 2016 statistical data, 138,426 companies are located in RO1, 6% less than in 2008 when the first BISNet Transylvania contract was implemented. The SMEs density of 28.3 units / 1000 inhabitants is below the EU28 indicator (43 SMEs / 1000 inhabitants). SMEs account for 99.69% of total companies in RO1, providing 75.7% of total jobs and contributing about 74% of total turnover.

In terms of CDI activity, a number of 163 entities are active in RO1 (companies with CDI activity plus research institutes) representing 19% of all entities registered nationwide.

Both regions have CDI capacities in bio economy, ICT, energy and environment, eco-technology and health/health care/medical care (priority areas in line with the National Strategy for Research, Development and Innovation 2014-2020) that contribute to increasing the competitiveness of the priority sectors: agro-food, wood and furniture processing, ICT, energy, machinery and equipment, creative industries, health/health care/medical care etc..

The development of economic activity is supported at macroregional level with business infrastructures as well as support packages through 38 public and private industrial parks and 6 business incubators started with European funding.

Associative cluster structures have been consistently supported by the Regional Development Agencies in their development process, currently being set up 15 such entities in the two regions.

BISNet Transylvania
Consortium website address: www.bisnet-transylvania.ro

Consortium partners
North-West Regional Development Agency (coordinator)
Calea Dorobantilor nr. 3
400117 Cluj-Napoca
Email: secretariat@nord-vest.ro
Tel: +40 264431550, Fax: +40 264439222
www.nord-vest.ro

Center Regional Development Agency
Str. Decebal nr. 12
510093 Alba Iulia
Email: office@adrcentru.ro
Tel. +40 258818616
www.adrcentru.ro

Technical University of Cluj Napoca
Str. Memorandumului nr. 28
400114 Cluj-Napoca
Email: opi@staff.utcluj.ro
Tel: +40 264401320
www.utcluj.ro

National Institute for Research and Development for Optoelectronics INOE 2000 – Research Institute for Analytical Instrumentation
Technology Transfer Center CENTI
Str. Donath nr. 67
400293 Cluj-Napoca
Tel: +40 264420590
www.centi.ro

National Institute for Research and Development for Electrical Engineering ICPE-CA – Technology and Business Incubator
Str. Presei nr. 4
520064 Sfantu Gheorghe
Email: ecomat@icpe-ca
Tel: +40 267327395
www.icpe-ca.ro

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Brasov
Str. Mihail Kogalniceanu nr. 18-20 Bl. 1K sc. C-D
500173 Brasov
Email: ccibv@ccibv.ro
Tel: +40 268547073
www.ccibv.ro

Transylvania branch of the Romanian Association for Electronic and Software Industry
Str Dimitrie Cantemir nr. 1
400067 Cluj-Napoca
email: contact@aries-transilvania.ro
Tel: +40 742225405
www.aries-transilvania.ro

Macroregion 1

Regions (NUTS-II)

North-West

Center

Counties (NUTS-III)

Bihor
Bistrita-Nasaud
Cluj
Maramures
Satu Mare
Salaj

Alba
Brasov
Covasna
Harghita
Mures
Sibiu

Area

34.159 km²

34,100 km²

Population (2018)

2.560.110 inhabitants

2.325.240 inhabitants

BISNet Transylvania Consortium

North-West Regional Development Agency (coordinator)

Center Regional Development Agency

Technical University of Cluj Napoca

National Institute for Research and Development for Optoelectronics INOE 2000 – Research Institute for Analytical Instrumentation
Technology Transfer Center CENTI

National Institute for Research and Development for Electrical Engineering ICPE-CA – Technology and Business Incubator

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Brasov

Transylvania branch of the Romanian Association for Electronic and Software Industry