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ARIES Transilvania realizează cel mai complex studiu de piață al industriei software și de servicii IT din România

Comunicat de presă Aries Transilvania – iulie, 2017

ARIES Transilvania a demarat procedurile de realizare a unui studiu de piață referitor la industria software și de servicii IT. Proiectul va analiza situația pieței de IT din Cluj-Napoca în comparație cu cea din alte 8 centre urbane mari din România, în scopul de a oferi date relevante de context pentru piața clujeană de profil.

Studiul vizează analiza evoluției industriei și nevoile specifice ale companiilor și angajaților din domeniu. Pentru Cluj-Napoca proiectul de cercetare are scopul de a furniza o imagine actuală, generală, exactă asupra nevoilor și provocărilor companiilor din domeniul IT, punând datele în context local și național.

Studiul Național al Pieței de IT, realizat de ARIES Transilvania se află la cea de-a doua ediție anuală și va cuprinde o analiză la nivel național, realizată pe companiile din Cluj-Napoca în comarație cu alte 8 centre urbane din România, respectiv, București, Brașov, Craiova, Constanța, Iași, Oradea, Sibiu și Timișoara. Studiul va avea o componentă cantitativă, aplicându-se un chestionar online pe un eșantion format din peste 800 de companii de IT, din cele 9 orașe, dar și o componentă calitativă, urmărindu-se realizarea a peste 30 de interviuri individuale cu manageri și responsabili de departamente de resurse umane ale firmelor din domeniu. În cadrul studiului se va acorda o importanță deosebită analizei produselor proprii și inovative, trendurilor industriei și oportunităților de dezvoltare și inovare pentru companii.

“Cea de-a doua ediție a Studiului Național al Pieței de IT este un proiect menit să ajute întregul ecosistem, atât industria, cât și autoritățile locale, universitățile, organizațiile adiacente ale domeniului IT, pentru a susține creșterea și inovația companiilor ce activează în această piață. Ne dorim să obținem informații actualizate, legate de provocările și realizările, atât ale companiilor cât și ale angajaților din industria de IT și vom face publice aceste informații pentru toți cei interesați” a explicat Bianca Muntean, Director executiv al ARIES Transilvania.

Studiul se va desfășura în perioada iulie-septembrie 2017 și va cuprinde inclusiv o analiză comparativă a rezultatelor financiare a companiilor din domeniul IT, pe ultimii 6 ani, în vederea identificării exacte a evoluției economice a sectorului, cât și a principalelor provocări și probleme întâmpinate de companiile din această industrie. Cercetarea va urmări și obținerea unor informații exacte și despre structura angajaților, fluctuația de personal, nevoile de training, produsele proprii și gradul de inovare al acestora, și piețele de desfacere ale companiilor din sectorul IT. Raportul final al cercetării va fi disponibil și online, pe site-ul www.itstudy.ro.

Proiect este finanțat din bugetul local Cluj-Napoca în baza Legii 350/2005 şi a Regulamentului pentru regimul finanțărilor nerambursabile de la bugetul local, alocate pentru activități nonprofit de interes general şi se va implementa în localitatea Cluj-Napoca.

Despre ARIES Transilvania

ARIES este Asociația Română pentru Industria Electronică și Software, cea mai mare şi influentă organizație creată pentru industria IT&C din România, cu 4 filiale zonale la: Timișoara, Brașov, Cluj și Craiova.

Prin intermediul filialei ARIES Transilvania, membrii își propun să dinamizeze activitatea în această zonă, să se implice în activitățile referitoare la sectorul IT, să stabilească o colaborare mai bună între firmele de profil, pentru promovarea intereselor locale pe plan național şi internațional, pentru accesarea fondurilor disponibile în cadrul diverselor programe de finanțare.

ARIES Transilvania are legături strânse cu cei mai importanți actori ai ecosistemului regional cum ar fi: comunități de start up-uri, autorități publice locale, universități, clustere şi alte asociații din diverse domenii de activitate.

Pentru mai multe informații despre Aries Transilvania, vă rugăm să accesați pagina www.aries-transilvania.ro sau pagina de Facebook: Aries Transilvania.




Detalii suplimentare puteți obține de la:

Bianca Muntean, Director Executiv ARIES Transilvania
Telefon: 0742-225.405
Email: bianca.muntean@aries-transilvania.ro

Transilvania Living Labs, un nou pas făcut de Cluj-Napoca spre titlul de Capitală Europeană a Inovării

• ARIES Transilvania se numără printre iniţiatorii conceptului Transilvania Living Labs, un proces al inovării unic pentru România, ce va fi implementat la Cluj-Napoca.
• Living Lab-urile (laboratoarele vii) pun cetăţeanul în mijlocul procesului de inovare.

Cluj-Napoca, 26.06.2016. ARIES Transilvania, în calitate de co-organizator al evenimentului Open Innovation 2.0, se află şi printre iniţiatorii conceptului Transilvania Living Labs, implementat, pentru prima dată, la nivel european în urmă cu 11 ani şi care face, astfel, primul pas în România. Living lab-urile sunt entităţi ale ecosistemelor de inovare, funcţionând ca intermediari între cetățeni, organizații de cercetare, companii, orașe și regiuni, totul pentru a descoperi, crea şi dezvolta activităţi şi proiecte comune. În acest moment, în lume, există peste 170 de astfel de living lab-uri.

„Imaginaţi-vă o întreagă comunitate ce se adună pentru un brainstorming, ideile lor sunt preluate, procesate de către autorităţi, mediul de afaceri, universităţi, iar apoi transpuse în realitate. Inovarea este un cuvânt rostit foarte des, în ultima perioadă, iar Transilvania Living Lab poate fi vectorul care să-i dea un sens foarte palpabil. Proiectul urmăreşte să găsească proiecte concrete, prin care să creeze un ecosistem complet, compus din autorităţi locale, start-up-uri, companii, clustere, universităţi şi cetăţeanul de rând. Avem toate ingredientele necesare, iar ARIES Transilvania va face toate eforturile pentru a construi podurile necesare între toate părţile implicate”, a spus Bianca Muntean, directorul executiv al ARIES Transilvania.

Conceptul laboratoarelor vii a fost implementat şi promovat de Bror Salmelin, expert pentru sistemele de inovare în cadrul Comisiei Europene, Direcția Generală pentru Comunicații, Rețele și Tehnologie (DG CONNECT). Salmelin susţine că Transilvania Living Labs este pasul natural pe care Cluj-Napoca trebuie să îl facă pe drumul inovării.

„Clujul este unic din punct de vedere demografic, are peste 100.000 de studenţi activi, iar majoritatea alege să rămână aici după încheierea studiilor. Alegerea lor este bazată tocmai pe faptul că există o varietate largă de oportunităţi din toate sectoarele, atât publice, cât şi private. Apoi, am găsit aici autorităţi locale care au devenit un exemplu în regiune pentru iniţiativele în sectorul inovaţiei şi a domeniului „smart city”, care fac eforturi pentru a creşte confortul cetăţenilor şi care au o viziune concretă. Transilvania Living Labs va pune cetăţeanul în mijlocul procesului de inovare şi va reuni toate componentele, de la mediul de afaceri, până la universităţi şi autorităţi sociale”, a spus Bror Salmelin.

Transilvania Living Labs îşi propune să stimuleze activităţile şi ideile creative ale cetăţenilor, astfel încât aceştia să ia parte direct la procesul de inovare. Bazele acestui proiect au fost puse în cadrul conferinţei Open Innovation 2.0, desfăşurată la Cluj-Napoca, la care au participat aproximativ 480 de persoane din țară și străinătate, şi peste 70 de speakeri.

Tot cu ocazia conferinţei Open Innovation 2.0 s-a desfăşurat şi ceremonia premiilor europene pentru inovare, „Luminary Awards”. Evenimentul are loc anual într-un oraş european şi recompensează spiritul antreprenorial, potențialul de inovare și angajamentul în crearea de ecosisteme inovatoare al unor persoane sau entități din diferite țări. În cadrul acestei gale, primarul Emil Boc a fost recompensat cu premiul pentru „crearea unui peisaj inovator”, în timp ce directorul executiv al ARIES Transilvania, Bianca Muntean, a fost distinsă cu premiul pentru „tânărul curator, creator de punţi/curator”.

Despre ARIES Transilvania

ARIES este Asociaţia Română pentru Industria Electronică şi Software, cea mai mare şi influentă organizație creată pentru industria IT&C din România, cu 4 filiale zonale la: Timișoara, Brașov, Cluj și Craiova. Prin intermediul filialei ARIES Transilvania, membrii îşi propun să dinamizeze activitatea în această zonă, să se implice în activităţile referitoare la sectorul IT, să stabilească o colaborare mai bună între firmele de profil, pentru promovarea intereselor locale pe plan naţional şi internaţional, pentru accesarea fondurilor disponibile în cadrul diverselor programe de finanţare.

ARIES Transilvania are legături strânse cu cei mai importanţi actori ai ecosistemului regional cum ar fi: comunităţi de start up-uri, autorităţi publice locale, universităţi, clustere şi alte asociaţii din diverse domenii de activitate.

Pentru mai multe informaţii vizitaţi: www.aries-transilvania.ro

Despre Clusterul iTech Transilvania by ARIES T

iTech Transilvania Cluster by ARIES T şi-a început activitatea ca şi un cluster de formare a resurselor umane în domeniul tehnologiilor avansate, iar între timp şi-a extins activitatea oferind servicii suport de inovare, internaţionalizare şi facilitarea proiectelor colaborative între membrii săi, între membrii săi şi alte firme sau organizaţii din ţară şi străinătate.

Clusterul iTech Transilvania are protocoale de colaborare şi parteneriate cu toate clusterele din regiune, alcătuind cu acestea Consorțiului Clusterelor din Transilvania.

De asemenea, iTech Transilvania are parteneriate cu clusterele de IT&C și din alte domenii de activitate, atât din țară, cât și străinătate (Serbia, Franţa, Bulgaria, SUA).

Persoană de contact

Bianca Muntean, Director Executiv ARIES Transilvania
bianca.muntean@aries-transilvania.ro
+40742.225.405

The Open Innovation 2.0 Events Ecosystem

As announced before Cluj-Napoca, the heart of Transylvania, Romania, will also host en premiere a series of interlinked events: the city’s first 2-day Innovation Dialogue (10-11 June), The Clusters Matchmaking session (12 June), The Town Hall Debate (13 June) , The Open Innovation 2.0 Conference (13 – 14 June), the Innovation Luminary Awards Gala (13 June) and the Innovation Expo (13 -14 June).

Cluj-Napoca: The European Commission’s Directorate-General CONNECT in the shape of the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) in partnership with the European Committee of the Regions, the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca, the Innovation Value Institute, ARIES Transylvania, iTech Transylvania Cluster, Transylvanian Clusters Consortium, MasterCard and Dublin City Council welcomes the guests and participants of the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2017 with a unique suite of interlinked events aiming to showcase how open innovation can be practically used to foster development and growth within existing communities.

10 – 11 June:

Innovation Dialogue / Location: Liberty Technology Park

The Innovation Dialogue is an offline expression of the open innovation 2.0 concept. Using entrepreneurial discovery and interdisciplinary experts, the Innovation Dialogue aims to develop breakthrough ideas and projects insights. For the first time in Cluj-Napoca, and the 2nd time this year for OISPG, the Innovation dialogue will draft four policy and business related challenges to be discussed and solved by the diverse groups of experts. The challenges owners during the Innovation Dialogue will be the European Commission, The Committee of the Regions, The Municipality of Cluj and ARIES Transilvania.

12 June:

Clusters Matchmaking / Location: Grand Hotel Italia

Prepared by the Transylvanian Clusters Consortium, the clusters members are invited for a one day event to meet and develop potential cooperation, partnerships and new ventures. The setting is ideal to explore new opportunities by the conference guests and other attending parties.

EnOLL Council Meeting / Location: Old Casino Building

In order to develop on the conclusion fo the Innovation Dialogue, the council members of the European Network of Living Labs will have a closed Council Meeting on Monday, in Cluj-Napoca.

13 June

Town Hall Debate / Location: Old Casino Building, Parcul Central

The Town Hall Debate taking place in Cluj-Napoca on June 13 will be the first “Reflecting on Europe” debate jointly supported by the European Committee of the Regions and the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca and in the context of organizing the EU conference on innovation, Open Innovation 2.0. The event will be hosted by the president of the Committee of Regions, Markku Markkula and the Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Emil Boc.

Innovation Luminary Awards / Location: Aroma Restaurant

The prestigious Innovation Luminary Academy and Awards was founded by the European Commission’s Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) with the support of Dublin City Council. The initiative recognizes outstanding innovation role models which inspire the next generation of innovators. The Innovation luminary Awards and the academy are intended to foster the new generation of innovation leadership and to inspire action towards a creative and innovative ecosystem.

The award categories are: Recreating innovation renaissance, Innovation bridging between theory and practice, Open and scalable hardware ecosystem, Creating a strong innovation landscape, Creation of a national open innovation strategy and Young innovation Bridger and Curator.

13 – 14 June:

Open Innovation 2.0 Conference
Location: Grand Hotel Italia

Being at its 5th edition, the overall theme of this year’s conference is industrial and societal transformation engendered by digital technologies. Two main objectives are in focus: how to foster industry and society commons for a value creation environment and how to transform innovation hubs to innovation ecosystems. In order to develop a new mindset capable of leading these transformations topics like the functionalities of block-chains, the importance of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity times, or the interactions between science, technology and arts in the creative process will be staged during the conference.

Waypoint Visits / Location: Cluj-Napoca

Foreign and local guests are invited to make the tour of the most relevant innovation powered institutes, businesses and organizations in Cluj-Napoca. It is an interactive way to explore innovation in practice and to evaluate the changes that need to be done in order to create an innovation ecosystem.

Innovation Expo / Location: Grand Hotel Italia

In order to showcase practical innovations, the organizers and partners of the event will host a friendly Innovation Expo at the venue. You are welcome to interact with the exhibitors, test the products and discuss projects together!



FULL INFORMATION available here: bit.ly/OI2Conf17

Cluj-Napoca is the 2nd city of Romania, situated in the heart of Transylvania region. As an elite academic center of the country, hosting 11 universities, enrolling more than 80.000 students, Cluj-Napoca showcases on of the most colorful cultural city canvas of Eastern Europe and a growing ICT hub. Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2017 is a good opportunity to discover this hidden gem of Europe.


For more information on Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2017, including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, visit the EU’s official page: bit.ly/OI2Conf17

About OISPG

The Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) supports policies for Open Innovation at the European Commission.

OISPG works in close collaboration with the European Commission (@DigitalAgendaEU). OISPG philosophy embraces the Open Innovation 2.0 paradigm: creation of open innovation ecosystems where the serendipity process is fully-fledged.

OISPG members believe that involving citizens directly in the innovation process allows rapid prototyping in real life. Building a prototype is the fastest, most effective way to push an idea forward. Prototyping will foster entrepreneurship in Europe, will create jobs and will boost sustainable economic and societal growth. Therefore, OISPG suggests various open innovation actions and approaches to industry and to other innovation partners in order to stimulate and strengthen competitiveness.

Media Contacts:
OISPG Media Contact
Emiliya HUBAVENSKA
Emiliya.HUBAVENSKA@ec.europa.eu
+32 460 754 451

OI2 Conference 2017 Cluj-Napoca Media Contact:
Diana CIORBA
diana@elfst.ro
+40 744 179120

OI 2.0 CONFERENCE IN CLUJ-NAPOCA: INNOVATION LUMINARY AWARDEES 2017

Cluj-Napoca, the heart of Transylvania, Romania, hosts the 2017 ceremony of the prestigious Innovation Luminary Awards. Thus the OI 2.0 events ecosystem, brings a spotlight on the entrepreneurial spirit, the innovation potential and on the commitment to create an innovative ecosystem.

The city’s first 2-day Innovation Dialogue (10-11 June), The Clusters Matchmaking session (12 June), The Town Hall Debate (13 June) , The Open Innovation 2.0 Conference (13 – 14 June), and the Innovation Expo (13 -14 June) support with practical insights the basis for this Ceremony.

As a corollary of the the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2017 with a unique suite of interlinked events we are honored to announce the winners of the Innovation Luminary Awards Ceremony of today, 13th of June 2017!

The award is founded in collaboration with the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG and the Dublin City Council and is handed over by Mr. Peter Finnegan (Dublin City Council), Dr. Martin Curley (OISPG Chair), Mr. Markku Markkula (OISPG Vice Chair) and Mr. Bror Salmelin ( OISPG Founder)This initiative recognizes outstanding innovation role models which inspire the next generation of innovators.

The Innovation luminary Awards and the Academy are intended to foster the new generation of innovation leadership and to inspire action towards a creative and innovative ecosystem.

The design of the Innovation Luminary trophy itself symbolizes a lighthouse with the four cuts representing quadruple helix innovation: public sector, private sector, academia and civic society.

The winners of 2017 Innovation Luminary Awards are the following:

Recreating Innovation Renaissance – Piero Formica

He is Founder of the International Entrepreneurship Academy and was Professor of Economics at the Jönköping University in Sweden. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Innovation Value Institute of the Maynooth University in Ireland. He is an Associate Professor at ISTEC (Ecole Supériere de Commerce et de Marketing) in Paris, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tehran and a Guest Professor at the University of Tartu. Piero Formica is a Councilor of the World Certificate Institute and serves as a faculty member of the School of Entrepreneurship at the University of Padua.

His creative way of thinking is striking: He sees new connections, new functions essential for functioning innovation ecosystems and is warmly advocating for open innovation 2.0. in his work towards innovation renaissance.

Professor Formica has extensively published in the fields of knowledge economics, entrepreneurship and innovation. Hence Prof. Piero Formica is receiving the Innovation Luminary award for his outstanding work on Sustained contributions to entrepreneurial research, development of the Experimental Labs approach and advocating for an Innovation Renaissance.

Creating a strong innovation landscape – Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca

European Commission and The European Committee of the Regions has for several years called for forerunners as smart and innovative cities. Mayor Emil Boc is known being a visionary and open-minded person who operates actively with the citizens. He is charismatic and and drives the issues forward with enthusiasm and passion. He has been instrumental to opening up the municipality processes for the citizens and taking the city with a rich history to a new level as the young-minded second largest city in Romania by raising the quality of life and by the developing infrastructures, cultures, and education.

Cluj is demographically unique. It is a city that operates actively with 100.000 students. The majority of new students choose to stay in the city, because of the private and public job opportunities that have already by now transformed the Heart of Transylvania into an IT and Innovation Hub.

Creation of a national open innovation strategy – Dermot Mulligan

Dermot is Assistant Secretary General/Head of the Innovation and Investment Division of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. His areas of responsibility include formulation and implementation of Government policy on Science, Technology and Innovation, Enterprise development, North/South Trade and Business Development programmes and Ireland’s involvement in a range of international research and technology programmes involving the European Union and the European Space Agency.

The Irish economy has shown fast recovery due to strategic investment in innovation policy creating jobs and growth by a flourishing open innovation 2.0 ecosystem approach. The work has shown already some very remarkable results and more is to come.

The Innovation Luminary award in the category of national innovation strategy is hence given to Irish Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation – Dermot Mulligan for creating a leading and exemplar National Innovation Strategy to drive a strong sustainable economy and better society.

Young innovation Bridger and Curator – Bianca Muntean

Dr Bianca Muntean is the executive Director for ARIES Transylvania which is in turn leading in the cluster innovation activities of the ICT industry in Transylvania. The cluster development has been remarkably fast in Cluj, corresponding now to the clear majority of the ICT exports in the whole country.

Bianca Muntean has been very central in bringing the necessary cross-cutting innovation elements together, driving for a modern innovation ecosystem. She has described the role of her work being „Complementarity and collaboration in the ICT sector which are the two key ingredients in our development and integration in sectorial and regional European digital economy.“

She is a bridger which shows in her work, interconnecting all the quadruple helix players (private companies, public sector, academia and civic society). Even her PhD reflects the work she does as bridger. Bianca Muntean is also very active in the clusters of clusters, which is a good path to the fully flourishing open innovation 2.0 ecosystems. The trajectory is clear, and necessary.

Hence Bianca Muntean is receiving the Innovation Luminary Award as the young innovation role model for dynamic, pragmatic hands-on OI2 bridgership in Cluj.

Open and scalable hardware ecosystem – Arduino (David Cuartielles, Sara Thermer receives on behalf)

Arduino is an open source, computer hardware and software company, project, and user community that designs and manufactures single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world. This open approach brings computing to the millions in affordable and scalable and at the same time very creative way. Computing power through the applications are necessary to creating a more equalitarian world giving opportunities for large numbers of people to develop their skills further, and thus the prosperity.

The Innovation Luminary Award in the category democratization of computing is thus given to the Arduino founding team represented by David Cuartielles for the vision and contribution in developing world-renowned European lead open source computer hardware and software that enables community building of digital devices and interactive objects.

Media Contacts:
OISPG Media Contact
Emiliya HUBAVENSKA
Emiliya.HUBAVENSKA@ec.europa.eu
+32 460 754 451

OI2 Conference 2017 Cluj-Napoca Media Contact:
Diana CIORBA
diana@elfst.ro
+40 744 179120

Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2017 Cluj Napoca – Conclusions Endorsed by the Conference

OI2 Conference drew to a close on the 14th of June, here in Cluj-Napoca, after five-action packed days.

This year’s event tangibly conveyed the potential of OI2 quadruple helix model and how to best create innovative ecosystems.

Mr. Bror Salmelin ( OISPG Founder) and Dr. Martin Curley (OISPG Chair) have summed up the 2017 OI2 Conference works in a set of twelve main conclusions.

1. OI2 is the platform for digital innovation
2. We shared a minimum viable platform (MVP) of an emerging OI2 pattern language and we encourage the OISPG community to trial and give feedback.
3. Through the mechanism of the Industry Commons, OI2 enables safely building disruptive innovation on top of existing industry capabilities.
4. Distributed Ledger Technology is one of the components of the industry commons landscape and thus Europe should be active i.e. in creating open bus architecture for DLT.
5. The conference highlights the importance of Vucability by supporting the use of competence platforms, promoting the building of engaged communities, and to raise awareness for the benefit of unexpected opportunities.
6. The EU-Japan dialogue should be extended to formally encompass managing societal change and notably through the application of OI2 principles and practice.
7. Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) are important tools to digitize SMEs by providing contents from technologies and should be encouraged in collaborative manner.
8. Open innovation ecosystems around DIH are integral parts of DIH as they create also business model experimentation environments.
9. Open innovation 2.0 ecosystems as a service must be created to ensure rapid experimentation and prototyping in quadruple helix settings, enabling easy and fast access to co-creation spaces geographically or thematically.
10. OI2 encourages new innovation governance models to be adopted to enable and even lead innovation take-up, enabling co-creation of modern public service and governance.
11. The European Commission should increase its use of insights from relevant innovation data sources – such as Innovation Radar – when shaping future Framework Programmes and developing priorities (and use of instruments) in Work Programmes?
12. The European Commission should tailor its support offerings based on unique characteristics of different ecosystems. The Innovation Radar should be enhanced with some new signals to improve its ability to detect social innovations.

The detailed aspects of each conclusion will be presented in the following days.
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