Events 2021

Digital Skills

Creative Engineering | Content for Immersive Environments

December 3, 2021 || In the Future of Work project, experts from Cluj IT and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca have delivered training courses on Content for Immersive Environments. These classes were run in the Automation and Machine Learning Lab from the Regional Center of Excellence in Creative Industries, Cluj-Napoca. This training and testing infrastructure is supported by Cluj-Napoca Municipality and administrated by Cluj Innovation Park.

Digital Skills

Creative Engineering | Augmented Reality

December 2, 2021 || In the Future of Work project, experts from Cluj IT and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca have delivered training courses on Augmented Reality. These classes were run in the Automation and Machine Learning Lab from the Regional Center of Excellence in Creative Industries, Cluj-Napoca. This center is supported by Cluj-Napoca Municipality, and administrated by Cluj Innovation Park.

Digital Skills

Creative Engineering | Virtual Reality

November 27, 2021 || In the Future of Work project, experts from Cluj IT and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca have delivered training courses on Virtual Reality. These classes were run in the Automation and Machine Learning Lab from the Regional Center of Excellence in Creative Industries, Cluj-Napoca. This training and testing infrastructure is supported by Cluj-Napoca Municipality and administrated by Cluj Innovation Park.

Blockchain

Block.IS Cluster Mission

November 25, 2021 ||  is attending the final event of Block.IS project, taking place in Brussels, Belgium, together with our colleagues from European DIGITAL SME AllianceVojvodina ICT Cluster

Digital Skills

Creative Engineering | 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

November 26, 2021 || In the Future of Work project, experts from Cluj IT and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca have delivered training courses on 3D printing and additive manufacturing. These classes were run in the Automation and Machine Learning Lab from the Regional Center of Excellence in Creative Industries, Cluj-Napoca. This training and testing infrastructure is supported by Cluj-Napoca Municipality and administrated by Cluj Innovation Park.

Digital Skills

Creative Engineering | Game Design in Blender

November 24, 2021 || In the Future of Work project, experts from Cluj IT and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca have delivered training courses on game design with Blender. These classes were run in the Automation and Machine Learning Lab from the Regional Center of Excellence in Creative Industries, Cluj-Napoca. This center is supported by Cluj-Napoca Municipality, and administrated by Cluj Innovation Park.

Digital Skills

Creative Engineering | Game Design in Unity 3D

November 20, 2021 || In the Future of Work project, experts from Cluj IT and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca have delivered training courses on game design with Unity. These classes were run in the Automation and Machine Learning Lab from the Regional Center of Excellence in Creative Industries, Cluj-Napoca. This center is supported by Cluj-Napoca Municipality and administrated by Cluj Innovation Park.

Digital Maturity

Digital Maturity Evaluation of SMEs

November 19, 2021 || The first step for a strategic approach of digitalization is a comprehensive diagnosis of the current state and identification of lagging behind areas, especially with respect to peer organizations. We successfully assisted several SMEs from Bistrita-Nasaud County to assess their maturity in innovation digital innovation. #UTCN #Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bistrita-Nasaud

Digital Economy

Romania in the Europe’s Digital Decade

November 17, 2021 || Debate organized by the Commission on European Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies under the auspices of the Conference on the Future of Europe. We were invited to have a talk about Digitalization and Digital Transformation to Support a Resilient Economy. This talk was delivered by prof. Stelian Brad, president of Cluj IT.

 

Digital Africa

Digitalization in Emerging Market Economies

The twinning event, co-organized by CLUJ IT Cluster and Alliance for Trade in Information-Technology and Services (ATIS) is scheduled for November 3rd and will include an interesting pitching session for SMEs active in Romania and Uganda.

Digital Innovation

Technology Transfer, IP and Innovation

Technological transfer, intellectual property and product development with Dr. Florin Paun, Director of Innovation, mentor for entrepreneurship and theorist of the evolution of models and practical tools based on innovation.

On October 18-19 CLUJ IT Cluster is organizing a new workshop within the FutureSkills lifelong learning program.

Book your spot on https://lnkd.in/edMTaSvW

Digital Africa

Digitalization in Emerging Market Economies

The Vice-presidents of Cluj IT Cluster, Daniel Homorodean, CEO Arxia, and Ciprian Sorlea, CTO Nordlogic Software, are now in Kigali, Rwanda, helping the local developers to enhance their technical skills.

Cluj IT Cluster is committed to supporting the digital transformation and the technical capacity building of developing and emerging countries. We are always ready for new partnerships.

Artificial Intelligence

Digital Future

Our partners from Smart Everything Everywhere are hosting the 3rd online session of the Digital International Forum V — Artificial Intelligence on September 30th at 10:00AM EEST.

Speakers:
– British Ambassador to Romania H.E. Andrew James Noble
– Sweden’s Ambassador H.E.Therese Hydén
– Estonia’s Ambassador H.E.Ingrid Kressel Vinciguerra
– Israel’s Deputy Head of Mission Mr. Amir Sagron
– Germany’s Chargé d’Affaires Mr. Christian Plate.

The discussion will focus on the digital future of Europe and Romania, addressing topics of strategic importance such as Europe’s competitive advantages on the global scene, and how the West can work together to maintain a rules-based international system in the era of AI.

Register today on: https://cutt.ly/YWCeEb0

Twin Transition: Greener and Smarter

The Swiss Contribution

On September 9th, as a part of the celebration of the Romanian-Swiss cooperation, we had the opportunity to participate in The Swiss Contribution – Experiences and Perspectives, an event organized by HSLU Hochschule Luzern. Our delegates Andrei Kelemen and Stelian BRAD delivered a two part intervention on Romania’s Transition towards a more digital and greener society. Mr. Andrei Kelemen, Executive Director of Cluj IT and Head of Operations and Internationalization DIH4Society, introduced participants to the Cluj IT community and the DIH4Society ecosystem, emphasizing insights about our mission to support the digital transformation and establish Cluj as a European Digital Innovation Hub, as well as about several digital transfromation projects initiated and carried out under the DIH umbrella. Mr. Stelian Brad, President of Cluj IT Cluster and Head of DIH4Society, held an extensive presentation on how Romania is positioning itself within the EU cybersecurity landscape and launched initiatives in this priority directions. Mr. Brad also introduced the audience to cyberGEIGER, one of our flagship projects, and its aim to develop accessible solutions that help reduce the risks related to data protection, support privacy and raise awareness on cybersecurity issues among micro and small enterprises. 

Digitalization

Digitalization and SMEs

Our colleague Paula Sipos, Market Brokerage Coordinator & Expert Innovation Ecosystem & Network at DIH4Society, will be representing our ecosystem in tomorrow’s conference activities.

Remember, in order to attend the Conference, you please sign up at https: //lnkd.in/et8dq_-9

 

Public Value through Digital Transformation

Bilateral Meeting on Digital Transformation in Public Administration

As a part of our continuous actions on this issue, on August 27th we had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Octavian Oprea, President of Autoritatea pentru Digitalizarea României for a a fruitful bilateral meeting focused on how our organizations can work together in carrying out support actions dedicated to the business environment and, especially, the IT ecosystem.

During discussions our delegates Stelian BRAD (President), Andrei Kelemen (Executive Director) and Daniel Homorodean (Vicepresident) raised points of action such as increasing transparency of digital transformation projects, common endeavours for internationalization and the much needed digital transformation of public institutions.

As part of the next steps of our collaboration, we will focus on maintaining a consistent dialogue with ADR for supporting the continuous development of the national IT industry. Our proposal and contribution to tackling the set-out priority directions on internationalization and implementation of public-private partnerships is to provide expertise, good practice and sharing case studies through a series of dedicated seminars.

Digital Maturity Assessment

Digital Readiness

In the context of DIH4SocietyCLUJ IT Cluster IT was selected by the #EuropeanCommission, through the #JointResearchCenter (JRC), to contribute to the initiative Piloting of Digital Maturity Assessment Questionnaire for #EDIH customers (SMEs), a project which focuses on mapping the needs and the capabilities of national SMEs, in relation to digital transformation processes. This action is subscribed to the European Digital Hubs for Innovation Program, where DIH4Society is one of the 12 national DIHs selected by the relevant Romanian authorities to participate in future competitions organized by the European Commission.

The piloting we are conducting on behalf of the European Commission will be the basis of a comprehensive study and of future measures to support the business environment and we, as Cluj IT, are more than honored to contribute to it, in our efforts to create a sustainable environment for the SMEs both on national and international level.

If you are an SME which wants to contribute actively to the construction of a competitive European business ecosystem, we are inviting you to join us and to be part of a change.

Each interested #SME will be participating in an interview conducted by a member of the Cluj IT team.

Take a step forward and contact us directly here of via email at contact@clujit.ro

 

Future Skills in SMEs

Digital Skills || July 19, 2021

We invite SMEs in the North-West region to a dialogue on their specialization needs of employees. Fill in the form http://bitly.ws/fD2t so that we can meet the needs of your organization. Our experts can provide you with more details via futureskills@clujit.ro

Next Generation of Public Services

eGovernance

Event organized in collaboration with DigiGov Greece, for an international discussion on the digital transformation of the public services and its benefits for the communities and the citizens. Don’t miss an exciting opportunity for exchanging experience on digitalisation solutions for public sector and exploring the best practices for using AI in public service, together with Digital Innovation Hubs across Europe.

Date & time: 15 July, 11:00 am CET

Join the event by accessing the following link: https://lnkd.in/etGsZZp

Cybersecurity

Impact on SMEs || July 14, 2021

Join us tomorrow at Cybersecurity Competence Centre Pilot Projects workshop, organized by @European DIGITAL SME Alliance Working Group Cybersecurity and Data Protection and Cyberwatching.eu. The panelists are preparing an engaging discussion about the opportunities for SMEs to participate in the pilots, become a member of the Community and engage with the Network!

Speakers:
Rayna Stamboliyska, from Sparta
Matteo Merialdo, on behalf of Echo
Nicolas Kourtellis, on behalf of Concordia-h2020.eu
Stelian BRAD, on behalf of CyberSec4Europe
James G., Policy Officer on cybersecurity European Commission
Dr. Prokopios DrogkarisEuropean Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)

Moderator:
Annika L.inck, on behalf of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance.

Future of Work, Future Skills

Digital Skills

DIH4Society brings to the attention of SMEs from the NV Region opportunities for digitalization of continuous on-the-job training, financed by the FutureSkills project (supported by POCU2014-2020) and implemented by CLUJ IT Cluster. We thank the partner Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bistrita-Nasaud, which is also a founding member of the initiative DIH4Society, for the invitation to address the companies of Bistrita, during the event organized on July 1, 2021.

Digital International Forum V

Artificial Intelligence || June 30, 2021


Do you have a passion for Artificial Intelligence and want to learn more about how this technology will shape the future? Join our partners from Smart Everything Everywhere for Digital International Forum V: Artificial Intelligence.

We are happy to support this event, as well as all the initiatives that position Romania regarding the use of advanced technologies.

Digitalization

Paperless Offices

This week we are preparing for Challenges Accepted Paperhack organized by our partners at Școala informală de IT. We are glad to announce that among the mentors within the hackathon we have Ciprian Sorlea, Coordinator Digital Transformation & Expert Digital Skills/Training within DIH4Society and Vice president of CLUJ IT Cluster, who will be supporting the teams towards digitizing processes in public institutions.

Robotics Lab || Test before Invest

Setup a New Lab || June 15, 2021


together with the Technical University of Cluj Napoca had a great time at CREIC – Regional Excellence Centre for Creative Industries (Cluj-Napoca), setting up the Machine Learning & Automation Laboratory, created within the Future of Work project. The foundation of this infrastructure is financially supported by EC [UIA], and The Cluj-Napoca Municipality.

Corridors for Cooperation of DIHs

The Centre for Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence

At the end of the last week, we had the opportunity to present our Digital Innovation Hub DIH4Society, in an excellent meeting organized by The Centre for Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence – EDIH of Cracow University of Technology.

Our colleague Paula Sipos, introduced the audience to some of the most important aspects of DIH4Society and brought some interesting insights about the various projects we had towards supporting the digital transformation in the economy and society.

CLUJ IT Cluster I I Camera de Comert si Industrie Bistrita-Nasaud I Technical University of Cluj-Napoca I Robocity2030 I @Robocast DIH I @DIH Health Hub I Telelink DIH

Policies to develop entrepreneurship and innovative SMEs in rural areas
March 19, 2021 | Round table

New tools for regional innovation and competitiveness. Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs)

  • Moderator: Eva Curto. EOI – School of Industrial Organization
  • Fokion Zaimis, Vice-Governor of Entrepreneurship, Research and Innovation of Region of Western Greece
  • Stelian Brad. President Cluj IT Cluster. Head DIH 4Society (Romania)
  • Sonia Martel. University of Burgos. DIH LEAF – Livestock, Environment, Agriculture & Forest (Spain)
  • Pedro Rocha. Executive Director. PRODUTECH. Production Technologies Cluster (Portugal)
European Internet Forum

Workshop around the proposal for a Regulation on European data governance (Data Governance Act)

The proposal is the first of a set of measures announced in the 2020 European strategy for data. The instrument aims to foster the availability of data for use by increasing trust in data intermediaries and by strengthening data-sharing mechanisms across the EU.

A few more days until the Women in Data Science Conference, organized by Think Tank 360, with the support of !

On March 8, our colleague Anca D. Goron PhD, AI specialist at Life Is Hard – Work Soft, founder of doorie and Expert Innovation Ecosystem and Network at DIH4Society will be one of the inspiring speakers of the event.

Tune in for the keynotes and learn more from the most well known women in Data Science! Register for free
https://lnkd.in/e9gfVki

On March 3, starting from 5:30 PM EET, Alexandru-Daniel Ciobanu, General Manager at Cyber Threat Defense and Cyber-Security Coordinator of DIH4Society will be joining the Expect the Unexpected Conference, organized by our partners at ISACA Romania, Romanian Chapter.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear more about his business experiences in security issues, his input in dealing with such issues and the essential role cybersecurity plays in exploring the process of digital transforamtion, as well as it’s unexpected challenges.

Participation is FREE, but prior registration is required. Book your seat today => https://lnkd.in/evVpVNg

The debate will focus on the Data Governance Act (DGA), which aims to boost data sharing in Europe. The DGA builds on four pillars: 1) Reuse of sensitive data held by public sector bodies, 2) A new framework for data intermediaries, 3) A framework for data altruism, 4) Coordination and interoperability supported by a European Data Innovation Board.

During the discussion, we would like to focus on a number of key questions related to the DGA: Who will be defined as a data intermediary and what will be their role? What will be the consequences of regulating these players for a not yet mature data market? How can this framework support the flow of data and create the technical conditions for data sharing?

Speakers

Angelika Niebler, MEP, EIF Steering Committee Member, Rapporteur on the Data Governance Act

Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director-General, DG CNECT, European Commission – invited

Jonathan Selbie, CEO of Univrses (a 3D Computer Vision and Machine Learning company)

Prof. Stelian Brad, Professor & President of the Cluj IT Cluster, Romania

Moderator

Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum

More details on the agenda are available here.

On 9 December 2020, the European Council voted to locate the EU’s future cybersecurity research hub in Bucharest. The European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre, as it is formally known, is a key part of the planned European Cybersecurity Competence Network and Centre, which aims to help the EU continue to build the capacity necessary to secure the Digital Single Market. The Competence Centre will seek to achieve its overall mission by setting up and helping to coordinate the National Coordination Centres Network and the Cybersecurity Competence Community; and by implementing cybersecurity-related financial support from the Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes. This evening’s panel discussion will explore both how Europe proposes to achieve its cybersecurity objectives over the coming two to three years as well as the role of the industrial and academic cybersecurity community across Romania.

Panellists:

  • Miguel González-Sancho, Head of Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Ramona Niță, Counselor Telecommunications, Cyber Security, Digital Internal Market, Postal Services, Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU
  • Stelian Brad, President, Cluj IT Cluster and Professor, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  • Monica Florea, Director of European projects, SIMAVI
  • Virgil D. Gligor, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderator:  David Goodman, Trust in Digital Life

Link here.

Join SmartEEs Community

To find technology / business providers, display your flexible and wearable technologies / services, and enlarge your customers portfolio.

More details on the agenda are available here.

In the new Digital Europe Programme, it will be the role of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) to help support the uptake of future technologies such as AI among SMEs. However, DIHs will also support technology frontrunners, such as AI innovators. Therefore, this workshop extends to DIHs from across Europe to allow for the development of a network to support DIHs in helping to advance Europe’s digital transformation.

This effort is part of DIGITAL SME’s focus on AI as a key technology for the competitiveness of Europe’s digital economy. To stop Europe from falling behind, DIGITAL SME has taken a leadership role in AI for SMEs, gathering more than 100 AI innovators in the Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence (a joint effort with the European Commission’s Joint Research  Centre).

Professor Stelian Brad, Head of DIH4S will have a presentation about the role of DIHs at the interface between SMEs and AI standards.

Link here.

Get ready for the workshop Monitoring Digital Transformation: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Industrial Modernisation, on January 25, starting 14:30 CET. 

The event will review in detail the demand and supply dynamics related to the AI, exploring policies, initiatives and services that are being developed to foster AI adoption and will discuss the impact those initiatives have on end users, especially SMEs. Prof. Stelian Brad, President of Cluj IT, will be a guest speaker in the panel discussion along with a number of delegates of European business organizations.

More details on the agenda are available here.