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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 31 October, 2011
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Vest
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Giurea
Daniel
Cluster Manager
+40722302164
daniel.giurea@aries-tm.ro
Male
Rus
Mariana
Project Manager
+40734006998
mariana.rus@aries-tm.ro
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Romanian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Communications Equipment and Services
Education and Knowledge Creation
Technology fields: 
Information Technology/Informatics
Network Technology, Network Security
S3 EU priority areas: 
Computer programming, consultancy & related activities
Information service activities
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
20
Number of SME members: 
16
Number of larger company members: 
2
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Banat Software Cluster is a real promoter of the ICT field, the most dynamic industry in Romania. The main purpose of the Cluster is to improve our nation’s image, in terms of ICT competitiveness, around the world. One of the key strengths of the Banat Software Cluster is to promote the Romanian IT&C companies by participating at international fairs and facilitating this opportunity to establish new business relations with potential clients and partners.

The Cluster works in close coordination with Romanian Association for Electronics and Software Industry-Timisoara Branch (ARIES-TM), which is the cluster management entity. ARIES-TM is connected with similar organizations in Romania-Serbia and Romania-Hungary, including cluster IT organizations in Novi Sad (Serbia) and Szeged (Hungary), the partnerships and good relations are extremely easy to transfer to Banat Software Cluster.

The objectives of Banat Software: 

  • increase the productivity of Banat Software cluster companies
  • promoting the national and international image of the cluster
  • internationalization of the business of the cluster members
  • supporting member's research-development-innovation projects
  • providing advanced technology training
  • collaborating with universities to update and enhance knowledge in the field of advanced technologies in line with this trend and creating partenerships to access funds allocated to research-development-innovation.

 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Germany
Hungary
Serbia
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

As demonstrated, among the main objectives of Banat Software Cluster is to promote the Romanian ICT companies by participating within the national pavilion at the most prestigious tech events, such as Mobile World Congress Barcelona, to which Romania has reached for the seventh time consecutively among the great players in the technology world, Apps World London, to which Romania exhibited for the third time, one edition at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, two participations at IOT Solutions World Congress Barcelona and for the first time at Mobile World Congress Los Angeles.

Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Through its emergence within ARIES-TM, the Banat Software Cluster has a high degree of relevance at national level in terms of affiliation as a branch within a regional network organization (ARIES), through the development of relevant activities for the whole ITC industry, such as organizing and coordinating the Romanian national presence at fairs and specialized economic missions.

On the occasion of the “SME Assembly” event held in Helsinki, the prizes for the promotion of European enterprises were awarded. The ARIES project, “The Romanian High-Tech Innovation” was shortlisted by three organizations across Europe in the category “Supporting the Internationalization of Business”.  

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Due to geographical positioning, in the Western part of Romania, Banat Software Cluster has a great cooperation with cross-border countries (Serbia and Hungary), together implementing a series of projects, in which our members have shown great interest. There is a good image about the cluster's members, the competences of the member companies covering all fields of the ICT industry, from software and web applications development, business applications, to robotics and artificial intelligence, from generation of electronic equipment to authorized dealers or mixed profile companies.

We do our best to find a new way for all actors to collaborate in research, development and innovation activities based on a responsible mindset.