North-West RDA is in charge of strategic planning of the region, elaborating in wide regional partners regional development plans and various strategies to anchor the further financing, such as the Smart Specialization Strategy of the region. North-West RDA acts as Intermediate Body of the Regional Operational Program (ROP) 2014-2020 and 2007-2013 and will act as Managing Authority for the 2021-2027 ROP for the North-West Region.
Over 30 European projects boosting SMEs competitiveness, research & innovation and regional priority sectors, were implemented in partnership with local and European stakeholders, funded from Horizon 2020, FP7, FP6, CIP and COSME, Interreg Europe, Interreg Danube, South-East Interreg and other programes. The Agency also acted as partner in several INNOSUP-01 projects [Clusters facilitated projects for new industrial value chains], delivering acceleration programmes to innovative SMEs in the field of blue growth, circular economy, digitalization & robotics, via cluster collaboration.
For the past 13 years, the Agency has been a member of the Enterprise Europe Network, the biggest business and innovation support network for SMEs. Also, the agency has contributed to the establishment of several clusters in the region, in the fields of furniture, ITC, creative industries, tourism, energy, water, being currently member in 7 clusters in the region, an active partner in the business support ecosystem.