Free conference registration until October 2, DAYS OF CLUSTERS 2015 Romania‏

Dear Cluster Friends,

We are now a month away from the leading SEE cluster conference of „Days of Clusters“, which will be held in Brasov, in October 22-23.

Currently we have participants from 22 countries: Serbia, Romania, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Albania, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovakia, UK, Austria, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Belgium and Estonia. We expect very successful conference and hope that you will be able to join our Balkan and Black Sea Cluster Family.

The Cluster House in partnership with Romanian ClusteRo and ALT Cluster Brasov provide you the free of charge conference registration if you carry out on-line registration byOctober 2nd on the link:

It includes participation in all conference sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks, conference materials, exhibiting at the “Info Cluster Hour” and participation at the Brokerage Events, sightseeing tour to Dracula Castle on October 24th, with guide and lunch organized.


The registration DOES NOT PROVIDE the hotel reservation. Attendees of the conference need to organize their stay on their own. We suggest the hotel reservations through travel agency Abeona Turism– official partner of the event and could offer the following hotels:

Hotel / web site

Single Room

per person (EUR)

Double Room

per person (EUR)

Bella Musica Hotel



Capitol Hotel



Kronwell Hotel



The conference host ALT Cluster Brasov will organize for registered international participants the bus from Bucharest airport to Brasov. Bus will only be on certain times. Participants will be notified via e-mail later.

                                                    Link for conference registration:


                                                    Contact Person regarding registration:

                                                    Mrs. Andra Chitu, Manager, ALT Cluster Brasov

                                                    +4 0736 35 44 25








Join The Balkan Black Sea Cluster Family

On behalf of the Conference Organizing and Programme Committee we are pleased to inform you about the 6th Balkan and Black Sea Conference “Days of Clusters 2015” which will be held on 22nd and 23rd of October 2015 in Brasov, Romania and to invite you to participate at our conference.

The Balkan and Black Sea Conference “Days of Clusters 2015” is an unique cluster event in the region, which had been held in Nis-Serbia 2010 – 2012; in Sofia- Bulgaria 2013 and in Tekirdag-Turkey 2014.

This year’s conference will be organized in partnership between the Cluster House as conference founder and Innovation and Technology Cluster Alt Brasov as conference host. Conference lead partners are: Romanian Association of Clusters CLUSTERO Bucharest, Enterprise Europe Network and Design for Europe.  Strategic partners: Transilvania University Brasov and Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development & Innovation Funding.  The key supporting institution of this year’s conference is the Global TCI Network from Barcelona .

The mission of this year’s conference is strengthening of the Balkan & Black Sea (BBS) clusters synergy through the public-private dialogue building and regional cluster best practice.

The conference will contribute to:

·          cluster based economic development in the Balkan and the Black Sea Region

·          public-private dialogue creation for better business environment fostering of innovation, competitiveness and cluster development in the BBS Region

·          better understanding and cooperation between academic and R&D institutions and business community in the BBS Region

·          cross regional networking and promotion of cluster organizations and cluster initiatives in the BBS Region

We are expecting the 6th Balkan and Black Sea Conference “Days of Clusters 2014” to attract more than 200 attendees – cluster practitioners, cluster managers, representatives of public and education and R&D institutions, companies and media. Special guests of the Conference will be high representatives from the State Administration of the Republic of Romania and the Republic of Serbia, the European Commission and European Institutions, the Global TCI Network, the Balkan Cluster Network, who are actively working with the business and clusters, as well as academic experts.

Clusters and their members from the Balkan and the Black Sea region, as drivers for economic development, will be able to present their success stories and good practices. Special focus this year will be devoted to the creative industries sector. 

During the conference, we offer you the opportunity to participate in the brokerage event, organized with the support of Enterprise Europe Network organizations from Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria.

Days of Cluster is a part of the traditional ALT Festival in Brasov. The ALT Festival will gather in one place different audiences, from programmers, engineers, designers, and architects to contractors, with the aim of facilitating access to relevant know-how and create memorable experiences. This edition is designed for a various number of participants, from developers, to artists and business developers within creative industries. ALT Festival promises an unforgettable experience for each one of them .


The conference organizers will cover for participants registration fee* (includes attendance to all conference sessions on 22nd and 23rd October and study visit on 24th October, transport from Bucharest airport to Brasov and back, conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches)


Transport and Accomodation is on participants. Detailes on accomodation posibilities are available on the conference web site .


Since the number of participants are limited, please make your on line conference registration in time.


For any additional information, please contact the Cluster House via e-mail

TCI News – Clusters in Romania

On the occasion of the upcoming 6th Balkan and Black Sea Conference „Days of Clusters 2015“ to be held in Brasov, Romania, Ionut Tata, President, Innovation and Technology Cluster, Brasov makes a brief overview on clusters in Romania.

Five years ago most people in Romania, from entrepreneurs, opinion leaders, journalists to public authorities, considered a Cluster something curious. But things have radically changed during this time. Not only are there more makers than ever directly involved in Cluster activities such as IT, creative industries or a mix of them, but they also make some really interesting steps forward.

Now we’ve got 15 Romanian Clusters awarded with the bronze medal for excellency in management following a project by the European Secretary for Cluster Analysis. Among them, ALT Brasov, an Innovation and Technology Cluster, contributes to the development, promotion and support of innovative industries in the central region of Romania.

If we’d have to sum up our past years efforts, we’d have a satisfying outcome:

  • Big Romanian cities enjoy the presence of a Cluster starting to make its own mark on the local economy and even more;
  • Clusters are attracting companies with high growth and also intellectual potential, having therefore a greater impact on the community;
  • The various forms of organization of Clusters allow more flexibility in managing activities;
  • Clusters are slowly starting to bridge the gap between complementary industries and to create automatic added value;
  • They directly contribute to attracting additional funding and proliferate creative ideas with entrepreneurial potential;

Focusing on ALT Brasov, this Cluster individualizes itself in the Romanian landscape through three very consistent initiatives with both short and long term benefits. One of them is ALT Festival, an event which will promote technology as a lifestyle in the community. More than 600 participants will interact with practitioners, take part in interactive IT activities and benefit from notable experiences.

On the other hand, another valuable enterprise is the Days of Clusters project which will gather together over 200 remarkable representatives from Clusters all around South-East Europe.

Constantly implementing such projects, ALT Brasov succeeds in creating a proper entrepreneurial ecosystem, facilitates investments and encourages innovation and global connectivity through local products. The Innovation and Technology Cluster proves, once again, collective performance generates consistent opportunities with a long-term impact.

Ionut Tata, President, Innovation and Technology Cluster, Brasov – Romania

source: TCI-Network