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AgroTransilvania Cluster

The mission of the Agro-Food-Ind Napoca Cluster is to promote collaboration and cooperation between business entities in the agricultural industry and encourage a competitive restructuring of this sector, as well as ensuring participation in multiple commercial projects, national and international. In this regard, members of the “Agro-Food-Ind Napoca Cluster” decided to join forces to support the development of the agro-industrial sector, with the aim to build on the competitiveness of the association – both on the national and international markets.

Objectives of AgroTransilvania Cluster:

Create and develop a harmonious interaction between all stakeholders operating in the value chain in the agro-industrial complex.

Develop a platform for research, development and innovation. Drive the private sector towards innovation and technology transfer.

Support and promote projects of common interest, including projects abroad.
Promote and encourage entrepreneurship by providing relevant solutions for the renewal and modernization of the sector.

55 Members:
– companies
– universities
– public institutions


Cluj IT

The overall objective of Cluj IT Cluster is to promote innovation in processes, design of products and services to increase competitiveness at international level, to create a partnership culture based on trust and dependability, to promote the Romanian IT market, to found lasting public-private partnerships for the benefit of the cluster’s members and of the society in general.


  • consolidating the position on the market and stimulating exports by designing innovative products and internationalization;
  • support for the industry;
  • stimulate research and development;
  • develop common resources;
  • investing in human resources;
  • increase the involvement of Cluj IT member companies in large international projects by expanding the network of partners;

50 Members:
5 universities,
9 catalyst organizations public institutions;
36 companies


Mobilier transilvan

Cluster Mobilier Transilvan

The members of TRANSILVANIAN FURNITURE CLUSTER were joined together in order to offer support to the existing furniture industry, to increase the competitiveness strength of the cluster and also, of each individual member company, both on domestic and foreign markets.


Developing competitive products, both for domestic and foreign markets, designed to successfully satisfy customer requirements
Contributing to positioning the industry as world range leader for integrated solutions in furniture domain, with high specialization, design and quality.

General Objective: Economic competitiveness, on both domestic and foreign markets, based on quality, innovation and sustainable development, for the considered 2012 – 2022 time-line.

54 Members:
36 companies
8 innovative SMEs
1 public institution
9 entities of support

Transilvania IT Cluster by Aries Transilvania

ARIES Transilvania created in 2013 the cluster Transilvania IT, which started its activities providing technical and soft-skills training for employees of member companies and creating a base of knowledge and trainers for the implementation of collaborative projects in the human resources field.

Transilvania IT Cluster extended its activities, providing innovation support services, internalization, facilitating collaborative projects between its members, between its members and other companies or organizations in the country and abroad.

Transilvania IT follows Quadruple Helix model, and provide support for open innovation in the open innovation eco-system as integrated system, together with local and regional actors, public authorities, universities, research institutes and others.

The over 130 member companies of Transilvania IT cluster by ARIES have together over 5.500 employees and a turnover over 200 million euros. Created in 2013, the number of companies that are paying to be part of this cluster increased 80% in the last years.


Transilvania Creative Industries Cluster

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Transilvania Creative Industries Cluster aims to support member development by identifying and promoting initiatives capable of generating innovative products and services, as well as creating research, development and innovation projects to strengthen the cluster. The ensemble of the members of the association are interested to collaborate to increase their competitiveness on the one hand and the creative industries in Transylvania on the other hand, both at national and international level.

The main objectives of Transilvania Creative Industries Cluster:
1. Supporting the exploitation of the potential of the creative industries and their application in the public sector (administration, education, health) and the private sector (enterprises, citizens);

2. Promoting and encouraging entrepreneurship by proposing relevant solutions for the creative industries sector;

3. Create optimal tools and channels for effectively managing information and opportunities in the field;

4. Attracting resources (investments, European funds, state aid schemes, venture funds, etc.) for the development of the creative industries sector;

5. Development of partnerships in the country and abroad in order to achieve the objectives of the association;

54 Members
40 Companies
5 Universities
2 Public institutions
7 Catalyst organizations


gustruri transilvane

Transilvania Taste Cluster

Transilvania Taste Cluster innovates, develops and promotes the Transylvanian gastronomy and culinary arts, the cooperation between cooks, freelancers, companies, research&innovation units, training centers and other partners from Romania, the EU and worldwide.

Main sectors represented by the cluster: food processing, gastronomy and culinary arts;
Thematic focus/competences of the cluster organization:

  • Knowledge transfer for food processing
  • Training and coaching for gastronomy, culinary arts, dietetics and nutrition
  • Testing and validation of the innovative and high quality food products
  • Knowledge transfer and training for safety and quality control, food conservation



Transylvania Lifestyle Cluster

Transylvania Life Style Cluster is a non-for-profit membership organization and was initiated by 4 important SME’s organizations from Cluj-Napoca. More and more creative SMEs join this cluster, which is focused on two main concepts: quality of life and high standards of living for the citizens.

The main objective of the Partnership Agreement is to implement and development an emergent cluster in the fields of: health, wellness, leisure, sport, tourism, gastronomy, fashion design, environment, applied arts, education, research-innovation and other more, generically called Transylvania Life Style;
Transylvania Lifestyle Cluster aims to increase the quality of life and the living standards.

It’s structure will cover areas such as:
Art&Culture, Education, Entertainment, Food&Restaurants, Drinks&Beverages, Health, Beauty&Wellness, Media, Places&Spaces, Shops&Market, Sport&Leisure, Fashion, Style&Design, Technology&Innovation, Tradition&Folklore, Travel.

Our Cluster gives a permanent support for the strategy GO INTERNATIONAL  Cluj/Transylvania



TREC Cluster

TREC was born as a result of local stakeholders’ awareness of the importance of shifting perceptions related to the use of renewable energy and the opportunities arising from operating correctly.
The overall objective of the cluster is represented by providing a framework for effective cooperation between its members in order to obtain tangible benefits to third parties representing their interests and promoting the production and use of energy from renewable sources.

Specific Objectives:
• Collaboration, exchange of information and know-how between companies, local authorities, regional and central authorities and other institutions in the field of renewable energies;
• Making better use of research results through the implementation of joint projects;
• Develop and implement a common development strategy;

31 Members:
17 companies;
4 universities;
7 catalysts
1 public authority
2 research institutes