Located 10 kilometers away from Bucharest center, Magurele city in Ilfov county accommodates the most important research platform in Romania. The 9 national R&D institutes along with the Faculty of Physics within the University of Bucharest form the most important hub of fundamental physics research, thus laying the foundation for the development of a state-of-the-art scientific park that would facilitate the dialogue between R&D and the academia, on the one hand, and the entrepreneurship and business sector, on the other hand.

Thus, pursuant the initiative of Ilfov County Council, the foundations of Magurele Science Park (MSP) were laid, a concept that will contribute to the development of the regional and national innovative entrepreneurship by establishing relationships between the industry and the research and by providing the framework necessary for the ongoing dialogue between these.

Magurele Science Park is intended to develop the innovative economy by supporting the marketing of the R&D outcomes and of other spin-off systems within the Universities and the Research Institutes and by participating in the creation of relevant culture in the field, as well as by capitalizing the presence of Extreme Light Infrastructure-Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) project and the Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering Institute (IFIN-HH) in the area adjacent to Magurele Science Park and as stakeholders of MSP. By offering facilities for start-ups and spin-offs developed by universities and research institutes, as well as to the R&D departments, we will help the development of synergistic relationships between the innovative entrepreneurship environment and the research and development environment.

Magurele Science Park shall become an European innovation hub, thus providing expertise, competencies, access to ultra-qualified labour force, and the development environment required for conducting business based on innovation and technological transfer.

Center of Technology Transfer (4800 mp)

Objective: to capitalize the research findings by introducing these in the economy flow as new or enhanced products, processes, and services.

Center of Technology Transfer will have a surface of 4,800 sqm, and will help identifying and building connections between research and business for the purpose of rapidly progressing innovation and does not allow slow assessment processes, according to the approach specific to classical R&D mechanisms.

Research activities will be conducted by the research institutes at the center, and the outcomes of these activities are to be transposed to the economic environment. The center will provide spaces to let, investigational laboratories to validate the concepts and the rapid entry to the marketing, shortening the long periods needed for marketing, and consistently following the quick advancement of current convergent technologies.

Innovation Center
(3200 mp)

Objective: to develop innovation and entrepreneurship and to reinforce knowledge-based economy.

The Innovation Center will have a total surface of 3,200 sqm and will comprise spaces for events organization (seminars, promoting events, exhibitions), spaces intended for business pre-incubation and incubation activities. The center will provide business development and innovation professional services, designed to enhance the scale and extent of innovation and technology-based business.

The Innovation Center will support the international reach of start-ups, providing micro-services to multinational companies in the transcontinental entrepreneurship, will emphasize the international partnerships with other scientific parks, thus better serving the need for ‘slow transition’ of their occupants.

Museum of the Future

Objective: it will be the binding factor between the start-ups, SMEs focused on technology – the major companies within the park – and the educational environment, thus ensuring the synergy necessary to create and develop human resources.

The Museum will have a total surface of 4,000 sqm. It will comprise expo rooms, events spaces, offices.

This will provide a space for educational activities, so as to support the mission of the science park by means of adjusting the pre-university / university curriculum and the university culture, in order to facilitate creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Moreover, youth activities will be developed within the museum in order to raise awareness about research as a professional field. Our aim is to change the trends of brain-drain from Romania through attract and support talents.


Magurele Science Park will be the booster needed to switch towards to an economy mainly based on innovation and technological transfer.

The major international companies and the institutes and R&D departments will benefit from facilities and operational support services, laboratories for concept validation and other infrastructures, such as an auspicious environment for a good quality social life, which the highly qualified personnel will enjoy. The operations and facilities within MSP will complement the overall activities and capacities in the field or research, development, and technology. Moreover, these entities will benefit from general and specialized support services that are essential for their development.

Both local and international small and medium companies will benefit from key operational facilities concentrated in one location, with access to laboratories where they will be able to use their own equipment, to other common laboratories operated by MSP as well as to laboratories at the main offices of the stakeholders, intended for testing activities and other chargeable services.

Small start-up companies will benefit from high performance infrastructure and support services such as administrative or secretary services, access to facilities for meetings and conferences and, most importantly, counselling and mentoring in business, intellectual property, and access to financing.

Marian Petrache

President of Ilfov County Council

“We want to create a community, a hub for the development of innovative economy, where each party contributes: the academia and research environment, the business environment, the civil society. A business community strongly anchored to present realities, where the research-development-innovation are supported in order to obtain a major impact on the society.”

Academician Nicolae Zamfir

Director IFIN-HH

“We hope the high-technology companies will be attracted. And we hope the Scientific Park will be completed where all the hi-tech industry will come together. This park will have a truly beneficial impact on the society. The participating companies will not work exclusively for the institutes on the platform or with ELI-NP. The entire area will develop. Magurele Science Park is essential for ELI-NP to meet their mission.”

His Excellency Mr. Klaus Werner Iohannis

President of Romania

“Magurele Science Park is the first of its size in our country and marks an important step towards a better connection between academia and private sectors, for the materialization of the results of research into added value economic enterprises. The project will be beneficial for both the local communities and the entire country. The modernization of Romania for the next decades depends decisively on investments in innovation that would lead to the development of a knowledge-based economy able to smartly and sustainably harness the future technological challenges.”

Magurele Science Park, member of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation


André Domin, President of the European Division of the International Association of Science Parks: “The first step in a science park is to create bridges between academia and the economic environment, transferring science towards industry. I hope you will grow together with the other science parks that are members of IASP, the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation.”

MSP fields

Advanced physics and nuclear applications/extreme light infrastructure including advanced medical devices and healthcare applications

• Applications of the high-intensity laser and of the laser-matter interactions
• Extreme Light applications
• Industrial applications for the management of nuclear materials
• Nuclear fuel testing
• Waste imaging; high-precision imaging; medical imaging
• Construction and laser instruments
• Applications for radioscopy and tomography
• Various applications of positrons related physics
• Research of materials in high-intensity irradiation fields and neutron diffraction techniques
• Various medical applications for cancer treatment, applications related to sterilization, disinfection processes.

Advanced materials and manufacturing technologies

• Nanomaterials
• Biomaterials
• Polymer applications
• New manufacturing processes
• Adaptive manufacturing systems
• Technologies for the future factory
• Surfaces, coverings, composites, additive manufacturing
• Computational materials engineering
• Materials enabling low-carbon emission energy technologies
• Molecular electronics and photonics

Secure, clean and efficient energy

• Renewable energy sources
• Electric vehicles
• Energy storage systems
• Capture and storage technologies
• Energy efficiency applications
• Provision of critical energy infrastructures
• Smart Grid Applications
• Smart energy management systems
• Smart energy measurement

Activation of Information and communication technologies and of Artificial intelligence

• Artificial intelligence and complex event processing
• Natural language processing, Social network analysis
• Cyber security
• Smart mobility applications
• Smart Grid Applications
• Cloud networks and infrastructures
• Applications for active ageing and home care






Bucharest – Ilfov area is the engine of the Romanian economy, as it produces 27% of GDP.

Bucharest – Ilfov area is ranked the 76th of the total 271 European areas in terms of Gross Domestic Product per inhabitant (calculated based on the purchasing power).

The average net salary is about 46% higher than the national average.

This is where 25% of the private companies and more than 50% of the research institutes and business incubators in Romania are headquartered.

Ilfov county along with Bucharest is the Romanian center of innovation and research, as they accommodate 22.74% of the active innovative companies in Romania.


  • Number of companies (31 December 2016)
  • Romania – 527,792
  • Bucharest – Ilfov area – 131,927
  • Number of research institutes in Bucharest – Ilfov and in Romania
  • Bucharest – Ilfov: 28
  • Romania: 47
  • Number of technological and business incubators in Bucharest – Ilfov and in Romania
  • Bucharest – Ilfov: 8
  • Romania: 14
  • Number of industrial parks in Bucharest – Ilfov and in Romania
  • Bucharest – Ilfov: 3
  • Romania: 55 industrial parks.


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MAGURELE SCIENCE PARK is an essential project to achieving the regional developments objectivs for Extreme Light Infrastructure project – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) and for economical valorisation of the research results from all Măgurele platform. 

Magurele Science Park will allow the convergence of the most competitive Romanian research sectors, of the innovative entrepreneurship, starting with the European impact project ELI-NP.

This will contribute to the development of an attractive location and ecosystem for the national and international institution and companies bazed on knowledge and, accordingly, will have important contribution at the regional and national economic development.



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