The joint venture contract for Magurele Science Park has been signed, the science park that will be built on the Magurele research platform and that aims to become a vector for regional development, with impact at national level for economic competitivity.
The signatories of the contract are Ilfov County Council, Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) and Magurele Municipality. The event took place yesterday, the 19th of December 2018, at the ELI-NP headquarters in Magurele, with the participation of everyone involved in the project. The County Council was represented by the leadership of the institution, but also by the county councilors of Ilfov, representatives of IFIN-HH and Magurele Municipality, as well as representatives of the research institutes and universities with signed partnerships with Magurele Science Park Association took part at the event.
Marian Petrache, Ilfov County Council President: “We all understand that this is a long-term commitment that involves sustained teamwork. But I’m convinced that we want to do it, and that makes me look with confidence in the future. Let us hope we will rise to the height of the researchers from Magurele.”
Academician Nicolae Zamfir, IFIN-HH Director: “I am sure we will realize this scientific park, which will enter the history of scientific development in Romania. I thank the Magurele Local Council and the Ilfov County Council for the unconditional support given to the ELI-NP project in recent years. Being on time with project implementation is also due to our good relations. I am sure we will continue to work together in excellent conditions.”
Narcis Constantin, Magurele Mayor: “I believe this moment is a historic one for the community in Magurele, for the town, as well as for the Ilfov County, and, why not, for Romania.”
Irinel Scrioșteanu, president of Magurele Science Park Association: “Today, the birth certificate of Magurele Science Park has signed.”
The Magurele Science Park mission is to develop the innovative economy by supporting the marketing of research, development and spin-off results from universities and research institutes, and participating in creating relevant culture in this field, as well as capitalizing on the presence of the ELI-NP project in the adjacent area of Magurele Science Park.
Start-ups and technology transfer in innovation eco-systems in South-East Europe and the Alpine Region
”Start-ups and technology transfer in innovation eco-systems in South-East Europe and the Alpine Region” conference, organized by Joint Research Center (European Commission) and Ljubljana Science Park, took place on the 15th and 16th of November in Ljubljana (Slovenia). At the event took part experts involved in innovation sustaining processes, technology transfer, researchers, organizations involved in creating, managing and promoting innovation ecosystems, regional and national agencies administrating investment funds for innovation, science, science parks and business incubators, experts in technology transfer, start-ups and SMEs, financial intermediaries, representatives of EIB, EBRD, OECD, investment funds, risk capital funds for companies from Bulgaria, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Germany, Spain, Romania.
The discussions focused on key elements in developing successful innovation ecosystems: creating a project portfolio, attracting businesses, providing support services for business development, involving the fundamental governmental institutions.
Joint Research Center invited the representative of Magurele Science Park Association to present Magurele Science Park during the ”Start-ups ecosystems as a value adding tool for regional and national economies” session.
Daniela Mocanu, executive director of Magurele Science Park Association, spoke of Magurele Science Park as a vector of regional development, with impact at national level with regard to economic competitivity, of the Bucharest-Ilfov Region, Ilfov County, Magurele, Magurele research platform and their economic potential, but also about the development of the most powerful laser in the world – ELI-NP.
The session was moderated by a JRC representative, and hosted speeches from representatives of OECD, EBRD, European Commission.
Magurele Science Park is a member of the International Association of Scientific Parks and Areas of Innovation
Marian Petrache, President of the Ilfov County Council: “We are honored to be part of this structure, the most important in the world in this field. We are glad that our project of building a science park around the research platform based in Magurele is a convincing one. Building the science park is the opportunity that Romania has to capitalize on, which is why Ilfov County Council initiated Magurele Science Park Association, an association formed by the Ilfov County Council, IFIN-HH, Magurele Municipality. Magurele Science Park Association gathered around it the majority of the research and academic education institutions from Bucharest – Ilfov region. In May the Feasibility Study has been finalized and we have initiated talks with the European Investment Bank in order to obtain financing through the Juncker Plan.”
The International Association of Scientific Parks and Areas of Innovation connects experts who manage science parks and other areas of innovation and offers services that drive growth and effectiveness for its members.
It was created in 1984. It has 346 members from 77 countries. It reunites over 115000 companies.
By becoming an IASP member, Magurele Science Park will have access to a range of personalized high-quality services. Partnership development is an extremely important element for a science park, and having access to the biggest science parks in the world ensures the necessary international framework for the development of Magurele Science Park even from the first phase. Taking part in the events organized by IASP and promoting Magurele Science Park as an innovation and technology transfer hub at international level are very important benefits from becoming IASP member.
Magurele Science Park, topic of debate at the European Week of Regions and Cities, event that took place last week in Brussels
The importance of intelligent specialization and innovation for regional development was the theme of the Seminary regarding intelligent investment financed through the Regional Operational Program in the Bucharest – Ilfov region, with the support of the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, an event that took place on the 10th of October 2018 in Brussels.
At the event took part representatives of the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, the Ministry of European Funds of Romania, of ROST – Romanian Office for Science & Technology to the European Union and Schuman Associates.
Magurele Science Park, initiative of Ilfov County Council, was presented during the event as a solution for economic capitalization on the results of the research from the Magurele platform, which will contribute to the national system of innovative entrepreneurship, as well as to the attraction and maintaining talents in the struggle of stopping the brain exodus from Romania.
Magurele Science Park will be a vector of regional development, with impact at national level in the field of economic competitivity.
Daniela Mocanu, executive director of Magurele Science Park: “We presented the stage of the science park at present time, we showed our objectives and what partners joined us in this project. We explained the opportunity of building Magurele Science Park on the Magurele platform, in the context of the high-level research taking place here.”
The guests of Romania’s Ambassador to Brussels took interest in Magurele Science Park
At the event organized with the support of Romania’s Embassy in Belgium, having as objective promoting the Regional Operational Program, of the Bucharest – Ilfov region and of Romania, together with representatives of the diplomatic missions, took part business people and representatives of European institutions.
The European Week of Regions and Cities was organized together by the European Regions Committee and the Regional and Urban Policy Directorate General of the European Commission and took place during 8th-12th of October 2018 in Brussels. The event, reuniting annually over 5500 representatives of regions and cities in Europe and other continents, as well as high representatives of European institutions, academia and experts, having the opportunity to exchange best practices and knowledge in the field of urban and regional development.