Bucureşti - Ilfov (RO32)

Innovation Performance Group (2019) : Moderate -

Total population (2019) 2315173

Population per km² (2017) 1308

Proportion population older 65 year % 16,15%

Regional website

Bucharest-Ilfov Regional Development Agency



București region is a  development region in Romania.  It encompasses the national capital, Bucharest, as well as the surrounding Ilfov County.  The regions' main function is to co-ordinate regional development projects and manage funds from the European Union.

Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities?

Yes - ADRBI is contact point for EEN in Bucharest-Ilfov Region, partner in several InterregEurope projects - https://www.adrbi.ro/dezvoltare-regionala/proiecte-in-implementare/interreg-europe/

Member ICPerMed? no 

Mountain ? Non-mountain

Member Euregha? no 

Adriatic-Ionian MacroRegion? no

InnoStars Region? yes 

Northern Sparsely Populated Area (NSPA)? no

PM region according EC? no 

Baltic Sea MacroRegion? no

S3MedTech region? no 

Danube MacroRegion? yes

S3P4PM region? no 

Alpine MacroRegion? no

Regions4PM region? no

MedTech4Europe? no 

Central Europe? no

S3ClusSport member?  no

Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)? no

1M+Genome initiative? no

European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)? no

Vanguard Initiative? no

ERAPerMed? no

Policy documents

  1. National Strategy on Health 2014-2020 (RO)

  2. National Health Operational Programme 2021-2027 - public consultation. (For the first time, there will be a dedicated Operational Programme)

  3. National and Regional “Creation of the strategic and operational framework for the planning and reorganization at national and regional level of health services” code SMIS 129165, project co-financed from the European Social Fund, through the Operational Program Administrative Capacity 2014-2020.

Topics covered by policies : Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Prediction and prevention; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data(infrastructure); Electronic and mobile health solutions

NACE Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health  related to Research and Innovation objectives: C.10 - Food products; C.11 – Beverages; C.26 - Computer, electronic and optical products; J.61 - Telecommunications; J.62 -  Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

Policy objective Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related related to Research and Innovation   objectives: D - Digital transformation

Major Initiatives

  1. Joint Network for Management of Cardiovascular Diseases in CBC region Romania-Moldova 

  2. Cross border access to healthcare through telemedicine and modern equipment 

  3. Digital Innovation Hubs:

Self evaluation

General perception of the implementation level of PM in the region - Low

Rate of the need for developing and implementing PM in the region  -High

Rate of the need for increasing support/funding for PM activities in the region -Very High

Rate of the need for increasing the capacity of PM skills in the region - High

Rate of the genomics literacy of the citizens in the region - Very Low

Rate of the need for increasing interregional collaboration in PM activities - High


Committee of the Regions: CoR Interregional Group on Health @ Wellbeing

Image attribution

By Carismagic at Romanian Wikipedia - Transferred from ro.wikipedia to Commons by Carismagic., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6696567


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium