Centru (RO12)

Population per km2 - 69

Innovation Performance Group (2019) : Modest –

Centru is a development region in Romania with a population of 2.3 million. The regions’ S3 priorities include, amongst others, a focus on medicine and pharmaceuticals including personalized medicine models based on data provided through computer simulations, based on nano imaging. The priorities also aim to address fundamental research and preventive medicine strategies - developing knowledge of human integrative biological systems.

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

Yes - RDA Centru aims to support interregional collaboration.

Policy document (RIS3): Yes -  Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy for Centru Region

Policy document PM@RIS3: No

Major initiatives


  1. inDemand (the initative was replicated in Centru Region) 

  2. InnovaSPA 

- inDemand is a H2020 initiative replicated by RDA Centru at regional level. This projects is based on a model where healthcare organisations and companies co-create eHealth solutions, with the economic support of regional funds. The project involves 3 categories of actors: SMEs (as idea generator and solution developer), hospitals (as challengers – the organization who needs a problem solved) and RDA Centru as the funder (alongside the SMEs finds grants for funding the idea in order to solve the hospital’s need).This project is a good example of facilitating the cooperation between regional and international actors and also implementing RIS3.

3. Digital Innovation Hub : Sibiu Smart Systems

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=6697751


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