Nord-Est (RO21)

Population per km2 - 88


Regional Innovation Performance (2019) Modest -

Regional website

North East Regional Development Agency


The Nord-Est region covers the north-eastern area of Romania, consisting of 6 counties (Suceava, Neamţ, Bacău, Vaslui, Iaşi and Botoşani). It has a population of 3.2 million. It is the largest and most populated region in Romania. The regions’ S3 priorities include: ICT - creative media; Textile - clothing sector; Biotechnology sector; Agro-food sector; Healthy Ageing, Healthy Living and Tourism; Energy & Environment.


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

Yes - Interest in developing common interest projects in personalised medicine within the framework of the European funding opportunities

Policy documents


  1. Regional Health Strategic Agenda of IMAGO-MOL Cluster


Topics covered by policies : Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Specific disease related research; Education, training and skill development; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data(infrastructure)

Policy document (RIS3): Yes 

Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes - Biotechnology, healthy ageing, healthy living

Major initiatives


  1. Promoters of advanced oncogenetics open online training and multimedia raise awareness on multidisciplinary assessment of patients and their families at risk of hereditary or familial cancer (HOPE – How Oncogenetics Predicts & Educates)

  2. Center of Fundamental Research and Experimental Development in Translational Medicine (TRANSCEND)  Radiotracer synthesis and research unit (cyclotron and radiopharmaceutical laboratories) and a PET-CT translational diagnostic unit  

  3. Advanced Center for Research and Development in Experimental Medicine  Physiopharmacology Laboratory Cellular Imagistics Laboratory Molecular analyzing Laboratory PET/MRI/Echo/Rx Laboratory

  4. Society for All Ages

  5. Cross-border co-operation initiatives regarding mental health of teenagers in the neighbourhood area of Romania-Republic of Moldova-SMADO

  6. Cross-border cooperation for common needs: Health, Environment, Sports-HES

  7. The East European Network of Excellence for Research and Development in Chronic Diseases CHRONEX-RD

  8. S3P4PM S3 Thematic Platform on Personalised Medicine


Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?


  1. S3 Thematic Platform on Personalised Medicine


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=6696714

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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