Nord-Vest (RO11)

Population per km² (2017) : 75


Innovation Performance Group (2019) : Modest -


The North-West Regional Development Agency is a public utility non-profit organization functioning in base of the public Romanian Law on Regional Development in the NUTS II area covering 6 counties from Northern Transylvania. It is considered a public equivalent body, governed by public law. For the past 20 years, the NWRDA has been responsible with the elaboration and monitoring of the North-West Regional Development Strategy and recently also of the Regional Smart Specialization Strategy. The NWRDA has a wide experience in implementing research projects funded by the European Commission, having also more than 20 years’ experience in managing pre-accession instruments, Structural Funds, acting as the Intermediate Body for implementing the 2007-2013 and 2014–2020 Regional Operational Programmes as well as part of the 2007-2013 Competitiveness Programme. Our main advantage as partners in this project is the already built connectivity and interaction with the public sector (Communes, City Halls, County Councils, DMOs, Tourist Information Centres etc.) at regional level, which can facilitate the research undertaken within the project.

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

Policy documents


  1. Regional RIS3 North-West Strategy

  2. National Digital Agenda for Romania 2014-2020


Topics covered by policies : Prediction and prevention; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data (infrastructure); Electronic and mobile health solutions

RIS3 ? Yes  

PM@RIS3? Yes

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=6696684

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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