RO21 - Nord-Est / North East

Regional Innovation Performance (2019) Modest –

Total population (2019) 3,198,564

Population per km² (2017) 88

Proportion population older 65 year % 18,01%

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

Membership status

Member ICPerMed? no 

Mountain ? mix of mountain and non-mountain subregions

Member Euregha? no 

Adriatic-Ionian MacroRegion? no

InnoStars Region? no 

Northern Sparsely Populated Area (NSPA)? no

PM region according EC? no 

Baltic Sea MacroRegion? no

S3MedTech region? no 

Danube MacroRegion? yes

S3P4PM region? yes 

Alpine MacroRegion? no

Regions4PM region? no

ERAPerMed?  no 

Central Europe? no

MedTech4Europe? no

Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)? no

1M+Genome initiative? no

European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)?  yes

Vanguard Initiative? no

S3ClusSport member? no

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)

NACE Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health related to Research and Innovation objectives:

C - Manufacturing; C.21 - Basic pharmaceutical   products and pharmaceutical preparations ;J - Information and communication   technologies; J.62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related   activities; Q - Human health and social work activities; Q.86 - Human health   activities; M.72 - Scientific research and development; P - Education

Scientific domain NABS Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health related to Research and Innovation: NABS07 - Health; NABS09 - Education; NABS125 -   R&D related to Social Sciences - financed from GUF; NABS133 - R&D   related to Medical Sciences - financed from other sources than GUF; NABS135 -   R&D related to Social Sciences - financed from other sources than GUF;   NABS99 - Total R&D appropriations

Policy objective Personalised   Medicine/Personalised Health related related to Research and Innovation objectives: D.19 - Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems,   augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification &  interaction technologies; D.20 - Big data, data mining, database management;   D.23 - Cloud computing and software as a service and service architectures;   D.27 - e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing); D.31 - Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks); E.41 - Nanotechnology;   G.46 - Ageing societies;G.49 - Public health & well-being; I.59 - Social   innovation with regard to health, well-being & elder care

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?

Self evaluation

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

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

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

Image attribution

By Carismagic at Romanian Wikipedia - Transferred from ro.wikipedia to Commons by Carismagic., Public Domain,

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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