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WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT

We act as a liaison between key international actors, industry, the entrepreneurial ecosystem, organizations and institutions — bringing to the forefront of the public agenda developments in the digital realm vital for society’s long-term development. We envision and build a future where Romanian businesses and citizens fully benefit from the digital age, and we believe that digital communities can shape Romania into a country where next generations will choose to stay.

Through everything we do, we inject innovation into organizations’ initiatives, changing organizational culture and catalyzing advances in cyber-physical systems while upholding humans’ role at the center of the new digital society. We value innovation and creativity; we bolster efficiency; we develop knowledge and expertise; we spur growth, capability, inclusivity, possibility.

We’re into smart factories, cloud/analytics, big data, and artificial intelligence; 5G; the internet of things; robotics; and cyber security. We prioritize fields where Romania has a competitive advantage, and we work to consolidate excellence poles that can position Romania as a European leader in the Digital Single Market, maintaining a strategic dialogue with key decision-makers in Romania, Europe and the U.S.

The crew

Dan Nechita

Dan is a former State Counselor in Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos's team, responsible with IT, innovation, and cybersecurity. He is a graduate of Columbia University and George Washington University.

Dan Nechita

President

Diana Popp

Diana is a former Counselor in the Prime-minister's Chancellery and part of the GovITHub and Industry 4.0 Forum teams. She graduated Université Catholique de Louvain and the Bucharest University of Architecture.

Diana Popp

Vicepresident

Tudor Oprea

Tudor is a former Counselor in the Prime-minister's Chancellery and part of the GovITHub and Industry 4.0 Forum teams. He graduated York University (Canada) and Umea University (Sweden).

Tudor Oprea

Vicepresident

Raluca Petrescu

Raluca is a Social Media and Communications Specialist working in the past ten years for press institutions, companies and NGOs. She graduated Journalism and Communication Sciences from the Bucharest University.

Raluca Petrescu

Communications Director

Alina-Maria de Roumanie

Alina studied Communication Sciences and Political Sciences at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, holds a diploma in International Business and Economics at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and a masters in Political Sciences from SNSPA Bucharest. She worked for British Light Aviation in the UK.

Alina-Maria de Roumanie

Project Coordinator

Ionut Aionitoaei

Ionut holds a BSc in Computer Science from Al. I. Cuza in Iasi, a Masters in Project Management from SNSPA Bucharest, and a Masters in IT Management from Solvay University in Brussels. Ionut worked in the GovITHub programme within the Romanian Prime Minister's Chancellery . For the last 7 years he has been working with European Institutions in the field of IT. He is currently an IT Project Officer within DG HR, working with advanced data analytics and machine learning to answer important HR questions and enable top management decision making.

Ionut Aionitoaei

Chief Information Officer

Cosmin Raul Calin

Calin is a freelance graphic designer and photographer, with a creative spirit and extensive knowledge in the ready-to-print area.

Cosmin Raul Calin

Design Guru

Eric Bartha

Eric, the founder of the Danube Youth Alliance, is currently studying Business Law at the University of Economics in Vienna. He is also developing a start-up that focuses on creating a social media for restaurants and on digitizing reservations.

Eric Bartha

Youth Director

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The European Commission is the EU's executive branch. It Commission is responsible for proposing new European legislation, and it also implements decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.

The European Commission Representation in Romania is the Commission’s local voice, monitoring the public opinion in Romania, and informing romanians with regard to EU news and updates.

The U.S. Embassy in Bucharest promotes strategic ties between the U.S. and Romania, and works to: strengthen regional stability; increase counter terrorism cooperation; and enhance economic prosperity.

The Israeli Embassy in Romania promotes bilateral relations between the two countries. The two countries cooperate in many different areas, such as: commerce, defense, politics and culture.

AmCham Romania is the association of choice for advocacy and business growth in Romania. They are a bridge for American companies doing business in Romania, promoting the country's global competitiveness.

The Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry represents the interests of Romanian and German companies in Romania, as well as those of its members before the local public authorities.

The Romanian-Israeli Chamber of Commerce and Industry promotes economic cooperation between Romania and Israel. Members include top Romanian and Israeli companies. CCIRI offers consultancy services through its member firms.

The British Romanian Chamber of Commerce is the premier business-led organisation promoting bilateral trade and investment between the United Kingdom and Romania.

The French Chamber of Commerce in Romania offers you a diverse range of professional training, carried out in partnership with renowned trainers in Romania and France.

”Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu is a public higher education institution, based in Sibiu. It includes 9 faculties and several centers for distance learning in different cities in the country.

The University of Bucharest is considered a top educational, research and cultural institution in Romania. UB offers 93 bachelor programmes, 208 master programmes and 21 doctoral programmes.

Ovidius University is a public higher education institution founded in 1961 and located in Constanta. Ovidius University offers accredited bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs to more than 15,000 students.

The American-Romanian Business Council is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit organization that promotes commercial relations between the United States and Romania.

The Romania 100 Platform is an NGO that aims to transform the Romania, by unlocking its development potential and empowering its citizens to take action.

SUPPORTERS

The Association of Business Service Leaders in Romania is a leading organization representing the business services sector, gathering high profile companies that conduct business in the area of Shared Services Center, Business Process Outsourcing, Information Technology Outsourcing, Research and Development.

The Employers' Association of the Software and Services Industry represents the interests of Romanian IT companies, and supports the development of the software and services industry, as well as the growth of companies involved both in outsourcing projects and in developing proprietary applications.

The National Association for Information Systems Security promotes best practices related to information security in both the public and private sectors. Its 40 members are companies with around 20,000 employees - encompassing 25% of the total number of employees in the ITC private sector.

The Romanian Association for Electronic Industry and Software supports the interests of its 250 members, such as companies, educational institutions, and support organizations.

First free IT Romanian school: ACADEMY + PLUS has a completely innovative approach to education: working on projects, measuring outcomes, doing everything, encouraging teamwork.

The Informatics Students Association in Iasi is an NGO dedicated to students enrolled in the Faculty of Informatics in Iasi. With more than 100 members, ASII focuses on professional and personal development projects, and on projects with social impact.

The Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems Student Association promotes civic and educational initiatives among students, and has a broad experience in organizing educational, cultural, sporting and social events for students.

BEST Timisoara is one of 95 BEST student organizations, active in 96 technical faculties in 33 countries across Europe. BEST focuses on three main interest areas: complementary learning, educational programmes and career support.

BRRlog is a creative community that aims to bring together people that have different opinions, and who feel the need to express themselves through arguments and impact stories.

Calea Europeana is a complex multimedia platform, promoting EU policies & strategies and the strategic vision of a global civilization. Its key mission is to inform, educate and train all those who want to think and act like Europeans in a globalized world.

CivicTech is a non-governmental and non-profit start-up that was launched in the spring of 2017 by ex-GovITHub members. The team aims to continue projects that help digitize public services in Romania

ClujHub Central offers 2,000 square meters of workspace and includes: closed office spaces for teams; open-floor coworking space; meeting rooms; event rooms; urban garden; mindfulness area; coffee lounge and a library.

Cluj IT is a cluster based organization formed of active organizations in the IT field: providers of software services and solutions, universities and research institutes, public bodies and other catalyst organizations.

Cluj JavaScripters was born out of the founders' desire to build one of the strongest tech communities in Romania and to progress as a group, by organizing meetings on the latest technologies, and trainings on Java basics.

Codette is a community of girls and women passionate about ITC, that carries out events that are based on education, inclusion and personal development, especially for women in the field.

Code Week is a grass-roots movement that is active in 50 European countries, including Romania. They work to make programming more visible, show how to bring ideas to life with code and gather people keen to learn.

The Student Council at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science from Babeş-Bolyai University is a student organization at one of the largest and most respected Universities in Romania.

CursDeGuvernare is a Romanian politically independent online newspaper emphasizing the analytical perspective of every-day economical, political and social news, at both national and regional level. They also organize events on hot issues.

DefCamp is the most important annual conference on Hacking and Information Security in CEE that brings together the world’s leading cyber security doers to share latest researches and knowledge.

Digital Citizen Romania provides guides, tutorials, reviews and analyses for Romanians who want to learn how to make the most out of technology.

Digital Twin is a Romanian company offering digital product development solutions aimed at companies in the automotive and industrial equipment industries, that want to develop their products or optimize processes.

eHealth Romania is an online platform that aims to help people live longer and healthier lives by offering news and information about digital health technologies, health apps, wearables and pharmaceuticals.

Eloquentix is a development studio with offices in Durham, Washington D.C., N.Y.C. and Bucharest. We don't believe in being tied to one platform or language. Our philosophy is to create the perfect solution for the job at hand.

Europuls is a think tank that addresses Romanian public policy issues from a European perspective, and encourages public debates on European issues through articles, studies, seminars, workshops and conferences.

The National Foundation of Young Managers promotes and contributes to the management culture and entrepreneurial education in Romania. It focuses mainly on business and management education.

“FreshBlood” is a project that is focused on improving healthcare through technology, a program supporting those with ideas in this field, by providing feedback, support, mentorship and exposure.

Funky Citizens promotes active citizenship in Romania. The team believes in those who want to be ”civically fit” and helps them get involved in the public space through smart technology projects.

Girls in Tech is a global NGO focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology. Today, GIT aims to accelerate the growth of innovative women entering into the high-tech industry and building startups.

Girls Who Code seeks to bridge the gender gap in the Romanian IT Industry by growing the number of Romanian girls and women who choose or switch to a programming related career. They provide support to programmer girls and women in order to improve their coding skills.

Born out of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional and global challenges. With more than 7,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 376 city-based hubs in 156 countries.

Grayling is a global communications network. They develop inventive, integrated communications solutions that are rapidly scalable to deliver against organizational needs. With on-call senior counsel, powerful content, and unrivalled connections, they help their clients to engage, adapt and evolve in fast-changing landscapes - building brand resilience and creating measurable advantage.

Hacking Health fosters collaborative innovation by engaging key groups of stakeholders to create solutions to healthcare challenges.

How to Web is the most important event dedicated to innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in South Eastern-Europe. The conference targets technology innovators, web entrepreneurs, tech product developers, outsourcing companies interested in innovation, investors, as well as all tech & web lovers.

Innovation Labs is a mentorship program for young people who want to make a difference through their creative technologies. Participants have the chance to fine-tune their ideas and and turn them into real, working prototypes, in a three-month development period with diverse feedback sources. Each year, 60 teams work from March to May alongside mentors, to improve their design, develop & test their prototype into a MVP.

iTech Transilvania Cluster provides innovation support services, internalization, facilitating collaborative projects between its members and other companies or organizations in the country and abroad. The 74 member companies account together for over 4.500 employees.

The League of the Faculty of Automation and Computers is a student organization representing the interests of students enrolled in the Faculty of Automation and Computer Science in Timisoara, supporting their social and cultural life.

LSAC is a non-governmental student organization, whose main purpose is to represent the rights and interests of students enrolled in the Faculty of Automation and Computers of the Polytechnic University of Bucharest.

The Electronics Student League encourages an active lifestyle among undergraduates and promotes the development of professional aptitudes for the members. It also facilitates communication between students, teachers and the private sector.

MVP Academy is an acceleration program for tech startups. It supports exceptional founding teams to define their product and go-to-market strategy, build their team, generate early traction and obtain pre-seed or seed financing.

Natie Prin Educatie are the organizers of BRD First Tech Challenge Romania. They are becoming a visible force in the field of STEM education, acting as a link between High Schools – STEM Universities – STEM business environment.

New Strategy Center is a non-governmental organization designed to provide a debating framework on topics of interest for Romania, especially with regard to the defence field.

The Student Organization of the West University of Timisoara represents students' interests before third parties and stimulates their participation in the educational, social, economic and cultural life.

For the first time in Romania, national security institutions are launching a national innovation competition aiming to better prepare national security for future challenges by attracting Romanian innovation resources: PatriotFest.

Rails Girls Cluj provides a great first experience on building web apps. Girls and women learn sketching, prototyping, basic programming paradigms and get a quick introduction to the world of Rails.

Romanian Design Council is a non-profit organization of designers, academia and government members focused on innovation for the future growth and development of Romania.

CCR design provides graphic design and photography services to its clients, and is based out of Cluj-Napoca.

Creating a world-class ecosystem of Romanian IT that promotes the creativity, talent and entrepreneurial spirit of this sector in the world and applies it to the benefit of members of the ecosystem and of Romania in general.

ROTI 2017 is an international Expo-Conference for the Transport Industry, Communications, Infrastructure and Urban & Rural Development.

The mission of the the SiSC is to represent the students enrolled in the Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Economical Informatics by supporting their academic interests and rights, and creating opportunities for professional and personal development.

Hermes Society was set up to bring together students of the Babes-Bolyai University's Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty. The organization supports them in their professional and personal development.

Spherik Accelerator was born out of the belief in the creative capacity of the new generation of Central and Eastern Europe entrepreneurs. It pools together major stakeholders, from universities to private companies and local administration.

TechHub is a global community for tech entrepreneurs and startups. TechHub supports the growth of over 750 companies across the world, whether they're founders getting started, or fast-scaling 50 to 100-person teams.

The Diplomat - Bucharest aims to bring a fair and balanced analysis and comprehensive coverage of the political and business scene in Romania. They focus on providing the highest quality analysis of business and political events in Romania.

TNT Productions, LLC. is a US company specialized in organizing international trade fairs, exhibitions and conferences.

UrbanizeHub is for dreamers who want to come up with ideas and put them into practice to live in a better world. It is for intelligent people who think in an unconventional way and believe in the future of sustainable urban development and technology.

Zelist Monitor is a social media monitoring and measurement system in Romania. Every week Zelist Monitor analyzes over 86,000 blogs, over 41,000 Facebook pages, over 298,000 Twitter accounts, 2,800 online publications and 119 of the most important forums.