Opportunities for collaboration Romania-India facilitated by North-East RDA

Permanently concerned with expanding the horizons of cooperation for actors in the North-East Region, the North-East RDA has undertaken its mission to identify, facilitate and contribute to the development of international partnerships and inter-regional pilot initiatives, which can generate the premises for knowledge, good practices or concrete business opportunities.

The latest initiative in this regard is the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the North-East Regional Development Agency and the AMWORLD Group of Enterprises.

AMWORLD Group of Enterprises is a well-diversified group of Companies comprising of AMWORLD M&A, AMpay & AMWORLD Healthcare. M/S AMWORLD M&A, a Global Transaction Advisory firm engaged in financial and strategic advisory services to growing companies and to corporate’s and brings strategic partners to their projects. AMWORLD is privately owned Growth consultancy firm that specializes in raising capital for public or privately owned companies through acquisition, private placement, or reverse merger.

AMWORLD specializes in cross-continental merger and acquisition services, acting as a catalyst to represent customers in arranging the sale of companies in the middle market. In addition, AMWORLD has extensive experience in creating a business model through the direct distribution network, developing the global franchise and strategic collaborations to increase its global presence.

The objective of this Memorandum of Understanding is to establish and facilitate a collaboration framework between ADR Nord-Est and AMWORLD in the following sectors with specialization or development potential: Agri-food, Automobiles and auxiliaries, Energy, Environmental technologies, Health and wellness, Tourism, Industry Wood, Information Technology and Process Engineering.

Effective cooperation will consist of:

  • Positioning North-East RDA as a promotional agency to attract investment and facilitate access to the European market for Indian entrepreneurs in the North-East region, with the support of AMWORLD;
  • Positioning AMWORLD as a promotion agency for attracting investment, expanding operations in India or the Asian market for entrepreneurs in the North-East region, with the support of North-East RDA;
  • Facilitating the cooperation for the development of the start-up ecosystem from the 2 geographical territories concerned, ensuring, in this sense, the participation of incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurial universities;
  • Facilitating international cooperation in the field of regional development between North-East RDA and entities in India (specific regions: states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Northern Capital Region) with responsibilities, objectives and responsibilities equivalent to its own.

“You are well aware of our concerns in the field of attracting foreign investment, which we have also committed to the North-East Regional Development Board. This framework of collaboration with AMWORLD, created by my colleagues, outside a funding program, is a good opportunity to promote the North-East Region in order to attract new foreign investment, but also to internationalize the business of interested companies in the region. A special emphasis of the collaboration will be granted to the development of the start-up ecosystem, on the animation of the business incubators and accelerators in the two territories ” declared Vasile Asandei, Director General of North-East RDA.


Regional Innovation Consortium approved the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation of the North-East Region, 3rd edition, 1st revision

Pursuing the efforts to improve the quality of the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation of the North-East Region, North-East RDA revised the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation of the North-East Region, taking into account the recommendations resulting from the analysis carried out by the experts of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of European Commission at the request of the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration, within the Technical Assistance Program “RIS3 in Lagging Regions, Phase II”, funded by European Commission through DG Regio.

The Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation of the North-East Region, 3rd Edition, 1st Revision, received the favourable opinion from the Regional Innovation Consortium On 3rd June 2021.

Download The Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation of the North-East Region, 3rd Edition, 1st Revision

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RIS3 new brochure

The RIS3 Management Office of the NE RDA has published its updated version of the digital brochure that summarises the major takeaways related to the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation of the North-East Region.

The new online brochure collates the RIS3 Management Office capabilities and tools into one place and invites traditional, potential and new partners to learn more about our approach on the RIS3.

To download the brochure, click on the image below.



The North-East Regional Development Agency launches the second call of the Research Results Development Program (RVP 2.0) to identify research projects with high commercial potential in the North-East Region and to support related project teams to strengthen knowledge and skills to advance their own project to a higher level of technological training (TRL).

The Research Results Recovery Program (RVP) will be implemented as follows:

  • organization of short-term workshops (1-2 days) for researchers and CTT staff, who have expressed interest in assessing the challenges encountered and their needs in the process of marketing their research results and identifying the research teams that will benefit personalized assistance through the program;
  • individualized coaching sessions offered to selected teams in order to capitalize on specific marketing opportunities.

Eligible applicants:
In this call, the entities that can apply are the research teams from the following universities:

  1. „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Iasi
  2. „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iasi
  3. „Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iași
  4. „Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași
  5. „Vasile Alecsandri” University, Bacau
  6. „Ștefan cel Mare” University, Suceava

Period during which applications can be submitted:
Date from which applications can be submitted: 04.05.2021
Date until which applications can be submitted: 04.06.2021

The Research Results Recovery Program will be conducted in English.

For more details on RVP 2.0 and the application process, please visit the following links:

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Synthesis of the North-East Regional Operational Program 2021-2027

High curiosity, but short study time? No problem! We have prepared for you a summary of the North-East Regional Operational Program 2021-2027, which includes:

  • Priority axes to which investments will focus
  • Indicative eligible operations
  • Potential categories of beneficiaries
  • Indicative financial allocations
  • Take a look too!

Synthesis of the North-East Regional Operational Program 2021-2027 [RO]


ADR Nord-Est obtains the ISO 9001: 2015 Certification Standard in Quality Management

The North-East Regional Development Agency received the recognition in Quality Management from TUV RHEINLAND ROMANIA, by obtaining the ISO 9001: 2015 certification standard for the following fields:

// Regional development planning and programming;
// Implementation of programs with European funding;
// Information, preparation and training of project beneficiaries;
// Business development in the region.

In the presence of the entire North-East RDA management team, Mr. Vasile Asandei – General Director, received the certificate from Mr. Lucian Adrian Frantiu – General Manager of TÜV Rheinland Romania, along with congratulations and a well-deserved recognition of the principles that govern our activity: compliance procedures, professionalism, equidistance and integrity.