We prepare the financing of innovative projects in the fields of smart specialization

We, the team from the Intelligent Specialization Department of the Northwest Regional Development Agency, aim to know and to support the innovators from The North-West Development Region in new Entrepreneurial Discovery Workshops - 2022 edition (Focus Groups online).

The goal is to expand understanding of Smart Specialization domains and to update the portfolio of regional projects. In addition, the amendment of GEO 88/2020 brings news and new opportunities for applicants interested in financing technical documentation through POAT, and participation in the entrepreneurial discovery process is eligibility condition.

Regardless of whether you are a representative of a companies, of a research Center, you work in university, NGO, town hall or other type of organization, we give you the opportunity to present your innovative idea or that aims to support innovation, and we even provide you with the ideal framework to "put it on paper" and develop and finance it.

If your idea is already in the portfolio of smart specialization projects, it will no longer be possible to support it in these workshops. You will also be able to support only one project idea.


  • September 27, 2022, 10:00 a.m., in the fields of: Health, Cosmetics and food supplements, Agri-food, transversal domain TIC;
  • September 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m., in the fields of: New materials, advanced production technologies, transverse domain TIC;

What will we do in the entrepreneurial discovery workshops?

  1. We will support you to better understand what it entails Smart Specialization Strategy – RIS3 NV.
  2. We will provide you with information about types of projects and funding calls which are to be launched within the Northwest Regional Program 2021-2027.,
  3. We will help you face the challenges of your innovative project and establish its objectives. Thus, we will get to know each other better and try to create new collaborations (where needed).
  4. You will be left with a homework, completing a form with the help of which we will be able to understand the proposed idea in more detail. If this folds on the areas, activities and objectives in the strategy, you will be able to apply for financing the necessary technical-economic documentation, of course, after your idea will be included in the RIS3 2021-2027 project portfolio.

Registration at entrepreneurial discovery workshops organized ONLINE is done by filling in the following form – shorturl.at/DIMY6 until September 23, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Before the event you will receive a Zoom invitation to the email address provided in the form.

To present your idea you must send it to us by September 26, 2022, 15:00, own presentation, but which must touch on the following topics: the need/problem, the proposed solution, the market, existing resources, the required budget, the competitive advantage, the proposed results. If you don't have your own presentation, you can ask us to our template through the registration form or through an e-mail to the address specializare.intelligenta@nord-vest.ro.

contribution to the process of entrepreneurial discovery ensure fulfillment of one of eligibility conditions and provides the opportunity to to apply for the financing of technical-economic documentation (feasibility studies, technical project, business plan, etc.) necessary for the implementation of the proposed project, within the calls for funding through the Technical Assistance Operational Program.

After conducting the entrepreneurial discovery focus groups, the simplified guide Specific conditions for accessing funds intended for the preparation of infrastructure projects in the fields of intelligent specialization for the North-West Region will be published, "Support at the level of the North-West development region for the preparation of financed projects from the 2021-2027 programming period in the field of intelligent specialization", within which the value thresholds of the projects for which technical-economic documentation will be financed have been reduced.

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