The activity brought together specialists from IT, business, economy  and academia, whose interventions intended to give some answers to the question: How can we design a collaboration framework to support innovation and know-how transfer between academia and industry?

Professor Cesare Pautasso from Università della Svizzera italiana of Lugano, chair of the workshop, talked about the differences between the academia and industry, detailing on the modalities that allow the transfer between the two environments and the efficient collaboration between them.

The presentations delivered by the invited speakers were as follows:

§  Lajos VAJDA, Vice-President of the Romanian Clusters Association - Clusters. Their role in the regional development. International relations

§ Alina POPA, Vice-President of the Cluster Euronest IT&C Hub, Iaşi - Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry in Post-Communist countries: Romania vs Poland. Challenges and ways to narrow the gap

§  Cătălin PIU, Comservice Iaşi - Innovations in IT Technologies and Integrated Solutions for Research

§  Eusebiu CATANĂ, Petru DRAM, Eden Consulting and Engineering SRL, Piatra Neamţ - Telematics LGDS system for training, evaluation, monitoring, testing and recording the drivers’ behavior in real time

§  Dumitru TODOROI, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Chişinău - Adaptability in the IT&C era

§  Vasile POSTOLICĂ, „Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău – Selected question on the Efficiency

§ Marian BARONI, Mihaela BARONI , “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galaţi - Teaching informatics – a mathematician’s perspective

From 14.30, a practical demonstration regarding a modern system for training, evaluation, monitoring, testing and recording the drivers’ behavior in real time has been realized, for students, by Mr. Petru DRAM from Eden Consulting and Engineering SRL, Piatra Neamț.