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ICONIC Cluster opens 40 offices around the world

ICONIC Cluster opens 40 offices around the world

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The ICONIC Cluster is one of the founders of a global collaboration called Business Roaming Agreement (BRA). The collaboration aims to make foreign markets more accessible to local enterprises and provide international enterprises a platform they can use when they want to establish themselves in the region IASI .

Through a long collaboration between ICONIC Cluster and Cluster 55° in the south of Sweden and a numerous of international stakeholders, this unique support to enterprises, in their internationalisation processesare now being launched.

During the following weeks many organisations will sign BRA and be part of an international network of venues for innovation. This means that member companies of ICONIC Cluster will get access to events, meeting places and offices around the world such as Munich, London and Hong Kong.

”This is a great step and opportunity for local IT companies who are searching a for an international market”, says Marius Alexa coordinator of ICONIC Cluster Iasi.

The agreement is built on mutual understanding and all partners facilitate for visiting enterprises and make their entry to new markets smoother. A crucial part is that the hosting organisation assists with knowledge about local business culture, something that is proven to be of high importance when conducting business internationally.

”The logic is simple and is based on traditional solidarity and trust”, says Philip Stankovski Cluster 55°.

This is to be seen as one piece of the work that the various actors in the region together help to create.

The model is created to quickly access local contacts for companies, without creating a costly administrative process.

“High costs are associated with having different organisation develop their own networkaround the world. It is easier to share the ones you already have”, says Philip Stankovski Cluster 55°.

For more information:

Philip Stankovski
Head of International Relations, LU Open / Cluster 55 ˚, Lund University
+46768865595
Philip.stankovski@luopen.lu.se

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Clusterul IT Iconic din Iasi se conecteaza la retelele mondiale de transfer tehnologic

Clusterul IT Iconic din Iasi se conecteaza la retelele mondiale de transfer tehnologic

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ICONIC, primul cluster de IT si new media privat din Iasi, a demarat o adevarata ofensiva internationala. “Suntem bucurosi sa va anuntam ca, la mai putin de un an de la primele discutii de principiu privind infiintarea, ICONIC a capatat personalitate juridica si am marcat deja o realizare de exceptie: suntem primul cluster de IT romanesc care adera la Business Roaming Agreement, o retea internationala de clustere cu membri pe toate cele 5 continente”, a declarat Marius Alexa, fondatorul si coordonatorul clusterului ICONIC.

In urma acestui acord, firmele iesene componente ale clusterului ICONIC primesc acces la evenimentele de business organizate in cadrul BRA, precum si acces gratuit la sali de conferinta, conexiuni de internet si alte facilitati la oricare din partenerii din retea, din Mexic si pana in China.

Urmatoarea “mutare” a clusterului ICONIC vizeaza nordul Europei. “Vom merge in Suedia, unde ne vom intalni cu zeci de potentiali parteneri de la incubatorul de afaceri MINC din Malmo si de la Parcul Stiintific IDEON din Lund. Vom prezenta oferta firmelor de IT membre ale ICONIC si nu excludem chiar cooptarea unor suedezi in proiectele noastre “, a precizat Marius Alexa.

Initiat in 2012 de Asociatia pentru Promovarea Economiei Cunoasterii, clusterul ICONIC isi propune sa incurajeze dezvoltarea firmelor iesene care activeaza in domeniile IT si new media si sa creasca vizibilitatea si competitivitatea acestora pe plan international, prin atragerea de investitori si transferuri de tehnologie.

Pentru mai multe informatii privitoare la activitatea ICONIC: contact@cunoastere.org, www.iconic-cluster.net, sau la telefon 0745.501.941.

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