Two modules have been planned to support the future participants to the Ideas for Inventions (Idei de inventii) and Start-up Ideas (Idei de business) competions that will take place this fall. The participants will have the opportunity of continuous development in the field of eHealth, digital innovation, start-up mindset, project design & management. Developing skills in eHealth and Biomedicine would allow participants to identify previously hidden opportunities for their ideas, and in turn to pivot and to adapt their plan in order to come up with the most innovative solutions for the identified problems.
Following these trainings, participants will be well versed in the tools and mindset often employed by startup teams, helping them easily identify their strengths and weaknesses and consider future challenges before they even arise.
Making use of the knowledge and skills previously taught, they will be able to articulately formulate their idea and explain its relevance, originality, planning, and other similar aspects. To participate in the two competitions participants will have to work in teams which will test their team work skills and will have to identify the how each of the team member brings something unique to their project idea. The proposals will be judged by professionals and the first 3 winning teams of each competition will be awarded prizes during the annual Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Days by the Rector of the University and a capital meant for the project’s implementation. Through constant support and motivation, the winners of the competitions will be able to conduct their study and, respectively, to create the first prototype technology for their invention.
As our city, Cluj-Napoca, is already recognised as an IT cluster and hub, the young talented people present here could greatly benefit from the opportunity of accessing a different domain: the healthcare field.
As managing partner at Activize. Tech, Mircea's focus is on acceleration programs, consultancy for corporates, startups, accelerators and VC funds. He is working with startups teams on various topics such as idea validation, product shaping, product metrics, go-to-market strategy, business development and investment. As ecosystem builder, he founded Cluj Startups community in 2012 and since then contributed at the creation and/or growth of Spherik Accelerator, Fintech.Camp, Romanian IT and communities.
Petra Szávics currently works as an external expert of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and is enrolled in the PhD programme of the Babeș-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca, with a research interest in smart specialisation in the context of the Cohesion Policy.
She has more than 15 years of experience in the area of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy. Her main activities were linked to EU Funded project and programme cycle management, as well as strategic planning on regional level. She coordinated the design of the Smart Specialisation Strategy of the North-West Development Region from Romania and supported the generation and development of innovation projects on the regional level. As a certified trainer she delivered several successful trainings in project cycle management in Romania and abroad.
She holds a Bachelor Degree from the Babeș-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca, Romania and a Master of Arts diploma from the Central European University from Budapest, Hungary.
A tech geek at heart, Bogdan’s passion is founded in the challenge of designing and developing meaningful products that change industries.
As the Director of Delivery and CTO, Bogdan brings an amazing depth and breadth of expertise in areas such as MedTech, HIPAA, healthcare regulations & compliance, cloud development, security, distributed and large scale applications. In addition to utilizing his strong ability to see and articulate the business value of technology.
Bogdan uses a mix of entrepreneurial-like leadership and executive skills to build consultancy teams able to tackle the toughest business and technical challenges.