The Competitiveness Operational Program 2014-2020 (POC) supports investments to address the needs and challenges of low levels of economic competitiveness, in particular as regards to (a) insufficient research, development and innovation support; and (b) the underdeveloped infrastructure by TIC and therefore poorly developed services, thus positioning itself as a factor generating horizontal interventions in the economy and society, capable of enhancing growth and sustainability.

The joining of the two vectors – Research and Development – Innovation and Information and Communication Technology – under the same operational programme is strategically justified by the multiplier role of these areas and the direct support they have in contributing to smart specialization objectives and promoting new growth opportunities, especially in a limited number of priority areas focused on the comparative advantages of Romania.
POC’s investments dedicated to strengthening research, technological development and innovation continue those started in 2007-2013, the results of which are already becoming visible, but are more focused on the involvement of the private sector in RDI activities, stimulating partnerships between the public system of research and private actors, market orientation and technological transfer and a greater exposure of Romanian research internationally. Major projects such as Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) or the International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Delta-Sea Systems (DANUBIUS-RI) will also be funded through POC.

The following areas of smart specialization have been identified in the National Innovation Research Strategy 2014-2020 and will be supported by POC:

  • – bio-economy;
  • – information and communication technology, space and security;
  • – energy, environment and climate change;
  • – eco-nanotechnologies and advanced materials.

The total financial amount for the operational programme is set at EUR 1 329 787 234, to be provided from the following specific budget lines:

  • – EUR 1 080 699 494 (FEDR — Less developed regions);
  • – EUR 249 087 740 (FEDR — More developed regions).

UPB in POC-funded projects

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest has 11 projects financed by the Competitiveness Operational Programme 2014-2020 in which it has the quality of beneficiary.

The UPB mission is centred both on education and training, on scientific research to produce knowledge, on creativity and on innovation. Education, training, knowledge through scientific research, creativity and technological innovation can only be sustained by a climate of ethics and academic integrity. Through the 11 POC-funded projects University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest strengthens its status as a University of Advanced Research and Education.

The Competitiveness Operational Program 2014-2020 (POC) supports investments to address the needs and challenges of low levels of economic competitiveness, in particular as regards to (a) insufficient research, development and innovation support; and (b) the underdeveloped infrastructure by TIC and therefore poorly developed services, thus positioning itself as a factor generating horizontal interventions in the economy and society, capable of enhancing growth and sustainability.

 

Tip proiectSecțiuneaTitlulWebsite
GTehnologii curate de procesare și/sau valorificare materiale cu potențial combustibil (CleanTech)
ID P_30_308
http://cleantech.pub.ro/
GProcese şi sisteme operaționale pentru tratarea şi valorificarea materială şi energetică a deşeurilor (PROVED)
ID P_40_301
http://www.proved.ro
Parteneriate pentru transfer de cunoștințeGMotor rachetă cu ajutaj liber și impuls specific superior pentru lansatorul spațial NERVA (MORALISS - NERVA)
ID P_40_330
GEcosistem de cercetare, inovare și dezvoltare de produse și servicii TIC pentru o societate conectată la Internet of Things (NETIO)
ID P_40_270
http://netio.ro/
GEco-nanotehnologii de depoluarea apelor și valorificarea deșeurilor
ID P_40_253
http://nanostructuri-fluide.ro/eco-nano-eco/
EBiosenzor inovativ pe bază de grafenă în vederea testării potențialului osteogenic; înțelegerea avansată a performanțelor celulelor stem pentru medicină regenerativă (GRABTOP)
ID P_37_221
http://grabtop.upb.ro/
ESisteme Avansate de separare pentru valorificarea bioresurselor (ASPiRE)
ID P_37_449
http://aspire.chim.upb.ro/
Atragerea de personal cu competente avansate din strainatate pentru consolidarea capacitatii de CDEProducția de BIOcombustibili prin metode iNOVatoare de PIROliză/gazeificare și TEHnologii avansate - Un Program Dedicat Recrutării și Formării Tinerilor Cercetători Români în Domeniul Energiei și Produselor din Biomasă (BIONov - PyroTECH)
P_37_768
http://bionovpyrotech.energ.pub.ro/
ETehnici neconvenționale cu Ultrasunete/Microunde utilizate pentru activarea proceselor chimice și nonchimice P_37_471http://ultramint.chimie.upb.ro/
EEco-nanotehnologii pentru dezvoltarea unui modul cu dublă funcționalitate pe bază de nanofire / Eco-nanotechnologies to develop a module based on nanowires with double functionality, EcoNanoWires
P_37_649
http://www.ecomet.pub.ro/cercetare/proiecte/econanowires/
Mari infrastructuri de CDFTehnologii inovatoare pentru asigurarea calității materialelor în sănătate, energie și mediu - Centru pentru soluții Inovatoare de Fabricație a Biomaterialelor Inteligente și Suprafețelor BIOMEDICALE (INOVABIOMED)
P_36_611
http://www.inovabiomed.upb.ro/