Why is Cluj region and Cluj-Napoca city becoming a hot spot for investors in ICT? Why is Cluj-Napoca constantly attracting outsourcing activities?
As you can see in the table below, Cluj-Napoca facts reveal a city ready to bloom on the world’s ICT map. Cluj has a wealth of resources that enable the growth of this location: growing and educated labor pool, multicultural and multilingual community, a well established academic research and development center for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines and a renewing infrastructure. Cluj-Napoca is a historical core of Transylvania region’s economical and cultural development.
Nominated as finalist for the European Innovation Capital Awards in 2020, Cluj-Napoca continues to attract several interesting titles and awards.
According to KPMG and the Management Authority for the Regional operational Programme, Cluj-Napoca is the most attractive growth pole in Romania.
|Ranking:||2nd city in Romania|
|Location:||NW, Heart of Transylvania|
|Population:||324,576 + cca. 100.000 students|
|Accessibility:||International airport (26 EU and pan-EU destinations)|
|Academic center:||11 universities (UBB, UTCN)|
|IT Hub:||+ 800 IT companies|
|IT Center:||1st IT export hub of Romania
(78% of Romanian IT exports)
|Software engineers:||+ 16000 (active)|
|ICT graduates:||~ 1000 students / year|
|R&D centers:||~ 200 research units and laboratories|
|Technology parks:||Tetarom I, II, III, IV|
|Innovation parks:||Cluj Innovation City (240 ha)|
|Multiculturality:||Romanian, Hungarian, German, Dutch, Italian, Serbian and Jewish communities|
|Multilingual education:||Romanian, Hungarian, German, French, English languages study lines for humanities and STEM|
|Major Investors in ITC:||DE, UK, USA, NL, A, F, FI, SE|
European Capital of Innovation Awards – Finalist city
The best Romanian city for quality of life
European Open Innovation 2.0 City Award – Winner
Digital City – Excellence in Digitalization Award
European Youth Capital
Cluj-Napoca, the Capital of Tolerance by Eurostat
Cluj-Napoca, the Friendliest City in Europe by Forbes
Cluj-Napoca, the City with the Cleanest Air in Europe
Cluj-Napoca, the City that will Shake Up the Art World in the 21st Century
Cluj-Napoca, the most attractive growth pole in Romania by KPMG consulting company and the ManagementAuthority for the Regional operational Programme (AM POR)