The Development Strategy of the National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies (INCDTIM) for 2014-2022 .
INCDTIM’s Development Strategy for 2014-2022 is based on a rigorous and objective analysis of the regional, national and European RD&I context. It is drawn with the main purpose of guiding the revival of the RD&I activities in one of the traditional areas of the institute, isotopic technologies, the boost of the researches with increased potential for direct economic applicability, leading to innovation, the enhancement of the success chances to being involved in recent European initiatives.
This Strategy is well anchored in the priorities and objectives established at the European, national and regional level, because:
• it contributes to the accomplishment of the general objectives of the European RD&I Strategy, especially of (O1) Excellency in Science and (O3) Societal Needs and Difficulties
• most of the research topics within our strategy are in perfect match with the so called Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), defined within the European research framework Horizon 2020, namely, Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing;
• the strategic directions correspond to three of the “Smart Specialization” domains established within the national RD&I strategy 2014-2020: Bio-economy, Energy and Environment, Eco-nanotechnologies. Two of these priorities, namely Bio-economy and Eco-nanotechnologies, are identified as niche specializations in the Regional Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategy for the North-West Region
The equivalent of 3 person one-year full-time dedication to the management of INCDTIM strategy.
Resources are provided from own funds obtained from funding on international research projects, national research programs (PNCDI II), operational programs and core programs
Evidence of success
Based on its strategy, INCDTIM is developing two technological transfer projects within the Operational Competitiveness Program (POC) 2014-2020: “TTC-ITIM - Increasing technological and knowledge transfer capacity of INCDTIM Cluj in the field of bio-economics” and “CITATE - Innovative Cluster for Advanced Pilot Technologies in Alternative Energies”.
Potential for learning or transfer
The Development Strategy of INCDTIM is related to upper levels strategies: the smart specialization domains established within the National RD&I Strategy 2014-2020 (SNCDI), as well as to the regional smart specialization strategy RIS3 NV.