Tehimpuls – The Regional Innovation and Technology Transfer Center
West Region – Romania
Tehimpuls – The Regional Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, with legal personality, started in 2006 within the Regional Innovation Strategy of West Region, initiative coordinated by the West Regional Development Agency. Within the members of the association, there are four regional universities (Politehnica University of Timişoara, “Aurel Vlaicu” University in Arad, West University of Timişoara, University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine of Banat-Timişoara and “Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad), the West Regional Development Agency, two multidisciplinary associations (Association for Multidisciplinary Research in the West Region and Romanian Engineers’ Association – Timişoara Branch) and two companies (Azur SA and Obrist Eastern Europe SRL).
The main objective of the Tehimpuls Association is to stimulate the regional economy and enhance the competitiveness of regional enterprises through promotion of innovation and technological development.
The role of Tehimpuls is to act as a regional interface between the innovation demand and offer, with the purpose of increasing the competitiveness of the economic environment in West Region by implementing innovative solutions in companies and increasing efficiency in the field of research, by promoting and commercializing of existing innovative products.
Thus, the Regional Innovation and Technology Transfer Center addresses to the economic environment by providing consultancy services for implementing innovative solutions in companies, as well as the academia by providing commercialization services of research results and intermediation of technology transfers.
Since 2015, Tehimpuls has been a part of the RO-BOOST SMEs, Enterprise Europe Network Partner, a network present in over 40 countries that has the objective of supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the development of their innovative potential and increase of competitiveness.
The objective of ”Ro-Boost SMEs” is to supply an integrated set of services of information, support and consultancy in order to support SMEs to explore EU business development opportunities in the context of Single Markets, for SMEs from the two development regions, West and South-West, which for Macroregion 4.
Over the years, Tehimpuls has achieved many important results by implementing European Funded projects. Such achievements are:
- Technology transfers
- Over 90 RTDI products/services promoted on tehimpuls.ro
- Over 60 audits to companies
- 25 innovation vouchers
- 2 brokerage events
- Training sessions delivered
- Innovation Management,
- Intellectual Property Management
- Management of Investments
- Regional Innovation Fair 2013
- Regional Innovation Fair 2014 and The Regional Eco-Innovation Competition
- The tourism portal www.banatour.eu
- Delivery of grants for innovative products