Tehimpuls – The Regional Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre
Tehimpuls – The Regional Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, with legal personality, was created in 2006 in the framework of implementation of the Regional Innovation Strategy for West Region. Among the members of the association, there are four regional universities, the West Regional Development Agency, two multidisciplinary associations and two companies. 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.
Regional Development Agency West implements the regional policy in West region for over 16 years now. In this timeframe RDA West managed Econimic and Social Cohesion Phare programme, the Regional Operational Programme for 2007 – 2013 and since 2013 the The Sectoral Operational Programme ‘Increasing Economic Competitiveness’. Additionaly, RDA West implemented regional projects financed by European Union, supported foreign investors to locate in West Region, promoted innovation, initiated the creation of Automotive and Information and Communication technologies Clusters, and promoted regional partners at international level.