The importance of innovation in the process of developing economies was underlined at the INNOVENTURE International Conference event, where numerous representatives of the public, private and counseling environment were present.
At this event, a trilateral agreement was signed between the Worldwide Moldovan Business Association – Chamber of Commerce and Industry Iasi – Ingenius Net, who are committed to promoting the implementation of innovation in business. Among the objectives of the partnership between the three organizations are:
- Promoting innovative entrepreneurship, centered on significant added value and aimed at a global market;
- Promoting and supporting research and innovation and creating the necessary mechanisms for technology transfer to the business environment;
- Identification of new external markets for local businesses;
- Development and identification of transnational projects of strategic importance.
Alexei Repede, president of AOAMP, said that “the Romanian state should increase investments in research, development, innovation (not only 0.5% of GDP) in order not to have to import new and innovative products, especially under the conditions. in which the Romanian researchers are very good and capable in the field of the invention, but they have to go to other countries.
“The innovation should become the number 1 priority for the development of the Romanian entrepreneurial environment, which would mean a re-orientation of the resources from the starting area of some businesses on already tested models, to a high risk area, using all the financial resources available from European funds, but also from other mechanisms.