The objectives of Romania, as well as the Community priorities in the area of innovation are included in the National Strategy for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI).
The main instrument for implementing the strategy is the National Plan for RDI.
The Autoritatea Națională pentru Cercetare Stiințifică, ANCS (National Authority for Scientific Research) is the institution responsible for drawing up, monitoring and applying research, development and innovation policies.
Technological innovation is subject to the regulations stipulated in the Ordinance on scientific research and technological development.
Alongside innovation, access to R&D is essential for businesses to develop and stay competitive.
Intellectual property must be protected to encourage innovation.
The Agenția Managerială de Cercetare Științifică, Inovare și Transfer Tehnologic Politehnica, AMCSIT (Management Agency for Scientific Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer - Politehnica) promotes technology transfer and innovation in order to increase the competitiveness of the Romanian economy.
The Structural Funds portal provides information about how organisations involved in research, development and innovation, both in Romania and the rest of the EU, can obtain grants.
Application forms and offers with regard to commercial cooperation in the area of innovation are published on various websites such as:
The Sectoral Operational Programme "for Increasing Economic Competitiveness" (SOP-IEC) aims to support the increase in productivity of Romanian companies in order to reduce differences with the EU.
The Seventh Framework Programme (PC7) is the main EU instrument for promoting research and innovation during the 2007-2013 period.
The Camera de Comerț și Industrie a României (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania) provides advice and assistance services for the purpose of obtaining funding for innovation and research programmes.