New Steinbeis Transfer Center in Iasi

Nominating director. Planning next steps.

Iasi, 24.09.2020: Vice-Rector of UAIC for scientific research, professor Ionel Mangalagiu PhD and director of Steinbeis Network Romania, Jurgen Raizner met in order to set up the new Steinbeis Transfer Center (STC). It was agreed before already, that Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi becomes host of a new STC. Now it is confirmed, that professor Mangalagiu will become its director.

Prof. Ionel Managalagiu is specialized on chemistry and will be director of Steinbeis Transfer Center UAIC Iasi. Besides his outstanding teaching activity in Romania, prof. Managalagiu was also visiting professor of various German highly recognized universities, like University of Konstanz. As well, he was member of the Romanian High Commission for Attestation of Universitary Titles and Diplomas and president of the Appeal Romanian High Commission for Attestation of Universitary Titles and Diplomas. Currently, he is PhD supervisor at UAIC. Profile of new STC, showing services and key areas of action, will be published soon. Through STC at UAIC, companies will get easy access to entire competencies of UAIC.

UAIC and Steinbeis have a long tradition on collaboration already by implementing joint projects. The most representative example in this regard is involvement of different UAIC researchers in Steinbeis projects through Steinbeis Transfer Center Biopolymer Analysis and Biomedical Mass Spectrometry (Germany), led by Prof. Michael Przybylski.

Visitng Iasi, Jurgen Raizner was accompanied by Steinbeis project manager, Roxana Boboruta and both took the chance to discuss investment opportunities with InvestinIasi, led by another UAIC professor Marius Alexa, in order to learn about new offer of Iasi region for foreign investors. High chances of collaboration are given in the IT field as prof. Alexa is also initiator of the oldest cluster from Iasi region – IT ICONIC. Opportunities are forseen to happen soon as Steinbeis received expression of interest from Baden-Wuertemberg State Network Mechatronics to find partners in Romania.