Ciprian Morcan has over 14 year`s of experience as management consultant, manager, trainer and business owner. He Bachelor’s Degree in Law of University Lucian Blaga, Sibiu (Romania). As cluster manager he attended to trainings as Cluster Academy 2014 (Linz, Upper Austria) and Cluster Management Excellence 2015 (Barcelona, Spain).
Since 2012 he is the manager of Transylvanian Furniture Cluster, coordinating the Development Strategy of Cluster and being involved in implementation of the integrated package of 10 projects that includes funded through the Sectoral Operational Programme Increase of Economic Competitiveness in Romania 2007-2013. The integrated package of projects has over 12 milion euro buget and includes 10 projects: 2 R&D projects, 2 soft projects and 6 infrastructure projects.
As cluster manager he initiate and coordinate an RDI project since 2015 for the next 5 years with a total budget of 2.6 million euros. The project is founded from European founds and is meant to consolidate the position of Transylvanian Furniture Cluster as innovative cluster.
Other projects initiated at his initiative for Transylvanian Furniture Cluster are:
– ”Learn2Do4Entreprnurship” Project funded by Operational Programme Human Capital 2014-2020 (Partner). Through this project is developing entrepreneurial skills and supporting business initiatives through promotion of entrepreneurial culture in the North-West region, providing access to integrated counseling, support for business start-ups, mentoring and training.
– ”8 X S3 = INTELLIGENT ROMANIA” Project, funded by Operatonal Programme Administrative Capacity 2014-2020 (Leader). The projects’s objective is to generate and promotion of a set of alternative public policies in order to increase the competitiveness of the regions in Romania.
Under the manager’s cluster coordination, Transylvanian Furniture Cluster is also part of international project proposals:
– ”LIVINGS3” Project in consortium with other 7 partners. The projects’s objective is strengthening and supporting the interregional collaboration for an integrated approach to Smart Specialisation towards industrial modernisation of living environment related SMEs thanks to a common action of clusters and technology/innovation centres.
– ”Soft, Digital and Green Skills for Smart Designers: Designers as Innovative TRIggers for SMEs in the manufacturing sector” Project in consortium with other 9 partners. The projects’s objective is to develop a Joint Master Degree Curriculum for Smart Designers with added competences related to Soft, Digital, Green Skills that will become the future innovation triggers for SMEs in the manufacturing sector; building a co-creation structure under a HE-industry community platform which is supposed to be a virtual place for activation and moitoring of innovation, technological transfer, R&D processes under the cooperation between enterprises, HEIs and technical centres.