Recommendations for... Maramures!

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Between the 8th and 13th September  2013, experts from Flevoland (NL), Észak-Alföld (HU) and Mid Sweden (SE) came to Maramures for the peer review week, which was focused on evaluating the innovation potential of the Maramures county.

The reviewers focused especially on the instruments to boost start-ups and job creation in the innovative sector and to financially support the innovative companies. They also focused on how regional decision-makers can be further stimulated to commit to the regional innovation strategy.

In Maramures, several factors hamper job creation: the inadequate investments in infrastructures, the “ brain drain”, an excessive bureaucracy and high taxation. On the other hand, the region holds an important tradition in University research, relatively low labour costs and a positive attitude of the workforce in a well structured manufacturing sector.

The report attached summarises the main conclusions of the experts involved in the peer review week in Maramures.