Who we are

bucharest
cluj
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core team
board

Răzvan Rughiniș

Program Manager

Răzvan is a Professor at the Computer Science Department at UPB, and he pushes the boundaries of the tech university education and tech startup ecosystems to make them contaminate one another. Innovation Labs grows from this crossfire.

Flavia Husar

Communications and Brand Director

Flavia manages & executes the PR strategy and supervises all communication with media, social and community stakeholders, putting to good use her experience in marketing, PR and graphic design with corporate and NGO entities.

Andrei Chirculete

Events & Logistics Coordinator

Andrei handles organisational, setup and resource matters for Innovation Labs. He is the master mind behind the logistics of most of our great events.


Mihai Chiroiu

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Mihai is passionate about cybersecurity but loves to take risks in innovation. With a PhD in Android and Cloud Security, he is now Lecturer in the Computer Science Department of UPB.

Radu Popovici

Innovation Labs Ambassador

With over 7 years experience in the IT industry, Radu has worn many hats along the way. From Android Developer to Product and most recently Project Manager. He has a proven ability to drive best practices and get things done on spec and on time.

Vlad Posea

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Vlad is a teacher and entrepreneur. He teaches courses ranging from Computer Programming to Semantic Web Technologies and co-founded Stagii pe Bune and Junio.

Daniel Rosner

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Daniel has a passion for electronics and a PhD in IoT and WSN for health. He is Lecturer in the Computer Science Department, coordinator of InGeAr Applied Electronics Laboratory, UPB and one of the first wizards of Innovation Labs.

Roxana Rugină

Program Manager

Roxana is a technologist and communication expert engaged in social and disruptive innovation, passionate about future technologies, entrepreneurship and education. She is CEO & Co-founder at Simplon Romania, Co-Founder of Cluj Makers, and Project Manager at Skin Vision.

Ioana Rusu

PR Specialist Simplon Romania

Andreea Ghic

Project Manager


Valentin Sita

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Valentin Sita has a PhD in System Engineering and is Lecturer in the Department of Automation, Technical University of Cluj Napoca.

Ovidiu Stan

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Ovidiu Stan has a PhD in Automation and industrial Informatics and is Lecturer in the Department of Automation, Technical University of Cluj Napoca.

Paul Țirban

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Paul is an enthusiast entrepreneur and a passionate software developer. He is a Co-founder at Primul Medic and Teaching Assistant at University Babeș Bolyai in Cluj Napoca.

Ciprian Ciocan

Team Lead

Ciprian is IT entrepreneur, web designer, photography enthusiast, and driven to make a difference through community building and social responsibility. He is Executive Director at Fundația Comunitară Sibiu.

Angela Zaporojan

Communications Expert

Angela creates magic worlds with words and images. She tries to make a difference in the local community as a freelance journalist and a PR specialist at Fundația Comunitară Sibiu.

Mircea Gherman

Program Manager

Mircea is passionate about technology, sports and life-long learning. In his free time he gets involved with projects related to education and entrepreneurship.


Alexandru Butean

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Alexandru is an Assistant Professor at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu and holds a PhD degree in Computer Science. He promotes technology and sports as both encourage strong quality life standards.

Valentin Grecu

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Valentin has a PhD in Engineering and Management, and is a Lecturer at University Lucian Blaga in Sibiu. He is interested in corporate security management and tech entrepreneurship.

Vlad Stanciu

Program Manager

Vlad is CEO at the Romanian Sustainable Energy Cluster - ROSENC, promoter of collaborative innovation and co-founder in 6 innovative start-ups so far.

Corina Gheorghioiu

Front of House

Corina is a devoted and thorough manager of two triple-helix (academia-public-private) collaborative platforms: the ROSENC and APP Clusters

Mihail Gaianu

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Mihail is Lecturer at West University of Timișoara.

Sorin Nanu

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Sorin is passionate about robotics, student creativity and team performance. He is Lecturer at University Politehnica of Timișoara

Silviu Vert

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Asistent at University Politehnica of Timișoara

Daniel Rosner

Program Manager

Daniel has a passion for electronics and a PhD in IoT and WSN for health. He is Lecturer in the Computer Science Department, coordinator of InGeAr Applied Electronics Laboratory, UPB and one of the first wizards of Innovation Labs.

Gheorghe Sârbu

Community Manager

George is enthusiastic about innovations in VLSI integration, a passion he has pursued while at the University of Cambridge. He strongly believes in pushing applied technological advances through to the wide public via private enterprise.

Bogdan Doinea

IoT Innovation Manager

Bogdan loves IoT that makes a difference. This is why he is IoT Systems Engineer at Sales in Cisco, with a mixed background of Software Development, Network Engineering, Technical Management, Sales Experience and Professional Training.

Mihai Chiroiu

Innovation Manager

Mihai is passionate about cybersecurity but loves to take risks in innovation. With a PhD in Android and Cloud Security, he is now Lecturer in the Computer Science Department of UPB and Network Engineer in RoEduNet.

Bogdan Calapod

Creative Lead and Web Developer

Bogdan is the creative pro behind Innovation Labs public appearances, both in tech and design matters. He works as a front-end developer and graphic designer for Tech Lounge.

Flavia Husar

Communications and Brand Director

Flavia manages & executes the PR strategy and supervises all communication with media, social and community stakeholders, putting to good use her experience in marketing, PR and graphic design with corporate and NGO entities.

Andrei Chirculete

Events & Logistics Coordinator

Andrei handles organisational, setup and resource matters for Innovation Labs. He is the master mind behind the logistics of most of our great events.

Dani Petrache

Graphic and Brand Designer

Dani has a keen sense of taste for good and compelling design. She creates and implements design materials with high visual impact for Innovation Labs.

Alexandra Alexandru

Communication Assistant

Alexandra is closely involved in communication, asset and content management of the Innovation Labs resources. She makes sure everything is neat as a pin.

Bogdan Iordache

Co-founder Innovation Labs

Bogdan is entrepreneur and co-founder for How to Web, Startup Spotlight, Tech Hub Bucharest, Tech Angels, Conectoo and Stagii pe Bune. He is constantly testing the hypothesis that there is no final victory and no definite defeat.

Andrei Pitiș

Co-founder Innovation Labs

Andrei is Founder and CTO at Vector Watch, President of ANIS and Associate Professor at UPB. As angel investor and board member, he has supported the evolution of CleverTaxi. He hopes and works hard to see the best Romanian tech students become strong product managers.

Răzvan Rughiniș

Co-founder Innovation Labs

Răzvan is a Professor at the Computer Science Department at UPB, and he pushes the boundaries of the tech university education and tech startup ecosystems to make them contaminate one another. Innovation Labs grows from this crossfire.

Andrei Pitiș

Founder and CTO at Vector Watch, President of ANIS

Co-Founder of Tech Angels, Associate Professor at UPB, Board Member of Clever Taxi

Irina Anghel-Enescu

Managing Director at South Eastern European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Founder & President at Triple Helix, Advisor at Harvard Innovation Lab

Andrei Caramitru

Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group

Radu Georgescu

Founding Partner at GECAD Group

Co-Founder of Doggy&Co, Board Member at Vector Watch, Chairman of the Board at GECAD NET

Bogdan Iordache

Co-Founder and Board Member at How to Web, Co-Founder at TechHub Bucharest

Co-Founder of Tech Angels

Marius Mitroi

Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research

Vladimir Oane

Director of Product at Hootsuite Media Inc., Advisor & Board Member at 2Performant

Ioana Petrescu

Economist, Former Minister of Finance

Răzvan Rughiniș

Co-Founder at Tech Lounge, Professor at University Politehnica of Bucharest

Emil Slușanschi

Professor at University Politehnica of Bucharest

Cristi Badea

Co-founder & CEO at Mavenhut Games

Catalin Scripcariu

Program Manager

Catalin is passionate about entrepreneurship and technology. 8 years ago, he discovered volunteering and since then he got involved in different NGO's and helped the local community. He is the founder @Calemis NGO, web designer @XWIKI, freelancer and dad.

Irina Melnic

Event & Logistic Coordinator

Ira is a team player. She helps to spread information about the event and make sure it gets to the right people. She also manages human resources during the event, so everything to go smooth and on time.

Alina Luchian

PR Specialist

Alina is an enthusiastic marketer, passionate about entrepreneurship, technology and communications. She can be found enjoying coffee (until it's time for wine) and being connected to the latest updates in digital advertising. She's working towards building her own startup in digital marketing & PR.


Lenuta Alboaie

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Lenuta is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi. In the last ten years she has built through various scientific events/research projects/entrepreneurial initiatives a straight and stable connection between the academic and the business environment.

Mircea Hulea

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Mircea is an assistent professor at Computer Engineering Department at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering from Iasi, Romania. He got a real passion for Spiking Neural Networks of biological inspiration during his PhD, as well as, for Lasers and Applied Physics during his postdoctoral research stage. He was involved in several international research teams at two foreign Universities from United Kingdom and respectively from France as a postdoctoral fellow.

Catalin Braescu

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Catalin is an assistent professor at Automatic Control and Applied Informatics Department at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering from Iasi, Romania. He got a real passion for embedded systems and real time operating systems during his PhD studies. He has entrepreneurship experience and loves to work with students.

Andrei Scutelnicu

Innovation Labs Ambassador

Andrei is currently holding a position of system engineer at Faculty of Computer Science and a research assistant at the Institute of Computer Science in Iași, a branch of the Romanian Academy. He is now in the last year of a PhD program, based on artificial intelligence and his work is based on computational linguistic domain.

Innovation Labs Co-founders

Bogdan Iordache

Co-founder Innovation Labs

Bogdan is entrepreneur and co-founder for How to Web, Startup Spotlight, Tech Hub Bucharest, Tech Angels, Conectoo and Stagii pe Bune. He is constantly testing the hypothesis that there is no final victory and no definite defeat.

Andrei Pitiș

Co-founder Innovation Labs

Andrei is Founder and CTO at Vector Watch, President of ANIS and Associate Professor at UPB. As angel investor and board member, he has supported the evolution of CleverTaxi. He hopes and works hard to see the best Romanian tech students become strong product managers.

Răzvan Rughiniș

Co-founder Innovation Labs

Răzvan is a Professor at the Computer Science Department at UPB, and he pushes the boundaries of the tech university education and tech startup ecosystems to make them contaminate one another. Innovation Labs grows from this crossfire.

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