We’re not fortune tellers, we don’t know what the future holds.
However, we’d like to share our vision of what Iasi will become.
We know it, you know it, everyone knows it: an outsourcing services culture has dominated the IT ecosystem in Iasi since the very beginning. Outsourcing has been immensely helpful for both economic and skills development across the community. Our own companies, Hindawi and Thinslices, have thrived by taking advantage of this opportunity.
We are now seeing the first great Romanian product companies, such as UIPath–the first Romanian Unicorn–and Gecad, become world leaders.
We already have a few amazing companies developing intellectual property in Iasi–some well established like Gemini Cad Systems, some just starting up like Nifty Learning. We are excited to keep tracking their success.
Over the next few years, we would like to create an IT environment in Iasi where the overwhelming majority of people are working at product companies.
A product-focused approach will provide training in these skills to the IT community in Iasi, and, we hope, foster a new generation of startup companies and software entrepreneurs. That’s how Iasi will start creating its own intellectual property - Romanian intellectual property - and become a player on the global product market.
Hindawi and Thinslices are celebrating the launch of our product-focused team of teams in Iasi on June 28 at Muzeul Unirii.
Come meet us there! After the press conference will follow a social gathering, a.k.a. party, at Acaju.
To bring 50 product companies to Iasi in the next 15 years and catalyze the transition from an economy-driven by outsourcing to one-driven by intellectual property. The first of those companies is Hindawi Limited, one of the world’s largest open access publishers of peer reviewed academic research.
To drive change in scholarly communications through greater openness. Hindawi firmly believes that science works best when research is open. We embody this notion through the publication of fully open access journals, working with other organizations to build community-owned open source infrastructure, and enabling partners to transition into an open access world. We place the researcher and the research community at the heart of everything we do and we strive to create a future where knowledge is open to all.
Collaborations like these are an important step for Iasi. Come meet us at the official launch on June 28 at Muzeul Unirii.