The ETREC Cluster was represented by Mrs. Christina Leucuta – President. More than 50 speakers, about 250 participants from the country and abroad, participated. There has been talked about open innovation and how clusters in different industries and local authorities can develop projects. The objective of the conference was to conclude at least 5 concrete initiatives. New foundations have been set up. Innovative projects to be included in the race, the European Capital of Innovation in Cluj, were discussed.