The first phase of the Liberty Technology Park Cluj is 100% occupied. Prelease contracts have been signed for 30% of the surface for the second phase of the project.
Evosoft, a Siemens subsidiary occupies building B
Siemens opened a new R&D center in Romania, at Liberty Technology Park Cluj, under the brand of its subsidiary, Evosoft. They moved in their new office spaces, occupying 3000 sq m, the whole B building.
The company intends to hire 210 engineers until 2017. The new employees will be involved with global software development projects and products for all Siemens divisions.
Evosoft’s investment in their newest headquarters in Liberty Technology Park Cluj reaches up to 4,5 milion euros and includes rent and harnessing costs and the initial sum allocated for their infrastructure.
The Reconversion project continues
The Liberty Technology Park Cluj project has recently entered its second phase of reconversion. The second phase of the project will be delivered by the end of the year, in December 2014.
At the present, although reconversion only started for a month, pre lease agreements have been signed for 30 % of the second phase of the project. Medium and large companies are interested in the wide open spaces offered per level.
„Siemens is the first R&D Company that chose Liberty Technology Park Cluj as a destination for their offices. Their moving in confirms that our project is evolving as we planned. The research and development profile of their department contributes not only to achieving our goal of creating a space that generates a thriving environment for progress and innovation but will also create new jobs in time.”– Ion Sturza, Chairman of the Board, Liberty Technology Park Cluj.
Exceptional Interior Design
The interior design concept of Evosoft’s newest offices is signed Arhimar and the execution was made by COS Romania. The open space type interior has been harnessed according to the latest standards and trends.
Arhimar, with over 15 years’ experience in construction and design, has made the interior design project of the new Siemens offices. Corporate Office Solutions (COS) is a leading specialist in workplace consultancy & design, fit out, M&E works, project management and office furniture supply, for office interiors. Founded in 1997, COS has continuously developed its range of services, becoming the first fully integrated office design & build specialist in Romania.
„We are glad to add to our portfolio the Evosoft offices interiors design project from Liberty Technology Park Cluj. Our concept completes the innovatory solutions approached in this tech park. We wanted to design a pleasant environment, attractive, a place where employees come to work happily every day.”– Christophe Weller, Owner COS.
The collaboration between COS, Arhimar & Liberty Technology Park Cluj resulted in a completely customizable office, built to meet Siemens’ every need.
Spherik Accelerator is ready to help rising startups
Spherik Accelerator is getting ready to launch their principal acceleration program for startups. For a period of 4 months teams part of this program will work alongside mentors and tech entrepreneurs from the United States, Europe and Romania. Among the elements of this program is also EMTREC – a module designed by the United Nations to help entrepreneurial initiatives from emerging countries.
Spherik Accelerator’s activities so far have dwelt with understanding the local ecosystem for startups. The Spherik Student program addressed to students from Cluj enrolled in the Microsoft Imagine Cup and endorsed the winning team, Smilestone, represented Romania at the finale in Seattle. Spherik also coordinated the first edition of Innovation Labs Cluj – 5 of the teams have been selected to present their final ideas in the Demo Day final at Bucharest.
About Liberty Technology Park Cluj
Liberty Technology Park Cluj is a tech park built in a revolutionary place designed to offer exceptional growth and quality environment for companies in the IT&C and R&D domains, all in one unique area both conceptually and architecturally. 8 companies have chosen it as a destination for their offices: Siemens, Halcyon Mobile, Recall, Makronetz, Ecuson Studio, Spherik Accelerator, La Casa and Tulemod. The tech park that reimagines the former Libertatea furniture factory, is a Fribourg Capital initiative under the patronage of businessman Ion Sturza. The investment has reached 10 million euros so far.