The Republic of Moldova welcomes investment by international companies. My Government and I strive to improve the conditions for your continued success. During the last years, the automotive sector was one of the fastest growing industries in Moldova. For sure this is a result of our Association Agreement with the EU, an agenda which we commit to further follow and implement. My Government's comprehensive reform agenda further improved the Moldovan business environment. We are introducing the job subsidies regulation for manufacturing sector, and the new IT park law with 7% unique tax is already in force. Today, we are proud to host many of the key international players in the automotive supplier business. Many of these companies decided to extend their operations, others came as first timers to Moldova. We are keen and committed to pave the way for many more companies. We will do our very best to support our economy’s attractiveness for the European Automotive business.
inform the business about existing SMEs development instruments
promote Moldova as investment destination for Engineering and R&D companies through Moldova IT Park and relevant suppliers’ network
raise awareness over the IT, technical, engineering and R&D subjects among youth.
Industrial Suppliers Forum envisions a platform for private and public dialogue, exchange of experience and common, industry specific constrains as well as a matchmaking component. The entire day is dedicated to Moldovan SMEs development and their linkages with foreign investors which perform industrial and engineering activities in the Republic of Moldova and international participants.
Engineering Forum focuses on talent development to meet the growing demand for qualified engineers. Complementing the efforts of the local stakeholders, it is a contribution to shift country’s attention to engineering and R&D activities.
The main subject of the conference part is automotive engineering to be promoted among youth, as an emerging sector in Moldova and globally, opening large career opportunities.
The organizers and partners of the event aim to convey the message that engineering and technical education, as well as improving business infrastructure for engineering and R&D related companies are high priorities for Moldova.
Autonomous Driving Competition
Organized by the Engineering Club Micro Lab (www.microlab.club), this component is looking to draw the attention of young talents, potential investors and local companies to applied, industrial grade, embedded programming. Starting with February 2019, Micro Lab consolidated six teams of engineers, students and young enthusiasts that built, for two months, six electric vehicles (EV), capable to perform tasks applying the „Autonomous Driving (ADAS)” principles. At the competition, participants will be awarded for successful execution of the proposed tasks. Most successful participants will be involved in a further research project on Autonomous Driving and EV systems for a real size prototype.Engineering Career Fair
At the Engineering Career Fair, national and international companies have the opportunity to promote their vacancies and job offers for graduates and professionals. The initiative to organize such a specialized event starts in 2017 as part of Moldova Automotive Days, hosted by the Technical University of Moldova. Organizers’ target is to highlight local industry players and promote local engineering capabilities.
Engineering Career Fair is organized in the period when students in the last year of study are looking for employment opportunities and it comes to complement the efforts of the vocational guidance campaign for high school graduates in choosing a professional career.
As part of the Engineering Career Fair, there will be organized guided tours at the FabLab and Microlab, at Center of Excellence ZIPhouse and Draexlmaier DMS Office (according to agenda).
15 - 16 May 2019
09:00 – 10:00
Registration & Welcoming Coffee
10:00 – 10:10
Chiril GABURICI, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova
Florian SEITZ, Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy
10:10 – 11:20
Opportunities for SMEs development. SME Linkages. International Value Chains Integration.Moderator:
Iulia Costin, General State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure
Petru Gurgurov, Director, Organization for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (ODIMM)
Marin Ciobanu, President, Association of the Employers from the Manufacturing Industry (APIP)
Ruxandra Dumitrescu, Head of Market Entry & Business Development Services, German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce AHK
Sergiu Harea, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova
Serghei Martinov, Offer Management Director, Metro Cash & Carry
Doina Birsan, PwC Romania, FMEP Romania & Moldova
Ion Serbusca, Associate, Advisory Projects Implementation with EBRD support
11:30 – 12:30
Brunch & Networking
12:30 – 17:30
According to the registration
14:00 – 18:00
Option 1, Strășeni
14:00 – 15:00
Transfer to Strășeni, Free Economic Zone Bălți
Vizit company Black Sea EMS
Vizit Straseni Engineering College
Transfer to Chisinau, Tekwill
Option 2, Chisinau
14:00 – 14:30
Transfer to Steinel Electronics
Vizit company Steinel Electronics
Vizit company Spamol (Alpha Industries)
Transfer to Chisinau, Tekwill
18:00 – 20:00
Reception & NetworkingTekwill
09:00 – 10:00
Registration of participants & Welcoming Coffee
10:00 – 10:30
Chiril GABURICI, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova
Vitalie Tarlev, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure
Stefan Butscher, Deputy Director, Swiss Cooperation Office. Representation of the Embassy of Switzerland to Moldova
Viorel Bostan, Rector, Technical University of Moldova
10:30 – 12:20
Product Development for Autonomous Driving Vehicles
Andrei Bragarenco, Director, Engineering Club Microlab
Mihai Gorgos, Director, AROBS Software
Cristi Irimia, Director, Siemens Industrial Software
Andrei Costache Continental Automotive Romania
Ciprian Lapa Managing Director, Iasi R&D Head Osram Continental
Mofassir ul Islam Arif Machine learning, University of Hildesheim, VW R&D project
13:30 – 13:00
13:00 – 15:00
Autonomous Driving Race Competition and Awards
Level 0, No automation. The driver controls it all: steering, brakes, throttle, power.
Level 1, Driver assistance. Most functions are still controlled by the driver, but a specific function can be done automatically by the car.
Level 2, Partial automation. At least one driver assistance system like cruise control and lane-centering.
Level 3, Condition automation. Driver is a necessity but is not required to monitor the environment. Self-parking.
Level 4, High automation. The vehicle is capable of performing all driving functions under certain conditions. The driver may have the option to control the vehicle.
Level 5, Full automation. The vehicle is capable of performing all driving functions under all conditions.
12:00 – 15:00
Career Fairparalel event
Career fair organized for the industrial companies in partnership with Technical University of Moldova.
Participants: domestic and international companies.
13:00 – 14:00
Open doors at Draexlmaier DSM Officeparalel event
Tour organized inside the design office Draexlmaier DSM Office Chisinau. Showing of activities and opportunities for graduates.
13:00 – 14:00
Open doors at FabLab Chisinau and ZIPHouseparalel event
Tour of FabLab Chisinau. Visit Engineering Club Microlab, Prototyping workshops and Atelier 99- 3D Printing.
Tour of Center of Excellence and Acceleration in Design and Technologies „ZIPhouse”
14:00 – 16:00
Human resources developement through Dual Vocational Education. Success stories.paralel event
Workshop organized by Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Moldova with support of German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and Swiss Agency for Developement and Cooperation (SDC)
Mofassir ul Islam Arif
+373 69 991 240