Co-Director at Founder Institute Bucharest, former Head of Innovation Funding Department UEFISCDI
Being in charge with the coordination of the Innovation Programme at UEFISCDI (Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding), Marius has designed, developed and implemented the Funding programme for research and innovation, identifying European best practices and instruments for the Programmes addressed to SMEs. He was involved in developing new support policies for innovation and financing instruments (e.g. Innovation Vouchers, developing new products-systems- technologies, developing innovation and technological transfer infrastructure, support services for innovation, European cooperation programmes as EUREKA-EUROSTARS). He coordinates projects in areas as entrepreneurship, protecting IPR and clusters, funded by programmes like South-East Europe, EEA Grants, INTERREG IVC, FP7 and H2020 (e.g. SEE-IFA Network, ECOEMERGE, FINNO, KT Force, VIBE, CLOUD, SEE Technology, EVLIA, eDIGIREGION, INNOVOUCHER). Also, Marius is Co-Director at Founder Institute Bucharest, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program with chapters across 110 cities and 60 countries.