The National Institute for Research - Development in Informatics - ICI Bucharest, together with the Agency for Financing Rural Investments - AFIR, signed an institutional collaboration protocol.
The primary purpose of this collaboration is to provide technical support for the approval of technical and economic documentation related to investment financing applications for the construction or modernization of broadband infrastructure financed by Measure 19 "Support for local development LEADER" within the National Rural Development Program 2014 - 2020 (PNDR 2020).
In the context of this protocol, ICI Bucharest has a specific field of activity - "conducting fundamental and applied research, technological development, elaboration of studies and technical and economic regulations, of public and national interest, as well as performing tests, trials and measurements, authorizations and certifications of conformity, which concern the assurance of the fundamental requirements imposed on communications equipment, installations, systems, and services. "
All the documents necessary to obtain the approvals and the implementation of a broadband infrastructure project can be consulted at: www.smartleader.ro.
The National Institute for Research - Development in Informatics - ICI Bucharest is the most important research - development and innovation institute in the Information and Communication Technologies field in Romania. By assuming the field's scientific and technological priorities, ICI Bucharest's mission is to consolidate the position gained.
The Agency for Financing Rural Investments - AFIR has the technical and financial implementation of the National Rural Development Program 2014 - 2020 (PNDR 2020). To date, 77,860 farmers, processors, entrepreneurs, and public authorities have concluded financing contracts with The Agency for Financing Rural Investments to receive European non-reimbursable funds through PNDR 2020. So far, the value of payments made by AFIR to the Program's beneficiaries is at EUR 8.75 billion, representing a degree of effective absorption of allocated funds of 86.7%.