Iași is a Moldavian city and an important economic and regional cultural centre in north-eastern Romania. Traditionally strong in information and communication technology (ICT), metallurgy, medications, textiles and food industries, it is on its way to becoming a hotspot for the financial and information sector, with many banks and software companies now being present in the city.

Home to the oldest Romanian university and to the first engineering school, Iasi is one of the most important education and research centres of the country. City of the first major union in Romania, of the first literary memorial museum and of the first Museum of Natural History, it is without surprise to find Iași as one of the country’s leaders in Romania’s digital transformation, through which the country hopes to improve public services, increase citizens' level of comfort, and streamline resource consumption.

Iași is now building on its tremendous achievements attained through the DCC challenge to establish itself as a digital powerhouse, based on skills and entrepreneurship. It is in the process of implementing its Integrated Urban Development Strategy 2015-2030 in order to become a sustainable and smart city. 

Iași was a participant city in the DCC.

Participating cities

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  • Core
Brno
Brno
Czech Republic
  • Core
Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Poland
  • Mentor
Toronto
Toronto
Canada
  • Challenge
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
France
  • Core
Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community
Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community
France
  • Core
Bistrița
Bistrița
Romania
  • Mentor
Amsterdam
Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
Netherlands
  • Core
Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence
France
  • Core
Cork
Cork
Ireland
  • Core
Skellefteå
Skellefteå
Sweden
  • Core
Pori
Pori
Finland
  • Core
Lagos
Lagos
Nigeria