The "Development Centre for Small and
Medium-sized Enterprises Maramures" (CDIMM
Maramures Foundation) was established in the year 1994,
on the initiative of a local group made up of the
representatives of local authority, public institutions,
representatives of local banks as well as
representatives of local private companies. The
foundation was established by the support granted by the
PHARE Program of the European Union, as part of the
R9207 Program, the first European program that directly
addresses the sector of the small and medium size
companies (SMEs) in Romania. The CDIMM Maramures
Foundation was established as a non-profit,
non-governmental, non-political organisation.
The CDIMM Foundation has as its objective to support the development of the private sector of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), on local level, or through a branch. Also, the foundation supports the development of the local NGOs.
Since the beginning, CDIMM Maramures Foundation has
been involved in many projects (more than 100 projects)
aiming to support especially SMEs from Maramures County
and other NGOs. We developed projects on different
topics, such as: business development; tourism
development, participation in fairs and exhibitions,
business incubation, micro credits scheme, managerial
education, innovation and technological transfer,
information/ consulting for SMEs, IP promotion &
For the implementation of the projects, we cooperate with different national or international organizations located in Europe and USA, such as:
We have been concerned about the development of other services within the organization: general and specialized consulting services; authorized training organization (entrepreneurial skills, project management - basic and improvement) and other training modules (business plan, business administration, marketing, intellectual property protection, etc.); elaboration of business plans and feasibility studies, incubation of new businesses, information on EU matters, servicies regarding industrial property protection, development of publications and other informational documents.
Since 2004, the CDIMM Maramures Foundation is
authorized organization at national level as a provider
of vocational training for adults and can organize
training courses in the fields of project management
and entrepreneurial skills. Also, starting
with December 2014, we are certified organization
to provide information and counseling services
and labor mediation services on the domestic
In 1998 it was created in Baia Mare a business incubator who was operational until 2013. We provided space for companies and other specific services for them.
Between 1999 - 2007 it was operational in our organization, Euro Info Centre Baia Mare RO824, who provided information, assistance, advice and documentation for SMEs. Euro Info Centre Baia Mare was part of the European network managed and financed by the European Commission / Directorate General Enterprise & Industry.
Since 2008, in the CDIMM Maramures Foundation, started Europe Direct Centre Maramures who provide to citizens from Maramures County specific information on European issues.
In 1999, we established in our organisation, the Regional
Centre for Promotion and Protection of Industrial
Property Maramures. The centre started at OSIM (The
Romanian patent office) and CDIMM Maramures
initiative and it is part of CDIMM Maramures Foundation.
The centre is integrated in the Romanian national
network, formed by 14 regional centres and it is
co-ordinated by the OSIM Bucharest.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Nicolae DASCALESCU - President