Covasna County, located in Transylvania, bordered on the east by the Eastern Carpathians, and part of the Central Region of Romania, is the county of mineral waters (Valcele, Perla Covasnei, Bodoc, Biborteni, Sugas, Malnas etc). Carbon dioxide deposits are used in the spa resorts of Covasna County in the treatment of digestive diseases, nutritional diseases and cardiovascular diseases. For this reason, the bases of the Tranylvania Regional Balneotourism Cluster were placed in Covasna County, which gradually exceeded the county’s borders, becoming active in the Centru Region.
Covasna is also a county of woods. Located in the Carpathians, more than half of the county’s surface is covered in forest. With the PRO WOOD regional cluster, the region has its own cluster in the wood processing and furniture sector. Further opportunities lie in the use of wood waste for green energy.
The identification of innovative solutions in the field of renewable energies is the objective of another cluster in the region, namely the Green Energy Romanian Innovative Biomass Cluster. The activities carried out by this cluster specifically focus on obtaining and capitalizing on biomass as a source of renewable energy.
Aspects of the circular economy in Covasna County are also on the agenda of companies in the textile industry. For example, the Transylvania Textile & Fashion Cluster seeks creative solutions for the reintroduction of textile waste in the value chain, according to Sustainable Development Objective 12 – Responsible consumption and production.
In addition, Covasna has established itself on the market of traditional agri-food products, spurring the development of the Regional Cluster of Products and Food Industry – AgroFood (AgroFood Regional Cluster Covasna County). The cluster’s concern for strengthening value chains in agriculture and the food industry contributes to the creation of a regional brand of nationally and internationally known agricultural and agri-food products.