The mission of the Constanta Innovation Hub (CiTyInnoHub) is three-fold and viewed as a one-stop-shop. The first goal is to generate knowledge through innovative, interdisciplinary research on digital technologies and related areas. The second is to transfer that knowledge to companies with a specific focus on SMEs, mid-caps and low-tech companies and help them become more competitive by using digital technologies. The third objective is to encourage digital awareness and community engagement, to enable the communication between different stakeholders and to promote novel public policies in digital technologies, cyber-defence and interconnected fields.

The vision for the CiTyInnoHub is to be recognized as a regional leader in research and technology transfer on piloting, testing and experimenting with digital innovations, with an impact in the entire Black Sea basin and beyond. The Hub aspires to attract outstanding scholars and students and to generate state-of-the-art knowledge through research and innovation, in partnership with prestigious institutions that are interested in Industry 4.0.

Digital transformation requires the skillful blending of business, engineering, scientific, sociopolitical, and strategic expertise. For that reason, the Hub will be part of OUC, a comprehensive public higher education institution that has the critical mass of academics in many fields of study.