Fruitfully cooperating with its partner – the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) and a great number of other international organizations over the last ten years, the Moldovan Research and Development Association (MRDA) played an essential role in supporting the science and technology sector in Moldova. Resulting from the sector needs for recovery and growth after a tough period of decline, MRDA channelled funds through various competition-based programs and complementary activities to meet those needs. Therefore, over 2000 young and experienced scientists benefited of various projects and trainings, while the Moldovan-U.S. bilateral cooperation established and developed through research projects, still proves successful and long-lasting. Grants were awarded to renew the research infrastructure and encourage science and business partnerships. A great number of international, large-scale events on science-related issues and not only were organized with the support of MRDA.
With an impressive background experience in program development, grant management and event organization, MRDA redirected its activity to apply this experience in offering a range of different services.