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The Irish start-up Nooka Space launches the largest network of smart proximity offices in Cluj, Romania

  • The largest network of Nooka Space smart proximity offices in Romania is outlined in Cluj Napoca
  • The network currently includes the offices of Iulius Park, Nooka Bună Ziua, Nooka Polyvalent Hall, Nooka Vivo and Nooka Floresti
  • Users can access any Nooka Space office in the network, through the booking system available on the Nooka Space mobile application
  • The expansion of the company on the local market has so far meant an investment of over 500,000 Euros

Press release, October 20, 2021 – the Irish start-up Nooka Space continues its expansion locally and announces the launch of the largest network of smart local offices in Romania, in Cluj Napoca.

So far, the first five such units have been installed, both in the central and peripheral areas of Cluj, in order to be easily accessible by people who need modern workspaces close to home or to their areas of interest.

Any such space can be accessed through the mobile application Nooka Space, which allows users intelligent control of the office, from booking the desired interval to customizing the working environment.

The Nooka Space mobile app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play on Android and iOS devices.

Sergiu Băbășan, Nooka Space Country Manager “Nooka Space is an innovative concept on the Romanian office market and aims to outline a labor market trend that existed just before the pandemic, that of remote work. The development of the first network of Nooka smart micro proximity offices in Cluj was somehow natural. On the one hand it is due to the logistical aspects, as here we possess the production and technology facilities and, on the other hand, to the fact that there are many people who work in remote or hybrid system and are directly interested in benefiting from such services. We would like to develop this network in Cluj and, as soon as possible, to replicate this model in other areas of the country.”

The network in Cluj currently includes the offices of Iulius Park, Nooka Bună Ziua, Nooka Polyvalent Hall, but also two units located in the peripheral part of the city, where there is a high number of inhabitants, namely Nooka Vivo and Nooka Floresti.

Nooka Space is aimed at both private individuals who would like to enjoy their own office, as well as at companies and local authorities who would like to invest in such facilities and create their own network of local proximity offices for the benefit of people.

Recently, Nooka Space concluded a strategic partnership with the town hall of Floresti village, so that the first smart proximity office in the locality is made available to the inhabitants free of charge.

Nooka proximity offices innovatively integrate the functionalities and logistical resources required for an office with state-of-the-art technologies, being equipped with over 15 smart sensors to ensure the most intimate, comfortable and accessible work environment possible.

In Romania, Nooka smart proximity offices are available in Cluj Napoca and Bucharest, and, in countries such as Ireland, France, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland, at the international level.

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European premiere: Floresti, a romanian village in the Cluj county to become the first community beneficiary of Nooka Space proximity offices

Following a strategic partnership, the village of Floresti becomes the first community beneficiary of the Nooka Space proximity offices, in order to assist the citizens of Floresti who work remotely or in a hybrid system.

The Nooka Two office model is available in Floresti, being located in Poligon Park, and can be accessed non-stop by the village’s inhabitants, free of charge, through the reservation system of the Nooka Space mobile application.

“A lot of people from Cluj have moved to Floresti in recent years, but many of them still have to commute to work. Against the background of the pandemic and remote work, Floresti residents can now benefit from the comfort of an ultra-modern office, free of charge, very close to their home. We are glad that we have chosen the solution offered by Nooka Space and we hope that soon more municipalities in the country will follow in our footsteps and open the way to the implementation of such innovative concepts, which support mobility and help optimize the working day of residents” says Bogdan Pivariu, the Mayor of Floresti.

This undertaking is supported by Orange Business Services, the strategic technology partner of IoT (Internet of Things) Nooka Space in Romania, which constantly develops and supports innovative projects for digital transformation and intelligent technology development of cities. Launched on the Romanian market in the month of April, this year, Nooka Space is the Irish startup that initiated the first concept of smart proximity offices in the world.

“The partnership with Floresti City Hall supports our business model, as we refer both to remote workers, entrepreneurs and private companies, as well as to local authorities who can set up Nooka local offices in cities and towns, to help reduce traffic and pollution and support urban mobility. We are very happy to add Floresti to our network of smart local offices, ”said Sergiu Băbășan, Country Manager, Nooka Space Romania.

 Nooka Space are the type of “plug and play” compact office spaces, being equipped with smart sensors, which allow users a simple operation, through the mobile application. Access, heating, air quality monitoring, lighting, payments and reservations can be intelligently controlled, while the air purifier and UV-C lights are specially designed to disinfect the space and maintain the highest sanitary standards. Nooka spaces are also equipped with state-of-the-art furniture and accessories, with adjustable electric work tables, ergonomic chairs and video conferencing kits.

The Nooka Space concept arose in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic involving a new way of working that combines the advantages of working from home with the established facilities of classic offices, by creating a network of hi-tech, safe and fully equipped proximity offices which can be located anywhere and rented at affordable costs. Internationally, Nooka Space mobile proximity offices are available in countries such as Ireland, France, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland.

About Nooka Space 

Nooka Space is the start-up which developed the first concept of smart and flexible proximity offices in the world. The story of Nooka began in Ireland in 2020, continues in the European Union in 2021 and plans to reach the United States in 2022, from a desire to rewrite the definition of the workspace and help build the offices of the future: smarter, more accessible, more flexible, more intimate and more environmentally friendly. Nooka compact offices can be rented and subleased at affordable costs, helping to build a Nooka community based on creativity and collaboration.

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With the roll-out of vaccines and easing of restrictions in European countries at the beginning of summer, Europeans were finally able to plan and enjoy their holidays after a year that was anything but relaxing. Or at least predictable. 

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Orange Business Services is the smart and IoT technology partner for Nooka Space in Romania

  • Orange Business Services, Orange’s business division, becomes Nooka Space’s strategic partner in Romania, offering IoT, WiFi, mobility and security integrated services. 
  • The Nooka Space start-up is the pioneer of the smart proximity office space concept on a global level, offering compact, mobile and customizable spaces to who are working remotely, as well as to entrepreneurs, companies and public authorities. 
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