RICAP (Romanian Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program) was founded in Bucharest by a group of consulting professionals and startup ecosystem supporters located in Romania and US (GEA Strategy & Consulting, today CIVITTA Romania, Larta Institute (US), CRIDL). The Romanian-American Foundation shared the common vision with the group and assumed the risk of funding the startup with the aim of investing to develop the Romanian ecosystem. RICAP was then oriented mostly to bring on the market the research & innovation driven technologies and support the high potential of local research outcomes through building their commercialization strategy for the international market.