Sofia’s pilot project is published on the European Commission’s PolicyCLOUD Program Website

Sofia team is working on a pilot for the use of the European cloud infrastructure by the public administration and the pilot project for Sofia is already on the European Commission’s PolicyCLOUD program website. With the participation in the project, Sofia Municipality will be able to perform simulations, tests and analysis of potential policies, using […]

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Science for Business: Innovations are here

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) and the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA) join forces for the first event of its kind which will present the latest innovative developments of the Academy, ready to turn into a successful business. The event, entitled Science for Business, aims to show to Bulgarian business circles that […]

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Sofia ranks top in European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/2021 report by fDi Intelligence

It’s now official: Sofia is in the top 3 in two categories and in the top 10 in three other categories in the European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/2021 ranking by fDi Intelligence: 3rd in the category European City of the Future 2020/21 – Foreign Direct Investment Strategy 3rd in the category European City of […]

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Sofia to apply for “100 Intelligent Cities Challenge” Programme

After the success of the Digital Cities Challenge (DCC), the European Commission will launch the follow up project, the 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge, to involve more cities and bigger scope. Being a part of the existing DCC network of cities, Sofia was invited to apply for the successor initiative. The call is open for other Bulgarian […]

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Cooperation between Bulgaria and Japan is developing dynamically

Tsvetan Simeonov, President of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the members of the Board of Directors of BCCI Konstantin Glavanakov and Stanislav Novakov, took part in a meeting aiming to promote investment cooperation with Japan. The event hosted by the Bulgarian Head of State Rumen Radev was attended by representatives of some […]

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A young scientist at IEES-BAS is the winner of the “Entrepreneur in Science 2020” competition

Assist. Prof. Iliyan Popov, PhD from the Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IEES-BAS) is one of the two winners of this year’s “Entrepreneurs in Science” competition organized by Karoll Knowledge Foundation. The award ceremony took place on 23 January 2020 in the building of Karoll Knowledge Foundation. The project “Oxymet – an environmentally friendly […]

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Bulgarian EU Commissioner Met Organisations for Innovations from Western Balkans

Possibilities for cooperation in the area of innovation are discussed on January 27 by representatives from the Western Balkans. The meeting was organized by the Agency for the Promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and was attended by Bulgaria’s EU Commisoner Mariya Gabriel. She said that innovation cooperation between the Western Balkan countries under the […]

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Bulgaria and China to manufacture electric buses

Bulgaria and China will cooperate to create production facilities for electric buses and a research and development centre in Bulgaria. To this end Stamen Yanev, Executive Director of Invest Bulgaria Agency and representatives of the Chinese companies Jiangsu Alfa Bus and ACN Worldwide signed a memorandum of understanding at the Bulgarian embassy in Beijing, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Mariyana Nikolova. […]

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Europe-Asia consortium invests USD 200 million in electric vehicles plant in Bulgaria

A Consortium of European and Asian companies is planning to build a factory for electric vehicles in Bulgaria.   A memorandum of intentions for construction of this factory was signed in the presence of Bulgaria’s Deputy Premier for Economic and Demographic Policy Mariana Nikolova. The document was signed by the Executive Director of InvestBulgaria Agency […]

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Germans to open IT Hub in Sofia

Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov and Dr. Carsten Bittner, a member of the Board of Group Technology Foundations Commerzbank AG discussed the bank’s intentions to open an IT Hub in Sofia. During the meeting, the bank’s investment plan was presented and, according to Dr. Bittner, 400 jobs will be initially created for highly qualified IT professionals, with the tendency to […]

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