Cluster for Digital Transformation and Innovation (ex name Bulgarian Cluster Telecommunications)

Bulgaria: South-West (Bulgaria)
Krasimira Shindarova

Overview

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About us

In July 2019 Bulgarian Cluster Telecommunications were re-named to Cluster for Digital Transformation and Innovation. 

The mission of the organization is to improve the competitiveness of Bulgarian SMEs working in the field of ICT & telecommunications by:

  • Achievement of higher degree of internationalisation and penetration on new markets
  • Cross-cluster, cross - industry and cross –border cooperation
  • Digital transformation and industrial modernisation
  • Improvement of the marketing strategies of the member companies
  • Implementation of processes management best practices

19 companies and Technical University of Sofia are partners in the cluster. The portfolio of the companies – members covers:

  • Design, development and maintenance of complex telecommunication networks;
  • Cyber security
  • Big data
  • Cloud computing
  • IoT
  • Telecom systems & networks for audio, voice, data transmission ;
  •  Installation and maintenance of telecom products;
  • Development and production of own telecommunication products;
  • Micro- and nanoelectronics;
  • Embedded systems;
  • Power supply devices and converters;
  • Security systems, access control and fire alarm systems;
  • Software products and applications;
  • Expertise in telecommunications in the railway transport
    Formalised strategy
    Strategy focus on internationalisation

    Cluster composition

    • 20
      Cluster Members
    • 19
      SME's
    • 1
      Large Companies
    • 1
      Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
    • 0
      Other Ecosystem Actors

    Achievements

    1. Cluster for Digital Transformation and Innovation is part of the Management Body of Intelligent Communication Infrastructures Lab (ICI Lab) which is part of Sofia Tech Park scientific complex - the first technological park in Bulgaria. ICI Lab will offer unique activities for all Balkans and Western Europe - research, development and testing of devices for the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). The Lab includes two laboratory units for:
      • Testing of on-board computers - EVC (European Vital Computer);
      • Testing balises - BTM (Balise Transmission Module).
    2. Companies in the cluster have proven themselves as trustful partners delivering high quality services implementing number of national and international joint projects
      • "Building mobile sites for the needs of Bulgarian Telecommunication Company in Northern Bulgaria"
      • 3 projects for "Joint construction of DWDM submarine systems in the waters of the Mediterranean sea"
      • Cluster for Digital Transformationa and Innovation is a long term partner to National Railway Infrastructure Company and has accomplished several projects for ICT implementation and renovation of company infrastructure for railway transport:
        • Reconstruction and modernization of the railway line “Sofia – Dragoman”
        • Construction of telecommunication system along Danube Bridge Vidin –Calafat
        • Rehabilitation and modernization of the railway line “Kaspitchan - Varna”
        • Ongiong railway project “Cherven Bryag – Gorna Oryahovitsa - Ruse”
      • Implementation of projects for the Ministry of Defense in Bulgaria for the needs of military contingents in foreign countries
    3. Joint work of part ot the members in cluster cluster result in creation of joint product - system for control and security of cable lines "Mondis D+" 
    4. 8 members of the cluster established in 2019 a joint company - "Smart Nerworks" AD
    5. Lead organization of the ESCP 4i - C2Future 

    Management team

    Vladimir Poulkov
    Cluster Manager
    Krasimira Shindarova
    ECCP Responsible Person

    Sectorial and industrial focus

    Sectoral Industries
    Technology fields
    S3 EU priority areas
    Cross-sectoral industries
    Digital Industries

    Services

    Support services provided

    Other (please specify)

    Support programmes

    EU Programmes

    European Programmes
    CIP/COSME Other

    Name & description

    1. Operational Programme "Development of the Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy" 2007-2013

    2. COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03 – Cluster Go International, Strand 1

    3. Cluster Go International, 3rd Generation - Lead organization of C2Future Partnership

    Project name

    1. BCT Start

    2. MOVE - Moving the future

    Cooperation activities

    International cooperation

    Targeted countries

    Brazil
    Colombia
    Iraq
    Morocco
    United States

    Transnational cooperation

    Targeted countries

    Belgium
    France
    Germany
    Italy
    Turkey

    Transnational support activites

    Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

    International support activites

    Support to collaborative activities/etc.

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