National Cluster Conference Bulgaria 2019

The National Cluster Conference ‘Innovations and Clusters to a knowledge-driven economy’ seeks to create new opportunities for Bulgarian clusters and business. It will focus on the automotive industry, biotechnology, mechatronics/clean technology, ICT and new technologies in creative and recreational industries.

The event covers topics, such as:

  • Startup companies – innovation, financing, barriers and challenges, success stories
  • BASE – Business Achievements for Social Entrepreneurs
  • Digitisation – digital and innovative hubs
  • External markets with third countries outside the EU (China, Central Asian Republics)
  • Innovative and cluster management
  • Cluster and innovation policies
  • Innovation through cooperation and competences
  • Models of Networking – European Network of Cluster Associations Initiated by the ABC
  • Financial instruments

The patron of the event is the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy and is organised in a partnership with BSMEPA (Bulgarian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Promotion Agency), ARK Consulting and the Enterprise Europe Network. The conference host venue, Sofia Tech Park, also partners with the event and will hold a discussion panel on technology parks, including topics such as their role in the country’s economy or best practices.

Language(s) of the event: English

Networking options: matchmaking sessions, pitching sessions

Themes addressed during the event: industrial modernisation, innovation and creativity, digitalisation, smart specialisation, social impact/shared value, entrepreneurship, cross-sectoral collaboration, inter-regional EU collaboration, internationalisation/global value chains

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For more information contact: office [at] or tjilkova [at] Phone: + 359 8888 444 91

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