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Cluster Information and Communication Technologies Blagoevgrad
ICT Cluster - Blagoevgrad

Bulgaria: South-West (Bulgaria)
Borislav Deliverski

Overview

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About us

Cluster Information and Communication Technologies Blagoevgrad is a national structure of small, medium and large enterprises, as well as start-up organizations for research and dissemination of scientific knowledge (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and South West University, American University in Bulgaria, Institute of Artificial Intelligence at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences), Blagoevgrad municipality, NGOs. The cluster was founded in 2016 in order to stimulate innovation among its members through promotion, sharing facilities, building common networks, knowledge exchange and transfer of experience.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Competence development
  • Lifelong learning

Cluster composition

  • 27
    Cluster Members
  • 15
    SME's
  • 1
    Large Companies
  • 6
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 2
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

The activity of the "Information and Communication Technologies Cluster - Blagoevgrad" is mainly in the sector of information, bio and communication technologies and is focused primarily on data analysis and the creation of innovative models, products and services with high added value, which require development and implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL). Once into operation, these products, developed with the help of the above-mentioned technologies, help to optimize processes, increase the quality of products and reduce costs.

Management team

Borislav Deliverski
Borislav Deliverski
Cluster Manager
Valeri Nikolov
Project Manager
Angel Davkov
Internationalisation Responsible

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Professional, scientific and technical activities:M70 Activities of head offices; management consultancy activities - Professional, scientific and technical activities:M72 Scientific research and development
Technology fields
G\: Physics:Information and communication technology [ICT] specially adapted for specific application fields - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Y04 - Information or communication technologies having an impact on other technology areas
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:Big data, data mining, database management - Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks) - Nature & biodiversity:Biodiversity
Cross-sectoral industries
Advanced Packaging

Key members

Profile name Location
Borislav Deliverski

Services

Support services provided

Communication
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Facilitation of collaboration between members (eg. joint training programs) - Promotion of activities (eg. job fairs and exhibitions) - Support of knowledge sharing

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Internationalisation - Strategy development - EU project development

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Competence development - Lifelong learning

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

United Kingdom
United States
Israel
Russian Federation

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
Italy
France
Serbia
Ireland

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 04.02.2021
SmartCTCluster project, funded by COSME of the European Commission.
Document Published: 21.09.2020
EU-South MED Cluster Matchmaking Event & Tech Days