Health and Life Sciences Cluster Bulgaria

Bulgaria: South-West (Bulgaria)
Kristina Eskenazi
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Overview

About us

Established - 21 December 2018
Staff in the management team - 1-5

Cluster composition

  • 26
    Cluster Members
  • 20
    SME's
  • 19
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 2
    Large Companies
  • 2
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Number of civil society members
  • 2
    Other Ecosystem Actors

The cluster successfully partners with a number of institutions and organizations, including Ministry of Economic, Ministry of education, BSMEPA, Sofia Municipality, Stara Zagora Municipality, Varna local authorities, Sofia Tech Park, BCCI, BESCO, Bulgarian Investment Agency, Medical University of Plovdiv, Medical University of Varna, Trakia University in Stara Zagora, CFA Bulgaria, EEN, Premium coworking spaces, PARA, United drone society, and many others.

The cluster participates in the establishment and the Management Board of the Association Bioscientific Society Bulgaria, which aims to support the development of the biosciences in Bulgaria and consolidation of a unified society of representatives of the Bulgarian bioscience community, working and studying both within Bulgaria and abroad. The cluster is a member of the Board of BRAIT (Bulgarian Employers' Association for Innovation and Technology, which is legal successor of the Bulgarian cluster association), together with Automotive Cluster, Mechatronics Cluster, BAIT, BASCOM, ICT Cluster and others.

The founding members of the cluster are into the core of the creation of The AI Cluster Bulgaria (www.aicluster.bg) in order to stimulate and create high value cross industry projects.

One of the objectives of the cluster is to stimulate, validate and promote technological progress in the sector of health & life sciences, as well as to connect scientists with business leaders, academia and media. Therefor Club Biotechnology & Life Sciences was founded at the beginning of 2020 in a collaboration with Sofia Tech Park. 

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
Bulgarian English
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Kristina Eskenazi
Cluster Manager
Dimitar Dimitrov
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Biopharmaceuticals
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

Cluster Services:

    1. Project development - identification of opportunities, preparation of proposals.
    2. Development of knowledge and skills (Skills and education) - courses, workshops, offering technological infrastructure for educational purposes
    3. Access to finance - financial engineering, access to finance; investment and business plans
    4. Support of units such as Incubators and Accelerators (Incubator / accelerator support) - access to markets, business development, research of consumer attitudes, creation of associations, location selection
    5. Testing and validation - demonstrations, certifications, product quality
    6. Provision of technical infrastructure - equipment rental, economical production, supply of technological infrastructure
    7. Contract research - development and validation of technological concepts
    8. Strategic R&D - development of solutions, scientific activities
    9. Ecosystem learning - workshops and seminars for sharing knowledge and experience
    10. Strategic Development - study of market opportunities
    11. Community building - building ecosystems, disseminating knowledge, providing mediation services
    12. Assessment of digital maturity.
    13. Providing information on innovations in the field of digital technologies.
    14. Support for the protection of intellectual property, including awareness raising
    15. Measures to promote science among young people, mentoring students and providing special services for young researchers.

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Australia
Canada
Israel
Japan
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
Czech Republic
France
Germany

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities

International support activites

Promotional Activities

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

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