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ICT Cluster Bulgaria

Foundation "Cluster Information and Communication Technologies" was created in 2005 by representatives of the Bulgarian ICT business.  Acting as an umbrella organization of Bulgaria ICT Industry, ICT Cluster has 10 members ( ICT associations and ICT clusters ) , which includes  more than 280 ICT SME from different segments of the ICT Industry and 6 Bulgarian technical universities.

ICT Cluster Bulgaria
  • Posted on: 05.05.2017
  • Bulgaria
  • Acronym: ICT Cluster Bulgaria

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Contact: Anna Naydenova, anna_naydenova@ictcluster.bg

Foundation "Cluster Information and Communication Technologies" was created in 2005 by representatives of the Bulgarian ICT business.  Acting as an umbrella organization of Bulgaria ICT Industry, ICT Cluster has 10 members ( ICT associations and ICT clusters ) , which includes  more than 280 ICT SME from different segments of the ICT Industry and 6 Bulgarian technical universities. The cluster is a Member of Balkan and Black Sea ICT Clusters Network, supporting R&D of ICT clusters in Bulgaria. ICT Cluster is a strategic cluster initiative of Bulgarian ICT business. The mission of the organization is to increase the competitiveness of Bulgarian ICT industry by support of ICT SME growth, promotion of ICT cluster excellence and creation of new business opportunities through cross- border, cross-industry and cross-cluster collaboration. It is a part of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform(ECCP).

It has participated in the following funded support programmes:
- FP7
- H2020
- CIP/COSME
- INTERREG

Cluster Excellence Label: Bronze Label

OBJECTIVES:
- Promotion of cluster approach and cluster excellence as a tool to increase the competitiveness of Bulgarian ICT SME;
- Support industrial transformation and development of emerging industries by using ICT in Bulgaria and the region;
- Creation of new global business opportunities across regions, industries, borders and continents;
- Boosting technology transfer, Innovations and R&D development in Bulgaria.

ACTIVITIES:
- Participates at missions/fairs/events/study visits;
- Facilitates entrepreneurship, foundation of business skills and supports establishment of national system for technology risk financing.

Organisation type: Association/NGO, EU, Network | Scientific field: ICT | Related Topics: BLACK SEA HORIZON | Geographical focus: Black Sea Region, Bulgaria