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24 Oct-2018

Conference "Industry and Digital Transformation: Fears and Hopes"

Learning and Demonstration Seminar and Conference "Industrial and Digital Transformation: Fears and Hopes" took place on 19.10.2018 at Microsoft Innovation Center Bulgaria, Sofia Tech Park, The event was organized by ICT Cluster within the framework of the Smart Factory Hub project funded under the Danube Transnational program.

13 Aug-2018

Save the Date: First Webinar on Digital marketing

The project  Green ICT Development (GIVE) aims to increase the global competitiveness of SMEs by boosting the emerging industries development and SMEs performance on global markets. With this project we help SMEs to find the right partners,  to create common knowledge base for internationalization and marketing and to produce globally competitive products and services.

Four trainings will be carried out in order to provide practical assistance within the project. They will be focused on basic skills and knowledge about the internationalization.

The first of them is the webinar about Digital marketing - it will be focused on digital marketing instruments and the opportunities to promote companies and their products abroad.

Date: August 30, 2018,

Time: 10.00 EET

Please, register here: http://eepurl.com/dDxn-j

The main topics of the training will be:

  1. What is Digital Marketing;
  2. Bayer Personas and why is important to your digital approach;
  3. Digital Marketing channels and how to use them effectively for your business:
  4. Why Digital Marketing should be a part of your Marketing strategy?

The webinar will give you the opportunity to learn about best practices.

The facilitators will provide useful tools that would help SMEs in digital marketing.

We kindly request to confirm your participation no later than August 27, 2018

Facilitators:

Nikoleta Miteva is a professional Marketer from Bulgaria with more than 5 years of business experience in Marketing, Employer Branding, Human Resources, with a emphasis in Digital Marketing.

She has been working in the Employer Branding and Digital Marketing fields for more than 3 years. During this time she was a part of many creative teams.  She has executed multiple projects with some of the largest Bulgarian employers in Automotive, IT, Finance, and Logistical sectors.

Nikoleta’s bachelor's degree is Organizational Psychology from "New Bulgarian University." She also has B2B Digital Marketing and Digital Marketing Specialization from "Software University.”

As a part of several NGO organizations, Nikoleta had the opportunity to be a trainer of few trainings on different topics: Personal Branding in Digital”, “Elevator Pitch”, “Alternative job searching in Digital”, etc..

Kaloyan Gadzhev is a Managing Partner in CreateX, digital performance agency where he is responsible for project management and advice his clients how they can make most of their digital opportunities and include them in the marketing mix. He has more than 5 years of experience in digital marketing with both B2C and B2B businesses. 

He is experienced with content marketing and Google’s marketing products, tracks and uses customer data in every stage in his campaigns to increase performance. 

Co-founder of the online media Uspelite.bg where responsible for digital presence, sales and partnerships. 

3 Jul-2018

GIVE cross-industrial collaboration focus group

GIVE partners have met last week in Cluj Napoca, Romania in order to participate at a focus group on cross – industrial collaboration among ICT, Automotive and Green Industry.  The activity is part of the WP2 of the project aiming to contribute to the elaboration of Intelligence Market Report and GIVE Internationalization strategy. The focus group discussions were based on the results of GIVE project survey where companies from 6 countries and 3 sectors have participated. The common interests were grouped in two areas of further intervention of the ESCP - smart transport and electromobility and smart cities. Next focus group will be in Sofia in September, and it will be focused on barriers for internationalization of SMEs. 

2 Jul-2018

Balkan and Black sea ICT Clusters Network is growing with a new member

On 29 June 2018 regular meeting of Balkan and Black Sea ICT Clusters' Network took place in Cluj Napoca, Romania. The partners have been hosted by Cluj IT, in the framework of GIVE project events. During the meeting the Draft of Sustainability Strategy for Balkan and Black Sea ICT Clusters' Network was presented by Anita Tregner Mlinaric and discussed among the members. The document  is supported by REG USAID project and is very important for future Network development and activities related to ICT Clusters from the Balkan region. The new member of the Network is the Smart Green Technologies Cluster from Latvia.

4 Jun-2018

Партньорска среща в Белград, Сърбия по проект Smart Factory Hub

29-30 Май 2018 г. в гр. Белград, Сърбия се проведе партньорска среща по проект “Smart Factory Hub“ финансиран по транснационална програма Дунав, по който фондация „Клъстер информационни и комуникационни технологии“ е партньор.

По време на срещата всеки партньор представи събираните от него иновативни продукти и услуги и основните трудности които се срещат. Събраните продуктите и услуги от всичките десет партньора ще бъдат включени в каталог и разпространени до заинтересованите страни. Тодор Митов – асистент по проекта, представи събраната до момента информация от ИКТ Клъстер.  Бяха организирани посещения на компании, чийто дейности спомагат за развитието на иновативното развитие на сръбските малки и средни предприятия.Специално внимание, партньорите отелиха на създаването модел на ваучерна схема, по която заинтересовани компании могат да кандидатстват за да получат финансиране за успешен технологичен трансфер. Взето бе решение да бъде организирана работна среща на консорциума в България в края на септември 2018 година.

Срещата бе съчетана заедно с първия от 10 регионални демонстративни обучителни семинари. На него сръбски малки и средни компании представиха своите продукти и услуги. Семинарът беше видео заснет като записът ще бъде публикуван на платформата за е-обучение.

 

1 Jun-2018

Sofia Tech Park will host two major european events on Technologies and Innovation

On June 13-14th in Sofia, Sofia Tech Park will host the first ever Tech Tour Eastern Europe Tech Tour (EETT), to be held

in Bulgaria.

The EETT is a three-day investor roadshow in Warsaw and Sofia, showcasing successful start-ups and SMEs from Central and Eastern Europe.

As part of EETT, an invitation-only strategic policy discussion meeting will be held; it is entitled: Entrepreneurship, Investment, Tech Transfer and Incubation: Best practices and next initiative for cooperation in South Eastern Europe upon the initiative of the Bulgarian Minister of Economy on the 13th of June.

It will convene representatives of Ministries of Economy, Science and Innovation, Venture Capital and Private Equity associations, Funds-of-Funds and National Promotional banks with the aim to discuss best practices for fostering innovation and agree on next common initiatives.

The policy meeting consists of 3 sessions, each consisting of a strategic discussion with introductory presentations followed by interventions by all participants with best practice examples and recommendations:

·         Regional initiatives and challenges of SEE countries fostering entrepreneurship

·          Investment fund formation attracting private capital

·          Tech transfer and incubation leading to societal and economic impact

The meeting will help participants the opportcan bunity to participate in active discussions and to also gain insight from other local and international policy makers, VC and corporate investors and financial institutions, among which IBM, Almaz Capital, Samsung, Microsoft, and Earlybird Venture CapitalAll participants and speakers of the Eastern Europe Tech Tour can be found here.

The full programme is available here.

This meeting format encourages active participation.

To register, please message petar@techtour.com.

 

During the second day of the  Eastern Europe Tech Tour (EETT), on the 14th of June in Sofia, will be held Innovative Enterprise Week Sofia 2018 (IEW) –  Financial Instruments Fostering Research and Innovation. The event is an initiative of the European Commission with strong senior presence from the EC, EIB and EIF.

A particular focus of the conference will be to enhance interactions between financial instruments to help innovative firms access finance more easily including: Innovfin, COSME’s financial instruments, European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the European Innovation Council, and including instruments at regional, national and local levels.

Discussion topics will include:

·         The next Multiannual Financial Framework

·         Important new financial instruments, such as Horizon Europe, which was announced this week

·         The  €2.1 billion Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds Programme VentureEU just announced by the European Commission

IEW will bring together policy makers in research and innovation, including:

  • Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation
  • Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General, DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission
  • Roger Havenith, Deputy CEO of the European Investment Fund
  • Jean-David Malo, Director, Open Innovation and Open Science, European Commission

Details about the confirmed speakers are available here, and the event programme here.

Participation in both events is free. I’m attaching a detailed programme of both events.

For more information  about the IEW and to register please contact info@innoweeksofia2018.eu

30 Apr-2018

Обучение за фасилитатори по проект Smart Factory Hub

В периода 24-26 април 2018 г. в гр. Щутгарт, Германия се проведе обучение на фасилитатори по проект “Smart Factory Hub“ финансиран по транснационална програма Дунав, по който фондация „Клъстер информационни и комуникационни технологии“ е партньор.

Обучението беше организирано от Университета в Щутгарт. За пръв път в проекта парньорите представиха своите фасилитатори, които ще играят ключова роля в по-нататъшното изпълнение на проекта. ИКТ Клъстер бе представляван от Анна Найденова – координатор по проекта и Тодор Митов – асистент по проекта. Фасилитаторите, бяха въведени в проекта, а след това участваха в обучение за трансфер на технологии, индустрия 4.0, иновативни технологии в производството, : 3D принтиране, интернет на нещата, автоматизация и промишлени сензори.

По време на обучението университета организира посещения на ARENA2036 – институт към университета в Щутгарт , както и компанията Cirp, където на партньорите бяха представени иновативни продукти в сферата на умните фабрики и 3D принтирането.

27 Apr-2018

3rd Agile Serbia Conference

Agile Serbia Conference has become the biggest Agile event in the region. During the last conference 500+ attendee from 10+ countries across Europe visited the event!For the next, 3rd Agile Serbia Conference, are prepared hot topics about Agile, Leadership and Software Development. You can also expect some novelties. The 3rd Agile Serbia Conference will be even more interactive than the 2nd one, with the promise to keep the quality of an educational part of the program. Join the biggest Agile and IT event in the Balkan region! See you on the 27th of April 2018!

For the full list of the speakers, more information and registration visit: AGILE SERBIA 2018

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PuzzleSoftware/

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/1174093/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/PuzzleSoft

 

27 Mar-2018

Smart Factory Hub project was presented at TCI Conference Europe 2018

Peter Statev – chairman of the board of ICT Cluster presented the project Smart Factory Hub at the TCI Conference Europe 2018 that was held in Sofia Tech Park on 21st of March. TCI Conference is one of the biggest events on European level and it was attended by representatives of cluster organisations, public agencies, industry and universities from 26 countries. The project SMART FACTORY HUB, on which ICT Cluster is a partner, was presented as a tool for shaping the digital future of Bulgaria and increasing the competitiveness of the manufacturing companies with implementing smart technologies in the production process.

26 Mar-2018

ICT Cluster is a supporting organization of the South East European Software Testing Conference SEETEST 2018 which will take place in Belgrade, Serbia on September 27-28, 2018.

After the great success of six previous editions of SEETEST in Bulgaria and Romania, the prestigious conference in the area of Software Testing and Software Quality Management will take place in Belgrade for the first time. The event rotates in different Balkan countries and gathers more than 300 IT professionals, software testing experts and well-known speakers every year.

The conference will be preceded by full-day courses on September 26, 2018 where the participants will get hands-on training in small groups in Software Testing’s latest concepts.

SEETEST 2018 will cover topics like Security Testing, Mobile Testing, Test Automation, Cloud Testing and many more current trends in the area of Quality Assurance. The conference format will be three parallel half-day tutorials in the morning and three tutorials in the afternoon on September 27. The Tutorial speakers at SEETEST are internationally recognized testing experts with tons of practical experience.

It is followed by one day of keynotes and presentations on September 28. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit papers for evaluation by the Program Committee. Organizers SEETB and Quality House guarantee that all papers will be subject to a “blind review” by at least two members of the Program Committee, on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.

SEETEST offers countless networking opportunities at the conference itself but a great addition is the Social event. It is specially designed in a format that allows attendees, sponsors and speakers to network and enjoy the evening.

The Serbian capital will host the event at the heart of New Belgrade business district in the luxury four stars hotel Crowne Plaza.

Save the dates and take advantage of discounts for early registrations! For more information, please visit the conference website.

16 Mar-2018

Female digital leaders from all over Europe are gathering for SHEleader@digital

Bulgaria ranks #1 for female ICT specialists in Europe

Sofia, March 7, 2018 - The Bulgarian Center of Women in Technology (BCWT), in partnership with the Ministry for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, are organizing the first SHEleader@digital conference dedicated to role of women in the digital economy.

 

Bulgaria has the highest percentage of women and girls in the ICT sector (27.7%) among the EU member states. The country is also at the top of the ranking for female IT professionals with 30%, almost double to the 16% average.

 

As the leading EU country with women in tech, on April 12th Sofia will welcome top ranked women leaders from all across Europe to discuss how to encourage and inspire more women and girls to enter professional and leadership roles in the digital industry.

 

The conference is part of the official calendar of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and will be held under the official patronage of the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mrs. Mariya Gabriel. The event will be opened by Lilyana Pavlova, Minister of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and Sasha Bezuhanova, Board Chair of BCWT and founder of MOVE.BG.

 

“The transforming digitally connected world that we live in requires the collective intelligence and professional contribution of all talented women and men who take on leadership to experiment with innovative ideas and validate new solutions. Women can play an even greater role than today with their participation in the digital economy of Europe and the world. SHEleader@digital brings together women leaders from Europe to find together solutions to this imbalance, to look for the dimensions of the female leadership authenticity and to connect the new generation of female entrepreneurs.”, said Sasha Bezuhanova.

 

Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg is among the keynote speakers and she will open the conference with a special video message.

 

The event will gather over 250 representatives of the business, non-profit and public sectors.

 

„At SHELeader@digital I want to get inspired form the stories of many other women and to be able to share with all the attendees some energies and good vibes to those who need it.", said Sabela Garcia Cuesta, Program Manager at Next Media Accelerator and one of the keynote speakers.

 

The conference will examine how women leaders can effectively partner to support female leadership in the digital world and change the common perception of women in tech. SHEleader will also discuss women’s role in today’s social and economic life and will explore how women leaders can contribute to the professional affirmation and economic independence of women at risk.

 

SHEleader@digital conference is organized in partnership with MOVE.BG, EDIT, Google, VMWare, Dell EMC, DSK Bank, Cisco.

 

More information: https://www.sheleader.digital/

 

About BCWT

 

The Bulgarian Center of Women in Technology (BCWT) is an organization that inspires, motivates and supports girls and women to find their place in the digital world. BCWT initiates and cooperates in the implementation of regional innovative projects, organizes trainings and thematic events and stimulates research collaboration, exchange of good practices and resource mobilization in the ICT sector. More information: http://bcwt.bg/

 

 

For more information

United Partners

Nikol Breycheva

+359 882 758 089

Nikol.breycheva@united-partners.com

12 Mar-2018

ICT Cluster is partner of the 3rd Agile Serbia Conference

Agile Serbia Conference has become the biggest Agile event in the region. 

During the last conference 500+ attendee from 10+ countries across Europe visited the event!For the next, 3rd Agile Serbia Conference, are prepared hot topics about Agile, Leadership and Software Development. You can also expect some novelties. The 3rd Agile Serbia Conference will be even more interactive than the 2nd one, with the promise to keep the quality of an educational part of the program. Join the biggest Agile and IT event in the Balkan region! See you on the 27th of April 2018!

For the full list of the speakers, more information and registration visit: AGILE SERBIA 2018

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PuzzleSoftware/

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/1174093/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/PuzzleSoft

 

1 Mar-2018

ИКТ Клъстер е партньор на тазгодишното издание на Smart Cities 2018.

От 27 до 29 март предстои провеждането на Шестото международно изложение и конференция Smart Cities 2018. Проявата ще срещне представители на бизнеса, общините и научните среди и ще представи нови технологии за адаптиране на градовете; дигитална инфраструктурна система; цялостни интегрирани услуги за населението; иновативен подход към интелигентното управление на енергията, водата, отпадъците и ресурсите.

 

Акценти в изложението:

▪ Домашна и сградна автоматизация ▪ Телематика - транспорт, публична администрация, превенция на бедствия ▪ Системи за пестене на енергия в хотелиерството, големи офис сгради, в производствата

▪ Иновативни системи за сметосъбиране ▪ Енергийна ефективност, когенерация ▪ Ефективни решения за отопление и охлаждане – термопомпи, котли и камини на пелети ▪ Eнергия от отпадъци и др.

 

Водещи компании от Австрия, Белгия, България, Германия, Гърция, Дания, Италия, Испания, Литва, Полша, Турция, Холандия, Швеция и Щвейцария заявиха своето участие. Сред тях са Национален клъстер за интелигентни транспортни и енергийни системи, Неон 10, Домотика.БГ, ТермоЛаб, Екотех Системи, Уормтек, Термо-помпени системи, Балканика Енерджи, Куатроджи, Херц, Innova, Amandus Kahl, Fronius, Dutch Dryers, DanStoker Poland, CPM Europe, Verdo Energy и много др. За 9-та поредна година ще се реализира Австрийски павилион.

* Паралелно събитие: Енергийна ефективност и възобновяема енергия (ЕЕ & ВЕ)

 

За първи път

Виртуално изложение ще функционира преди и след провеждане на Smart Cities. То осигурява допълнителна възможност на изложителите за представяне на решенията им и улеснява контакта с техни нови бизнес партньори.

 

Конференцията:

Интелигентни градове:

■ Партньорство “Дигитален преход” - част от инициативата “Градски дневен ред” на ЕС с координатор Софийска община и фокус към здравните и социални услуги; дигитализацията от гледна точка на електронното управление и градското планиране

■ Фирмени смарт решения и иновации: ▪ “Трансформация на градовете за Дигиталната Ера“ - SAP

▪ италианския консорциум Иннова ще представи свое дигитално решение за разделно събиране на отпадъци и др.

■ Кампания Watify на EC за модернизиране и дигитализация на малките и средни предприятия

 

Станете част от изявата – свържете се с нас: office@viaexpo.com, www.viaexpo.com

26 Feb-2018

ИКТ Клъстер е съосновател на Федерация на ИКТ Клъстерите за цифрово бъдеще на България

Шест клъстера от сектора на информационните и комуникационни технологии подписаха Харта и учредиха Федерация, в която обединяват усилия за развитие на иновациите, дигиталните технологии и българския бизнес. Първата стъпка на Федерацията е да окаже експертна подкрепа на законодателната инициатива за осигуряването на квалифицирани специалисти за българския ИКТ сектор.

С амбиция да работи за решаването на предизвикателствата пред успешното развитие на ИКТ в България, на 23 февруари 2018 г. в София шест от ИКТ Клъстерите в България учредиха обединяваща сектора Федерация на ИКТ клъстерите за цифрово бъдеще на България.

Учредителите на Федерацията са едни от най-активните организации в сектора: Фондация Клъстер информационни и комуникационни технологии, Български клъстер Телекомуникации, ИКТ Клъстер – Варна, ИКТ Клъстер – Пловдив, ИКТ Клъстер – Бургас и Български Технологичен Клъстер CODIA.

Учредителите са обединени от своята кауза, че прилагането на дигиталните технологии и  насърчаването на иновациите са основни предпоставки за увеличаване конкурентоспособността на българската икономика и създаването на устойчиво икономическо развитие на страната.

Първата инициатива на Федерацията е да подкрепи усилията на ИКТ бизнеса за въвеждане на работеща правителствена програма за привличане на квалифицирани специалисти от други държави (т. нар. „Сини карти“). В изпратено становище до министър-председателя Бойко Борисов, Федерацията представи своята позиция в подкрепа на бързото решаване на проблема с липсата на достатъчен човешки ресурс за работа с иновативните и върхови технологии в България.

Федерацията ще развива и прилага клъстерния подход, за да може да бъде създадена благоприятна бизнес среда за развитието на малките и средни предприятия в България. Според Хартата само чрез ползотворното сътрудничество между организациите в сектора е възможно успешно развитие на българския и европейски цифров пазар.

Федерацията ще:

-работи за ускорено прилагане на концепцията, принципите и инструментите на Индустрия 4.0 в България, като предпоставка за икономически растеж,

-насърчава конкурентоспособността на българските малки и средни предприятия чрез прилагане на дигитални технологии,

-подпомага образователната система в България чрез внедряването на съвременни процеси, технологии и програми, с цел придобиване на адекватни познания и умения,

-ще работи конструктивно с държавните институции и администрацията с цел адекватно създаване на политики, проекти, програми подпомагащи дигиталното развитие, образованието, и развитие на клъстерите в България.

За първи съпредседатели на Федерацията с едногодишен мандат се избират Председателите на Фондация ИКТ Клъстер – Петър Статев, и на ИКТ Клъстер Бургас – Петко Георгиев, като управлението ще се осъществява на ротационен принцип.