The Future EC Policies and Regulations in Terms of Digital Technologies and Society Announced at SIA’s Conference “Business Sofia 2018 - Digital Horizons”

The Future EC Policies and Regulations in Terms of Digital Technologies and Society Announced at SIA’s Conference “Business Sofia 2018 - Digital Horizons”

On April 13, Sofia Investment Agency organized a conference dedicated to the benefits and opportunities for the Bulgarian business in implementing a Digital Single Market. Many issues were discussed during the conference, such as the challenges in providing experts prepared to work in a high-tech environment, and the future EC policies and regulations in terms of digital technologies and …

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BUSINESS

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Sofia is Shortlisted for the Emerging Europe Awards in the City FDI Promotion Strategy of the Year Category

Sofia is among the 10 shortlisted cities nominated for the Emerging Europe Awards in the category City FDI Promotion Strategy of the Year. London-based think tank company Emerging Europe is organizing the Emerging Europe Awards to acknowledge local authorities and businesses and their success stories, leading projects and best practice across all 23 countries from Central and Eastern Europe …

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Second DCC Academy Seminar in Brussels

The Second Digital Cities Challenge academy seminar "Vision & Ambition seminar" will be held on May 16-17th, 2018 in Brussels. All 15 cities (including Sofia representatives) will attend a series of meetings and seminars that will mark the closing stage of the Vision and Ambition phase and will kick-start the Strategy phase. During the first stage of Digital …

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Sofia Investment Agency Welcomes Utrecht University Students

Sofia Investment Agency Welcomes Utrecht University Students

The team of Sofia Investment Agency welcomed students of Utrecht University in the Netherlands.  The students are studying Building Engineering and the visit is part of their curriculum. It aims to introduce them to innovative practices in the field of construction and real estate. The data will help them complete their Bachelor's theses. The students are given the chance to …

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CIDIC Expresses Interest to Invest in Sofia

CIDIC Expresses Interest to Invest in Sofia

What are the opportunities for investment and business tax rates, is there a basis for development of smart city projects - these are some of the topics that are of interest to the 25-member CIDIC (European Diplomatic, Economic & Academic Center) delegation currently visiting Sofia. The guests were welcomed today in Sofia Municipality by Doncho Barbalov, deputy mayor of …

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LIDL Chooses Sofia to Open its Fourth High-Tech IT Development Center in Europe

LIDL Chooses Sofia to Open its Fourth High-Tech IT Development Center in Europe

The German supermarket chain Lidl chose Sofia to be its fourth location in Europe to open a high-tech IT development center. The Lidl Digital unit starts with a team of 25 people. In addition, it is planned to further grow with 100 more specialists to handle IT solutions serving all markets where the chain also sells online …

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Behr-Hella Thermocontrol to Invest in its Fifth Production Line in the Sofia-Bozhurishte Economic Zone

Behr-Hella Thermocontrol to Invest in its Fifth Production Line in the Sofia-Bozhurishte Economic Zone

The German global leading automotive parts manufacturer Веhr-Неllа Тhеrmосоntrоl (ВНТС) will increase its production capacity in Bulgaria by launching its fifth production line in its plant in Bozhurishte Economic Zone. ВНТС has reported increased customer demand - the supply contracts signed with new customers require capacity expansion …

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Bulgaria Records the Highest 2017 Employment Growth in EU

According to Eurostat’s labor force survey, Bulgaria had the highest employment growth rate for people aged 20-64 in the European Union in 2017. Bulgaria’s employment rose by 3.6% and reached 71.3%. EU’s average employment rate was 72.2%, given that the target of the Europe 2020 strategy is the total employment rate of people aged 20-64 in the EU to …

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Business Property Investments in Bulgaria Reach EUR 52 Mln in Q1 2018

Business Property Investments in Bulgaria Reach EUR 52 Mln in Q1 2018

According to the latest Colliers report, investments in business, industrial and retail space in Bulgaria amounted to EUR 52 million in the first quarter of 2018. Average prices and return on business properties remained stable. According to the consulting company, rent levels and profitability in the three main segments - industrial, commercial and office space – will remain the same …

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Almost Twice as Many 5-Star Rooms in Sofia by 2020

Almost Twice as Many 5-Star Rooms in Sofia by 2020

Sofia expects the number of 5-star hotel rooms to double by 2020 upon the completion of key sites of international chains, including Marriott in Macedonia Square, Hyatt, located in place of the former Serdika cinema next to the monument of Vasil Levski, Swissotel in the Grand Canyon Complex in Mladost 1 residential district, and the hotel part of Millenium Center …

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Sofia Started its Participation in the Construction of the pan-European 5G Network

Sofia Started its Participation in the Construction of the pan-European 5G Network

Sofia started cooperation with Thessaloniki and Belgrade in the framework of the initiative to build a pan-European 5G network. Thus, the Bulgarian capital started its participation in the construction of a 5G corridor between Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece for connected and automated driving. Such corridors are being built between many other European countries, for example, between Spain and Portugal; France, …

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New Functionalities to the “Citizens” Mobile App

New Functionalities to the “Citizens” Mobile App

The mobile application “Citizens” (Grajdanite) that allows reporting to institutions is with an updated interface and new functionalities. The application was launched in 2015 and Sofia Municipality is a partner in the development of the platform, through which more than 82 000 alerts have been submitted to state institutions by 62 000 citizens, not only from Sofia but also from …

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Brief News about Sofia’s Urban Environment

Brief News about Sofia’s Urban Environment

Since early April night public transport has been launched in Sofia. Four bus lines cross the city to connect all large neighborhoods. The buses run from 12 pm until 4 am. The transfer location where all buses meet is at Knyaz Alexander I Square. The price of the night card is BGN 2. It is valid for all lines …

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ENTREPRENEURS

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Current Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities

 Accelerator and Training programs of EIT Health EIT Health, with the support of the European Committee and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), offers several programs for funding and support of startups or innovative teams developing projects in the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals and research. For its accelerator and training programs, the organization uses its network …

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Upcoming International Trade Fairs

Upcoming International Trade Fairs

Our monthly newsletter provides information on upcoming international trade exhibitions and fairs where you can introduce your business to a professional audience and potential partners and customers. Registration for participation in such forums usually takes place weeks and even months before the start of the events. The trade fairs listed below will take place in June and July, so you …

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EVENTS

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Sofia Investment Agency to Take Part in the Innovation Drivers for Regional Growth Conference

Sofia Investment Agency to Take Part in the Innovation Drivers for Regional Growth Conference

 Vladimir Danailov, CEO of Sofia Investment Agency, is attending the Innovation Drivers for Regional Growth Conference in Sofia, which will take place on 2-3 May 2018 in the National Palace of Culture. The Conference is held under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The panel discussions will focus on investments in research, …

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Celebrating 10 years of success and 100’000+ attendees from over 110 countries visiting Webit Global Series in Sofia, Dubai, Istanbul, Singapore and New Delhi!

Celebrating 10 years of success and 100’000+ attendees from over 110 countries visiting Webit Global Series in Sofia, Dubai, Istanbul, Singapore and New Delhi!

Webit grows more and more every year and creates new horizons and opportunities for Bulgarian and European entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystems.  The tenth anniversary edition of Webit.Festival Europe will be more influential and spectacular than ever, welcoming prime ministers, EU Commissioners, ministers, mayors, presidents and leaders of the world's largest and most innovative companies, hundreds of investors and …

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Don’t Miss Out in Sofia in May

Don’t Miss Out in Sofia in May

Innovation Drivers for Regional Growth Conference - 3 May, 2018 The conference will be held under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and will focus on the role of smart specialization and technology transfer as innovation drivers for regional growth. The Trio Presidency Estonia-Bulgaria-Austria identified investments in research, innovation and human capital as …

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