New 37,900 sq.m Modern Logistics Space into Operation in Two Logistics Parks Near Sofia

According to a quarterly report by the Cushman & Wakefield Forton consulting company, the second quarter’s industrial space market reported ongoing activity.

After a difficult start to the year, Sofia’s market is improving the results both in terms of leased space and in projects under construction. The fifth and sixth buildings of East Ring Logistics Park and the first stage of Logistics Park Sofia have been put into operation. The two facilities add 37,900 square meters of modern storage space. Another 166,652 square meters of logistics space are under construction in Sofia, and the investments are mainly from owners.

The total utilization for the second quarter of 2020 exceeds 24,000 sq.m. Logistics, distribution, and courier companies are active in the rental segment, mainly due to the growth of online trade. Rental levels remain stable – 3.8 euros / sq.m for larger facilities and 4.2-4.4 euros / sq.m for medium-sized ones.

The country’s industrial market is dominated by production areas, mainly for automotive components and light industry.

For more data from the second quarter, see the report Marketbeat Bulgaria: Industrial Q2 2020 of Cushman & Wakefield Forton. Find an overview of the markets for retail and office space in the second quarter here



Funding Opportunities and Upcoming B2B Meetings

Enterprise Europe Network at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce invites you at several virtual bilateral meetings. The formats allow online B2B sessions with international partners on a preliminary schedule and a specially adapted platform with an individual virtual room for each meeting.

The registration for the virtual B2B meetings during Torino Fashion Week Digital 2020 is open. The event is suitable for fashion designers and stylists; new clothing and accessories brands, start-ups, small and medium enterprises, textile and fashion accessories manufacturers, retailers, distributors, sales agents, and fashion stores, e-commerce platforms, companies with ICT and technology solutions for the fashion industry, PR agencies, specialized fashion consultants, agents, universities and research institutes in the field of technology in the fashion and textile sector. Registrations are open until 30 September. Find more information here.

Another forthcoming event is Innovation Village 2020 – bilateral international meetings between representatives of companies, universities, research centers, and stakeholders on the issues of sustainable development, circular economy, and smart energy, to identify opportunities for technological and trade partnerships, launch cooperation and research projects, developing business opportunities in new markets. Innovation Village 2020 will be held from 7 to 8 October 2020, and registrations are open until 2 October. Find more information and a registration link here.

Registration is now open for virtual the meetings during the Istanbul Fintech Week, where entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, CEOs from around the world gather to discuss current and leading topics in financial innovation and technology (Fintech). The deadline for registration and scheduling of meetings is 14 October 2020. Find more information and the ways to fill in your participant profile here.


Information about current business events in all sectors can be found on the newsletter page on the website of the Enterprise Europe Network Bulgaria. The business meetings with dates in September and October are published in the latest bulletin of the organization here.


Fund of Funds (FoF) will invest a total of over BGN 660 thousand in start-ups to expand the current markets and the entering of new markets of projects in the field of new technologies and the introduction of innovations: industrial 3D printing, modern financial technologies, outsourcing platforms, software products. The investments will be made through the “Innovation Capital” fund manager.

The Seed/Acceleration and Start-up Fund are FoF’s instruments for equity and quasi-equity investments designed to support the setting up and development of sustainable


Upcoming Events in Sofia


9-10 September, Sofia tech Park

jPrime is a conference with talks on Java, various languages on the JVM, mobile, web and best practices. Its sixth edition will be held on 09th and 10th of September 2020 in Sofia Tech Park.

It’s run by the Bulgarian Java User Group and backed by the biggest companies in the country.

jPrime features a combination of great international speakers along with the best presenters from Bulgaria and the Balkans. It is divided in two tracks and provides great opportunities for learning, hacking, networking and fun.




15 September, online

On 15 September 2020, the EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk will conduct a webinar titled “What to know before starting trade exchanges with Japan”.

The webinar is targeted to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the European Union (EU) seeking to put, administratively, everything in place before exporting to Japan.

The webinar is also targeted to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have already had experience in exporting to some FTA-countries. The seminar will provide specific information about the companies that intend to have trade with Japan as the EU-Japan EPA is very different from the other trade agreements concluded by the EU.

The seminar will present what should be started with and will put the focus on the main differences with former agreements. In addition, this webinar will analyze the best and the easiest way to put into practice the EU-Japan EPA and will also provide some useful links with trustworthy information.

For more information please click here.

To register please click here.



19-20 September, Sofia Tech Park/online

The free educational event “Robo Days 2020” of the Professional Association of Robotics and Automation PARA will be held for two consecutive days, on 19 and 20 September. The event will focus on the role of educational robotics and STEM disciplines in modern education, robots made by Bulgarian students, the prospects in educational robotics, the role of the students, teachers, and business, and the importance of dual education. “Robo Days 2020” will be streamed online on the PARA’s website, Facebook page, and  YouTube channel. In the lobby of the “Incubator” building of Sofia Tech Park, there will be an exhibition in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures.

During “Robo Days 2020”, teachers, young people, innovative companies, representatives of government institutions,


Yet Another Satellite Event During Biotech Atelier 2020: Pharmacogenetics & Pharmacogenomics

BIOTECH ATELIER announced yet another satellite event: Pharmacogenetics & Pharmacogenomics that will be held on 25th September 2020.

Pharmacogenetics & Pharmacogenomics will explore the importance of individual genetic information for treatment optimization, disease prevention, and management. The workshop will also discuss how pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics can improve human health.

Workshop Topics
– Pharmacogenetics and dealing with the variability of responses to medication due to single gene variations
– Pharmacogenomics and the relation between the human genome and a specific drug
– Pharmacogenetic and Pharmacogenomic Testing as an instrument for personalized medicine – building predictability about drug metabolism, treatment effectiveness, and expected side effects

For more information, please visit the website of BIOTECH ATELIER 2020.