The event “Financial Support for SMEs – SIMExpo 2021”, organized by the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA), will take place on 28 and 29 September. The forum is aimed at representatives of small and medium enterprises and start-up teams looking for accessible information about the opportunities for development through various financial and investment instruments. The program will include funding institutions, investment, and guarantee funds presenting their products to entrepreneurs and SMEs. Representatives of the bilateral chambers of commerce and industry and business associations and the trade attachés to the foreign diplomatic missions in our country will also take part in the event. The contact exchange will allow direct talks of business representatives and funding institutions to discuss specific opportunities according to the company’s individual needs.
The event is free to attend. For more information on how to get involved, please visit https://www.sme.government.bg/?p=55036
You can also arrange business meetings within the Smart Manufacturing Matchmaking 2021 – a three-day free online event organized by the Enterprise Europe Network at the BCCI. The focus is on data management and Industry 4.0. The event will be held entirely online between 17-19 November and will bring together companies, research centers, and representatives of public administrations. Register by 12 November 12 at the following link.
The call for project proposals is open under the LIFE program – the EU’s instrument for funding environmental and climate activities. Clean technology solutions can be submitted in four thematic areas: Nature and Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Quality of Life, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, and Transition to Clean Energy.
The program has a total budget of EUR 5.48 billion for 2021-2027 and offers growth opportunities for EU-registered public bodies, companies, start-up teams, and NGOs. LIFE will fund pilot projects or those of them close to a market outlet. The maximum amount of funding is 60% of the total project cost. Grants often range between EUR 500,000 and EUR 5 million and mainly target consortia of up to 5 partners from public authorities, companies, and NGOs.
The first open calls are available on the program website at: https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/life_en
By 21 September, you can register for free business meetings within the 2021 EEN Green and ICT Brokerage Event, including companies and experts in the green and ICT industry from Taiwan and Europe. The event is free and allows for scheduling 30-minute bilateral online meetings on an individual schedule and according to the interest of each participant.
Target sectors are:
– Electronic mobility (E-mobility)
– Energy (renewable energy, energy efficiency)
– Circular economy (sustainable materials, recycling/recovery solution)
– Software (big data, machine learning, data analysis)
– Hardware (embedded systems, 3D printing, sensors)
– ICT industries (AI, Blockchain, Cyber Security, IoT, IIoT, AIoT, AR&VR)
– ICT services (Fintech, E-Health, E-Commerce, E-Government, Smart Solution)
The event is organized by the Enterprise Europe Network at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and will take place from 22 to 30 September. Register here: https://2021-een-green-ict.b2match.io/home.
The profiles of experts and companies from different countries that have already applied for participation are also available on the page.
Register for another business event with B2B meetings by 21 September. The European Biotech ＆ Pharma Virtual Partnering Conference 2021 for companies and experts in biotechnology and pharmacology. The conference focuses on the topics: drug discovery, regenerative medicine, therapeutic and diagnostic tools, application of AI and IoT technologies in the previously listed areas, digital medicine, digital therapy. Participation is free and is organized by the Enterprise Europe Network at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce. Follow the steps described on the Chamber’s website to register – https://www.bia-bg.com/event/view/29047