From 5 to 7 October, the Centre of Competence for Quantum Communication, Intelligent Security Systems, and Risk Management – QUASAR organized the first British delegation to Bulgaria with the participation of leading companies in the field of cyber security, artificial intelligence, and nuclear engineering.
At the invitation of the Center, Ioana Dragneva, chief expert in the Investment Analysis Department of Invest Sofia, joined the business meetings. Among the official guests were also representatives of the Ministry of Economy, the Sofia Municipality, research and scientific institutions, and NGOs.
The delegation was led by His Excellency Chris Barton – Trade Commissioner for Europe and Krassimir Kiriakov, Head of the Commercial and Economic Section at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in London. The British companies visited and held talks at the Ministry of Economy, the Bulgarian Investment Agency, and Sofia Tech Park to learn more about the Supercomputer and the Park’s artificial intelligence and data processing laboratories.
During a dedicated business forum in the International Laboratory Complex of QUASAR, the British companies presented their activities to Bulgarian companies and organizations. On the Bulgarian side, QUASAR and the Institute of Robotics, as well as the Higher Naval School – Varna and the National Military University – Veliko Tarnovo made presentations in the field of cyber security and risk management.
The participants from both countries declared their readiness for future joint activities, investments, and exchange of know-how, talents, and international educational programs for young scientists.