United Bulgarian Bank now provides loans under relaxed terms guaranteed by the Fund of Funds (FoF) through the financial instrument “Loss-capped portfolio guarantee to overcome the effects of the COVID-19 crisis”, financed by Operational Programme Innovation and Competitiveness (OPIC) 2014-2020. The programme offers a guarantee of up to 80 % of the amount of each loan, as well as relaxed terms. Companies can benefit from the product to cover current debt obligations or as a working capital. Details can be found on the website of the bank here.
Loans under relaxed terms to SMEs are also available under the COSME+ Programme through Fintrade Finance intermediary. Startups and SMEs with social impact projects that need working capital or investment resource to develop and expand their business are priority. Details and application terms are listed here.
Enterprise Europe Network at the International Economic Relations Unit (IERC) of the Bulgarian Industrial Association in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg organise bilateral meetings during the World Expo 2020 in Dubai in 2022. Companies in the areas: sustainable development, circular economy, ICT, transport and logistics, innovation, industry 4.0, automotive and electronic mobility, life sciences and biotechnologies, eco-technology and eco-construction, environment and renewable energy, MICE and tourism, are invited to join. The bilateral meetings will take place from 24 to 26 January 2022. IERC provides assistance to Bulgarian companies that are interested in the event. Find out more on IERC’s website here.
Smart Manufacturing Matchmaking 2021 is a free to attend brokerage event for companies, research centers and representatives of public administrations engaged in smart production, industry 4, trends in institutional and urban innovation. The meetings will take place online in two sessions. The first will be held between 13 and 14 May, and the second – between November 17-19, 2021. Registered participants for the first session will have access to the autumn session. Requests for participation are accepted by 11 May 2021. Information and registration link can be found here.