AI CLUSTER BULGARIA
About the AI Cluster Bulgaria
Project development - identification of opportunities, preparation of proposals.
Development of knowledge and skills (Skills and education) - courses, workshops, offering technological infrastructure for educational purposes
Access to finance - financial engineering, access to finance; investment and business plans
Support of units such as Incubators and Accelerators (Incubator / accelerator support) - access to markets, business development, research of consumer attitudes, creation of associations, location selection
Testing and validation - demonstrations, certifications, product quality
Provision of technical infrastructure - equipment rental, economical production, supply of technological infrastructure
Contract research - development and validation of technological concepts
Strategic R&D - development of solutions, scientific activities
Ecosystem learning - workshops and seminars for sharing knowledge and experience
Strategic Development - study of market opportunities
Community building - building ecosystems, disseminating knowledge, providing mediation services
Assessment of digital maturity.
Providing information on innovations in the field of digital technologies.
Support for the protection of intellectual property, including awareness raising
Measures to promote science among young people, mentoring students and providing special services for young researchers.
International affairs of the AI Cluster Bulgaria:
European AI Forum Home - European AI Forum (european-ai-forum.com)
The European AI Forum is an initiative launched in June 2020 on the final day of the Croatian Presidency over the Council of the European Union. Initially planned as a conference that takes place towards the completion of each Council Presidency, the European AI Forum has turned into a network of associations that want to make sure startups and innovators in the Member States have a voice when it comes to building an AI regulatory framework.
Founded by CroAI, Hub France IA and KI Bundesverband, our Community has grown to include AI4SI, AI Austria, AI Cluster Bulgaria, NL AI Coalitie, AI Poland and Artificial Intelligence Association of Lithuania.
In our previous forums, we had the pleasure to welcome Mrs. Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations, Mr. Cedric O, the French State Secretary for the Digital Economy, Mrs. Dorothee Bär, the German State Secretary for Digitalisation, Mrs. Nicola Beer vice president of the European Parliament, Mrs. Karina Angelieva Deputy Minister
of Education & Science in Bulgaria, Mr. Kilian Gross Head of AI Policy Development & Coordination Unit European Commission, a Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, and Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Karlo Ressler, Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence, and Mark Boris Andrijanič, Slovenian's Minister for Digital Transformation, Claire Skentelbery, Director General of EuropaBio - the European Association for Bioindustries, Jasen Tanev from DigitalNationalAllianceBG and many more.
Borderless AI Initiative
The AI Cluster Bulgaria in a collaboration with AI Austria started an initiative for Borderless AI. Both organizations share the belief that Europe has the potential to be a global leader in the innovation of data, which is the basis of future sustainable economic growth and social well-being. So far in the initiative are participate also Serbia, Sweden, UK and stakeholders from Japan.
We believe that attracting and connecting all AI Clusters across the globe will be a perfect opportunity to exchange best practices and know-how, increase the level of innovations and develop paper recommendations for future policies.
AI Alliance Bulgaria/Germany
AI Bulgaria and the KI Bundesverband have sought an alliance to drive developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The associations aim to explore the potential for bilateral cooperation in various fields of AI and aim to find solutions for international issues that are of common concern on a European Scale. By teaming up, the opportunities of AI in business and research can be fully ensured, while the challenges can be dealt with collectively.
The project concerns the necessity of direct cooperation between the Bulgarian and German AI-ecosystem consisting of startups, SMEs, VCs and research. In a Data-Driven ecosystem, it is of uttermost importance that cooperation is made possible on every level.