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Sofia Tech Park

Hub Information

Hub Name
Sofia Tech Park
Local Name
София Тех Парк АД
Evolutionary Stage
In preparation
Geographical Scope
National

Description

Sofia Tech Park is the first science and technology park in Bulgaria, created with the aim to be established as a platform for exchange of knowledge and ideas between the academic field, the business, the government and the society.

Its mission is to turn into a prestigious location for the world, regional and national researchers and the innovative companies in Bulgaria and through the Balkans. To enhance the system for support of innovation and new technologies by providing aid to companies, which contribute to the development of the economy and the knowledge in the country. To unite the efforts of the business and science, by focusing mainly on development and implementation of projects in the three focal points of the park – ICT, life science and clean energy.

The park’s goal is to enhance the competitiveness of science and entrepreneurship in Bulgaria through improvement of exchange of knowledge between academic field and the business. To act as a platform for development of start-ups and innovation ideas and to catalyze the commercialization process of scientific research.

In order to complete its mission the science and technology park partners with leading universities, business clusters, big international companies, Sofia Municipality, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, non-governmental institutions and others.

"Sofia Tech Park" is registered in the Commercial register of Bulgaria under the Bulgarian Commercial Law and its ownership is 100% of the Ministry of Economy of Bulgaria.

Основната цел пред София Тех Парк е да подсили развитието на технологичните проучвания, иновациите  на България посредством различни проекти. За тази цел София Тех Парк ще си партнира с различни частни и публични институции, за да се създаде и менажира уникална обстановка за иновации, да построи и имплементира  образователни програми  и да подкрепя комерсиализацията на нови технологии, продукти и услуги.

София Тех Парк е регистриран в Търговския регистър на България съгласно българския Търговски закон и 100% от собствеността му е на Министерство на икономиката на България.  

Contact Data

Coordinator
Sofia Tech Park"" JSC
Year Established
2016
Location
111B Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., 1784, Sofia (Bulgaria)
Website
https://old.sofiatech.bg/
Social Media
Contact information
Todor Mladenov
t.mladenov@sofiatech.bg
+359 889 900 619
Contact information
Mihail Iliev
m.iliev@sofiatech.bg

Organisation

Organizational form
(Part of) Private organization
Turnover
250.000-500.000
Number of employees
50-100

Technologies

  • Micro/nano electronics
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Mobility & Location based technologies
  • Interaction technologies
  • Cyber security
  • Advanced, or high performance computing
  • Big data, data analytics, data handling
  • Virtual, augmented and extended reality
  • Additive manufacturing

Bulgaria currently has a national initiative for digitising industry under preparation.

Market and Services

Sectors

  • Agriculture and food
  • Construction
  • Transport and logistics
  • Real estate, renting and business activities
  • Education
  • Other Manufacturing

TRL Focus

  • TRL1 - Basic principles observed and reported
  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative Research
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Commercial infrastructure
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

•     Short description (what need was solved)? Bioinformatics Lab
•     What service(s) provided (different from example? The main objective of the lab is to develop the capacity of Bulgarian science in the field of bioelectronics, bioinformatics and biotechnology. It’s role is also to establish itself as a modern center for technological knowledge, scientific research, education and training of professionals, research and development activities and innovation.
•     The relation with digitization? The fact that we introduce the combination of informatics to biology provides a huge opportunity for innovation and digitization.
Name customer, contact details: For More details Todor Mladenov (t.mladenov@sofiatech.bg) (+359889900619)

•     Short description (what need was solved)? Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab
•     What service(s) provided (different from example? Training, research and correction three-dimensional models of products and equipment in true to scale immersive environment using natural interaction techniques for visual verification of the structure and properties of objects and integration of tactile feedback and sound effects for the purposes of rapid development of systems and support in decision-making and development and practical application of methods for virtual prototyping based on the collaboration of software for engineering analysis and simulation systems for virtual and augmented reality.
•     The relation with digitization? The aim of the laboratory is to develop and apply virtual and augmented reality and the related innovative technologies, work methods, tools and equipment in various fields of industry, science, education and social life.
•     Name customer, contact details: For More details Todor Mladenov (t.mladenov@sofiatech.bg) (+359889900619)

•     Short description (what need was solved)?High Performance Computing Lab
•     What service(s) provided (different from example? The mission of the HPC laboratory is to deliver reliable, sustainable computing resources and services to facilitate the use of high performance computing and to meet the small scale and midrange computational demands of the scientific research community in the academic institutions and high-tech SMEs located all over the country and the region.
•     The relation with digitization?  The Super Fast computer Nestum Cluster can make 24 hours forecast for 8 minustes
•     Name customer, contact details: For More details Todor Mladenov (t.mladenov@sofiatech.bg) (+359889900619)

Funding

  • Horizon 2020
  • COSME
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Regional funding
  • Private funding
  • Partner resources
  • Memberships
Last updated: 07/01/19 14:22