ABOUT THE PARTNERS

FOUNDATION CLEANTECH BULGARIA

Cleantech Bulgaria is a business network for clean technologies, innovation and sustainable development. The organization is working actively to introduce resource-efficient solutions leading to a shift to new business models, such as the low carbon and circular economy. Cleantech Bulgaria is a catalyst for innovative solutions and a trusted partner of the business, public administration, science and education. We are focused on enabling collaboration, professional matchmaking, innovation and support commercial and strategic partnerships among different clusters, associations and companies that work in the field of greening business, the environment, education and innovation, connecting these elements into a single pivoting goal – enabling sustainable change towards an eco-conscious business and life.

Cleantech Bulgaria provides consulting and financing for innovative enterprises, start-ups support and access to an international network of experts, partners, clients and investors. So far over 120 companies have received financial and expert support. Our business network of partners consists of over 500 experts in various innovative fields.

Cleantech Bulgaria is an official partner of the Knowledge and innovation Communities (KICs) part of European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an independent body of the EU, collaborating on the topics of Sustainable Manufacturing (EIT Manufacturing), Food (EIT Food), Sustainable Energy (EIT InnoEnergy) and Climate Change (EIT Climate KIC). Additionally, the company is a partner in a number of projects in Horizon 2020, INTERREG, national programs and initiatives.

In 2017 Cleantech Bulgaria has been awarded for best company in the category “Business and consulting services” in the prestigious competition “Mr and Mrs Economics”, organized by the Confederation of the Employers and Industrialist in Bulgaria (KRIB) and Economics magazine. The organization is a Board member of KRIB and works actively in cooperation with leading national and international business organizations in the field of financial instruments, innovation, industry, science and education.

BULGARIAN CONSULTANCY ORGANIZATION LTD.

The „Bulgarian Consultancy Organization “Ltd. (BCO) is the leading consulting company on the Bulgarian market over the past decade. The organization has a strong team of professionals – experts with extensive experience and expertise in the field of the management of EU funds and policies that together managed to impose a quality standard of work in the consulting sector in the country.

Since its establishment in 2007 BCO Ltd. is a proven leader in providing consultancy services in the field of European projects and public procurement, thanks to the good planning, management and implementation of large and strategic consulting, infrastructure, research and innovative projects of national and local importance. The Company has built a broad portfolio of successfully implemented contracts and qualitatively implemented projects in both the public and private sector for Contracting Authorities such as the Council of Ministers, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy, a number of municipal administrations and other structures of central and local administration.

Since 2015, BCO has been acting also as a Vocational training and education center “Without Borders’ and is a licensed VET provider for training in 27 professions with 38 specialties. To date, over 300 individuals have received qualifications in various professional areas and have profited from the different vocational formats that BCO offers.

CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) is a state university in Cyprus with a strategic target to design and develop research activities both within the University and in cooperation with other research institutes and organizations across Cyprus and abroad. The Sustainable Energy Laboratory of CUT is a multi-departmental research laboratory focusing on sustainable development, and more specifically on climate innovation and education, solar energy, energy efficiency and biomimicry. Up to date, the Sustainable Energy Laboratory has successfully managed significant number of projects and since 2016 is a partner of EIT-Climate KIC in Cyprus, undertaking projects from a wider range of thematic areas, such as education and green entrepreneurship.

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