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Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA)
International Economic Relations Center to BIA

 Contact details
Contact personMs. Christina Kasparyan
SME Advisor 
Street16-20 Alabin St. 
Address 1000 - Sofia (Bulgaria) 
Phone+359 2 932 09 34 
Webhttp://ierc.bia-bg.com/
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)26-50 
Organisation TypeNon profit 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Visual arts
» Cultural Heritage
» Virtual Museums
» Economics
» Innovation
» Computer sciences
» Information sciences
» Business and Management

 Brief description of your activity focus
Support to SMEs, innovation management advice, development of SME support tools, internationalisation, technology and know-how transfer.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Main activities of the International Economic Relations Center include:

Supporting the internationalization of SMEs;
Searching and finding potential new foreign partners and new markets;
Marketing studies on Bulgarian and foreign markets, product and sector studies, market access;
Foreign trade and customs consultancy, analysis and information;
Organizing international meetings, business missions, corporate presentations, seminars, trainings and business forums;
Investment consultancy, assistance and guidance in mergers and acquisitions;
Technology transfer and technology development, innovation processes, assistance in marketing of research development;
Organization of brokerage events for technology and innovative know-how between enterprises;
Organization of brokerage events and international business meetings with pre-arranged preparation for participation;
Supporting and providing information about the new EU funding programs - Horizon2020; COSME, Erasmus+, etc.;
Innovation management in enterprises and evaluation of innovative capacity of the company with specialized methodology IMPROVE.

International Economic Relation Center provides:

Marketing studies of Bulgarian and foreign markets;
Analysis of commercial and production statistics;
Finding new business partners for cooperation and investments;
Consultancy for EU funding programs and projects;
Providing information for HORIZON2020 and SME Instrument;
Organization of international business meetings with potential partners;
Assessment of the innovative capacity of enterprises.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» TRANSFORMATIONS-01-2018: Research for inclusive growth: addressing the socioeconomic effects of technological transformations
» TRANSFORMATIONS-04-2019-2020: Innovative approaches to urban and regional development through cultural tourism
» TRANSFORMATIONS-06-2018: Inclusive and sustainable growth through cultural and creative industries and the arts
» DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-12-2018-2020: Curation of digital assets and advanced digitization
» TRANSFORMATIONS-14-2018: Supply and demand-oriented economic policies to boost robust growth in Europe - Addressing the social and economic challenges in Europe
» DT-GOVERNANCE-13-2019: Digitisation, Digital Single Market and European culture: new challenges for creativity, intellectual property rights and copyright

 Project participation
 
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
FunctionPartner
Project TitleEnhancing more participation of women entrepreneurs activities in Horizon 2020
AcronymEMPOWA
Specific ThemeBoosting women participation in H2020 SME Instrument
Project websitehttp://empowa.zenit.de/
CoordinatorNational Documentation Center, Greece
 
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
FunctionCoordinator
Project TitleS2S- EU steps up to scale-up management
AcronymSteps2Scale
Specific ThemeCreation of harmonized qualification and competence framework for a new profession Scale-Up adviser
 
Project #3
Project TypeOther (International)
FunctionPartner
Project TitleEnterprise Europe Network
AcronymEEN-BG
Specific ThemeSupporting internationalisation of SMEs
Project websitehttp://ierc.bia-bg.com/en/introduction
CoordinatorARC Consulting Ltd.
 
Project #4
Project TypeH2020
FunctionPartner
Project TitleEEN KAM Services for SME Instrument
Specific ThemeProviding support to SMEs to participate in the SME Instrument
CoordinatorARC Consulting Ltd.
 
Project #5
Project TypeOther (International)
FunctionPartner
Project TitleOpportunities for European Entrepreneurs in the Sharing economy
AcronymSharON
Specific ThemeSharing Economy
Project websitehttp://sharon.platon.robotkireczne.com/en/
CoordinatorTorun Regional Development Agency, Technology Park

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
BIA Projects:
Current projects 2018-2019:
- A KNOWLEDGE ALLIANCE IN ECO-INNOVATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO BOOST SMES COMPETITIVENESS - INTERREG BALKAN‐MEDITERRANEAN 2014‐2020; Macedonian University of Thessaloniki - Department of Economics (Lead Partner)
- WIM 3 WORKERS INVOLVEMENT - ÁWARENESS, EXPERIMENT, MONITORING - DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EC) - Association of Employers of Slovenia ZDS (lead partner);
- EDU-LAB NEW DANUBIAN GOVERNANCE IN LABOUR MARKET RELEVANCE OF HIGHER EDUCATION - INTERREG DANUBE Programme - European Foundation for Education, Germany (leading partner);
- TRAINING FOR EMPLOYMENT - National Employment Action Plan 2018, MLSP - Beneficiary
- BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE MODEL AND PARTNER NETWORK TO SUPPORT EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR MOBILITY IN THE CROSS BORDER AREA BULGARIA-ROMANIA - INTERREG Romania-Bulgaria - Industrial Association – Veliko Tarnovo (Lead Beneficiary);

Implemented projects:
- BIOSTEP - PROMOTING STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT AND PUBLIC AWARENESS FOR A PARTICIPATIVE GOVERNANCE OF THE BIOECONOMY - Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement no. 652682) - Ecologic Institute (Coordinator)
- PLAY4GUIDANCE - A EUROPEAN BUSINESS GAME TO TRAIN AND GUIDE STUDENTS AND UNEMPLOYED ON ENTREPRENEURIAL, TRANSVERSAL AND MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Erasmus+;

For a full list of implemented projects: https://en.bia-bg.com/project/

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