The Informational Campaign for presenting grant procedure BG16RFOP002-1.016 „Development of Innovation Clusters“ under OPIC has finished

With the conducted info day in Sofia on September 11, 2019, the informational campaign for presenting grant procedure BG16RFOP002-1.016 „Development of Innovation Clusters“, organized by the Directorate General “European Funds for Competitiveness” (DG EFC) in its quality of Managing authority of Operational Programme “Innovation and competitiveness” 2014-2020 /OPIC/, has finished.

Within the information campaign all interested parties, after asking their questions, received more information regarding the main points of the procedure, the stages of the evaluation and the following project implementation.

During the info days attention was paid on the fact, that the support under the present procedure is aimed at stimulating the innovation activity of already existing clusters with established structure and links between their individual members. Focus was placed on the purpose of the procedure – stimulating the innovation activity through joint use of facilities, exchange of knowledge and experience and knowledge transfer. It is expected that through the support under the procedure, closer links and cooperation between the cluster and the research, innovation and academic organizations will be achieved.

The procedure for „Development of Innovation Clusters“ is the 12th grant procedure through competitive selection, which OPIC announces within the current programming period. The total amount under the procedure is BGN 29 924 199 (€15 300 000).

The deadline for submission of project proposals is 4 pm on October 26, 2019.

Presentation from the informational campaign could be downloaded HERE /only in Bulgarian language/.