Centers of Competence

  • Project idea information


    Innovative and socially responsible Danube region - Improve framework conditions for innovation

    Project Idea Promoter
    (name of the institution)

    Needs and challenges
    (Needs, main problems or challenges to be addressed)

    We have developed concepts for the following Centers of Competence and are looking for partners, so we can make the projects more Danube region strategy compliant._x000D_
    We envisage up to 8 partners from about 4-5 EU member countries and 1 candidate coun

    (main and specific objectives to be achieved)

    - Improve the institutional and infrastructural framework conditions and policy instruments for research & innovation to ensure a broader access to knowledge for the development of new technologies and the social dimension of innovation.

    Main results and core outputs

    1. INTELLECT: Centre Of Excellence In Internet Technologies And Innovation, Library Sciences And Cultural Heritage- Unibit Sofia_x000D_
    2. Center of Competence in Restoration and conservation technologies with a cultural artefact seed bank with th

    Main foreseen activities

    - Contribute to developing an excellent research infrastructure in the Danube region( centers of competence)_x000D_
    - Support the improved coordination of cluster policies and cluster cooperation projects that lead to joint innovation and the development

    Innovative character of the project idea

    there is no single cloud base operational model which to support Centers of applied competences in synergy with Financial instruments,

    Estimated Total Budget
    (in EUR)

    around 1,950,000 each

    Estimated duration
    (in months)


  • Partners involved at this stage

    ERDF Partners

    Technical University Sofia, Technical University Varna, Medical University Varna, Veliko Tarnovo University, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Academy of Fine Arts, Unibit Sofia, National sport academy,

    IPA Partners


    Associated Strategic Partners

  • Partners requested

    ERDF Partners

    CoC in EU member countries

    IPA Partners

    Associated Strategic Partners

  • Contact Person


    Dr. Ivo Kostov




    Telephone number

    E-mail address

    Is the applicant the project's potential Lead Partner?

    If not, is the potential Lead Partner already being chosen?

Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)