The role of innovation, new technologies and skills in Bulgaria and EU

Innovation and new technologies among main topics for Bulgaria and EU

We are proud to share that Dr. Niki Kousi, Managing Director of EIT Manufacturing CLC South East, met with Commissioner Mariya Gabriel in Sofia, Bulgaria!

At the context of the conference “The challenges and opportunities in the field of construction – The role of innovation, new technologies and skills” organized by the Bulgarian Construction Chamber and the Stroitel Newspaper, Commissioner Gabriel highlighted the key role of EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) towards boosting innovation in Europe. In her speech, among others, she emphasized the significance of the #DeepTechTalent initiative and #NewEuropeanBauhaus  calling the Bulgarian stakeholders as well to participate in these.

Speaking at the panel, consisting of Mrs Kousi, Mr. Marinov (Deputy Director of the General Directorate ” European Competitiveness Funds, Ministry of Innovation and Growth) and Mrs. Nakova (Head of EDIH in construction), Commissioner Gabriel pointed out the need of spreading the word on the KICs activities and achievements and the importance of having EIT Manufacturing and Dr. Niki Kousi advocating for EIT KICs activities. Dr. Kousi also presented EIT Manufacturing and the opportunities that arise emphasizing education, new technologies and skills.

We are proud to be part of the EIT KIC community and grateful for the support from Commissioner Mariya Gabriel.

Join us in fostering innovation and collaboration in manufacturing, innovation and education and contribute to the growth of the industry.

Special thanks to our CLC South East partner and EIT Manufacturing Bulgarian RIS hub, CLEANTECH Bulgaria for hosting us in Sofia.