Unleashing the potential of the

Bulgarian Health and Life Sciences sectors


“Spinoff Bulgaria” is an international conference that aims to create and implement a sustainable spin-off ecosystem and culture, which by 2030 will create 100 new technological startups originating from science universities or existing corporations.

The Spinoff Bulgaria initiative was created by the Health and Life Sciences Cluster Bulgaria, the Artificial Intelligence Cluster Bulgaria and Venrize.

The 2022 conference is supported by the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA) as a general partner and co-organizer. 

Save the date: 28-29.09 2023!

More information: spinoff.bg

IMEC и МИР подписаха споразумение за сътрудничество 

Работи се за създаване на целеви център за компетентност за микроелектроника в България

Повече ТУК

Снимката е от проведената работна среща с ръководството на IMEC с Клъстер Изкуствен Интелект България и Биотехнологичен и Здравен Клъстер представиха възможностите за колаборация. 

Health and Life Sciences Market Research Survey '22

With the current market research report (you can fill it HERE), Health and Life Sciences Cluster Bulgaria (www.biocluster.bg), Vangavis (http://www.vangavis.com/), Venrize (www.venrize.com) and Trending Topics (https://www.trendingtopics.eu/) , Vangavis aims to create a truly comprehensive picture of the Health and life sciences ecosystem in Bulgaria while answering several important questions in regard to the country’s strengths and opportunities ahead.  

Read more

Moments from Spinoff Bulgaria Conference 2023

More pics and presentations can be seen HERE

Предстоящи събития

Запазете в календара си за 2023 г.!

Spinoff Bulgaria Conference is part of EuropeanBiotechWee

The first events happening in Europe during the European Biotech Week 2023 are up!

📌25/09, Belgium (online): The #EBW2023 kicks in with the webinar 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘤 𝘗𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘪𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘌𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦, hosted by EuropaBio - the European Association for Bioindustries and the WifOR Institute.

📌25/09, France: Genopole and CEEBB - 𝘉𝘪𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘶𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘵 𝘉𝘪𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘉𝘪𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴.

📌25/09, Poland: BioForum -𝘗𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘗𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘢𝘨𝘦 – 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘷𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘗𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥?

📌25-26/09, Portugal: P-BIO - Associação Portuguesa de Bioindústria -𝘉𝘐𝘖𝘔𝘌𝘌𝘛 2023.

📌26/09, Belgium: @Bio .be -𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘪𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘯 𝘉𝘦𝘭𝘨𝘪𝘶𝘮. 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵?

📌26- 28/09, Spain: AseBio - Asociación Española de Empresas Biotecnológicas - 𝘉𝘐𝘖𝘚𝘗𝘈𝘐𝘕 2023

📌28-29/09, Bulgaria: Health & Life Sciences Cluster Bulgaria - BioCluster.bg -𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘉𝘶𝘭𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢 2023.

📌29/09, Finland: Finnish Bioindustries FIB - Suomen Bioteollisuus ry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki Think Company, Nasdaq - 𝘉𝘪𝘰𝘍𝘪𝘯𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘗𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.

📌29/09, Italy: Kaleidoscienza- 𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘹 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦.

📌/09-01/10, Italy: Dipartimento di Biologia, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and Fondazione Idis-Città della Scienza - 𝘋𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘤𝘰𝘥𝘦.

👉 Full details on how to take part to the events can be found at: https://lnkd.in/e2qD2AEa

Health and Life Sciences Cluster Bulgaria is  a Knowledge Partner of the HealthTech Investor Summit, organised by MEDVIA

📢 Calling all HealthTech Entrepreneurs and Investors in Europe! 🌍

Registrations are now OPEN for the highly anticipated HealthTech Investor Summit, hosted by the Flemish HealthTech Cluster MEDVIA! 🎉 Join us in the beautiful city of Bruges from December 4th to 6th for an unparalleled opportunity to connect with some of the brightest minds in the industry. 🚀

How can you participate to the HealthTech Investor Summit?
👉 Attend: https://lnkd.in/engPxGTE
👉 Pitch: https://lnkd.in/eA6XscyK
👉 Sponsor: https://lnkd.in/eq7UmJxr

We're excited to collaborate with you and create a future where HealthTech innovations transform lives and shape the future of healthcare 🤝


Биотехнологии, изкуствен интелект (AI) и умни технологии

Покана за участие в конкурс за финансиране на проекти

Радваме се да партнираме на третото издание на конкурса ни „Наука с бъдеще“ нa America for Bulgaria!

На фокус са биотехнологиите, изкуственият интелект (AI) и умните технологии.

Включете се и реализирайте своята иновативна идея!!!!

Клъстер Изкуствен Интелект България / AI Cluster Bulgaria Health and Life Sciences Cluster


Sucesccful start of VELES project

The project kick-off meeting took place on 28-29 June in Sofia. In the next 4 years EU funded project VELES, will strive to elevate the level of innovation excellence in South-East Europe by establishing a sustainable place-based innovation ecosystem, enabled by the Regional Smart Health Data Space.

It aims to leverage cutting-edge technologies such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable personalized medicine, informed decision-making, and enhanced disease prediction.

VELES includes 15 partners from 7 countries, with a focus on Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Cyprus. Partners from Sweden, Spain and Germany will participate in the transfer of experience and good practices. The project includes Bulgarian participants - GATE, Ministry of Electronic Governance, Telelink Business Services EAD, and Health & Life Sciences Cluster - Bulgaria. Read more HERE

Participation at the 3rd Hellenic Biocluster Forum

Health & Life Sciences Cluster Bulgaria participated in the 3rd Hellenic Biocluster Forum, which took place in Athens, June 15-17. A new MetaCluster for personalized medicine was born, and an excellent opportunity for Bulgaria was discussed with #EuropaBio, #WifOR Institute, HBIO, MEDVIA  and many more.

Synergies across the EU funding programmes managed by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)

On the 20th June 2023, the European Health and Digital Executive Agency – HaDEA, is organizing in Rome the event “Synergies across the EU Funding Programmes managed by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)” in collaboration with the networks of Horizon Europe National Contact Points for Cluster 1 (HNN 3) and Cluster 4 (COSMOS, IDEAL-IST, NCP4INDUSTRY) and the network of the EU4Health National Focal Points (JA NFP4Health). The event will be hosted by the Italian National Institute of Health – ISS, Viale Regina Elena, 299, 00161 Roma.

More information and presentations HERE

Представяне в рамките на "Explore the Bulgarian Biotech opportunities" в Барселона

В началото на март 2023 г.,  по покана на Българска Агенция по Инвестиции (БАИ) и  Българо-испанска търговска камара, Биотехнологичен и Здравен Клъстер се включи към официална делегация в Барселона, с насоченост към секторите „Биотехнологии“ и „Химическа индустрия“ , който имаше за цел да представи предимствата на България като инвестиционна дестинация пред заинтересовани представители на бизнеса, в съчетание с провеждане на персонални срещи за привличане на инвеститорски интерес. 

На 1 март се проведе форум "Explore the Bulgarian Biotech opportunities", в който взеха участие генералният консул на Република България в Барселона Цветелин Цолов, директорът за научна политика и интернационализация в клъстер по биотехнологии "Биокат" (Biocat, BioRegion of Catalonia) Монсерат Дабан, и заместник-председателят на Bulgarian-Spanish Chamber of Commerce Bilyana Manolova, председателя на Биотехнологичен и Здравен Клъстер - Кристина Ескенази, главният изпълнителен директор на Solvay Spiros Nomikos, Емилиян Арнаудов съдружник в адвокатска кантора "Попов, Арнаудов и партньори" и Maria Boyadzhieva - Gouneli - СТИВ Барселона. Те представиха развитието на България и стимулите за привличане на преки чуждестранни инвестиции.

Повече може да прочетете ТУК

SEW23 Sofia

Програмата на #SEW23 е вече готова!

Биотехнологичен и Здравен Клъстер е сред организаторите на серията от събития, включени в програмата!

От 14-17 март в Networking Premium Coworking ("Георги С. Раковски" 25) предстоят 4 вълнуващи дни на стартъп културата!

Програмата за събитията в календара може да разгледате тук

Повече информация и за регистрация, може да посетите следната страница на Startup Europe Week: https://lnkd.in/dZKvkFpv

Ще ви очакваме!

INNAXE: Inclusive and Aligned Innovation Agendas Across Europe 

The Horizon Europe (EIE) INNAXE project brings together a consortium of 6 cluster organisations to dynamise and accelerate the Life Sciences and Healthtech innovation community.  

What is the impact of our support and services to our ecosystem? Does the support given to industry/academia meet their expectations?  What are the high impact trends on a European level? How do we reinforce our innovation capacities?  

INNAXE will address these questions!

INNAXE aims to:  

·        strengthen interconnexion and foster open dialogue amongst European innovation ecosystems 

·        increase their efficiency and innovation capacities  

·        produce a joint long-term programme (Joint Action Plan) to overcome current fragmentation in innovation capacities 

To reach these objectives, several activities will be carried out:  

i)                    Intra- and inter ecosystem Assessment 

The consortium will develop indicators to assess the impact of actions and services that cluster organisations conduct and a methodology for benchmarking with other clusters. 

The main activities of the Intra- and Inter-ecosystem Assessment will consist in the pooling of best practices, impact assessments and a cluster benchmark to widen scope. 

Assessment guidelines and a White Paper on Trends will be delivered and will be amongst the resources used for the drafting of the Joint Future Agenda for Innovation.

ii)                  Connect and Scale-Up 

The Joint Future Agenda for Innovation will be validated with the inputs of industry, academia, policymakers and society, the so-called quadruple helix. This will include surveys to industry and academia players, activities with the quadruple helix and meetings with opinion leaders.

The strategy proposals to the above-mentioned actors in each partner’s ecosystem will contribute to INNAXE’s ambition in the alignment of agendas across Europe. 

iii)                 Definition of Joint programme & Implementation plan  

Through the valuable input gathered and cocreated in the Ecosystem Assessment and the Connect and Scale-up phases, the consortium will have strong grounds to draft a finalized version of the Joint Future Agenda for Innovation based on field needs. 

An implementation plan will also be worked upon in order prepare grounds and maximise impact. 

The Definitive version of the Joint Programme, the Implementation Plan and the publishable executive summary of the Joint programme and Action Plan will be delivered.  

INNAXE partners: BIOCAT, La Fundació BioRegió de Catalunya, Medicen Paris Region, France, BIORN Cluster Management GMBH, Germany, Health & Life Sciences Cluster Bulgaria, Bulgaria, Foreningen Danish Life Science Cluster, Denmark, Council of European Bioregions, Belgium.

Guidelines for ecosystem monitoring, benchmarking, and impact evaluation results HERE

“Investment Destination Bulgaria – Biotechnologies” 


Date: November 23, 2021 / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register here:
webinar – Invest Bulgaria Agency (investbulgaria-virtualoffice.com) 

Keynote speakers:

Moderator: Kristina Eskenazi

Biotechnology Map of Bulgaria 2020 - 2021

In connection with the implementation of the National Strategy for Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises 2014-2020 and the Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization, it is necessary an adequate map of the Bulgarian economy by regions, by sectors and by companies to be developed. The implementation of this project for electronic and graphic services allows for easier and more accessible data handling and filtering by region, number of employees, financial result.



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