AI N' CYBER is here! The AI Cluster is partnering of the biggest event for AI and Cyber technologies.

The long-awaited conference AI N' CYBER returns to Sofia in person during the international cyber security month.

The event will take place on the 5th and 6th of October in Sofia Tech Park. It aims to provide government officials, leaders of the industry, the C-suite and students with vital information on the latest cutting-edge technologies, trends and challenges in the fast-evolving world of Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence.

Who: experts in the fields of cyber security, artificial intelligence and machine learning; IT consultants; business intelligence analysts, intelligent system engineers, developers, business leaders, business managers, CEO, CIO, Governmental officials, Internet Attorneys, Startup representatives, entrepreneurs, graduates, IT enthusiasts.

The event is organised by the Digital National Alliance in cooperation with NATO, the European Investment Bank Konrad Adenauer Foundation and


Sofia Microelectronics and Mechatronics Forum 2022

The 2nd Microelectronics and Mechatronics Forum is organized by the Technical University of Sofia, the Cluster of Microelectronics and Industrial Electronics Systems, and the Cluster of Mechatronics and Automation.

The forum will take place in the newly opened National Center of Mechatronics and Clean Technologies at the Technical University of Sofia. It will be a one-day in-person event with the option for remote/online attendance. Leading companies in the domains of Microelectronics and Mechatronics, universities within Bulgaria and Europe, representatives of the governmental administration relevant to the development of the industry, education, research, innovations, and technology transfer are expected to attend the event.

Kristina Eskenazi will be the moderator of the Panel discussion of the Future of the Microelectronics in Bulgaria, together with Martin Danovsky, Ivan Mihaylov and Dimitar Nikolov.


Представяне на Новата европейска иновационна програма

Новата европейска иновационна програма бе представена за първи път у нас в рамките на събитието "Новата европейска иновационна стратегия: Възможности и предизвикателства", организирано от Изпълнителната агенция за насърчаване на малките и средните предприятия (ИАНМСП) и Български иновационен форум в партньорство със София Тех Парк.

Събитието, което събра над 300 представители на иновационната екосистема и академичните среди, бе открито от еврокомисаря по иновациите, научните изследвания, културата, образованието и младежта Мария Габриел, министъра на иновациите и растежа Александър Пулев, министъра на образованието и науката проф. Сашо Пенов и изпълнителния директор на ИАНМСП Бойко Таков. Сред гостите бяха председателят на Българската академия на науките (БАН) акад. Юлиан Ревалски и ректорът на Софийски университет "Св. Климент Охридски" проф. Анастас Герджиков.

В рамките на форума Кристина Eскенази – съосновател на Клъстер Изкуствен Интелект България и председател на Биотехнологичен и здравен клъстер, в качеството си на ръководител на работната група "Talent. Education and deep tech" модерира дискусионния панел „Насърчаване на иновациите“ с участието на Наташа Куруцки, Служител по политиката - ГД "Изследвания"към ЕК, Проф. д-р Мариана Мурджева, ректор на Медицински университет Пловдив, Антоанета Кръстева, Директор на Главна дирекция „Образование, младеж, спорт и култура“ към ЕК, арх. Любомир Станиславов, изпълнителен директор на БРАИТ и Христо Етрополски Директор Маркетинг и инвестиционни услуги в Българска агенция за инвестиции (БАИ)

Останалите работни групи в Български Иновационен Форум се ръководят от Марияна Хамънова - изп. директор на Cleantech България, Моника Станишева – президент на Борда на директорите на и Милена Стойчева.

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“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. We are strongly focused on the New European Innovation Strategy and how it can be implemented best in the future Bulgarian innovation strategy.

Date: 1-2.09.2022

Location: International Congress Center Burgas , located in the Public Access Area of Port of Burgas.

Register HERE for LIVE participation

Register HERE for ONLINE participation

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The initiative is created by Biotechnology and Health Cluster Bulgaria, Cluster Artificial Intelligence and Venrize with the support of BRAIT (Bulgarian Employer Association for Innovative Technologies) and general partner BSMEPA - Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises. The event focuses on enabling SMEs to expand their network and connect with key international partners. Within the event, it is planned to have content that encourages companies to enter into closer collaboration with universities and existing scientific infrastructure.

JOIST Innovation Park opens opportunities for new partnerships

The hybrid conference "Innovation Parks as Models for Strengthening Regional Ecosystems" was successfully held at the JOIST Innovation Park on Thursday, the 19th of May, 2022. The conference’s primary objective was to highlight the importance of innovation and the vital role of Innovation Parks as funnels of innovation, knowledge, research and development, and technology. The conference was organized by JOIST Innovation Park in Larissa, which houses a dynamic innovation ecosystem. JOIST’s main focus is to assist in the creation, dissemination, innovation, and knowledge management, and to enhance entrepreneurship and cooperation networks. The conference was co- organized with "Lifelong Learning Programs" of the Lifelong Learning Center of the University of the Aegean and the University of Thessaly, under the auspices of the Region of Thessaly and the Larissa Chamber of Commerce.

BioClub presents: International Female Accelerator (GRIT)

For the first time in Bulgaria, Health & Life Sciences Cluster together with ClubHouse presents - Grit International Female Accelerator!

Join us and meet Kristina Eskenazi, Diane Nevin, Dr. Rumyana Grozeva, Daniella Zheleva, Ekaterina Marinova, Zornitza Dimitrova, Hesham Sabry, Ciara Perciavalle and Conor Russell

Webinar will be held on 3.02.2022 / ClubHouse & Health & Life Sciences Cluster Bulgaria - Link here

GRIT acceleration programme will provide hands-on support and allow participants to gain access to the accumulated knowledge, skills, healthcare and life sciences entrepreneurial expertise. This access will be supported by weekly innovative online meetings, interactive workshops, exclusive masterclasses led by our core partners, an established mentor network, and a growing international alumni network.

Register with your start-up idea below;

Webinar: "Meet Our Partners & Board" - Grit International Female Accelerator Programme!

Moderator: @Kristina Eskenazi, Founder of Health & Life Sciences Cluster Bulgaria, MB of Bulgarian Bio-Scientific Society, Artificial Intelligence Bulgaria & GDTHealthNetwork, Grit International Female Accelerator Programme


• Diane Nevin, CEO at GDTHealth Network-Accelerator Programme Director

• Alison Muir, General Manager, Roche Products, Ireland

• Ciara Perciavalle, Ireland Health Lead, Microsoft Ireland

• Shane O'Hanlon, Funding for Growth Manager, IntertradeIreland

• Barbara Skeritt, Senior Director, Innovation Delivery, ICON plc-Ireland

• PJ Moloney, CEO & Founder P4ML

The ECHAlliance Recovery & Resilience Connector Webinar

Europe's €723.8 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) will support reforms and investments in 27 EU Member States to help them recover from the pandemic and make Europe more sustainable, resilient and better prepared for the challenges ahead as well as funds to transform digital health.

In January we will launch the ‘ECHAlliance Recovery and Resilience Connector’ offering a set of services for our members and partners whether they be procurers or providers. We invite you to attend a 1 hour members only webinar on 31st Jan 12:00 CET to find out more.

Register here:

Участие в международната комференция "Иновации и Инвестиции"

Биотехнологичен и Здравен Клъстер взе участие в международната конференция на тема „Иновации и Инвестиции“, организирана от Българска Работодателска Асоциация Иновативни Технологии (БРАИТ), съвместно с Изпълнителната Агенция за насърчаване на малките и средните предприятия, която се проведе в Технически университет - София.

Видео от конференцията тук:

“Investment Destination Bulgaria – Biotechnologies”


Date: November 23, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register here: webinar – Invest Bulgaria Agency (

Keynote speakers:

  • Stamen Yanev, Executive Director InvestBulgaria Agency

  • Maria Hristova, Executive Director Sofia Invest

  • Spas Kerimov, Executive Director Printivo

  • Kaloyan Ratchev, CEO of Vangavis, Cofounder of Venrize Life Sciences Studio and AI Cluster Bulgaria

  • Violeta Zaharieva – CEO of Askela Innovation

  • Dimitar Dimitrov, CEO / Co-Founder Micar Innovation

Moderator: Kristina Eskenazi

World‘s first international eMBA in life sciences and biotechnology turns to Europe‘s most vibrant region

In the special edition on November 2 at 18:00 for the first time in Bulgaria will be presented the MBA training program of the Biotechnology Business Institute (BBI) Cambridge.

Meet with leading lecturers from Cambridge and Barcelona, who will introduce you to the training and accreditation opportunities.

Venrize Ltd. Academy is an exclusive partner with the world's leading universities in the field of biotechnology and medicine. The company provides students and professionals with access to the educational programs of some of the world's most famous universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford and Barcelona.

When: 2 November 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EET

Organizer: Health & Life Sciences Cluster Bulgaria, Sofia Tech Park, Venrize Academy

With the participation of leading lecturers and managers of the Biotechnology Business Institute (BBI) Cambridge BBI Business School (

The event will be broadcast live on:

“The role of venture building in ecosystem development and economic growth”

Format: Online Discussion; Presentation. Link:

Date: 07.04.2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 15:00 a.m. EEST (13:00 UK)

Goal: Sharing leading experience and best practices: “The role of venture building in ecosystem development and economic growth”.


15:00 – 15:10 – Opening Speech

15:10 - 15:50 – Presentation of Alper Celen, ‘Introduction to the Venture Build Model. Why Are Venture Studios the Hot Entrepreneurship Topic of 2021? Why are investors choosing to invest in them?’

15:50 - 16:00 – Presentation of Martin Shiderov, ‘The Impact of Venture Building on Economic Development. Best Practices from the UK and Applications to Bulgaria.’

16:00 - 16:20 – Martin Danovsky – “Strategic vision and focus on innovation and research in Bulgaria for the new program period 2021-2027”

16:20 - 16:30 – Vladimir Danailov – “Investment in science and innovation focused funds, the role of the Fund of Funds.”

16:30 – 16:40 - Angel Hadjiev, “Investing in High Growth Business in Bulgaria - Role and Priorities of the Capital Investments Fund”

16:40 – 17:10 – Q&A Session and discussion

Пътят на лекарствата с Кристина Ескенази на Осмия национален Фарма Форум

„България може да е една малка държава, но това ни дава редица предимства, а едно от тях е именно, че ние се познаваме, ние можем да работим заедно. Една от нашите дейности е да покажем какво има в България, да покажем какво имаме“.

Страната ни има всичко необходимо за обособяване и развитие на големи проекти, какъвто е „Пътят на лекарствата“, свързан с позиционирането ни като дестинация за откриване и разработване на лекарства. Неговият потенциал се обуславя от добре развития биотехнологичен сектор у нас – в България се регистрират 200 клинични изпитвания годишно, а на територията на София има 128 медицински центъра, ангажирани с клинични изследвания. Освен това биотехнологичната индустрия отговаря за 10 млрд. евро от годишния оборот в здравеопазването и науките за живота.

Повече тук:

Възможностите за привличане на инвестиции в биотехнологичния сектор

Срещата на Клуба се проведе на 25.2.2021 г. от 18:20 ч. - 19:40 ч. Линк към видеото тук


18:20 – 18:30 ч. Представяне на новини от Клъстера, неговите членове и партньори

18:30 – 18:45 ч. Представяне на СОАПИ, с участието на Мария Христова, главен изпълнителен директор на СОАПИ

18:45 – 18:55 ч. Презентация на Гергана Машал, СЕО на RIR

18:55 - 19:05 ч. Презентация на проф. Галина Момчева, "BioMed-Varna научноизследователска и предприемаческа екосистема"

19:05 - 19:15 ч. Презентация на Виктор Проданов от CRM - Управление на медицински и търговски представители, поръчки и продажби във фармацевтични компании

19:15 – 19:30 ч. Дискусия в студиото на тема Възможностите за привличане на инвестиции в биотехнологичния сектор

19:30 – 19:40 Q&A