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CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGIES

- REGIONAL INVESTMENT POLICY 
INTRA Project - Internationalisation of Regional SMEs, funded under the INTERREG EUROPE PROGRAMME, priority: SMEs Competitiveness
Duration: 1st April 2016 - 31st March 2021
Partners: Maribor Development Agency - Slovenia, Regional Agency for Innovations and Entrepreneurship - Varna - Bulgaria, Foundation FUNDECYT Scientific and Technological Park of Extremadura - Spain, University of Algarve - Portugal, Coventry University Enterprises Limited - United Kingdom, CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INNOVATION TANK – Limited Liability Consortium - Italy.
General Objective: Encouraging the internationalisation and SMEs competitiveness improvement in to the participated regions.

ClimAd Project ‘Adapting to Climate Change - Opportunities for Sustainable Development’ is funded within the NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, Thematic area "Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection" and the priority "Increasing the contribution of NGOs for sustainable development "of the Programme.
Duration: from 3th February 2014 till 2nd February 2016.
Beneficiary: Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations - Varna (RAPIV)
General Objective: Increasing the contribution of NGOs to sustainable development by enhancing public awareness of climate change, ensuring the participation of NGOs in stimulating policies for balanced development and sustainable use of natural resources.

Municipal Strategy for Social Inclusion of the Ethnic Minorities of Aksakovo Municipality for the period 2014-2020 under Project №BG051RO001-7.0.07-0049-С0001 "Partnership for Equal Opportunities" under the OP "Human Resources Development"
General Objective: To formulate policies for social integration of ethnic groups at the municipal level by analyzing the European, state, regional and local policies in the main spheres of socio-economic life and bringing them to the local conditions and needs of ethnic communities for the new planned seven-year period.

Contract №Д13000362ВН / 22.03.2013 "Municipal Development Plan of Varna Municipality for 2014-2020", 2013.

BlasNet Project "Black Sea Network for Regional Cooperation", funded under the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Program for 2007-2013, Priority 1: "Support for cross-border cooperation for economic and social development, based on common resources".
Duration: 16th September 2011 - 15th August 2013
Partners: Lead partner - Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations - Varna (RAPIV), Bulgaria,Partners - Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece; Association for SMEs Constanta (PIMM-Constanta), Romania; SME Development Organization (ODIMM), Moldova and Agency for Economic Development of Sevastopol (AEDS) and Associated Partner - Odisseus Liguria Ltd (Italy).
General Objective: Establishment of the Black Sea Regional Development Network.

Project INOLINK "Connecting the territory through an innovation network" funded under the INTERREG IVC program, Priority 1: Innovation and Knowledge Economy, sub-theme "Innovation, Research and Technological Development".
Duration: 1st January 2010 - 31st December 2012
Partners: Lead partner - Andalusia Technology Network (RETA), Spain, Partners - RAPIV, Bulgaria, Etruria Innovation, Italy, Maribor Development Agency, Slovenia, Nanobionet, Germany, University Algarve, Portugal, FUNDECYT, Spain, Northeastern Region Regional Development Agency, Romania, Coventry University Enterprises Limited, United Kingdom and Abruzzo Region, Italy.
General Objective: To improve the access to regional innovation policies by ensuring a better connection between participants in the Regional Innovation System, especially those located in remote regions.

Project REGIOCLIMA "Regional Cooperation for Adaptation to Climate Change" is funded under the INTERREG IV C program of the EC.
Duration: 1st January 2008 - 31st December 2011
Partners: Larnaka District Development Agency - Cyprus, Lead Partner, Regional Agency gor Entrepreneurship and Innovations - Varna - Bulgaria, Venice Regional Administration - Italy, Public Foundation of the European Region of Valencia - Spain, Estonian Maritime Institute, Tartu University - Estonia, Self-governing region Bratislava - Slovak Republic, Province of Oban and de L'Etolo - France, Region Crete - Greece.
General Objective: Changing the process of adaptation to new climate conditions by minimizing the risks of damage and exploring new opportunities arising from climate change.

Contract № BG161PO001/4.2-01/2008/042-U-45/15.07.2010 ‘Development of Conception for Economical Development of the Municipalities from the Regional Development Scheme’, with Foundation ‘Institute for Ecological Modernization’, 2010

Contract 1419/2008 “Actualization of the Municipal plan for Development of Varna Municipality” for the period 2007-2013, 2008

Contract 1244/2008 “ Economic profile of Varna Municipality”, 2008

Project "Regional Innovation Strategy of North-East Planning Region of Bulgaria" (NE-BG RIS), funded under the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission, GD Research and Innovation.
Duration: 32 months - from 2005 to 2008
Partners: Lead partner - Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations - Varna (RAPIV), Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (MRDPW), Bulgaria, Alliance of Regional Governors in NERP, University of Western Macedonia - Greece, Region Liguria and Region Abruzzo - Italy.
General Objective: Creation and maintenance of an environment fostering innovation in North-East Planning Region of Bulgaria through the development of regional innovation policy and the establishment of Regional Innovation Strategy.

- INNOVATION SERVICES FOR SMEs

Project DTP2-048-1.2. WOMEN IN BUSINESS „Fostering the Young Women Entrepreneurship in the Danube Region”
is co-funded under the second call for proposals under the INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme 2014-2020г., Priority Area 1 “Innovative and socially responsible Danube Region”, specific objective 1.2 “Increase competences for business and social innovations”.
Duration:
1st June 2018 - 31st May 2021
Partners:
Lead Partner - Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations - Varna, Bulgaria; Partners -  Innovation Region Styria LTD, Austria; Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar”, Bulgaria; Technology Park Varaždin Ltd, Croatia; bwcon GmbH, Germany;  Maribor Development Agency, Slovenia;  Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska, Slovenia;  Pannon Business Network Association, Hungary;  University of Pannonia, Hungary;  The Association of Small and Medium Enterprises Constanta, Romania; OVIDIUS University of Constanta, Romania; School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina;  Organization for Small and Medium Enterprise Sector Development, Moldova; Associated Partner - Ministry of Economy, Bulgaria
General Objective:
Stimulating of the young women with innovative ideas to start and develop their own business in order to achieve market success through different approaches for increasing their competences for business and social innovations, through establishment of Women Entrepreneurship Centres and development of innovative training models.

Project BG05M9OP001-1.023-0007 “Fostering the Entrepreneurship among the Unemployed, Inactive and Employed Young People up to 29 years in the North-East Region of Bulgaria”, funded by the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development” 2014-2020, procedure BG05M9OP001-1.023 Entrepreneurship Support, co-funded by the European Social Fund of the European Union.
Duration: 29th June 2018 - 28th June 2020
Beneficent: Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations - Varna (RAPIV)
General Objective: Boosting the employment rates in NER by ensuring the creation of new jobs through self-employment of at least 29 persons from the target group through information and motivation activities, trainings and consulting.

Contract under Project No BGO5M90P01-1.005 "Training and Employment for Young People" under OP "Human Resources Development" 2014-2020.
Duration: 14th December 2017 - 13th June 2018
General Objective: Ensure long-term employment of two unemployed young people under the age of 29, at which time they will gain experience and knowledge in the field of European and national funding programs.

INNOMOT Project "Improving Regional Policies promoting and motivating non-technological Innovation in SMEs”, funded by the INTERREG IV C Programme, Priority 1: Innovation and Knowledge Economy.
Duration: 1st January 2012 - 31st December 2014
Partners: 10 partners from different EU member states - Sweden, Belgium, Poland, Ireland, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Italy and Denmark.
General Objective: Preparation of new policies and programs for support and implementation of non-technological innovations by SMEs in the regions participating in the project.

COLUMBUS 3 Project "Promoting the Mobility of Young Entrepreneurs" funded by Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme of the EC.
Duration: 1st February 2011 - 31st January 2013
Partners: BIC LIGURIA - Italy, RAPIV - Bulgaria, CEEIM - Spain, FUERM - Murcia (Spain), UEL - London (England), MISET - Mikkeli (Finland), KOPER - Slovenia and CTRIA - Hungary.
General Objective: Helping European start-ups to work and gain experience from a well-established company in another European country.

Project "Establishing a Network Structure to Support Local SMEs in Bulgaria and Romania in the High Technology Sector through SMEs in the Liguria region", funded by the Italian Government Law No L 84/2001 ICE 061966.
Duration: 1st March 2009 - 31st August 2010
Partners: Liguria Region, Genoa Province Industrial Association, Odisseus Consortium, Italy, Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations - Varna, District Administration - Varna, Industrial Economic Association - Varna, Bulgaria, Constanta Regional Council, Constanta City Council, SME Association in Constanta, Romania.
General Objective: Establishment of network for support of exchange of good practices, information and technologies, which aims at enhancing the development of local SMEs in the field of high technology, especially in the electronics, fine mechanics and ICT sectors.

Project "Promotion of Entrepreneurship among Young Specialists", funded by the state budget of the Republic of Bulgaria on the basis of Decree No 149 of the Council of Ministers on the allocation of funds under item 24 of Annex 4 to Art. 9, par. 1 of The Law on the State Budget of the Republic of Bulgaria for 2009.
Duration: 12 months, from 2009 to 2010
General Objective: Creation of favorable environment for the development of entrepreneurship as an important basis for economic growth in the region and promotion of development of innovation and technology as a guarantee for a competitive economy.

Project "Support for Entrepreneurship for Innovation in the North-East Planning Region - a Key Element for the Development of the Knowledge Economy in Civil Society" funded under Phare Civil Society Development Programme.
Duration: 14 months - from 2007 to 2009
Partners: Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations - Varna, Varna Tourist Chamber, Bulgarian Maritime Chamber, associated partners ICT Cluster - Bulgaria, GIS-Transfer Center
General Objective: To establish partnership with civil society structures in the process of technology development and introduction of innovation.

Project InnoSME "Encouraging the Participation of Innovative ICT companies in National and Regional Networks under the Seventh Framework Programme and the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme of the European Commission", funded under the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission.
Duration: 1st November 2006 - 30th September 2008
Partners: TeleRegions Network, Belgium, RAPIV, Bulgaria
General Objective: Promotion the participation in the 7th Framework Program and the EC Competitiveness and Innovation Programme of innovative SMEs in the ICT sector.

Project "Euro Office Services - Opening Up International Markets for Small Innovative Companies", funded under the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission, Research and Innovation direction.
Duration: 2006-2008
Partners: Beyond 20 and besides representatives from all over Europe, organizations from India and China are also involved in the project.
General Objective: Identifying, testing and applying unified services within the established network of business incubators involved in the project.

- TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Project "Creation of a Marine Technology Transfer Center", funded under PHARE 2005.
Duration: 1st November 2007 - 30th September 2008
Partners: RAPIV and Naval Academy "N.Y. Vaptsarov", Varna.
General Objective: Creation of Marine Technology Transfer Center for support of the establishment and development of institutional partnerships between stakeholders - universities, scientific and applied institutions, local authorities, banking sector, local businesses

Project "Design and Development of a Qualitatively New System for Automated Monitoring, Analysis and Presentation of the Status of the Water Basins (Catchments) on the Territory of Bulgaria", funded by the National Innovation Fund
Duration: 24 months, from 2008 to 2009
Partners: Triada Soft Ltd., RAPIV and NIMH-BAS

Project "New Environmentally and Economically Efficient Models for Construction of New Hydro-Technical and Infrastructure Projects", funded by National Innovation Fund.
Duration: 12 months, 2008
Partners: “Svemar” Ltd. and RAPIV.

In 2008 ICT Cluster - Varna was created with the support of RAPIV.

- REGIONAL INVESTMENTS
Project № BG161PO003-2.2.01-0019 "Expansion of Business Incubator - Varna to RAPIV", funded under the OP "Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy" 2007-2013, Priority Axis 2: "Increasing the efficiency of enterprises and development of a favorable business environment ", co-funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund.
Duration: 36 months, 2013-2015

Project "Establishment of a Regional Investment Center - Varna", funded under Phare 2004 Programme.
Duration: 16 months, 2007-2008
Partners: RAPIV, Municipality of Aksakovo, Municipality of Beloslav, associated partners GIS - Transfer Center Foundation, Industrial Economic Association - Varna, Bulgarian Maritime Chamber and Varna Tourism Chamber.
General Objective: To attract local and foreign investments and to encourage the development of the economies of partner municipalities by providing useful information about the conditions for development of municipalities, their investment potential and co-operation to the stakeholders.

Project "Establishment a High-Tech Business Incubator", funded contract № 328/22.12.2004 with the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works.
Duration: 18 months, 2004 - 2006
Partners: RAPIV, Union Correct Ltd and Triada Soft Ltd.
General Objective: To strengthening the technology-oriented SMEs in the Varna region by providing infrastructure and support services for start-ups and existing innovative SMEs.



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