by Polina, Solution Sales Specialist at Flat Rock
This month the first science and technology park in Bulgaria, Sofia Tech Park, opened its gates for business. It is a result of the initiative and successful collaboration between the Bulgarian government and the EU. More than 76 million BGN were invested in the construction. The park will contain office space for innovative companies and a science part, which will include 11 laboratories for information and communication technology (ICT), biotechnology and green energy. There will also be a dedicated laboratory for swift development of prototypes, which should be completed by March, 2016.
A special exhibition dedicated to the innovation exchange took place during the official ceremony. It is a part of the initiative for increasing Europe’s competitive advantage within the science and technology sector. The audience had the chance to see items such as a laser robot hand, face implant and mini PC built for 25 USD.
Special guests of the event were the UK Prime Minister David Cameron, the Bulgarian Prime minister Boyko Borisov and the Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev. A few UK IT companies with headquarters in Bulgaria were invited to present themselves and Flat Rock had the pleasure to be one of them. As an outcome of this event Varna was mentioned as one of the most successful IT outsourcing destinations in Bulgaria. It has gained a strong position and more and more companies consider it while planning their business expansion. One of the main reasons for the city’s progress is the talent-pool of IT prospects and professionals generated by the three technical universities in Varna.
We would like to once again thank for the opportunity and wish Sofia Tech Park to continue investing and contributing to the Bulgarian IT society.