The Sofia Municipal Agency for Privatization and Investment (SOAPI) and the Southeast Digital Innovation Hub / DigIhab / will assist in improving the business environment in the cities of Sofia and Burgas, as well as in attracting potential investors. The two cities will also cooperate to expand the opportunities for the realization of a talented workforce.
The two organizations consolidated their intentions with a memorandum of cooperation on which to build this kind of virtual bridge between the two municipalities. At a meeting in Burgas, the two sides discussed their first joint initiatives and then participated in an extended meeting with representatives of the Municipality of Burgas.
The mayor, Mr. Dimitar Nikolov, presented the achievements of the city of Burgas in terms of attracting investment and expressed his support for strengthening good relations between the two municipalities. He stressed that the municipal administration will continue to support all initiatives to develop talent and improve business conditions, which are at the heart of the observed in recent years, increasing migration to the city, which is a multiple winner of the prestigious award “Best City for Living”.
Invest Sofia (SOAPI) is part of the general administration of Sofia Municipality. The mission of the agency is to support the development of the city as a modern, progressive, innovative, intelligent and green city.
The Southeast Digital Innovation Hub / DigIhub / was established in 2020 by the Municipality of Burgas, Industrial and Logistics Park – Burgas AD, University “Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov ”, Burgas Free University, ICT Cluster-Burgas and DINT Foundation. DigIhub’s mission is to support the digital transformation in the Southeast region, the effective technological development of enterprises, as well as to create opportunities for building and increasing the digital competence of business and the public sector and to create networks of partnerships. As part of a pan-European network of digital innovation hubs, DigIhob helps companies find suitable experts and IT solution providers in other European countries to help them define and succeed in their digital transformation.
The Chief Executive Officer of Invest Sofia, Ms. Maria Hristova, also visited the latest addition to the innovative scientific infrastructure in Burgas – the laboratory for virtual and augmented reality at the University “Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov”. Prof. Sotirov, Member of the Board of DigIhub, presented the capabilities of the laboratory, which is built on the most modern model by the company from Silicon Valley – EON Reality.