Conference "Industry and Digital Transformation: Fears and Hopes"

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This past week, a conference on "Industry and Digital Transformation: Fears and Hopes" was held at Sofia Tech Park in Microsoft Innovation Center Bulgaria. The event managed to bring together small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises, both from Bulgaria and the region, as well as representatives from Western Europe. Together with them, the conference was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Technical University of Sofia, laboratory complex of Sofia Tech Park, PricewaterhouseCoopers Bulgaria (PwC Bulgaria), as well as other interested sides.


We are talking with Deputy Energy Minister Zhecho Stankov (in the middle) regarding the possibilities for financing the activities for the digital transformation of business in the Burgas region, the automation of production processes, promotion of quality and productivity of enterprises and the betterment of energy efficiency and security.


The event enabled innovative companies and partners from 10 European countries (Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria) to present their solutions for the digitization of the enterprises. On the part of the Bulgarian companies were presented technologies at European level, which can help the business to modernize and digitalize the production process in its enterprise.


The Chairman of ICT Cluster Burgas - Petko Georgiev presented an innovative software product for building automation (Building Management System).


The innovative solution is the development of a Burgas start-up company and is suitable for integration both in office buildings and production plants and factories, as well as in health establishments, hotels and other. The software can increase productivity, improve quality, and make a significant contribution to improving energy efficiency and security.

You can view the presentation from the following address -


A round table was held within the timeframe of the event, where participants discussed their views and ideas for facilitating the digital transformation process of the business.