Supported by the Norway Grants 2014-2021, in the frame of the Programme Business Development, Innovation and SMEs, Bulgaria.
The Main Goal of the project is to accelerate the transition of SMEs and Start-ups from the ICT sector, established in Burgas region, towards a sustainable, climate neutral, circular and zero-pollution mode. The ICT Greening Up Initiative aims to improve the potential of the targeted companies to innovate and become more competitive.
Total Budget: 95 730 EUR
Period of implementation: 12 months
The Specific Objectives (SO) are:
SO1: To to improve the access to information and raise the awareness among the ICT SMEs and Startups for their impact on the environment, to build the understanding of potential business advantages of sustainable transformation, and to motivate the companies to innovate and green-up.
SO2: To build capacity in SMEs and Startups to transform to a sustainable, climate neutral, circular and zero-pollution mode, including to improve the knowledge and technological skills of companies to introduce "green innovations" and “good practices” in the field of energy efficiency and "green" energy utilization; e-waste prevention and sustainable circular management at every stage of their business cycle: design, production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
SO3: To encourage and stimulate the business cooperation, networking, and transfer of innovative green practices and technological know-how between the Bulgarian and Norwegian ICT sector.
The Key Activities planned
A1. Greening Up ICT sector - awareness raising and motivation
- Factsheet on competitive advantages
- Join In motivating event
- Greening Up Pledge
A2: Capacity building for implementing innovations - sustainable transition to climate neutrality and circular
A 2.1 Workshops on:
- Circularity in practice – towards green transformation of the ICT sector
- Reducing the carbon footprint of the ICT sector with focus on SMEs
A2.2. Study visit to Norway
A2.3. Greening Up ICT toolkit
A2.4. High-Level Event – ICT Greening Up 2023
ICT Cluster Burgas