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Cluster Sofia Knowledge City

The Cluster Sofia Кnowledge City is a non-governmental organization for private benefit, registered on 25.01.2017 and currently comprises 48 legal entities, of which: SMEs - 32; Large companies - 3; NGO - 7; Universities - 3; Public Research Organizations - 3. By type of economic activity, the members of the cluster are distributed as follows: IT services and publishing -14; Computer and communication equipment - 3; Research organizations - 5; Business Support Organizations - 7; Education and training -3; Consulting, Architecture and Engineering - 8.  

The core of the cluster is a network of interconnected companies - manufacturers and suppliers of IT products and services (IT infrastructure, software solutions, databases, information systems, etc.); business services (publishing, radio, television, printed publications, creative activities); event management, business management, information services, etc.).

The second group are nonprofit organizations that are an important partner of the companies in the process of transformation: information - knowledge - innovation. They provide training and implement projects to support information technologies of the future, innovation and entrepreneurship, attracting talent and transferring technology.

The cluster also includes internationally recognized research institutes at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and universities with programs in the field of computer science and computer science, thus covering the so-called triangle of knowledge: business - science - education.

The cluster combines business efforts with knowledge intensive sectors, research institutes and educational and financial organizations with the Sofia Municipality to transform Sofia from a traditional administrative capital into an Smart & Knowledge City