BAIT - The Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies is the biggest, most representative and influential branch organization in the sphere of ICT in Bulgaria. Presently 100 member companies are enlisted in the association .BAIT members generate an annual turnover of 3.68 billion BGN /4 % of GDP/ and 16 200 ICT specialists are working for them. The Association includes companies in the trend of hardware, software, system integration, networks, telecommunications, Internet suppliers, Game developers, IoT, ERP systems, Cybersecurity etc.
BAIT is a member of DIGITALEUROPE- the voice of the European digital technology industry in which Managing Board is having a representative.
BAIT is actively working for the E–government systems implementation
BAIT has developed strong relationship with the Government and works together with the Ministries for the realization of the strategic tasks such as: implementation of the ICT in the field of education from the first grade, changing the universities teaching curriculums by taking into account the needs of the ICT business, increasing the intake of the students into ICT specialties.
BAIT is actively working to facilitate the procedure of hiring professionals from third countries outside EU, so-called “blue cards”.
BAIТ works for transparent and competitive business environment and its function is to ensure that the Law on Public Procurement is being respected. In this way, BAIT protects the interests of its members in front of the different institutions
BAIT is a partner and organizer of a lot events which promote the ICT sector.
BAIT AWARDS - BAIT grants the most prestigious industry awards for the contribution to the development of the information and communication technologies known as ICT Oscars.
BAIT Awards editions are held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Every edition of the BAIT AWARDS distinguish the achievements in the ICT sector during the current year. With this project BAIT wants to promote the best practice, projects and excellences in the ICT sector, to show that Bulgarian ICT companies develop and offer world – class level products and services.
BAIT AWARDS 2017 is the seventh edition in a row and is held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev and under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.The registration will be open till 24.00 pm on 15 of January, 2018 at http://bait-awards.bg/pages/Registration/.
BAIT has established the National Technology Transfer Office in the area of information and communication technology to facilitate the process of technology transfer between innovators, ICT companies, researchers and users in practice.
eSkills For Future – with the initiative BAIT is actively working to attract the young people to develop a career in the ICT sector. At the eSkills For Future platform an up-to-date information of IT trainings and events in Bulgaria could be found. The eSkills For Future IT course catalog currently includes nearly 40 training initiatives which are held in different cities across the country.