On December 3rd, Mozaika attended two events – Great Innovation Exchange and Time for Data – organized by the British Embassy in Sofia and Sofia Techpark, as part of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Drive for EU competitiveness. During the two events British and Bulgarian government officials and businessmen presented a range of examples of good practices and achievements related to innovation encouragement, enablement and realization. Successful collaboration projects between leading British and Bulgarian scientists from Oxford University, Cambridge University and Sofia University, British companies with profitable operations in Bulgaria, and Bulgarian companies with noticeable penetration on the British market were presented. It is worth to point out that Mozaika is involved in two of the three mentioned exemplary initiatives for British Bulgarian collaboration by the Regional Director, Central and Eatern Europe of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), Mr. Tom Salusburry, e.g. Ontotext and CASTRA. Time for Data event featured Bulgarian initiatives, public and government oragnizations operating with data and the Bulgarian Open Data Portal. This event was under the Patronage of Deputy Minister Rumyana Bachvarova and the British Embassy in Sofia.
The two events were accompagnied by an exhibition of British technological achievemments – Innovation is Great. It was inaugurated and visited by the British Prime Minister David Cameron, the President of Bulgaria Rossen Plevneliev and the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.
The Great Innovation Exchange initiative was under the Patronage of Prime Minister David Cameron.
These two events were the first to be carried out at the new Sofia TechPark preceding its official opening on December 10th 2016.