Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations - Varna (RAPIV)

Priority Axis

Enterpreneurship and Innovation

Specific Objective Competitive territories
Country Bulgaria
Organization/ Entity Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations - Varna (RAPIV)
First Name Dimitar
Last Name Radev
Address Asparuhovo quarter, Malka Chaika vicinity, P.O. Box 87, 9003 Varna, Bulgaria
Contact Phone 00359 52383700
Specific problem to be addressed Varna is the 3rd biggest city in Bulgaria, situated on the board of the Black Sea. It is an important administrative, educational, cultural and economic center, with 5 universities, research and science institutes, etc. Even though Varna is a well developed region, the problem with the low innovation activity of SMEs still remains. Raising the productivity, effectiveness and innovativeness of the regional SMEs are fundamental factors, leading to the hole development of the region.
Main project activities planned We could be a valuable partner in a project supporting innovations, connecting business and academia, providing support services for young entrepreneurs and specialists. We also can participate in a project promoting gender equality and combating discrimination in the sphere of employment and entrepreneurship.
State you area of expertise/ interest RAPIV is a NGO carrying out its activities in public benefit. Our main goal is stimulating regional economy through the development of entrepreneurship and innovations. Main objectives are: rendering support of high-tech SMEs, establishing favourable environment for business development and supporting highly qualified young specialists. RAPIV's members are 4 universities, public auhtorities, research institutes, business organizations.Up to now we have successfully realized 32 European projects.