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How the ICT Cluster Bulgaria became ADMA’s Q2 2020 best performing Supporting Organisation

Having signed the Letter of Support in March 2019, the Bulgarian Innovation and Technology Hub – DigiTech 4.0, managed by the ICT Cluster Bulgaria, officially became an ADMA Supporting Organisation. One year and a few months later, their ADMA journey has been quite impressive:

April 2019  – Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Ms. Krasimira Shindarova participated in the ADMA 2-day training. Check out the video here

June 2019 – Sofia (Bulgaria)

Ms. Krasimira Shindarova, ICT Cluster Bulgaria presented ADMA methodology during the Conference “Digital World – Today and Tomorrow”, organized within the chairmanship of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization. The event was organized by Bulgarian SME promotion agency and was attended by technology providers and manufacturing companies.

September 2019 – Sofia (Bulgaria)

Company visit & ADMA presentation @ “Mechanical Design and Construction” (MDC), specialized in the manufacture of mechanical structures for electronics, medical equipment, power engineering, transport and other industries. The products are produced by processing sheet and profiled materials which includes: laser cutting, punching, bending, welding, cleaning, coverage, installation.

Company Visit “Euro Catering” founded in 2007 and a leading company in food industry – production of sandwiches, salads and ready foods. They are in the very beginning of the Factory of the Future transformation process.

Company visit Avto Engineering Ltd., founded in 2003 and one of the leading manufacturers on the Bulgarian market of specialized vehicles and equipment for firefighting, emergency-rescue, police, airport, medical, communal and other State institutions. Avtofactory is a modern factory for Metalworking and Powder Coating Line, equipped with high-tech machines for CNC turning, CNC milling, Laser Cutting, Sheet Material Cutting and Bending, Pipe bending, Welding, Powder coating line and their related installation works.

Ms. Krasimira Shindarova presented ADMA methodology during the event “Future Today – the Automotive Forum” which was held on The event was organized within the framework of Green Ict deVElopment (GIVE) project. It had a regional character and was attended by 50 participants – SME representatives, cluster managers and organizations coming from 6 different countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Latvia, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. The companies were from different sectors Automotive, ICT and Smart Green Technologies.

October 2019 – Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Mr. Todor Mitov, Presented ICT Cluster’s activities as supporting organization of ADMA Europe during the sixth B2B event “Shaping together a smarter and greener future” within Green ICT Development – GIVE project.

November 2019 – Sofia (Bulgaria)

Mr. Peter Statev, Chairman of the Board, ICT Cluster Bulgaria presented ADMA methodology during the Sofia Business School, Digital Transformation summit @ the New Bulgarian University.

January 2020  – Sofia (Bulgaria)

1st ADMA Transformation Plan finished, containing an extensive list of local experts for the different opportunities identified within the 7 ADMA transformations.

April 2020 – Sofia (Bulgaria)

2nd ADMA Transformation Plan ready.

May 2020 – Sofia (Bulgaria)

Avto Engineering confirms interest in moving towards a specific ADMA Implementation plan, ie entering the ADMA long term pilot.

June 2020 – Sofia (Bulgaria)

Teaming up together with IQ Kecskemét (Hungary) and Improvinn Consulting (Bulgaria), a strong ADMA Learning Network & conference program for Bulgarian and Hungarian manufacturing SME’s has been set up. The team prepared the event such that it can be held both live or virtual, depending on Covid-19 situation.

A big thank you to Krasimira for all the ADMA advocacy work done. Let’s continue this exciting ADMA journey together!

Paul Peeters
ADMA Project Leader

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