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All Horizon 2020 Projects Coordinated In Bulgaria: €60m EU Funding For 51 Local Innovation Initiatives

Horizon 2020 Bulgaria Projects
  • Horizon 2020 is the largest EU program focused on research, innovation, and technological development, with about €80b made available for the 2014-2020 period.
  • To date, participants from Bulgaria have received the modest €114.6m or 0.25% of the EU’s total (Germany is the biggest beneficiary with €7.6b.
  • 675 Bulgarian organizations are currently involved in Horizon 2020 projects (0.58% of the EU’s total)
  • 10.5% of all eligible Bulgarian proposals have received funding (EU average is 11.98%)

By taking a look at the ‘CORDIS – EU research projects under Horizon 2020’ dataset, we discovered that Bulgarian organizations are coordinating 51 projects. The total budget for all them is a bit over €64.3m with EU’s contribution standing at €60.2m.

If we rank all projects by the amount of EU contribution, it turns out two projects stand out with about €15m backing each – GATE, Sofia’s new big data Center of Excellence, and PlantaSYST, which aims to establish a new Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology (CPSBB) in Plovdiv.

While many of the projects are coordinated by academic, research or government institutions, we can also see familiar startup names in the list, for example, EnduroSat and Transmetrics. The latter received another 1.67m from the European Innovation Council last year.

Status Project Name Total Cost in EUR  EU Max Contribution in EUR  Coordinator End Date
SIGNED BiG DAta for SmarT SociEty       14,999,498       14,999,498 SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI 2026-08-31
SIGNED Establishment of a Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology for the translation of fundamental research into sustainable bio-based technologies in Bulgaria       14,940,000       14,940,000 TSENTAR PO RASTITELNA SISTEMNA BIOLOGIYA I BIOTEHNOGIYA 2024-02-29
SIGNED Supporting Active Ageing through Multimodal coaching         3,996,400         3,996,400 BALKANSKI INSTITUT PO TRUDA I SOCIALNATA POLITIKA ASSOCIATION 2020-11-30
SIGNED TRANSTEM: ERA Chair in Translational Stem Cell Biology         2,499,979         2,499,979 Medical University Of Varna 2024-09-30
SIGNED WIDER AND ENHANCED VERIFICATION FOR YOU         2,931,000         2,499,450 ONTOTEXT AD 2021-11-30
SIGNED Microwave driven ion trap quantum computing         2,363,344         2,363,344 FOUNDATION FOR THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS 2021-09-30
SIGNED Space Data Gateway         2,845,001         1,991,501 ENDUROSAT AD 2021-09-30
SIGNED Multifunctional Graphene-based Nanocomposites with Robust Electromagnetic and Thermal Properties for 3D-printing Application         1,935,000         1,651,500 Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 2020-12-31
SIGNED Electromobility in urban transport: a multi-dimensional innovation (socio-economic and environmental effects)         1,525,500         1,525,500 UNIVERSITY OF NATIONAL AND WORLD ECONOMY 2020-02-29
SIGNED Train-to-NZEB: The Building Knowledge Hubs         1,426,334         1,426,334 ENERGY EFFICIENCY CENTER – ENEFFECTFOUNDATION 2018-11-30
SIGNED EnduroSat provides innovative space communication satellite solutions.         2,030,138         1,206,588 ENDUROSAT AD 2019-02-28
SIGNED Resurrection plants reveal secrets of vegetative desiccation tolerance         1,062,600         1,062,600 TSENTAR PO RASTITELNA SISTEMNA BIOLOGIYA I BIOTEHNOGIYA 2023-02-28
CLOSED Enhancement of training capabilities in VVER technology through establishment of VVER training academy (CORONA II)         2,063,939         1,017,605 KOZLODUY NPP PLC 2018-08-31
SIGNED Innovative training schemes for retrofitting to nZEB-levels         1,013,849         1,013,849 ENERGY EFFICIENCY CENTER – ENEFFECTFOUNDATION 2019-06-14
SIGNED Enhancing the scientific capacity of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at Sofia University as leading regional research and innovation centre in the area of advanced functional materials         1,000,000         1,000,000 SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI 2019-08-31
SIGNED Three dimensional breast cancer models for X-ray Imaging research            998,050            998,050 TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF VARNA 2018-12-31
SIGNED Advanced theoretical network for modeling light matter interactIon            929,200            874,000 NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY 2023-02-28
SIGNED European Contest for Young Scientists 2019         1,001,250            800,000 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE 2020-01-31
SIGNED Establishment of a Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology for the translation of fundamental research into sustainable bio-based technologies in Bulgaria            495,475            494,726 INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2016-05-31
SIGNED Rhodoshop – a pilot programme to facilitate investment in energy efficiency by creation of One-Stop-Shop in Rhodope Region of Bulgaria.            470,550            470,550 SOFIA ENERGY CENTRE LTD 2020-08-31
CLOSED Centre of Excellence for Mathematical Modeling and Advanced Computing            370,300            370,299 INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES 2016-05-31
SIGNED Researchers in the knowledge triangle            217,625            212,000 SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI 2019-11-30
SIGNED REFRESH – Relate, Experience, Find Research Everywhere and SHare            208,125            208,125 ZENTYR ZA IZSLEDVANE I ANALISI 2020-01-31
CLOSED Researchers in the Knowledge Triangle            248,645            201,000 NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY 2015-11-30
CLOSED FRESH – Find Researchers Everywhere and SHare            171,745            160,000 ZENTYR ZA IZSLEDVANE I ANALISI 2018-01-31
CLOSED Bottom-up Energy Efficient Emulsification and Structured Materials            150,000            150,000 SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI 2018-12-31
CLOSED Innovative Enterprise week SOFIA 2018 – Financial instruments fostering Research and Innovation            149,750            149,750 TECH TOUR GLOBAL 2018-07-31
CLOSED Composite Pulses for Quantum Engineering            140,994            140,994 INSTITUTE OF SOLID STATE PHYSICS BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 2018-11-06
CLOSED Spectral Theory of Non-Selfadjoint Markov Processes with Applications in Self-Similarity, Branching Processes and Financial Mathematics            128,994            128,994 INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS AND INFORMATICS AT THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE 2017-06-30
CLOSED Innovation Support services by EEN for Enhancing the Innovation Management Capacity of Bulgarian SMEs            117,929            117,929 ARC CONSULTING EOOD 2016-12-31
SIGNED Design and modelling of metal matrix composites            105,746            105,746 INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES 2020-04-30
CLOSED FOOD 2030 Flagship Conference on Research and Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security and Quality Empowerment            125,000            100,000 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE 2018-09-30
CLOSED RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES FLAGSHIP CONFERENCE  Enhancing Long Term Sustainability and Opening Up RIs to Society and Industry            125,000            100,000 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE 2018-08-31
CLOSED Bulgarian Days of Career Development and Mobility of Researchers              77,875              77,875 SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI 2017-11-30
CLOSED EEN InnoSupp BG              66,905              66,905 ARC CONSULTING EOOD 2018-12-31
SIGNED CaaS – Car Charging as a Service for Smart Mobility              71,429              50,000 NAVIGATO 2020-03-31
SIGNED MANUBACK, the smart garment for operator protection in the field of Manual Handling of Goods              71,429              50,000 MADESIGN LTD 2020-03-31
CLOSED Feasibility study for the further development and market launch of the Archimedes Universal Decision Support System for irrigated crops growers              71,429              50,000 ARCHIMEDES – UDSS LLC 2019-01-31
CLOSED Ocean Reef Tower Oases: Feeding the World, Restoring the Oceans              71,429              50,000 SEA HARMONY 2018-12-31
CLOSED Optimizing Container Load for Parcel and Pallet Transport Networks              71,429              50,000 TRANSMETRICS AD 2018-09-30
SIGNED Predictive Maintenance Tool for Non-Intrusive Inspection Systems              71,429              50,000 DANLEX EOOD 2018-06-30
CLOSED Plasma Nitriding and Nitrocarburising for high wear resistance and high corrosion stability Stainless Steel              71,429              50,000 IONITECH LTD 2017-11-30
CLOSED “Alcohol-impaired driving PREVENTion and personal authentication by a vehicle ignition interlock system“              71,429              50,000 BIODIT GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY 2017-10-31
CLOSED Cost-efficient, 35 seconds, comprehensive mastitis management system for dairy farmers and veterinarians              71,429              50,000 BULTEH 2000 LTD 2016-06-30
CLOSED MirrorPV – Balanced growth photovoltaic generation with Roof PV mirrors              71,429              50,000 SCA DEVELOPMENT LTD 2016-05-31
CLOSED Improving diagnostics of respiratory diseases and boosting the COMAC MEDICAL Ltd. competitiveness and growth by validation of fractional EBT biomarker through new method of measurement and device              71,429              50,000 COMAC MEDICAL LTD 2015-10-31
CLOSED Zero Emission Robot-Boat for Coastal and Inland Water Monitoring              71,429              50,000 CORES EOOD 2015-11-30
SIGNED EEN InnoSupp BG-3              45,008              45,008 ARC CONSULTING EOOD 2019-12-31
CLOSED Establishing services Enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs in Bulgaria              25,156              20,125 APPLIED RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS FUND 2014-12-31

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