Green Ict deVElopment (GIVE) Project


GIVE Project officially started on December 1, 2018

In September 2017, Green Ict deVElopment (GIVE) European Strategic Cluster Partnership was approved for financial support by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). The partnership includes 8 clusters from three different industries (automotive, ICT and Green Technologies), 6 different countries (Albania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Romania) and 2 European regions (South East Europe and Baltic). This is the first cluster partnership established mainly by organizations coming from the Balkan countries that is financially supported by the European Commission.

Green Ict deVElopment (GIVE) general project objective is to build up strategic cluster partnership in the field of green smart technologies in the field of automotive and transport sectors among the three industries: automotive, green technologies and ICT. Leaded by ICT Cluster Bulgaria, GIVE partners strive for:

  • creation of new value chain and favorable framework for establishing a sustainable cross-industry strategic cluster partnership(GIVE) in the field of green smart technologies focusing on automotive and transport sectors.
  • building common knowledge base for internationalization and marketing for cluster managers and SMEs members and establishment of strong links among GIVE partners and SMEs members.
  • building up sustainable strategic cluster partnership based on development of GIVE internationalization strategy and implementation roadmap.
  • promotion of a GIVE strategic cluster partnership on a European, regional and national level in order to extend the partnership in different regions and industries and to create links to other ESCPs.

The project has a duration of two years and the project activities started in December 2017. The first official Kick-off meeting was held on 24-25 January 2018, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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This Press release was funded by the European Uninon’s COSME Programme (2014-2020)

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