High Tech Summit in the Black Sea

Experts, scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs who envisage putting into practice innovative and sustainable technologies in their businesses, gathered at the High-Tech Summit for the Black Sea in Varna, Bulgaria.

High-Tech Summit for the Black Sea in Varna, Bulgaria

The event provided a welcoming environment for businesses, start-ups, organizations, and universities from the Black Sea basin and beyond to exchange, present, and discuss their most recent technological developments, debate the most recent discoveries and participate in exhibition sessions. Technology providers and users came together potentially for the first time for the Black Sea at this event.


Kantor participated in the High-Tech Summit for the Black Sea in Varna, Bulgaria 

Kantor, (co-leading the Work Package on the “Development of the Blue Growth Accelerator” with DELTARES on the EU H2020 DOORS), participated in a fruitful roundtable discussion about the regional emerging needs and challenges ahead. Presented not only the activities to be performed under the Work Package, but also the results of the recent stakeholder engagement activity.

The results of the activity that took place in Burgas earlier this year, were presented as an analytical description of the needs and hurdles encountered by Blue Economy representatives. Our efforts start with the identification of Blue Economy sectors and entrepreneurs for innovation, who will then be provided with professional support to unlock their potential.

The overall aim of the accelerator is to facilitate access to investors and constructive exchange between scientists, entrepreneurs and policy makers for sustainable development of Blue Economy sectors.


H2020 funded BRIDGE-BS for high-tech innovation in the Black Sea

With nearly 200 attendees (110 on-site), the workshops organised during the event had great participation. The main message that came strongly across was that “there is a need to make technology more affordable, easily achievable, and manageable”. It was also noted that H2020 funded BRIDGE-BS, in that sense, will be one of the fundamental accelerators and implementors to obtain sustainable high-tech innovation in the Black Sea.