On July 6th a Regional Cluster Meeting: INNOVATION GROWTH THROUGH CLUSTER COOPERATION was held in Varna, Bulgaria. The event was organized by our friendly hosts from the Marine Cluster Bulgaria together with the Green Synergy Cluster and the Association of Business Clusters, Bulgaria. The meeting was divided into two main themes: “Innovative Growth: New Business Opportunities” and “Financial Support for Clusters”. The full event program can be checked here.
The Bulgarian Furniture Cluster (BFC) presented the FORESDA project to several cluster managers and stakeholders during the workshop in Varna. This meeting meant another important step in raising awareness about the prospects and challenges of the forest-based industry in Bulgaria, as well as giving attention of the participants to the examples of innovative forest-based products and re-manufacturing of wood. The Project Coordinator of the BFC, Velina Ilieva, informed the participants about the FORESDA Project activities, project partners and the PIE was presented as well as the first prototype of the BFC`s Pilot Project.
The presentation of the successful development of the pilot value chains aimed to motivate the other clusters and SMEs in order to establish successfull collaboration networks. The participants were invited to spread the information to their members and partners and to engage in the FORESDA Project activities. The meeting gave us great opportunity to present the FORESDA Project – as a tool for regional cluster co-operation.