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DTI Cluster hosted a business mission of a Serbian delegation

From November 15th to 17th, DTI Cluster hosted a delegation from ICT Cluster Central Serbia in Kragujevac, an initiative aimed at exchanging experiences between the two clusters. Representatives from Serbian manufacturing companies, spanning various sectors such as the food and beverage industry, trade, information technology, metal processing, and others, also participated in the event.

This business exchange took place within the framework of the “EXCITE” project, creating opportunities for new contacts, potential collaborations, and the exchange of ideas and experiences. Additionally, the initiative was part of the “Green Digital Transformation towards Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing MSMEs in Central Serbia” project, supported by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH). These initiatives significantly contribute to the development of partnerships and foster innovations in the business and manufacturing sectors.

The first day was dedicated to presenting the laboratory complex at Sofia Tech Park, where visitors were acquainted with the activities of various laboratories, including those for

Subsequent visits to companies such as “Re Energy Engineering,” “Entra Energy,” and “Constant Dynamics System” showcased various innovations in energy efficiency, renewable sources, and green energy.

The second day began with welcoming the delegation at the ICT Cluster office, where Anna Naydenova presented the activities of the ICT Cluster, and Todor Mitov introduced the attendees to DTI Cluster and the EXCITE project that facilitated the visit. Daniela Georgieva presented the ADMA TranS4MErs project, focusing on digital transformation and actively supporting companies in initiating their own digital transformation. In the second part of the day, companies visited “BullCharge,”- SME focused on the development of electromobility in Bulgaria and the Balkans, as well as “MDC – Mechanical Design and Constructions,” a traditional manufacturing company integrating robotics and automation to enhance productivity and improve energy efficiency.

The final day of the three-day event commenced with a visit to the “National Centre for Excellence in Mechatronics and Clean Technologies” at the Technical University – Sofia, the largest centre in the country in terms of capacity and concentration of scientific potential. The visit concluded with

a focus on the successful company “Nasekomo,” utilizing an innovative approach and achieving zero-waste production.

To deepen collaboration under the EXCITE project, the Cluster for Digital Transformation and Innovation (DTI Cluster) and the Cluster from Central Serbia signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

We express our gratitude to all participants for their active involvement in these three intensive days of exchanging ideas and experiences.