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DIGITAL HEALTH AND INNOVATION CLUSTER BULGARIA

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Sunday, 4 November, 2018
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Mira
Ganova
Cluster Manager
+359888214903
mira.ganova@dhicluster.bg
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Health information management
Clinical Research, Trials
S3 EU priority areas: 
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Emerging industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Digital Health and Innovation IT industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
23
Number of SME members: 
20
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
2
Number of larger company members: 
1
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
1
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
1
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
The Edge
Incubator
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
SIRMA AI
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Vision and Mission

Vision

Create a data-driven healthcare to boost sustainability and efficiency in the system.

Mission

Develop an ecosystem in healthcare that is open for private entrepreneurs and organizations able to provide the tools that create value impact out the vast technological and data resources.

Objectives

  • Support companies and organizations strategically for continuous improvement in the field of digital health and innovative healthcare solutions with headquarters or subsidiaries in Bulgaria.
  •  Create an entrepreneurship ecosystem in healthcare through constant sharing of innovative ideas and collaboration among stakeholders from different sectors.
  •  Support innovative ideas in healthcare to turn into pilot projects and/or successful businesses.
  •  Support projects of DHI Cluster members on introduction of technical improvements and innovations, optimization of quality, structures and processes to reduce costs and increase competitiveness in international markets.
  •   Represent interests of DHI Cluster members in different matters in order to deliver an attractive investment climate and conditions to create disruptive healthcare innovation in Bulgaria.
  •  Stimulate ethical market relationships, i.e. corporate governance and compliance to be in line with European directives and national legislation.
  •  Develop and support implementation of measures together with government, universities, non-government organizations and DHI Cluster members in order to boost entrepreneurship education and capacity building for a sustainable and efficient healthcare system.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to technology services
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of technology transfer
Details of support services: 
  • Create an entrepreneurship ecosystem in healthcare through constant sharing of innovative ideas and collaboration among stakeholders from different sectors;
  • Deliver an attractive investment climate and conditions to create disruptive healthcare innovation in Bulgaria;
  • Stimulate ethical market relationships, i.e. corporate governance and compliance to be in line with European directives and national legislation;
  • Support innovative ideas in healthcare to turn into pilot projects and/or successful businesses;
  • Development of specific activities in order to ensure the principles of sustainable development;
  • Develop and support implementation of measures together with government, universities, non-government organizations and DHI Cluster members in order to boost entrepreneurship education and capacity building for a sustainable and efficient healthcare system
  • Promotion and participation in the development of policies, management and competitiveness in the fields of digital health
  • Support the creatrion of a cutting – edge arena for innovation and a solid ecosystem demonstrating both national and international strength. Our focus is particularly on digital health services, health as well as innovative digital solutions for the industry.
  • Aim to create environments which encourage co-creation and innovation, in which the public sector opens up its operations for testing of new products and services in real – life environments.
  • Our initiatives help and support regional companies in the development of new products and services.
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
India
Jordan
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Germany
Norway
Romania
Switzerland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
From EU: MedTech-Cluster of Business Upper Austria; Romania RoHealth;
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Digital Health and Innovations Cluster Bulgaria is a non-profit organization that supports companies and organizations in the field of digital solutions and innovations in healthcare to build an ecosystem and establish a sustainable and effective healthcare environment for patients, healthcare professionals, society and institutions. We are unique innovatibe organization in Bulgara. For one year we have created Digital Cluster, Preacclerator program Beyond and Business Incubator to boost the inovation and ythe potetial of the SMEs in the country and create a sustanuble and efficency ecosystem in the healthcare sector.

We work with universities and our organization organizes a Digital Health and Innovation course at the Medical University of Sofia.