Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations -Varna – join in consortium

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    Mariya ZlatevaMariya Zlateva

    Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations – Varna (RAPIV) is a Bulgarian organization, carrying out its activities in public benefit, for stimulating regional economy, through the development of entrepreneurship and innovations.
    Members of RAPIV are 4 Universities; local/regional authorities; research organization, NGOs/ business support organizations and innovative SMEs. RAPIV’s main objective is to support the regional economic development by establishing favorable environment for SMEs. It has a long-year experience in rendering support services for entrepreneurs and SMEs.
    The background of RAPIV includes active participation in more than 30 European and national projects in the field of entrepreneurship’s promotion, social innovations, improving entrepreneurial skills, eHealth, agrifood, etc.
    RAPIV develops its activity in the following priority sectors:
    • Energy, energy efficiency and environment.
    • Tourism.
    • Information and communication technologies.
    • Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronics.
    • Marine industry.
    • Manufacturing industry.
    • Construction and transport – establishment of transport infrastructure.
    • Services – financial, logistic, etc.
    • Chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

    The agency also has been carried out activities in:
    (1) Strategic surveys and analysis of the European regions in the economic field, basic infrastructure, including ecological infrastructure and social development;
    (2) Identification, selection and transfer of good practices;
    (3) Elaboration of socio-economic analysis of policies;
    (4) Analysis of the integration of the EU strategies and policies in Bulgarian legislation;
    (5) Participation in the development of Regional strategies and consolidated European Strategy;
    (6) Raising awareness campaign;
    (7) Increasing the participation of non- governmental organizations in fostering policies for entrepreneurship and innovations in priority sectors for the Region;
    (8) Development of a Strategic document “Municipal plan for development of Varna Municipality for the period 2014-2020”;
    (9) Education, trainings, consulting and other support services for start-ups within the activity of the Business Incubator, Women Entrepreneurship Centre – Bulgaria operated together with Varna Free University, etc.

    For more information about our current activity, visit our web site:

    contact person: Mariya Zlateva,

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