Regional Development Agency looking to join in consortium

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    Petrov PetrovPetrov Petrov

    RDA BSC SMEs (Regional Development Agency with Business Support Centre for Small and Medium-sizes Enterprises) works 25 years in the fields of:
    – regional development
    -improvement of the economic environment
    -creating a local mechanisms for development and support of the businesses (micro, small and medium-sized enterprises), government and administration (at national, regional, municipal and local level) and NGOs sectors.

    RDA BSC SMEs – Plovdiv is an active participant in the process of creating the regional economic development and innovation policies, social entrepreneurship, green infrastructure and energy efficiency, vocational education and development of labour market, historical and cultural heritage and tourism, in the development of regional and municipal development plans and strategies, regional innovation strategies, communication strategies and others. Participation in regional, district and municipal development councils, councils for cooperation and tripartite councils at regional, district and municipal levels, in national and international networks.

    RDA BSC SMEs – Plovdiv was established in 1996 as a body governed by public law (according to the definition of the Directive 2014/24/EU).

    Founders and members of RDA BSC SMEs – Plovdiv are municipalities, associations of employers, universities, enterprises and physical persons such as: municipalities, business organizations, universities and etc.

    We have huge experiences in the field of INTERREG programmes, incl. Balkan-Med programme(PRO-ENERGY project).
    The common challenge of PRO-ENERGY was to improve energy efficiency of public buildings (municipal/provincial/regional buildings, schools, universities, health centres, hospitals, museums, sports facilities etc.).
    Main activities were:
    -Existing situation analysis – energy efficiency
    -Good practices selection and benchmarking
    -Joint strategy and action plan for increasing energy efficiency through behavioural change
    -Joint criteria for selecting pilot public buildings
    -Energy audits in pilot public buildings
    -Design and implementation of activities on Capacity Building for Energy Managers
    -Installation of smart sensors in pilot public buildings
    -Design and development of a joint pilot platform for monitoring and improving energy efficiency in public buildings
    -Designing and implementing a joint benefit analysis model.

    Other INTERREG project: STOB regions – Succession and Transfer of Business in Regions:
    Interregional policy learning workshops covered all aspects of the transfer process as well as other relevant specific issues:
    -sensitization and raising awareness and barriers for a transfer, psychology of company succession
    -family businesses advisory services for the whole transfer process
    -valuation, rating and maintenance of value of companies in the transfer process
    -buyer from universities / employee buy-out / Migrant buyers / Female Buyers / Buyers from other countries (internationalisation of ToB)
    -Business Transfer in rural areas
    -financing/financial instruments to support TOB
    -knowledge transfer/innovation

    Other INTERREG project:
    -INSiGHTS – Integrated Slow, Green and Healthy Tourism Strategies

    Please contact as:
    Velizar Petrov – Executive Director

    Mauricio SardiMauricio Sardi

    Hi Velizar,

    Would you be interested to join the below project?

    Regards, Mauricio

    EVTech4U have designed a solution to integrate sustainable mobility technologies; electric vehicles (EV) and e-bicycles focused on developing a 1. Comprehensive and reliable EV and bicycle charging infrastructure for tourist, citizens, public transport, and businesses, 2. Accessible electric bicycles, 3. Efficient use of renewable energy and grid stability, and 4. Digitalization of touristic routes and hospitality.
    The implementation requires community engagement and proactive approach towards creating a better understanding about all the pros of sustainable living by its leaders. Our aim is to reduce emissions from the transport (public and private), protect the environment, promote sustainable tourism, reduce transportation costs, increase the use of renewable energy, develop micro grids to stabilize the grid network, develop smart and digitalised tourism, and – more importantly – to create a better-quality life for people around tourism.

    Our project lays a foundation in the potential transformation of any major city and its rural areas’ tourism infrastructure. For instance, tourists who drive a EV will be welcome to visit the regions without concerns that their EVs will run out of battery allowing them to enjoy bicycle ride, a local meal or a drink. Also, unpleasant noise and the discomfort of smelling pollutants would be reduced to near zero. Everyone in the region would benefit from better air in a better city.

    The short and mid-term goal of our EV charging infrastructure and cyclist routs project is also to increase the participation of business in green initiatives; tourism – Slovenia Green certification scheme, construction – Net zero certification schemes, or cultural – Climate mitigation in heritage buildings. Thus, it is expected that cleaner cities will attract more people, bring business interest and boost a sustainable local economy.

    This project is also focused on renewable energy management and grid stability. For instance, the renewable energy produced should be first consumed, then stored in batteries; and the grid should only be used when there is not enough renewable energy available. The system should create a harmonisation between the supply (renewable energy and grid) and the demand (i.e. EV chargers, electric bicycles, heat pumps, lighting, internet connected devices) without exceeding the grid capacity.

    In addition, the project will enable you to reap the benefits of becoming a smarter region. For instance, the impact on the air quality being monitored, analysis of the increased use of bicycles, efficient and alternative routes that could save time and resources, and, last but not the least, efficient utilization of the infrastructure (i.e. EV chargers) when combining it with other services (rental e-cars, e-bikes, e-scooters).

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