BIC Innobridge and Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a two-day research visit that took place on July 3 and 4 in the city of Ruse. Meetings with representatives of the creative and creative industries were organized by project "SPECTRA - Boosting the performance of regional ecosystems in creative and creative industries", financed by EISMEA, within a program Horizon Europe.
The purpose of the visit was for the project partners to familiarize themselves with the local ecosystem and policies in order to gain a real idea of the level of development of the creative and creative sector in the region. The delegation met both with active companies working in the field and with representatives of the local government developing various programs to stimulate it. The two-day program included visits to Ruse Creative Center, Ruse Municipality, Ruse University "Angel Kanchev", where guests had the opportunity to see specific products and initiatives.
Project SPECTRA brings together a series of initiatives aimed at developing the sector of creative and creative industries, engaging over 1,000 stakeholders within 30 seminars, experiments/challenges, workshops and roundtables and will provide support for over 100 Startups. The research visit to the city of Ruse was part of the activity dedicated to the preparation of a large-scale analysis of the state of the creative industries, including current data from Bulgaria, Ireland, Denmark and Germany, identifying specific challenges for the young and developing ecosystems in Bulgaria and Ireland and possible solutions derived from the good practices of the already developed sector in Denmark and Germany.
The project is implemented in partnership with WESTERN DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (WDC) – https://westerndevelopment.ie/ (Ireland), Creative Business Network – https://www.cbnet.com/ (Denmark), MEDIA DEALS UG – http://media-deals.org/ (Germany), Creative Enterprise West – https://crewdigital.ie/ (Ireland) and BIC Inobridge (Bulgaria).