Bulgaria published new National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures
Bulgaria successfully completed the update of the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures for the period 2020-2027, in April 2021.
The National Roadmap for Research Infrastructure 2020- 2027 includes the main research complexes in the country and their respective prioritization at European and national level, according to the areas of impact of the ESFRI (energy, environment, health and food, natural and engineering sciences, social and cultural innovations and e-infrastructure) and ISSS (information and communication technologies and informatics; healthy lifestyle and biotechnology industries; mechatronics and clean technologies, and new technologies in the creative and recreational industries), the infrastructures being grouped as follows:
- International research infrastructure
- Unique research facilities
- Bulgaria in Pan-European Research Infrastructures (ESFRI)
- Infrastructure Consortia (ERICs)
- National research and innovation complexes
- Information and Communication Technologies
- E-infrastructures. Digital, computational and computer research (E-research)
The strategic document published by the Ministry of Education and Science af Republic of Bulgaria includes a total of 51 infrastructures, including 15 Centers of Competence and Centers of Excellence, developed under the Operational Program “Science and Education for Smart Growth”. The consistent scientific policy and investments in scientific infrastructure affirm Bulgaria's commitment to 8 existing European research consortia (ERICs, i.e., CLARIN, Euro Argo, ESS, EuroBioImaging, BBMRI, SHARE, EATRIS, DARIAH) and the participation in 5 partnerships to establish new ones (ACTRIS, CTA, ELI, EPOS, AnaEE).
Find the complete updated Bulgarian National RI Roadmap here (EN).
Find more National RI Roadmaps in Europe here.