Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a conference on “Innovation and Growth: Opening New Paths to Financing”. The event, which took place on 28.09.2023, brought together local business representatives including business leaders, managers and professionals seeking funding opportunities and support for their innovative projects and businesses. The conference was the final event, part of the activities of the project “Gazelle – orGAniZing accELaration for high-potentiaL innovativE SMEs”, funded by the INTERREG Balkans-Mediterranean Programme.
During the event, the attendees were introduced to the main activities of the Support Centre for Innovative Companies at the Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which was established under the Gazelle project and is part of the newly formed Balkan-Mediterranean Business Support Network. As part of the programme, specific funding opportunities for SMEs were presented under the Competitiveness and Innovation in Enterprises, Human Resources Development and Integrated Territorial Investments programm es. Attendees were also introduced to the products and instruments to support innovation development and enterprise growth offered by the Bulgarian Development Bank, as well as to the opportunities for applying under the Sustainable Transition to Agile and Green Enterprises – STAGE programme.
The forum ended with a networking cocktail, where participants had the opportunity to exchange experiences and establish new business contacts.