Sofia is the largest city and capital of Bulgaria. Although Bulgaria is known as the poorest country within the EU, Sofia is a vibrant and knowledgeable city, hometown of many of the major local universities, cultural institutions and commercial companies. Sofia is one of the top 10 best places for start-up business in the world, especially in information technologies. Its advancement as a smart city is internationally recognized. In 2016 sofia.knowledge.city has been established and Sofia.Knowledge.City Partnership has been inaugurated. On this basis a Cluster Association “Sofia Knowledge City” has been formed including Sofia.Knowledge.City Ltd., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia Development Agency and about 40 companies, academic partners, media, law firms, and more – a powerful step toward a “Smart Knowledge City”.
The next Sofia.Knowledge.Week will take place in autumn 2018.