Minister Ilin Dimitrov participated in the opening of Deep Technology Innovation Port Varna

17 October 2022

The Minister of Tourism Ilin Dimitrov participated in the opening ceremony of Varna Deep Tech Innovation Port at the University of Economics - Varna.

Among the official guests were the Minister of Innovation and Growth Alexander Pulev, the Regional Governor of Varna Mario Smerkov, the Mayor of Varna Ivan Portnih, representatives of the academic, business and startup community, regional administration and European ecosystems. Maria Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, gave a video address to the attendees.

Deep technological innovation port Varna, a project of the University of Economics - Varna and Junior Achievement Bulgaria, is aimed at creating and developing sustainable technological innovations.

In his speech, Minister Dimitrov congratulated the creators of the initiative, wishing them to turn Varna into a European center of attraction for the creation and implementation of deep technological innovations that would help improve the socio-economic development not only of the region, but also of Bulgaria as a whole.

According to him, the benefits of such a project will also support tourism with the development of innovations with concrete practical implementation, support of talents and the birth of sustainable businesses.

"We are currently at a crossroads as to which direction to take. The Covid crisis and the situation in Ukraine posed many problems for tourism. It is up to us where we go - whether we seek help and expect funding or change processes. In tourism, people serve people and this should not be changed, but in the field of marketing, in the technologies for the production of food and services, we can very seriously emphasize innovation," stressed Minister Dimitrov.

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