B2B Meetings

The Countdown on Horizon 2020 Space Tour in Sofia

16 October 2013


The organizers of the Sofia Infoday would like to thank the participants in the Sofia event for the fruitfull and successful meeting!Sofia_Logos



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The Countdown to Horizon 2020 Space Tour took place in Sofia on 16th of October 2013. The event was supported by the Bulgarian Information Office for GMES/Copernicus. Exactly 150 participants registered for the event online and onsite. 110 participants from more than 60 different organisations from 6 countries came to Sofia and joined the information and brokerage event. The event covered all aspects of Space in Horizon 2020 and the main EO and EGNSS related EU programmes: Galileo and Copernicus. The participants had the excelent possibility to present their capacity and project ideas in the Short Presentation Session and Face-to-face meetings.

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The HORIZON2020 Space Tour Sofia presentations are available for download!

You could download all the presentations archived HERE, or choose individual ones clicking on the title of the presentations in the agenda below.

If you want to contact the participants the contact details of the registered people is available HERE!

The detailed information of the on-line registered participants for the Sofia event could be found HERE!



09:00 – 09:30


09:30 - 09:35

Official Opening of the Information Day

09:35 - 09:40

Agenda of the day  

  • Vassil Vassilev, PC member Space HORIZON 2020

09:40 – 10:00

Bulgarian Strategy for HORIZON 2020  

  • Yanita Zherkova,State Expert, Directorate Science, Ministry of Education and Science

10:00 – 10:20

Horizon 2020 and its participation rules    

  • Hartwig Bischoff, European Commission

10:20 – 11:15

First space calls under Horizon 2020  

  • Hartwig Bischoff, European Commission

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:00

EGNSS Applications in H2020 

  • Regina Kozyra, Market Development Officer SNE, European GNSS Agency

12:00 – 12:15

Copernicus: Overall status and services 

  • Hartwig Bischoff, European Commission

12:15 – 12:30

Initiative for the European network of regional   centres for integrated risk and territory management and HORIZON 2020 - The Bulgarian position  

  • Kristian Milenov, Executive Director, Agency for Sustainable Development and Eurointegration - ASDE, BIOGC

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:30

Presentations of Space key players  

14:30 – 15:45

Short Presentation Session:  presentations by participants

15:45 – 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 – 17:30

Brokerage session: pre-arranged face-to-face meetings



Vassil Vassilev
National Contact Point (NCP) SPACE FP7
Programme Committee Member Space Horizon2020
Remote Sensing Application Center (ReSAC)
Tel: +359 2 980 0731