GEO-CRADLE Regional Workshop, 24/03/2017, Sofia


We cordially invite you to participate in the Regional Workshop of the GEO-CRADLE Horizon2020 project (www.geocradle.euCoordinating and integRating state-of-the-art Earth Observation Activities in the regions of North Africa, Middle East, and Balkans and Developing Links with GEO related initiatives towards GEOSS). The event is jointly organized by the Project Coordinator National Observatory of Athens (NOA) and the Project Partner Space Research and Technology Institute (SRTΙ). It will take place on:

March 24th 2017, from 10:00 to 16:00

Great Hall of the Central Headquarters of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

15th November St., №1, Sofia, Bulgaria

This regional workshop will focus on identifying the potential local challenges hindering the Earth Observation (EO) market uptake and business performances, while seeking solutions to enhance growth and innovation in the geo-information sector. Aiming to support knowledge sharing and an enhanced cooperation between academia and industry, the event will also provide participants with a unique cross-sector networking opportunity. In addition, panel discussions will be complemented with information on available EU funding in the EO sector. We are looking forward to welcoming you to this event and we are certain that your presence and input will greatly enrich our discussions.

Please register by filling in this form:

For further information about project activities, please visit the GEO-CRADLE website at

Yours sincerely,

Dr Haris Kontoes                                                   Dr Hristo Nikolov

GEO-CRADLE Project Coordinator, NOA                    GEO-CRADLE Project Partner SRTΙ


The Agenda:

Time Title of the topic addressed Speaker
10:00 Opening Mr. Hristo Nikolov, GEO-CRADLE Partner SRTI
10:05 Welcome Prof. Kristalina Stoykova,

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

10:10 Presentation of the GEO CRADLE project Mr. Lefteris Mamais

GEO-CRADLE Project Coordination Team NOA

10:25 INSPIRE in Bulgaria Mr. Gladkov, State e-Government Agency
10:45 ESA related activities in Bulgaria Representative of Ministry of Economy
11:05 GEO related activities in Bulgaria Associate Professor L. Pashova
11:25 Presentation from Space Research and Technology Institute – BAS Prof. G. Sotirov
11:45 Presentation from National institute  of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography – BAS Prof. M. Nikolova
12:05 Presentation of National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology – BAS Associate Professor Strashimir Mavrodiev
12:25 Presentation of the GEO CRADLE survey Mr. Lefteris Mamais

GEO-CRADLE Project Coordination Team NOA

12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Presentation from ESRI Bulgaria Mr. Dimitar Koritarov & Mr. Peter Hristov
13:50 Presentation from ReSAC Ms. L. Milenova
14:10 Presentation from GeoCad Ltd. Mr. Milush Blagoev
14:30 Presentation Risk Space Transfer Office – BAS Mr. Kamen Iliev
14:50 Coffee break
15:00 EU funding possibilities – H2020 calls Mr. Kristian Milenov, ASDE
15:10 Presentation of the thematic areas of the GEO CRADLE project pilots GEO-CRADLE Partner iBEC,

WP Leader for the pilots & Regional Coordinator

15:30 Discussion and wrap-up Mr. Lefteris Mamais

GEO-CRADLE Project Coordination Team NOA

15:50 Closing remarks Mr. Hristo Nikolov, GEO-CRADLE Partner SRTI


Public authorities Academia Industry & NGOs GEO-CRADLE consortium Breaks


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