Conference "Innovative Approaches and Solutions for Entrepreneurship Development in the Cross-border Region" promoted the results and solutions of the Bu4Inno project

Business Incubator - Gotse Delchev, Entrepreneurship Promotion Centre in partnership with theCentre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH), Greece and the University of Macedonia, Greece organized a cross-border conference on 09/05/2023 in Gotse Delchev. The conference was the final part of the Bu4Inno project „Βusiness of Κnowledge and Ιnnovation in the primary and related secondary sector” - Βu4Inno , co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the national funds of the countries participating in the Cross-Border Cooperation Program INTERREG V-A Greece-Bulgaria 2014- 2020.

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About Business Incubator - Gotse Delchev

About BI-GD                           

Business Incubator - Gotse Delchev, Entrepreneurship Promotion Centre (BI-GD) is a not-for-profit organization in public benefit, working towards encouraging local economic & human resources development. BI-GD provides aid to start-up's SME's from Gotse Delchev and the cross-border region through high-quality business services: information, consultation, training and support for micro-financing. 


  • Business Incubation for start-up's and job-creation since 1999
  • Management of micro-financing leasing scheme from 2001 to 2010 
  • Business consultancy 
  • Vocational training and entrepreneurship training 
  • Project development and implementation 
  • Partnership and networking 


  • local economic development and job-creation
  • social entrepreneurship 
  • tourism and traditional handicrafts 
  • textile and apparel industry 
  • innovations and smart economy 
  • youth activities 
  • partnership development 

Priority: №4 "Sustainable development of fisheries areas"

Measure the Operational Program: №4.1 "Development of fisheries areas"

Measure of SCM 2.1. Restructuring and redirecting economic activities, in particular by promoting eco-tourism, provided that these activities do not result in an increase in fishing effort

The overall objective of the project: Development of the fishing area as a leading tourist destination in the Western Rhodopes through development of tourist products and services with high added value and integrated promotion of the territory.

Project results:

  • Developed capacity of the stakeholders for sustainable tourist practices - organized and implemented 8 two-day training workshops in tourism
  • Developed tourist packages (goods and services) with high added value - 4 new tourist packages
  • Marketing of the destination - specialized bilingual thematic brochure to present the opportunities for tourism in the territory; small book with recommendations for environmental behavior in the region of the water  objects from the territory, articles in specialized national publications, representing the opportunities for tourism and fishing in the fishing area; publicity through 2 press-conferences, elaborated and placed information board.
  • Exchange of experience and promotion of good practices, related with the development of sustainable tourism - good practices research, organized study visit

Diversification and Promotion of Tourism Products and Services in the High Western Rhodopes Fishing Area  Project BG-04HWR-2.1-010 is implemented by Business Incubator - Gotse Delchev, Entrepreneurship Promotion Centre under Operative Programme for Development of Fishing Sector of Republic Bulgaria, financed by the European fund for fishing for the Programme Period 2007-2013. 






BI-GD's main approach for achieving the strategic objectives is project financing. That is why the organization focus most of it's resources and efforts in identifying needs, targeting, development and implementation of projects.

BI-GD has successfully implemented projects under the European Union H2020 Programme, Danube Transnational Programme, Erasmus+, LdV Programmes, Phare CBC and Interreg Greece - Bulgaria, IPA Bulgaria - Macedonia, INTERREG IVC and other nationally funded projects.


Our expertise and long-term experience can make us the best partner for an EU project consortium.

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BI-GD has a  Vocational Training Centre and delivers vocational training for new qualification or the improvement of existing ones due to its accreditation of the NA for VET and the National Employment Agency to provide vocational trainings & key competences e.g: entrepreneurship, marketing & management, economics etc. 

Since 2009 BI-GD delivers e-training.
Over 2700 people have passed training in BI-GD through the years. 

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BI-GD services for improving competitiveness:

information  and contacts
trainings for SMEs& their employees and unemployed people with potential
consultancy and advising – enterprise managements, modernization, project development and management
micro-financing and fundraising for companies and organizations
web development and marketing promotion

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