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Bulgarian INSAIT – Europe’s Top 10 in AI

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Bulgarian INSAIT - Europe's Top 10 in AI

03.04.2024 |

The Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology (INSAIT), based in Sofia, has established itself as a key player for Bulgaria, positioning our country among the top ten in Europe in the field of artificial intelligence, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Education and Science.

INSAIT’s participation with 16 articles on CVPR, the most cited forum on artificial intelligence and computer vision, highlights its great contribution, with the total number of articles from Bulgaria surpassing that of all countries in Eastern Europe combined.

INSAIT outperforms leading universities and institutions from countries such as Israel, the Netherlands, Finland, Austria and many others, showing its high competitiveness on the international stage. Established in April 2022 in partnership with two of the world leaders in technical education, the Swiss ETH Zurich and EPFL, the institute represents a pioneering move for Eastern Europe, offering research opportunities and facilities comparable to global standards.

Supported by giants such as Google, Amazon Web Services, DeepMind, and others, as well as by technology entrepreneurs, INSAIT focuses on scientific excellence: conducting world-class research, attracting outstanding international scientists, and training the next generation of graduates and technology leaders. INSAIT is structured as a special unit of St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, with its own regulations and governing boards.

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Artificial Intelligence

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European Digital Skills Awards 2024: Now Accepting Applications!

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European Digital Skills Awards 2024: Now Accepting Applications!

26.03.2024 |

With the aim of highlighting the outstanding achievements of projects and initiatives aiming to close the digital skills gap in Europe, the European Digital Skills Awards 2024 (EDSA24) are officially open for applications.

Building on the resounding success of last year’s edition, which drew a staggering 330 entries across five distinct categories, the European Commission and the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform are thrilled to announce the start of EDSA24. This prestigious initiative seeks to commend and celebrate the exceptional endeavors of organisations across Europe that have committed to improving digital skills through their innovative projects, programmes, and initiatives. The forthcoming edition promises to elevate this recognition to unprecedented heights.

Outlined below are the categories for this year’s edition:
  • Digital Upskilling @ Work: Initiatives dedicated to enhancing digital skills and reskilling professionals across various sectors, including SMEs, with a focus on facilitating job placements for ICT professionals at all levels.
  • Digital Skills for Education: Projects tailored towards digital upskilling for educators, students, vocational education and training (VET) institutions, and school administrations.
  • Inclusion in the Digital World: Efforts aimed at providing digital training and fostering media literacy among marginalized communities, including but not limited to ethnic minorities, migrants, people with disabilities, isolated elderly individuals, children, and other high-risk groups.
  • Women in ICT Careers: Initiatives geared towards increasing the representation of women in ICT professions, offering digital upskilling opportunities for women in the workforce, and inspiring young women to pursue careers in ICT.
  • Cybersecurity Skills: Programmes designed to cultivate cybersecurity skills among citizens and SMEs, ensuring a robust defense against digital threats.

Applications are open until 2 April 2024.

All organisations – public, private, academic, research or training centers, schools, SMEs, large corporations, EU-funded project consortia, public administrations, NGOs, or citizen initiatives – that have either initiated or concluded projects or initiatives aimed at fostering the adoption of digital skills in one of the five award categories are encouraged to apply for consideration.

For those unsure about the eligibility of their projects, the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform Team is readily available for assistance at info@digitalskillsjobs.eu.

Are you ready to shine a spotlight on Europe’s digital prowess? Learn more about the new edition and complete the online application form: https://digital-skills-jobs.europa.eu/en/latest/news/ready-showcase-europes-prowess-digital-skills-european-digital-skills-awards-2024-are

For the Finalists and Winners of the new edition, the prize consists of:
  • Mention and presence at the online event announcing the finalists;
  • Invitation of the winners to participate in the award ceremony in Brussels (with travel and accommodation expenses paid by the organisers). It will be also a networking opportunity for the winners to meet the European Commission representatives and members of the National Coalitions;
  • The publication of the initiative/project on the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform, including the promotion on @DigitalSkillsEU social media accounts;
  • A trophy and a certificate;

Official documentation is available here: https://digital-skills-jobs.europa.eu/en/european-digital-skills-awards-2024-0  

May the best digital skills projects win!

 

About Digital Skills and Jobs Platform

The Digital Skills and Jobs Platform (DSJP) is the home of digital skills and jobs initiatives in Europe and the heart of the Digital Skills and Jobs Community. Created as one of the initiatives launched under the Connecting Europe Facility Programme, the Platform contributes to the DIGITAL Europe Programme – an ambitious EU programme that strives to make Europe more competitive in the global digital economy through digital capacity-building and ensuring a wide use of digital technologies across the EU. The Platform aspires to boost the digital competencies of European society and workforce and offers a wide range of trainings and career development support, an overview of good practices, expert advice, funding opportunities and financial instruments, news, event and much more to enforce digital skills in Europe.

 

Contact info

For more information please contact: The DSJP Team info@digitalskillsjobs.eu

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For more information please contact: info@digitalskillsjobs.eu

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Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital skills in education

Digital skills for children

Digital skills for public administration

Digital technology

Artificial Intelligence

Cybersecurity

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HackTheBusiness – Registrations OPEN!

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HackTheBusiness - Registrations OPEN!

12.03.2024 |

What’s the challenge?


HackTheBusiness 
offers an entrepreneurship challenge tailored for young minds eager to explore the vast potential of Sustainability.

The challenge is to propose an innovative business idea that navigates the sustainable landscape and pioneer new frontiers in the eco-friendly industry relating to agri-food, construction, manufacturing and digital and creative industries.

Participants are encouraged to think critically, creatively, and sustainably, aiming to address environmental concerns and contribute to a more eco-conscious and resilient future in these key sectors!

Who can attend?

If you are between 18 and 40 years old, based in Europe, with a passion for innovation and sustainability – join us!

The HackTheBusiness competition is aimed at bright minds including students, new startuppers, and researchers who want to acquire entrepreneurial skills and explore their potential.

Contestants can participate as individuals or in teams of up to 4 members.

About the Competition

The final HackTheBusiness will take place in the Innovation Forum “John Atanasoff” at Sofia Tech Park in Sofia, Bulgaria on the 26th and 27th of March 2024.

You and your team will pitch to get an opportunity to participate in ENTREPRENEDU’s business acceleration programme, where your sustainable idea has a strong potential to bring real changes into the world, with the help of ENTREPRENEDU mentors.

 

You should register by the 18th of March!

APPLY NOW

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Digital technology

Artificial Intelligence

Software Engineering

Digital Skills