From the 7th to the 9th of June 2022 we were participating at SCALE UP event organized by ICT Cluster Bulgaria in Sofia. During those days, Bulgarian public authorities, European clusters, our project and other I4MS Innovation Actions joint together to discuss on how this community could support and give the companies the chance to digitally grow. 

In addition to the digital transformation for competitiveness, the access to funding is one of the main challenges of growing companies. In this scenario, I4MS and the cascade funding mechanism were presented as funding instruments to fast track prove technologies and reduce time to market. From Better Factory, we introduced our project and the value proposal of our open calls, and we presented our 2nd Open Call. We also had the opportunity to showcase one of our Knowledge Transfer Experiments, FOLD, for which Anelia Pergoot from Europack Bulgaria (SME) presented the benefits of her collaboration with Isaac Monté (Artist) and Oviso Robotics (Technology provider).  

In the last day, we took the chance of join the other I4MS Innovation Actions and share experiences and the progress of our projects and discuss about possible future collaborations. It was a very enriching experience!