Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and largest city with a population of around 1.2 million inhabitants. Thanks to its strategic geographical position, it is a gateway to the EU market and to the markets of the Middle East and Russia. It is the national leader in information and communications technology (ICT) has the potential to become a leader in Europe. It is also host to the Sofia Tech Park – Bulgaria’s largest science and technology park that brings together leading research institutes, universities, NGOs and business associations. 

The digital economy of Sofia is well known for its ICT sector that has experienced consistent growth. To further secure its position as a major hub of the ICT sector, Sofia’s participation in the ICC aims to consolidate itself as a future-oriented city. The city will further build and strengthen its innovative ecosystems, develop new technologies and foster synergies between education, science and innovation, all the while generating sustainable economic growth and improving the city’s sustainability performance. 

Sofia was a participant city in the DCC. 

Participating cities

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  • Core
Le Havre Seine Métropole
Le Havre Seine Métropole
France
  • Core
Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia
Italy
  • Core
Pamplona
Pamplona
Spain
  • Core
Granada
Granada
Spain
  • Mentor
Busan
Busan
Korea
  • Core
Ioannina
Ioannina
Greece
  • Core
Timișoara
Timișoara
Romania
  • Mentor
Hamburg
Hamburg
Germany
  • Core
Alcoy
Alcoy
Spain
  • Core
Heidelberg
Heidelberg
Germany
  • Mentor
Rijeka
Rijeka
Croatia
  • Core
Tripoli
Tripoli
Greece