Emerging R&D center

In recent years, Plovdiv has transformed its industrial profile and attracts more and more high-tech companies with high added value. This type of manufacturing and the accumulation of know-how in the ecosystem has also contributed to the creation of a friendly business climate for R&D.

Well-established companies in the region are beginning to invest not only in expanding their production activities, but also in starting new R&D units or transferring existing ones from abroad.

One of the most prominent examples is the leading Belgian company Televic, developer and manufacturer of high-tech communication systems for the medical, transport and education sectors. The company operates an R&D center in Plovdiv with focus on developing software for its related products.

Another example of the flourishing scientific community in Plovdiv is first of its kind for Bulgaria ‘International Research Center for Excellence in Biology and Biotechnology – PlantaSYST’ – a project worth 30 million, funded by the Horizon Program in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology and The University of Potsdam.

Scientific infrastructure in Plovdiv




Center of PlantaSYST Biology & Biotechnology

Molecular Biology, Functional Genomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics, Plant Genetics

Central Laboratory of Applied Physics & Research Center in Mechatronics and Nanotechnologies

Nanostructured and Nanosized Coatings and Thin Layers, Semiconductor Materials and Structures, Energy-Saving and Ecological LED Systems

Fruit Growing Institute

In Vitro Propagation of Planting Material, Chemical And Technological Research

Center of Competence "Smart Mechatronics, Eco- and Energy Saving Systems and Technologies"

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems and Technologies, Energy Saving and Clean Technologies

Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Scientific and Research Activities in the Field of Aquacultures

Institute of Robotics - Plovdiv Branch

Industrial and Service Robotics; 3D Design and Printing, Sensors, Hall Elements

Laboratory of Bioactive Substances

Isolation, Purification, Structure Modification of Polusaccharides, Food Chemistry

Laboratory Complex for Chemical And Instrumental Analysis

Analysis of Water, Soil, Seeds, Fruits and Vegetable

National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology - Branch Plovdiv

Full Monitoring of the Meteorological and Agrometeorological Elements

Food Research and Technology Transfer Center

Food & Beverages Analysis and Testing, Machinery Evaluation

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