4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION project is co-funded by the Cooperation Programme “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020” under the 6th call for project proposals.

The 4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION Project is in line with the Program’s:

Priority Axis 1 – A Competitive and Innovative Cross-Border Area

Thematic Objectives / Priorities – 03-Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, the agricultural sector (for the EAFRD) and the fisheries and aquaculture sector (for the EMFF)

Investment Priority 3a – Promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators

Specific Objective 1 – To Improve entrepreneurship SME support systems

The 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION project constitutes an integrated set of activities which aims to improve the competitiveness of the SMEs Ecosystem in the eligible cross-border area of the Greece-Bulgaria Programme by:

  • Increasing the accessibility to new financial tools that will enable the SMEs within the cross-border area to expand their business activities
  • Creating procedures for exchanging of know-how that will enable SMEs and entrepreneurs to cope with future challenges
  • Creating a 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION network within the cross-border area
  • Adapting of new tools, practices and methods that will enable SMEs to develop innovative and thus competitive products and/or services
  • Updating on major technological changes within the 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION framework
  • Identifying human capital needs in terms of updated technological knowledge
  • Establishing of a “4th Industrial Revolution Forum”.

The actions will be materialized in both countries of the Programme and concretely in eligible Regional Units of Central Macedonia from the Greek side and Haskovo District from the Bulgarian side.