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The Nominees in BAIT Awards 2015 Competition Have Been Announced

The campaign and the ceremony for BAIT Awards are held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev

A Record Number of Registrations for the 12 Categories of the BAIT Awards 2015 Contest

146 registrations from 108 individuals, institutions and companies were submitted to the registration deadline – midnight of January 12th.

After the voting of the jury the nominees in the BAIT Awards 2015 competition have been announced.

The winners will be announced at an official ceremony on Ferbuary 23rd, 2016 in Sofia Tech Park.

Prizes will be presented in the following 12 categories – Education Award, Student Award, State Administration Award, Municipal Administration Award, Business Innovation Award, StartUp Company Award, Mobile Solutions Award, Software Entertainment Award, Journalist Award, E-business Award, Corporate and Social Responsibility Award and the Special Award for significant contributions.

This year Eva Paunova, MEP and eSkills Ambassador will award one representative of the winners in the 12 categories of the BAIT Awards 2015 a working visit to Brussels. At the invitation of Paunova the awarded winners of all 12 categories will visit the European institutions in Brussels. During their visit they will be able to hold meetings with high-level representatives of the European Commission, MEPs and NGOs active in shaping the regulatory framework for Digital Europe.

There will be cash prizes together with the statuettes and diplomas for all categories. They are in the form of vouchers with which the winners will have the opportunity to purchase goods or services from BAIT member-companies.

The 5th edition of the BAIT Awards is held within the campaign eSkills for Jobs 2015-2016, which aims to raise citizens’ awareness of the need to improve their digital skills. The initiative is implemented simultaneously in 21 EU countries, as BAIT is the contractor for Bulgaria. At the national level, the initiative brings together nine eSkills ambassadors, including Eva Paunova, Deputy Prime Minister Ivailo Kalfin, Anna-Marie Vilamovska, counselor in the presidency, as well as business representatives.

The competition and the ceremony of “BAIT Awards” for 2015 are held

with the special participation of Plovdiv Municipality

Official bank of the awards – Unicredit Bulbank

Silver sponsors: Microsoft Bulgaria and VMWare

Bronze sponsor: Solytron Bulgaria, Kontrax and Lenovo Bulgaria

In partnership with: BNT, BTA, BNR, IDG.bg, Computerworld, Computer, Teacher.bg, TechNews, Digital Europe, National Centre for Safer Internet, Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency, National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria, Sofia Tech Park, IT JOBS, Junior Achievement, b2b Media, Student Organization BEST Sofia, bgpredpriemach.com, LauncHub, Eleven, StartUP, Start it Smart, The Founder Institute, Innovation Starter and SocialEvo.

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