The Bulgarian Association of Software Companies – BASSCOM was established in 2001. BASSCOM is a nonprofit industry association representing more than 75 leading companies developing software products and systems and offering comprehensive IT solutions, and over 150 associated members, among which universities, foundations, venture capital funds, etc.
The main objectives of the Association are to promote the Bulgarian software industry, to develop professionalism and competitiveness, to work for the improvement of the education system and the introduction of e-government, e-health and other innovative solutions in different domains (e.g. social media) in the country, to participate in creating and implementing policies for effective IT investments for the benefit of the entire society.
BASSCOM is actively working to promote Bulgaria as a high-tech destination where software companies develop their own products and services with high added value, and to further develop the ecosystem by supporting and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.
BASSCOM operates in connection with several entities on a national, regional and international level (CEIBG, SEE IT Regional Initiative, European Digital SME Alliance (former PIN-SME)). BASSCOM participation in the COMPACT Project could be regarded as a logical continuation of its longstanding and systematic efforts to establish and support further development of the national innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the field of ICT.