Ruse is one of the two Bulgarian municipalities with a functioning Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation for the period 2016-2025. The document outlines a way to improve the competitiveness of the local economy and the goal is to establish Ruse as a city of knowledge and innovation by 2025! The Innovation strategy offers the implementation of effective and forward-looking urban policies, as well as the restructuring of the local economy and its reorientation towards high-value technology industries.
Vision of Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation of Ruse Municipality 2016-2025
By 2025, Ruse is a knowledge-based city with a competitive economy, with its development based on the concentration of entrepreneurial, technological, scientific, human, cultural and creative resources to stimulate priority economic sectors and to make effective use of the research and innovation potential.
The Innovation strategy outlines two priority areas for the development of the local economy:
- INFORMATICS AND INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT)
- NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN THE CREATIVE AND RECREATIONAL INDUSTRIES
The traditionally established sectors in Ruse Municipality such as mechanical engineering and chemical industry, transport and logistics, organic farming and green industries are united in thematic area MECHATRONICS AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES.