- Written by Ivan Dulgerov
Delegation with industrial companies from the Netherlands visited CPSBB
Representatives from Dutch companies, specialized in the fields of biotechnology and agriculture, visited CPSBB as part of a business delegation of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bulgaria. The visit was hosted by researchers from CPSBB who presented the Center and guided the visitors through the scientific campus of CPSBB.
Dr. Nikola Staykov presented the PlantaSYST project, funded by the European Commission and the Bulgarian Operational Programme “Science and Education for Smart Growth”, within which CPSBB was established. Dr. Staykov presented also the departments, scientific activities, and current research projects, conducted in the Center.
The guests were guided through the greenhouse facilities of CPSBB where several international scientific projects are conducted parallelly – the NatGenCrop project (improving stress tolerance in tomatoes and peppers), the CropPrime project (development of innovative natural products for plant protection), BOOSTER (improving crop yield in maize and teff), RESIST (improving crop resilience to drought), and others.
All visitors were able to see the state-of-the-art technological equipment in CPSBB’s laboratories and growth chambers, most of which is unequaled for Eastern Europe, in terms of investment and capacity.