Ministerthe of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan – Yasutoshi Nishimura and a delegation of Japanese business leaders visited Institutea for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology INSAIT.
During the visit of the Japanese delegation, opportunities to expand business contacts in the field of technology were discussed, as well as the signing of a joint declaration to deepen cooperation in the IT sector and in the field of innovation between the two countries.
The visit coincided with the first year since the opening of the institute in Sofia – in April 2022. Later, in August 2022, the world-renowned scientist in the field of artificial intelligence Prof. Luke Van Gool joined the INSAIT team, thanks to an investment from SiteGround. The institute is currently working on several innovative research projects.
The visit of the Japanese minister and the business delegation is an event of exceptional importance for INSAIT and the Bulgarian technological ecosystem, commented the scientific director of the institute – Prof. Martin Vechev.
INSAIT also organized a meeting of the representatives of the Japanese business delegation with promising Bulgarian startups such as LatticeFlow, Alcatraz AI, AMPECO, LimeChain, etc. From the Japanese side, executive directors of leading companies such as Hitachi, NEC, Mitsui, Sumitomo, Murata, etc. were present.