COVID-19 Activity Tracker Platform (CAT)

The COVID-19 Activity Tracker (CAT) platform can be used by government and industry organisations to make economic recovery decisions based onforecast estimates.

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GATE is a partner in the CoDE research project for the analysis of the information environment in Bulgaria

GATE Institute is one of the partners in the new three-year project to create an environment (ecosystem) for countering disinformation in Bulgaria (CoDE). The initiative is aimed at the general public, business, governmental and non-governmental spheres in Bulgaria, aiming to study and explore the information space. The project will continue until 2026.

 

 

 

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Prime Minister Acad. Nikolay Denkov and Deputy Prime Minister Maria Gabriel opened the new high-tech building of the GATE Institute

Prime Minister Acad. Nikolay Denkov and Deputy Prime Minister Maria Gabriel opened the new high-tech building of GATE – the first institute in Bulgaria and South-Eastern Europe in the field of big data and artificial intelligence. They also started the forum “Up to GATE. Technology, Big Data & Beyond. Open Up for Innovation”.

 

 

 

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Technologies – a platform for joint action against disinformation

The conference “Technologies against disinformation 2.0” revealed the current trends in the information war in the digital space, examined methodologies for detecting manipulative content and presented technological solutions developed in Bulgaria to combat disinformation. With the participation of academia, companies and non-governmental organizations, the forum was a significant step towards creating an ecosystem of stakeholders to combat disinformation.

 

 

 

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deployEMDS will work to build a European data space to promote sustainable alternatives across different modes of transportation

The EU co-funded deployEMDS project was officially launched during the Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress in Barcelona on 7 November. deployEMDS responds to the challenges outlined in the EU Digital Europe Programme and will help make the common European mobility data space a reality.  The initiative will cultivate a broad European ecosystem of data providers and users, facilitating the adoption of common building blocks. Over 20 use cases from nine EU countries will contribute to the development of innovative services and applications.

 

 

 

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GATE researchers analyse shortcomings in online platforms’ actions against disinformation

Researchers from the GATE Institute at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski have produced a research paper using responses to the European Commission’s Strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation (CoP) published by Google, Meta, Microsoft, TikTok and Twitter, in January 2023. This is the first analysis for Bulgaria of the implementation of commitments under the Strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation of Very Large Online Platforms (VLOP’s) & Very Large Online Search Engines (VLOSE). It is produced in the framework of the BROD project (for establishment of a Bulgarian-Romanian Observatory for Digital Media) coordinated by GATE. In it, the researchers warn about European elections 2024.

 

 

 

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GATE heads a hub to drive innovations in South-East Europe’s Smart Healthcare Sector

GATE Institute is the coordinator of the new EU funded project VELES, which strives to elevate the level of innovation excellence in South-East Europe by establishing a sustainable place-based innovation ecosystem, enabled by the Regional Smart Health Data Space. It aims to leverage cutting-edge technologies such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable personalized medicine, informed decision-making, and enhanced disease prediction.

 

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The GATE Institute presented its capabilities as a NATO test center for new technologies to companies in the sector

The Institute “Big data for Smart Society” (GATE) participated as a test center for new technologies from the DIANA network in an information meeting to present the NATO Innovation Fund and the Defense Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA). Event organizers were the Ministries of Innovation and Growth, Defense and Economy and Industry. The event held on 24 April 2023, also featured the Institute of Defense “Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov”, the other test center of DIANA in Bulgaria.

 

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Webinar on Media Literacy in Southern Europe

A webinar on media literacy at a national and regional level will be organized by the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO). The meeting will be on March 22, 2023,  from 15:00 to 16:15. Registration is available at: Media literacy at the national and regional level supported by the EDMO hubs (Part 1) – Media and Learning (media-and-learning.eu)

 

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GATE heads a regional hub to combat disinformation

The kick-off meeting of the international project to create the Bulgarian-Romanian Observatory for Digital Media (BROD) took place on January 26-27, 2023, in Sofia. In it, the “Big Data for Smart  Society” – GATE Institute  – at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” heads a regional hub for combating disinformation. The project is funded by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency. Its coordinator is GATE and it includes 11 other partners from five European countries, including Agence France-Presse and Bulgarian National Television. Its duration is until May 31, 2025.

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